Saturday, 7 July 2012

Part 2; Dip Dying - Magenta Tips

Hey everyone! 

Today I'm going to be showing you how I dip-dye the ends of my extensions! The bleach from my hair journey part one, read here, made the ends coppery blonde/light brown colour. Now I did like it, but the ends looked frazzled and dry :( So I decided to dye them a deep pinky/purpley colour which I later found was called Magenta.

I chose two dyes as I wasn't certain on the colour, I bought Loreal Casting Creme Gloss in 316 Plum and Schwarzkopf Live Colour XXL in L76 Ultra Violet. 

I ended up using the Schwarzkopf one, as I decided it was lighter and could be dyed over with the plum colour if I hated it! (Luckily I don't)

I mixed up the dye, then slathered it on to my hair, where the copper/blonde bit was. The dye took very quickly and one box was enough to do the full of the bleached bit.

Again put on tin foil to reduce mess.
I must warn you to wear gloves as it's pretty messy, but also the mix dyed my baby hand hairs when I stupidly took the gloves off, then decided to apply more dye. 
let the dye stay on my hair for about 35 minutes, as it was clear the dye was done and every bit covered.
I didn't shampoo the ends, just washed them in ice cold water and liberally applied conditioner. I left the conditioner on for 5/6 hours, then washed off again with very cold water. 
And ta-da, this is what I ended up with!

I think the dip dying trend is so pretty, and I really love the way it ended up!

You cant really tell on this picture, the lighting was really dark :( 
I'm super happy with it! It was kind of cloudy when I took these pictures, but in real life it's
jet black with magenta tips. 

If you have any questions leave me a comment,

Emily x


  1. veryyyy nice :) I've used live colour xxl before and had poo results! xx

    1. Thank you! Ah no, which colour did you use? xx

  2. I really want to buy some extensions so i can experiment with colours more; this colour looks gorgeous and perfect for your dark hair :)xo

    1. Its a really good idea to buy extensions as it doesn't damage your own hair :D And thank you, I really love the colour xxx

  3. I enjoyed reading this post! :)
    The colour is gorgeous! I love dip-dye styles!

    Natasha Carly x

  4. Great post, your hair looks lovely. I've nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award, please check out my post x

    1. Aww thank you! I will check it out and do it soon xx