If you follow me on Instagram you will already know that a couple of days ago I added dip dye to my hair, or ombré if you will. I've wanted to do it for quite a while now and talked about it at the beginning of the year but was told to wait until Spring/Summer time so that's exactly what I did. I did my research and decided that since my hair has been dyed a lot in the past, the Bleach London Dip Dye kit would work best for me. Going into it, I was fully aware I wouldn't get blonde hair and didn't want that as I was after a more subtle ombré, I just wanted my hair a little lighter for the sunnier months. I always experiment with my hair and I'm never too fussed if it goes wrong as another hair dye will just sort it out but I'm happy with the results.
The Bleach London Dip Dye kit contains: a bleaching tray, bleaching brush, set of gloves, developing lotion, reincarnation mask, blending lotion and two sachets of bleaching powder.
You start of buy mixing the bleaching powder and developing lotion together in the mixing tray provided. I put it all in at once and then found it hard to mix so advise you add it in bit by bit to make it easier. You then section your hair into three parts, one on each side and one at the back. This is when it gets tricky and a lot of faffing is involved. You have to take smaller sections, roughly an inch, apply the blending lotion at ear level and work it down 2-3cm and then apply the bleach roughly 1cm from below ear level. This is so you get a gradual ombré and not a blunt edge. You have to work quickly at this stage too as you want all your hair to have the same amount of developing time.
Once all your hair is done, you have to leave it for 30 minutes. Check the first section and the very last section to see the colour, if it's a reddish/orange colour, leave it on for another 15 minutes. I left mine on for the full amount of time, 45 minutes. I then washed it all out, washed my hair twice like suggested and used the reincarnation mask to make the ends soft again, I left this in for 10 minutes and rinsed it out.
Have you used anything from the Bleach London line? What's your favourite hair style this season?