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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #25 on: 12 Jul 12 / 10:00 PM »
Great Tutorial, I love Wella Professional Liquid Applicator Bottle for this. I also use Two Mirrors. One hangs on a door. The other I place in front of it either using the door frame or a drawer in the bathroom to keep it steady and move to any direction I need.  I sit on the floor between the door opening and I can see each angle, side. I also use a hand mirror to make sure all is going well!  I actually go the slow pokey way and do 4 sections one by one.  I slide each section of hair into The Assistant clip on the opposite side that has a comb on it that keeps my long hair out of the way.  I like having a Handheld Shower head w/massager options to rinse each section out 1 by 1 and keep water off the others (when the sprayer works properly  ;)
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #26 on: 26 Jul 12 / 12:28 AM »
This was super helpful - thanks!

Quick question though - can you then use dye all over lengths and roots and achieve the same all-over colour as before you dyed the roots? Something silly like your hair going a darker pink on the already-pink lengths and being a brighter pink on the roots won't happen, because the base was the same and you're sort of refreshing the lengths. Right? Or do you have to try not to overlap already coloured hair?
 

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« Reply #27 on: 26 Jul 12 / 08:15 AM »
If you're using the same colour or the same range of colours (i.e. pink to pink or pink to red or blue to purple) then there is no need to do the lengths at all; you'd just be causing unnecessary damage. 

This is how my pink turned out applying to the above:



No difference in colour from root to length :)
 

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« Reply #28 on: 26 Jul 12 / 01:41 PM »
Oh no I mean applying colour all over both bleached roots and already pink hair, rather than re-bleaching everything. If you do the former, will it just refresh the colour of the lengths and get the roots to match that?

For example, I bought brown dye to match my lengths as closely as I could, and I want to dye my roots to match to get an even base to start dying my hair blue. I want to get the same colour all over rather than possibly darkening my lengths and having (still!) lighter roots. In this case I'm using permanent box-dye and veggie-based blue, so damage shouldn't be too drastic I'm hoping. I don't know how else to go about getting an all-over base colour to achieve the blue-black I'm hoping for.

That picture is stunning though - you're right. c: It would almost encourage me to go pink! And sorry for hijacking your post like this.
 

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« Reply #29 on: 26 Jul 12 / 01:55 PM »
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Oh no I mean applying colour all over both bleached roots and already pink hair, rather than re-bleaching everything. If you do the former, will it just refresh the colour of the lengths and get the roots to match that?

I think you  misunderstood my post :).  I didn't rebleach everything in my tutorial, and the above picture is how it turned out over the last photo on the first page, where just my roots were bleached (with some overlap), but the lengths and ends were pink.  The dye was applied over the whole head after, from root to tip.

In answer to your second question, if you match your roots to your lengths and your lengths are already processed, then the dye should take evenly across all of the hair.  Darker dyes are more forgiving as well, so even if it's not a 100% colour match, it should still turn out even.

And thank you :)  I miss my pink so very much; it was my favourite.
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #30 on: 26 Jul 12 / 02:02 PM »
I'm just over-explaining, but you're answering exactly what I was trying to ask! I was just terrified that some overlap would create uneven colour, but that's perfect. Thank you very much. :D
 I'll have to keep this post in mind when I decide to go brighter.
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #31 on: 28 Aug 12 / 09:45 PM »
This is a great tutorial! I'm thinking of doing my own roots soon instead of paying 50 quid for it! Nervous about hair overlap tho!
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #32 on: 01 Sep 12 / 03:39 PM »
omg so much easier than a tint bowl and brush! Trying to think of ways of doing this with a bottle thingy. I buy powder and developer separately.
I could do it with the majicontrast though ...  :D

I like the end result too btw with the pink ends.

Intempestivity It takes me waaay too long to do my roots and I am rubbish at using the mirror to see behind! I guess I need more practice lol. I normally get a friend or my sister to do it! I got my bf at the time to help once NEVER again!
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #33 on: 04 Sep 12 / 03:22 PM »
quick little question: would I be able to touch up my roots with a full bleach and bleach bath the lengths at the same time? Is there anything I should be careful of if I try this, or is it just a bad idea?
 

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« Reply #34 on: 12 Sep 12 / 02:13 AM »
I think it is better to do it in sections myself. I literally do mine in four sections, if I had to do the lengths/midlengths I would do those separate as the first batch would have already did its job & be ready to rinse!!!
 

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« Reply #35 on: 12 Sep 12 / 07:27 AM »
quick little question: would I be able to touch up my roots with a full bleach and bleach bath the lengths at the same time? Is there anything I should be careful of if I try this, or is it just a bad idea?

You can, but try very hard to avoid overlap of the full bleach onto the already processed lengths. (sorry for the late response!)
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #36 on: 01 Nov 12 / 01:11 PM »
Beautiful Pink! *what pink is it?*

 I wish to try this root re-dye with Loreal hilights 20 Vol for the first time but am not sure if the texture of the dye is too goopy to get through the bottle?.  I guess I could make it easier with liquid developer a tad but I think I saw someplace to use creme only. hmm..
 

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« Reply #37 on: 01 Nov 12 / 02:04 PM »
Beautiful Pink! *what pink is it?*

 I wish to try this root re-dye with Loreal hilights 20 Vol for the first time but am not sure if the texture of the dye is too goopy to get through the bottle?.  I guess I could make it easier with liquid developer a tad but I think I saw someplace to use creme only. hmm..

It's cupcake pink :D

I miss it so much sometimes.

