Dying Black Hair for the First Time!

Something a little bit different for you lovely lot today!

As you all know, I have really dark hair, as in natural black hair.

my natural hair colour

If I ever wanted to dye my hair as a kid, I quite simply couldn’t. Whilst all my friends could get cute wash in wash out colours, I had to stick with my dull black hair.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love my hair. I have so many people tell me that they love it, and I do too, I just desperately wanted a change.

Since lockdown started, I’ve been ready to do something drastic, and I finally decided to dye my hair. I really wanted to dye it a funky colour, but I needed to start with bleaching it.

Now, I was way too scared to go the whole way, so I decided to instead to ombre it. I thought this would work as a good gradual change, and I’m honestly really happy with the results.

The original plan was to dye it pink, but as you will soon see, that wasn’t totally plausible so we changed our minds!

This is the journey of me dying my black hair for the first time ever.

DISCLAIMER: I am not and in no way a hairdresser. this is not at all a tutorial, this is simply me explaining my ✨journey✨ to all of you beautiful people. If you actually want to dye your hair, make sure you research, complete the patch test, and follow instructions. Stay safe!


This is the bleach I decided on! It wasn’t my first choice, but my first choice was sold out and this had some really great reviews so I decided to just go for it.

After reading up on how to get an ombre and watching countless tutorials, I decided that I needed to split up my hair into small chunks and then apply dye below the elastic band. So… I did just that.

you can see in this photo that I have all the staples needed. The gloves, the old t-shirt (green is not my colour at all…), even the instructions and the mix!

After that, I got super distracted by the little pot/container the little gloves came in; it looked so cute!

look at it!!! it’s just so small and cute and compact!
finally, I was ready.

As I did not at all trust myself with bleach or dye at all because I am super duper clumsy and things, I decided that the smartest move would be to let my parents do this part for me, and I must say, my Dad has a hidden talent for dying hair, he does it really well and evenly!

Done with the dye!

After that I had to wait for about half an hour, which was very boring and very uncomfortable. Luckily, I had my phone, so at least I had something to do! I then washed it out and added the conditioner, having to wait another 10 minutes for that to work. Finally I washed it off! I was so excited to see my new blonde locks but… it didn’t really go to plan…

you can see it… just…

Although I loved it at first, I was disappointed with the fact you can’t really see it that well. It was a good start, but I wanted more…


So, a month later, I tried again. This time with the original bleach I had in mind.

round two boys!!

I went through the exact same process, following the instructions and everything, I could hardly wait, and I must say, the results are incredible…

the waiting game…

Finally, after impatiently waiting, I washed out my hair and… look! It’s not all black anymore!!

!!!

I was so happy! Each time I wash it it gets slightly brighter too, alongside my happiness.


All in all, I am super happy with my choices, decisions and everything. My hair still feels pretty healthy which is great and I love it!

Have you ever died your hair before? What happened? Let me know! I’m nosy 👀

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