Who has never wanted to dye the ends of their hair with powdered juice, right? If this is your case, be aware that the process is very simple: you can start with two or three packets of a juice that has your preferred color. Mix them with water, place on the stove for a minute and transfer to a bowl or basin. Then soak the ends of the strands in the liquid for between five and 25 minutes. Ready! Results will last a few days or even weeks.
Part 1 of 3: Choosing color and grooming your hair
Step 1. Buy two or three juice packets with the color you want to use
If you are blonde, just buy two packs. If the strands are darker, buy three. Red, blue and purple are the three most common options, but feel free to choose any shade - and even mix a few different ones!
- For example, mix two packets of grape juice and one packet of strawberry juice to create a red wine tone.
- If your hair is darker, don't use yellow or orange juice. You can even try a green powder, but the results will only look nice even with saturated tones (blue, purple, etc.).
Step 2. Put on an old T-shirt and plastic gloves
Powdered juice will stain any surface it comes in contact with! With that in mind, put on an old T-shirt and spread sheets of newspaper or plastic bags around the area to protect yourself. What's more, it's also interesting to wear plastic gloves.
Step 3. Keep several towels nearby
You will need to remove excess paint as soon as you get your hair out of the bowl or bowl. So it's good to keep some towels ready around. They also prevent the juice from dripping on the floor or on the sink counter, for example.
Use old towels. The juice can leave permanent stains on them
Step 4. Brush your hair and undo all the knots
Juice dye will set much better if your hair is clean and completely dry. If the strands are damp, wait a while or use the dryer to speed up the process. Next, run a wide-tooth comb through the knots, starting at the ends and reaching the roots.
You can dye your hair the same way if it's not washed, but it's important that the strands are at least dry before the process
the techniques in this article are best suited to shoulder-length or longer hair. Remember that you will have to soak the strands in hot water for a long time. If they're short, your face will get too close to the solution and it can burn.
Step 5. Make two pigtails or a low ponytail
This part is optional, but it makes the process a lot easier - especially if your hair is longer. Clip it into two pigtails, with the ends over your shoulders, or make a low-cut tail. If you don't intend to paint any specific part, separate the strands in the region with another elastic or staple.
For example, if you only want to dye the bottom strands of your hair, spread the top strands apart with a barrette
Part 2 of 3: Dipping hair in juice solution
Step 1. Put all the powdered juice in a large pot
Open the juice packets and transfer everything to a pan. It should be big enough that you can soak all the hair you want to dye. Then put the container in one of the stovetops.
Step 2. Add about 2 cups of water to the pot
There is no specific volume of water - but generally speaking, the less you use it, the more vivid the colors will be (and vice versa). When in doubt, start with 2 cups.
For example, if you want to dye the ends of your hair, add a volume of water to cover the last few inches of the strands
Step 3. Boil the mixture over medium or high heat for one minute
While the solution heats up, stir it with a wooden or metal spoon until all the juice dissolves. When the water starts to boil, keep an eye on a clock: from that point on, you just need to leave the pot on the fire for another 60 seconds.
Your wooden spoon will probably get dirty after this process
Step 4. Transfer the liquid to a heat-resistant bowl or basin
Turn off the flame and transfer the water and powdered juice mixture to a bowl or basin. Be very careful as the water is boiling and can burn your skin. If you've made pigtails before, it might be easier to distribute everything into two containers.
- If the pan handle gets too hot, pick it up using a kitchen glove.
- If you are using two bowls or basins, transfer the same volume of solution to each.
Step 5. Dip the ends of your hair into the solution to the right height
Sit in front of the bowl or basin and dip the ends of the strands to the level you intend to paint. Pay attention as the ink will "go up" on the wires by about 1.5 mm. Take that into account at this point.
Move your face as far as you can from the steam coming out of the bowl or bowl
Step 6. Leave your hair in the juice solution for five to 25 minutes
If you're blonde, soak your hair for five minutes. If it's light brown, count 15. If it's dark, wait between 20 and 25 minutes. This period also depends on the saturation you want to give your hair. The longer the strands spend in the water, the more vivid the final colors will be.
- Keep an eye on the clock so you don't overdo the time.
- Try not to move too much while you have your hair dipped in, or the final strand colors can be quite uneven.
Part 3 of 3: Fixing Color Better
Step 1. Remove the hair from the solution and squeeze the strands with towels to remove excess ink
After counting the minutes on the clock, take the old towels you set aside earlier and press the ends of your hair into them until all the excess solution is removed. Ideally, the strands are damp but not soggy or dripping.
when it's time to do laundry, put these towels alone in the machine. Otherwise, the powdered juice may stain the other parts.
Step 2. Dry your hair normally
Turn on the dryer while running a racket brush over the strands. Repeat the process until they dry completely. This step is essential as heat helps to fix the color.
Be careful as your hair will discolor from the juice whenever it is wet and come into contact with clothing, pillowcases, etc
Step 3. Run the straightener through the hair to better fix the colors
This part is not mandatory, but it will help fix the color a little better. Advance in small sections, running the plank over the wires for a few seconds at a time. Then comb your hair normally.
- You can skip this step if your hair is curly.
- When you're done, wipe the board with a thicker towel to remove any residue from the powdered juice. A kitchen glove will also do.
Step 4. Avoid shampooing your hair frequently while it is dyed
The effect of powdered juice paint lasts for a short time. Depending on the color and texture of your hair, it will stay intact for a few days or a few weeks. The color fades gradually, especially with each shampoo wash. Therefore, limit the use of this product.
- If possible, put a cap on your head whenever you take a shower.
- Entering any body of water (pool, river, dam, sea, etc.) also fades the color of your hair.
Step 5. Remove dye from hair using a bleaching shampoo or baking soda
When you get tired and want to get the color out, just wash your hair with a bleaching shampoo a few times. If that's not enough (depending on the clarity of the strands, for example), boil water in a pan, add 2 tablespoons of baking soda and soak the strands in the solution for 30 seconds. That's it: the juice will fade right away! If necessary, repeat the process a few times.
- After removing all the dye, shampoo your hair normally to remove the baking soda.
- As the ends of the strands will be dry after the steps above, it is good to apply a deep moisturizing conditioner to your hair frequently.