I did my hair back in January and every time I tell myself I have to blog about it, about a hundred other more interesting things come to mind. But for now, here is a shot of my ombre hair.
How purdy. Every other day, though, I fantasize about dying it back to my natural dark brown. Just cuz. I miss my healthy, dark hair that curls right and doesn't feel like it needs to be moisturized within an inch of its life.
It was a simple, comfortable maxi dress but it needed some oomph to it so I decided to ask my bro Jeshua from BoifromIpanema if he could hook up some tie dye ombre for his big sis using Tulip's One-Step dye from iLovetoCreate.
Of course, he said yes. Because he loves me. Let us proceed then, shall we?
|It's about to go down, ya'll.|
I used Violet but I pulled out the box of black dye too because I was planning on dying the grey maxi dress. You obviously don't need the black dye for a light color unless you want it to be grey. But whatever you do, don't mix a color with black or else you will end up with...brownish black mud. Not cute. Here is what you need:
|The box of dye contains a pair of plastic gloves. How sweet is that?|
It wasn't until we soaked it that we had the presence of mind to check what sort of fabric the dress was. It was 100% rayon. Gulp. For best results, use fabric that is 100% cotton. We decided to throw caution to the wind and dye the rayon fabric anyway. I know, such rebels.
After you mix your dye (the box contains all the instructions), make sure you put on those plastic gloves. If you don't, you will have a week's worth of dyed hands and people might think you are a leper. Now, grab your garment and do this:
I was a little concerned to see so much of the dye rinse out. This might be due to the fact that the maxi dress wasn't 100% cotton. Still, I liked the way the dress turned out. Very subtle at the hem. Just enough to give the maxi dress a little something something.