Okay, some of you might think this is too heathenistic and that is okay. I am sometimes the not so plain out of the plain (smile). My daughter has been wanting her hair dip dyed for a long time now and I finally said, “okay.”
I remember talking to another mother whom I would have never thought would have allowed her daughter to do the same thing and she said, “Amy, you have to pick your battles, there are so many things that are worse off than dip dyed hair.” I had to agree. So off we went, we headed to the store and got some Splat hair color. I had her stand on an old towel, in case I dropped any of the color or bleach on the floor. She put a towel around her upper body to help not get anything stained.
We started out with a clean washed hair and it was dry. We then mixed up the bleach mixture and applied it to the lower parts of the hair. Some recommended putting the hair in small sections of pony tails, that probably would have made it easier. I just pinched the sections of the hair as I applied the bleach. She originally just wanted the very tips, but we went up a couple of inches more, glad we did.
Her hair is very dark and so we had to do the full amount of time that the box recommended for bleaching the hair. I kept applying more amount of bleach after checking it for the recommended time. I almost used the entire bottle.
Now it was time for the color, we applied the color to the bleached part and then up a little bit on the brown parts of her hair. This made for a nice contrast in color for the dip dye. I probably could have saved about half the mixture of the dye for reapplying a few weeks later when this rinsed out.
Here is the finished product, she was very happy with it.
It has been a few weeks and the color has changed from magenta to more of a pink color. But it worked for the $8 we paid for the dye.
Worse case scenario we figured we would just trim her hair if it seriously damaged it. I know bleaching isn’t the greatest for hair but we can always trim it out later on.
She is doing a pantomime dance for a talent competition in our church in the next coming weeks. She wanted to match her hair to her dance skirt. Fun for teens. She is on fire, loving Jesus, knows where she stand with the Lord, holds herself accountable to God, and has vowed to wait till she is married to give her husband her first kiss, her heart, and everything else she has saved. Dip dye to me is NOT that big of a deal. (smile)
Here are a few pics of some friends that came to visit us a few weeks ago. It is good to have friends to hang out with, ones that uplift you and not try and bring you down. I am thankful for the friendships that my children have grown.
Here is Austin, Collin, Lauren, Hannah, and Molly. A group of teens that love the Lord, nothing better than that. I know I was a heathen and it excites me to see them desire so much more out of life than I did. God is good! No, God is great!
Don’t sweat the small stuff, look for the greater goal and focus on that. Be blessed.