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Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« on: 01 Aug 11 / 08:40 PM »
I've seen a lot of questions regarding root re-dying lately (and bleaching in general), so I figured I'd make a tutorial : )

To start with, my unwashed roots.  Having your hair unwashed helps protect the scalp--bleach *will* eat through the natural oils and any product on it, as you will soon see!  (FYI, my natural oils plus overhead lighting has made my pink very bright--it's more candyfloss than neon at the moment)



I love the XXL brand of lighteners--Platinum, Ice Blonde and Max Blonde.  For these, I used Max Blonde (all the store had left, lol)

I don't section my hair.  I start along the part and work my way up in .5 cm slices, using the applicator bottle tip as a comb to section.  I squirt the box bleach along the scalp and use a tint brush to gently brush it onto one side of my roots, then put another line of bleach on the same parting and pull it to the other side.  (Sorry that I don't have any pictures of this, didn't have a helper today so couldn't smear my camera with bleach hands).

You can see some of my section-strips here, and you can also see that shortly after applying XXL is already doing its magic.



Cover your hair with a shower cap or plastic bag (just tie the handles around the bottom back of your head, like a bandanna.



Leave it for anywhere from half an hour to forty five minutes.  I did in between the two.  If your head starts to feel cool, blast it for about a minute with a hair dryer (I usually have to do this about once every fifteen to twenty minutes).

Wash with a clarifying shampoo to make sure all of the bleach is gone, tone and voila!



Your roots are now ready to dye.

*skips off to slather her head in pink dye*
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #1 on: 01 Aug 11 / 10:07 PM »
aww thankyou! its good to see the results from xxl lightners on virgin hair, im guessing it wouldnt work on dyed dark hair?
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #2 on: 01 Aug 11 / 10:27 PM »
Hey brilliant! you beat me to it lol! looking good, and loving the plastic bag :D
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #3 on: 01 Aug 11 / 11:10 PM »
I actually really like the effect going on in the last picture, you could totally rock that for a while.
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #4 on: 01 Aug 11 / 11:19 PM »
the last picture is how my hair turned out after a bleach bath. I had a tonne of compliments :p

love the tutorial!
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #5 on: 02 Aug 11 / 06:54 AM »
Hehe, thanks and you're welcome : )

Kitty, thanks, I did consider it because I quite liked it, too.  I think I will have to rock a similar look (OH calls it strawberry banana) for a few weeks when prepping for turquoise just to make sure my hair goes light enough.

Meeshy, I wouldn't put it directly on dyed dark hair--I'd try to colour b4 the darker colour out and use what's left as a starting base, as you should be left with slightly bleached hair.
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #6 on: 02 Aug 11 / 08:51 PM »
Nice tutorial. Although I used the Max Blonde last time to dye my roots, and it certainly didnt take my roots to as light as yours :(
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #7 on: 04 Aug 11 / 01:51 PM »
Thanx for this tutorial, I'm glad I know what to do now, I love the pink and blonde hair pic :D
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #8 on: 04 Aug 11 / 02:23 PM »
Great, thank you.
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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #9 on: 05 Aug 11 / 10:50 PM »
I'll try this in a couple of days with xxl max instead of regular bleach and brush.
It's reassuring that I can see the bleach overspill on your previously coloured hair, I feel that I didn't mess up so much last time, and this is inevitable. I think it just looked worse because I had just gotten a shorter haircut.
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #10 on: 09 Aug 11 / 05:51 PM »
Love this! I looked the same today, but enchanted forest not pink!
Still can't decide whether to try this at some point when doing my roots.
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #11 on: 11 Aug 11 / 06:51 AM »
very helpfull ima make sure to stock up on this product
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #12 on: 05 Sep 11 / 10:14 AM »
Brilliant,thanks!
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #13 on: 09 Sep 11 / 04:18 AM »
This was very helpful! I will definitely try this next time as my current ways of root touch up are not working so well...
How do you get the roots in the back?

Thanks!
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #14 on: 09 Sep 11 / 05:00 PM »
Glad people are finding this helpful :)

Vegan, I usually have a partner help me with the back.  When I do it myself (like I did for this one), I go by feel and double-check with a mirror.  I've been dying my hair with applicator bottles for ten years or so now, so I'm pretty used to getting it all covered.  When I think I've done it all, I grab a hand mirror and hold it with one hand while lifting my hair in small sections with my free hand.  If I see any missed spots, I just put my "search hand's" fingers on it, set the mirror down and grab the bottle and put some more on.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 09 Sep 11 / 05:19 PM »
wow
and I love the xxl range, cant believe how it lightened mine :)
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #16 on: 04 Jan 12 / 08:21 AM »
I'm thinking of buying those handy root touch up kits in light blonde, that would work as well right? Since my roots are very light brown?
 

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« Reply #17 on: 04 Jan 12 / 03:26 PM »
Are they the clairol root touch up kits? If so I used to use them and I've got mousey hair and they worked fine. The only time I think they might not be good is if you're doing blue since they're blonde and could cause the blue to go green.
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #18 on: 05 Jan 12 / 12:33 AM »
Are they the clairol root touch up kits? If so I used to use them and I've got mousey hair and they worked fine. The only time I think they might not be good is if you're doing blue since they're blonde and could cause the blue to go green.

I'm just sticking to like Blood Red or Devilish, I don't want any other crazy just red (even though I've never gone red, I wanna!) And I was told with red that any orange bleach color will work perfect, so I'm feeling okay about any root touch up in blonde working since I don't even need it that light!
I was thinking never to use clairol again, as they have a lot of recalled products and every time I use their dye, my hair turns out so bad, I think it's their "new and improved" formulas. I was thinking like Revlon or any other kind, I see them at Walmart all the time and my friend used to be a blonde, so I'm planning on her helping me with roots:p
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #19 on: 10 Jan 12 / 01:18 AM »
Great tutorial will be taking this on board when i do my roots! if i wanted to fade my colour on ends can i put the xxl on that to fade it out for new colour?
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #20 on: 10 Jan 12 / 07:57 AM »
XXL will fade out old colour, but beware of pinks--they stick like a beast no matter what (but most colours cover up faded pink just fine, anyway).
 

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« Reply #21 on: 26 May 12 / 05:27 PM »
I didn't realise xxl box dyes could be used, this has made my life a LOT easier :) Thanks for the tutorial! x
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #22 on: 27 May 12 / 12:58 AM »
This seriously makes me thinking.... convert to a blonde???
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #23 on: 10 Jul 12 / 06:18 PM »
Ha, I feel such an idiot, I always get loooooads of overlap ... probably because it never occured to me to NOT put all of my hair inside the bag! #genius

I have a question though -- how do you avoid overlap at the back without missing any? Or, just in general, how did you get decent back coverage? I am the WORST at that!
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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #24 on: 10 Jul 12 / 06:43 PM »
I use two mirrors for the back ... I now use a tint brush to minimise overlap as well, and I still use XXL blondes for my roots.  I section my hair for the back with clips, hold the mirror in my left hand, put a line of the lightener along the section, put the bottle down, pick up the tint brush, cover roots, make a new "line" section with the pointy end of the tint brush approx 1cm over and start again.

It probably takes me about 20 minutes or so to do all of my roots by myself, but I have been dying my hair on my own for over ten years so it's kind of second nature to me.
 

 

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