Dye/bleach should never be thicker than a creamy consistency ... if it's like toothpaste, then it needs more developer, so I think you should be fine as long as it's mixed well.
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #38 on: 04 Nov 13 / 10:29 PM »
Sorry to revisit such an old thread, but I found the tutorial very helpful and thought my question was along the same lines.

I'm planning how to do my own roots as effectively as possible for the first time since starting to get my hair blonder.  As I have done many hair processes but never a process solely to bleach the roots, with the tips from this forum, I suspect I will plan to do the top and sides on one day, after overnight coconut oil application, then concentrate on the back the next day, of course after reapplying oil overnight, perhaps over the course of the weekend.  Of course I'll be very careful not to overlap!

Intempestivity, or anyone... when you first started bleaching roots, did you notice any areas you missed first time around in particular that someone doing it for the first time might learn from?

I think I can work quickly enough over the top and sides, areas I can see well enough in one mirror, to reach around toward the back as much as possible.  The section in the back I'd plan to do on the second day is a smaller area so I can pay more attention to that and use two mirrors, probably working from the bottom upwards.  And as I also learnt, the area in the back is normally darker as well, so I would be able to time that area accordingly.


Anything you'd suggest to pay most attention to, from experience?  For example, I remember when I first used box dye on my hair, I discovered there were bits toward the sides of the crown that I somehow neglected because they seemed to get covered up with the top and front layers, and I wasn't aware I was missing them and wasn't thorough enough.

Also, what percentage peroxide would you recommend - or what percentage is XXL?  Because the results in these photos are excellent.


Thank you!
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #39 on: 05 Nov 13 / 06:01 AM »
With my hair, its very fine + the density is between thin and medium/average. But on my top panel my hair is much more dense, a little above average, so i usually clip that part into 3 sections: one for my fringe since its already pale yellow, then divide the rest of the top panel in half. It just makes it easier for me to take really thin sections to make sure im covering everything. Otherwise id miss spots.

Also, behind my ears i tend to miss a spot or not saturate it enough. With the back i just work from the bottom up, making sure to take thin sections. If theyre too thick i end up missing the hair in the middle part of the section.
Always remember to consider what your hair is going to feel like after processing it BEFORE you do it! Test strands, treatments/oils are important when it comes to hair, but the most important thing is patience!
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #40 on: 05 Nov 13 / 08:10 AM »
Just be methodical. Start with sectioning the hair and then work through those sections. That way it's harder to miss a bit.
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« Reply #41 on: 05 Nov 13 / 08:26 AM »
I've never missed bits, but then again I've been dying my own hair since I was sixteen, so I'm rather used to it.

Like Janine says, I'm just methodical--I do 1cm strips back to my crown and down to my ears, then I clip that hair out of the way, grab the mirror and hit my crown.  I usually do a parting down the back of my head in the centre, then do first one side from the nape of my neck up, clip it out of the way, then the other.

I'm actually doing my roots this weekend, so I'll try to get some pictures of it at the various clipped stages.
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #42 on: 05 Nov 13 / 09:13 AM »
I take two wall mirrors/door hanging mirrors and lean them against two bar chairs or wherever has best lighting and sit in the middle. I can arrange them to see everything. It is really helpful. I also have a little hand mirror I set to the side if I need it.
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #43 on: 05 Nov 13 / 10:50 AM »
I pre-section my hair in four parts (a middle-parting all the way to my nape, and a parting from ear to ear over my crown) and tie them up. Starting at the back, I start with one section and make 1cm strips and dye them with an applicator brush. When one section is done, I tie it up again (so it's out of the way) and move to the next one (the other one in the back, 'Start at the back, check the colour at the front'), and the next one, etc.

Bleach bathing helps tremendously, as the shampoo doesn't lose it's lathering qualities, so slightly massaging your hair helps spreading it evenly.

Don't forget the crown and the outer hairline (or tying your hair in a ponytail will look weird!) and work as fast as you can. I always time from the second the developer meets the bleachpowder in the bowl, and take about 11 mins to finish the last section. And I have loads of hair - it just takes practice.

Keep your head warm by putting clingfilm over your head (which will stick surprisingly well!). I usually put another woolen hat on top of the clingfilm to ensure the warmth is evenly distributed. I wait for about 10/15 mins and check the colour, and keep checking it every 5 mins until it's what I want. I never leave it on longer than 45/50 mins.
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #44 on: 05 Nov 13 / 07:53 PM »
What works for me is once I'm done applying bleach I double check with 2 mirrors and if I find any bits with no bleach I just scoop some more up with my gloved finger and apply it. If I ever miss any it's been the back of my head/crown so just double checking ensures I'm covered. :D
 

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Re: Root Re-Dye with Applicator Bottle
« Reply #45 on: 06 Nov 13 / 01:08 PM »
You're all brilliant, thanks so much for the tips and writing your experiences!

I shall attempt roots soon... :)


EDIT TO ADD:

Attempted roots tonight, impulsively.  *devil* Was going to wait till the weekend, but really wanted to do them.  I did put in some time with coconut oil for an hour + prep time beforehand.

First time I have ever done roots to match a lighter length, and I admit, I don't think it is a bad job.  The colour seemed to lift quite successfully - after 12-minute application and about 20-minute additional developing - to match the lighter lengths pleasantly well.

I do see some spots I missed, which I may touch up this weekend, will be careful not to overlap, but all in all... I'm so relieved (especially that I still have hair, ha ha).  Now I can't wait to do my next process, probably a bleach bath, sometime in December.
 

 

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