I Suck at Dyeing My Own Hair, and Even I Can Use the Lime Crime Hair Dye
Lime Crime just released its own line of rainbow hair colors, and I decided it was high time I figure out how to do my very own unicorn look at home. I've had rainbow hair in the past, but I've always just done one all-over color because I'm just not very good at doing my own hair. I'm much more comfortable paying a professional to make it look amazing, however, the beauty of rainbow dye is that it's pretty hard to mess up. So armed with several videos from Lime Crime's Instagram and the whole collection of semipermanent hair colors, I got to work, and I have to say, I think I basically killed it.
I had previously tried Bunny all over my head just to get a feel for how these dyes work, so to start, I had a faded shade of that over a dusty blond color. I did not bleach my hair before this coloring at all.
I really wanted to accomplish a cool pink ombré, so I started by using the darkest color on my roots and working down. I did all of the roots first, then I moved onto the second color for the middle. I painted that on everywhere and then used my fingers to blend the seam. Last, I painted on the blended color at the tips and went back and rubbed in the seams with my fingers. Once I had my whole head colored, I went back through with my fingers and rubbed the dye in some more just to ensure I had everything covered. I let it all process for about an hour.
I'm pretty pleased with how this color combination came out, especially considering I was a first timer with at-home dyeing with multiple colors. (I did have help, though, with the back of my head.) I can actually see the ombré, and I managed to get my whole head covered. I am also pleasantly surprised with how nicely the Chocolate Cherry blends with my dark roots. I could have done better with blending the colors into each other, but I'm still satisfied with the outcome.
The four colors I used go together really nicely and make for a supercool unicorn look. My only gripe about the dye is that it makes my hair tangle easier. I already have naturally tangly hair, so adding to it isn't fun, but that minor detail is not enough to deter me from the dyes.
Once this fades, I might get even more ambitious and try a multicolor look with shades not in the same color family. Who knows!