Tired of going to the salon for a regular dye? Looking for a way to try something new with your hair? Or are you just tired of the conventional methods? Whatever your answers may be, we’re pleased to let you know that there are a ton of ways you can dye your hair.
Whether you’re doing this to save some money or just to test out how different methods can influence your overall look, instead of digging around, we’ve got multiple different techniques for you to try out. So, let’s dive into this journey of dazzling dyes!
If you want to keep your root coloring while also giving your hair a spectacular glow, the ombré technique is for you. Here, your hair stays like it's the natural color at its roots and eventually blends into the color of your choice at the end as it grows. What’s best about this style is that you don’t have to spend much on maintenance.
Since the roots of your hair stay in your original color, you won't have to worry about getting them dyed over and over again. This low maintenance cost and gorgeous look make it extremely popular. Give it a shot if you want your hair to stand out.
This style isn’t all the different from the regular Ombré. However, some key differences set them apart. The main point is that the highlights give you an Ombré dye that blends in more subtly. The density of the coloring is different from the original, which leads to giving it a distinct aesthetic.
The dye is also distributed sparsely. There is no specified fixed pattern. It’s only applied to small portions. The slight difference makes a significant impact as it helps your hair pop out with the right colors for minimal effort.
The Dip Dye
This is a very frank style. It’s a bold hairstyle that has no time for needless subtleties. The method isn’t too complicated. All you’re doing is dying the bottom half of your hair with a distinct color. The point is to convey a clear difference between your root hair color and the dyed hair.
As the name implies, it will look like you dipped your hair into a dye. It's easy to accomplish. All you have to do is dye the lower half of your hair equally like a straight line. Once you do, you'll have your dip-dye style in a matter of no time.
This may look like the ombré style, but not at the same time. This is because the ombré technique eases into the new color. It doesn't announce its style but allows the beholder to witness the unique style from a second glance. Balayage, in that regard, is different. It takes the Ombré method and makes something extra special.
Here, the roots of your hair stay in dark tones. It remains up to the top of your head. Going down to the tip, the hair eventually grew lighter and lighter. All you have to do is take a lightening agent and apply it from the top to the midpoint of your hair. Make sure the color development is gradual and not jarring.
The Inverse Balayage
So, take everything we said about Balayage and put it in reverse. Instead of growing from dark to light, it goes light to dark. As in, the base of your hair stays in lighter color tones, and as the hair goes further down to the tips, they reach the darkest color in the scheme.
This method is pretty much exactly like the previous technique. The only difference is the blend of colors being used and its use. The inverse style isn’t as popular as the ordinary version, but if you pull it off, you’ll be turning heads all day.
We’ve already talked about some form of highlights before. However, that was a limited approach. It only restricts the highlights to a particular region of the hair. If you want to express yourself more, this type of style will be best for you.
Likewise, the placement of the highlights isn't restricted. They can be anywhere you think will suit you the most. This technique and a hair curler go hand in hand. Thus, give your hair some waves if you want fantastic results.
Baby and Ribbon Highlights
This hair dying technique is a unique take on the classic highlights. It offers something new and subtle to the usual formula. In both of these techniques, you are mostly dying smaller sections of your hair.<br />
In the Ribbon technique, you are essentially adding thin highlights across your hair. The color shouldn’t be too intense and the dyed sections shouldn’t be dense. On the other hand, baby highlights dye some portion of your hair on your roots and around your face. The rest of your hair stays in a natural color.
This is an evolution from the classic Ombré style that focuses on making the blend subtler than it already is. While Ombré portrays a gradual change from the root hair color to a distinct yet matching hair color down to the tips, this style is a bit different.<br />
Accordingly, the dye doesn’t use hair color different than the original hairstyle. It’s a subtle change to a new color, which makes this method of dye so unique. To pull it off, you’ll have to use complementary colors, so keep that in mind.
This is the exact opposite of highlights. Instead of adding lighter colors to your hair, this adds darker colors. This works best for people who have lighter colored root hair. On the contrary, adding dark colors without the light ones illustrates a striking and bold contrast. Your hair pops and offers a kind of distinct quality that draws people in.<br />
Also, it adds some expressionism to lighter hairstyles. Applying it is easy, just add some dark dyes sparsely around groups of strands. Once it’s done, it’ll stand out considerably.
The Color Melt
This style seems pretty basic, but the results speak for itself. One-color transition to another seamlessly. You don't dye separate chunks, add unique coloring or anything. One-color just melts away into another. Despite how simple it is, there are a ton of ways for you to apply it creatively.
This mostly for people with darker colored hair, brown in particular. However, if you want your hair to look like a gorgeous curtain of chocolate, this style is meant for you. You blend browns and golds to create a texture reminiscent of caramel and chocolate. No wonder the name sounds like éclair.<br />
The trick is to keep darker tones on the roots of your hair and then get lighter as you go down. Thus, keep lighter colors in the middle and finally end with striking gold at the ends.
There are probably even more techniques out there, but if we wrote about all of them, this article would be longer than a novel. However, we covered a lot of distinct styles that will give your hair a new life. Give them all a shot and see what you like best. Whatever you choose, we know you'll own it!