I\’m Going Pastel!

Author: cinniie

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Okay, so I’ve been talking a lot about how I want to install crochet braids for my next look. I looked up a couple of tutorials for dyeing synthetic hair, and the main ways of accomplishing this involved

  • acrylic ink + alcohol
  • OR
  • alcohol ink + water

I was hoping to get a really deep, rich teal color. Something within this spectrum:

 

Unfortunately, I tried both methods and neither really gave the desired effect. I’ll have to do more research and keep trying. 

Instead, I got a spectrum of pastel colors:

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It’s pretty clear that these do range in saturation. I was a little apprehension at first, but I think I’m going to be bold and go pastel! To achieve this, I used two packs of platinum white hair, and one pack of blond (to see if there was any difference—and there was! The blond mixed with green to give me that stark yellow, and with blue, it gave me a sort of chlorine-washed out look, which I actually like. With the white, I got these cute blue and the soft pinks.)

I’m actually in the process of dying another pack and a half, that I’m leaving to soak in the color solution overnight:

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That makes for three packs of hair total, which will hopefully be enough for my whole head (it should!)

I’m a little nervous. When I tried the burgundy look, I at least knew it would be complementary to my skin tone. Pastel is a little out there, but I’ll be cute, fingers crossed. 

What do you guys think? 

Author: cinniie