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Dip dyed hair has been circulating as one of the hottest hair color trends to hit 2018, with black and blue combos taking center stage. And we have to admit, we’re definitely a fan of this gorgeous look. That’s because with just a hint of hair color, blue ends can add a major pop to black hair. Of course, you’d first need to start with a base of black hair to get this look. Luckily for us, anything is possible with a little hair dye. Don’t naturally have black hair? Then only apply black hair dye down your mid-lengths, as opposed to all the way to the ends. That way you don’t have to unnecessarily bleach your ends. With all that said, who’s ready to take the plunge and rock black hair with blue tips? Here’s what you need to know about the process from start to finish.
There’s just something super-pretty and mermaid-esque about black hair with blue tips. And you can get the look by visiting a professional colorist at a salon or DIYing it at home. It’s up to you to decide how you’d like to do it. If you’re comfortable with at-home hair color kits, then go ahead and have fun! But if you’re a color newbie, it might be a good idea to seek out the help of a pro at a salon. If you go the pro route, bring in some photos of what you’re hoping your hair color will look like so that you leave your appointment happy. Also, a pro can help you determine which shade of blue will complement your features best—and there are quite a few shades of blue out there!
If you decide you’d like to try your hand at coloring your hair at home, know that you’re going to need to bleach your black ends first so that the blue color will actually show up. Try the L'Oréal Paris Colorista Bleach and follow the directions on the box. Then, it’s time to paint your hair blue! Use the L'Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Aqua, Blue, or Indigo to help bring your black hair with blue tips to life.
Editor’s tip: If you’re not quite ready to rock blue tips on the reg, you’re in luck! You can use the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray in Blue or Pastel Blue to give this hair color trend a temporary spin. Shake the can well before each use. Holding the can 4-6 inches away from dry hair, spray on the color. Wait a few minutes for the color to dry completely. Don’t spray too much at once because the color becomes more visible as it dries. Once the day is over, you can wash the blue color out of your hair and try a whole new hair color trend the next day!
Now, on the total opposite end of the spectrum, you also have the option to dye your hair with a permanent hair color from the comfort of your own home. If this is the route you choose to take, you’ll need to stock up on bleach and blue hair dye. Try the L’Oréal Paris Feria Smokey Pastels Multi-Faceted Shimmering Colour in Smokey Blue.
Once you’ve colored your hair, you may want to switch up your hair care routine to help keep your mane in tip-top shape. Follow the below advice—and go ahead and show off those beautiful blue tips!
It’s time to put your regular shampoo and conditioner aside in favor of ones that are specifically formulated for color-treated hair. Try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Conditioner. Gently massage the shampoo into wet hair in the shower, then rinse and follow up with the conditioner. Leave the conditioner on for one two minutes, then rinse.
Once or twice a week, swap out the above conditioner for the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair Remedy Balm. After shampooing, apply the hair mask and leave it on for 3-5 minutes, then rinse.
A super-hot shower might feel relaxing, but it can strip your hair of essential oils, leaving it feeling drier and looking duller, so lower the dial and wash your hair in lukewarm water instead.
Sure, sleek hair is one of our go-to styles, but black hair with blue tips looks particularly awesome when paired with some texture. So, put down your heat tools and embrace the hair you’ve been given! Want beachy waves? You don’t need to be anywhere near the ocean. Just spritz on the L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray to towel-dried hair, braid your hair, and let it air dry.
If you absolutely can’t bear to skip out on heat styling in favor of an air-dried style, it’s essential that you don’t apply any heat to your hair before first spraying on some of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray. This heat protectant is designed to protect hair up to 450 degrees for a sleek look that lasts for days on end.
The best part about getting dip-dyed black hair with blue tips is that if you really, truly stop liking it, you can always snip them off. And, if you opt for a DIY semi-permanent approach, you can always switch up your hair colors until you find your perfect bold match. And hey, if you end up not wanting to do the whole blue tips thing and are looking for something a bit more allover, you can always just check out our article, How to Do Rainbow Cereal Hair and try your hand at that.