DIY Dye: Bright and Funky Temporary Hair Coloring You Do at Home

DIY Dye: Bright and Funky Temporary Hair Coloring You Do at Home

by Loren Lankford


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Want an accent streak of fire-engine red? How about forest-green tips? Or maybe you’re daring enough to transform your locks into a rainbow of bright colors? It’s all up to you!

With DIY Dye and some imagination, you can easily personalize your hair with any color and style imaginable. This comprehensive guide offers step-by-step instructions on every aspect of at-home hair coloring including:

• Picking the right dye
• Concocting original hues
• Adding highlights
• Getting an ombre in any color

Whether you’re looking to add color for a day, week, month or longer, DIY Dye shows you how to fashion the look you want using affordable options like coloring kits, chalks, henna, food coloring and even Kool-Aid packets.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612432809
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 02/04/2014
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Lo Lankford is a Georgia native, NYU film graduate and current L.A. dweller. When she isn't rescuing dogs from high kill shelters, thrifting items for her online shop, Southern Dropout, or editing her crafting website, CraftFoxes , she's doing actual freelance work!

An early graduate of publishing giants Hearst ( CosmoGIRL! and Cosmopolitan ), Time Inc. ( Entertainment Weekly ) and Condé Nast ( Jane ), Lankford has also written, produced and edited for AOL's, NBC's iVillage, Paste Magazine , MTV and several others. She helped launch Fab and Bookish, did all the research for a best-selling memoir and spent time as a community operations admin at Etsy. "Time off" means traveling all over the world for sporting events and film festivals.

Table of Contents


  • Materials
  • To Bleach or Not to Bleach Color-Wheel Chart

  • The Dyes
  • Hair chalking recipes and techniques
  • Colored-hairspray techniques
  • Henna techniques
  • KoolAid recipe and techniques
  • Food-coloring recipe and techniques
  • Bleach recipe and techniques
  • Store-bought coloring techniques

  • DIY Style
  • Full head
  • Highlights
  • Lowlights
  • Ombre
  • Just the tips
  • Two-tone
  • Rainbow

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    DIY Dye: Bright and Funky Temporary Hair Coloring You Do at Home 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Here. First kesson: bad worss. Fu < _ > ck no spaces. Works with everyone and ypu wont get bannd. See: fu<_>ck him in the bed afterwards.