If you’re thinking about getting your hair blue-black, kudos to you! It’s a color that ensures a chic and sleek appearance, but it can become risky pretty fast if you’re paying attention enough.
You can go for some vibrant blue highlights or an all-over color. No matter the style you choose, getting great results is something you wish to accomplish.
What do you need to know before coloring your hair blue-black?
No matter how tempting it may be to go ahead and dye your hair blue-black, you should still make time and find out one or two things about rocking blue-black hair:
• When you don’t have the skills to do it at home, you should look for an experienced stylist. Not only that this vibrant color requires some technical expertise for achieving beautiful results, but you don’t want to damage your hair throughout the process either. Even if you have some style in mind, an experienced stylist may have a word with you and help you discover which style is going to work better in your case.
• It’s relatively important that you also know how often are you willing to go to the stylist for a revival of the blue-black hair. When dying the roots every three weeks isn’t a good option for you, make sure you let your hairdresser know about it. The more you know about the intensity of the color that you want for your hair, the easier it is going to be for you and your hairstylist to get the look you want. It’s fundamental for your hairdresser to know what color you want and what you’re willing to do for maintaining that color in your hair as well.
• Blue-black color is a fantastic choice when you want to take your hairstyle to a whole new level. Be aware that you’re going to have to lighten the hair to get the right shade of blue. With patience, you’re going to be able eventually to obtain the vibrant blue hue that we all admire on modern celebrities.
What styles work better for blue-black hair?
Even if the choices are many, some hairstyles can make the blue-black hair look more impressive:
• Cookie monster curls
The shades of blues used for this dark blue resemble the famous worldwide muppet, but it’s in the right way. The curls look pretty amazing on naturally dark hair.
• The deep blue bob
It’s a great style to try, especially if you never even thought about it. The entirely angular chin-length hairstyle is going to astonish everyone, and real full-fledged fashionistas should give it a go.
• Blue vixen
One thing you don’t want to make the blue-black hair is subtle. It’s made to shine and stand out! You should look for a dye that ensures a glossy finish for your blue-black color. The impressive effect doesn’t just help with the chic feel for your hair but also gives it a more expensive vibe as well.
Are you planning to do it at home? Here’s how to do it right!
It goes without saying that you should have the skills, not only the guts, to do it home. And by skills, we mean you’ve done it for quite some time now, and dyeing hair is nothing new to you.
Without any further ado, here are the steps to take when going blue-black from the comfort of your home:
1. Prepare your hair
You need to wash your hair very well. If it’s not cleaned correctly, the dye isn’t going to catch to the hair strands right away. Don’t forget to rinse it very thoroughly as shampoo is no good for the color. Don’t condition as it’s only going to stop the dye from getting into the strands.
2. Combine the dye
Not all dyes need mixing, but in case it’s one that needs mixing, give the instructions a good read. If you have the experience, you should know that using a sturdy plastic bowl and a suitable dye brush is fundamental for mixing the dye.
3. Apply the dye to the hair
Once you’re done with the color, you may proceed to coat it into multiple segments. If your hair is long enough, you should use some hair clips and place as much of you can on top of your hair. It’s important that you cover the bottom layers first.
As for the tips that help you get the best results, you should also take a look at them as well. It doesn’t hurt to know everything.
• You can use your fingertips or a dye brush to make sure that the dye is coating all of your hair strands in an even way. Start with the roots, going slowly towards the ends of your strands. Never forget to read the instruction of the dye carefully as some color may require individual steps to obtain the best results.
• Let the dye sit in for as long as you can. Grab a shower cap/plastic wrap for covering your head. You may set a timer if there’s something else you need to do. Different dyes require different amounts of time for leaving the color onto your hair- but you already know that by now!
4. Complete the dyeing process
When time’s up, you should rinse out the dye from your hair. You should do it until the water runs clear. It’s fundamental that you only use lukewarm water for washing your hair. Warm water may feel more beautiful, but it’s only going to remove a significant amount of the dye. Plus, the color isn’t going to be that vibrant either.
What’s the best way to take care of your blue-black hair?
Now that you’ve accomplished to obtain the fantastic blue-black color that you’ve been dreaming about, you want to take good care of the results.
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• Search for a system of shampoo and conditioner that have the formula for color-treated hair. Apply the shampoo on your wet hair and massage it gently. Continue with rinsing and conditioning. Give the conditioner a couple of minutes to work. Don’t forget to rinse thoroughly.
• Apply a hair mask once a week, instead of conditioning. It depends on the hair mask you’re using, but typically you need to give it 5 minutes or so for work. Don’t skip rinsing.
• Always use lukewarm water for rinsing your hair, even if hot-showers is your thing. Hot water only strips your hair of its natural oils, drying it out and leaving it all dull.
• Ideally, you should stay away from the heat-styling tool as much as you can. If you have to, you should at least a heat protectant spray so that you get the sleek looks without damaging your hair.
The final tip!
Are you tired of all those tips already? Bear with us for the last recommendation. Now that you have the blue-black hair, it would be a shame not to show it off as often as you can. After all, it did take some work to get there!