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Half Dyed Hair [How To Get The Hottest Trend]

Half dyed hair

Surely you have heard of the half dyed hair trend recently. This new color technique has become more and more fashionable!

Half dyed hair consists of dyeing your hair in two contrasting colors by dividing your hair exactly in the middle. Normally one side will be dyed in a intense in color, and the other side will be in a quite light and bright in color. In this technique there are also combinations of pastel colors that look very nice.

The thing to keep in mind with half dyed hair is that you use colors that make you feel good and complement nicely between them. You will probably have to bleach one of the sides to feel the contrast effect.

In this article I will explain everything you need to know about half dyed hair and I will tell you step by step how you can achieve the look. I will also show you several inspiration looks so you can find combinations that look good.

Everything you need to know about Half Dyed Hair

Whether it’s because you’ve seen it on television, or on Instagram, the half dyed hair trend is becoming more popular every day. And with good reason!

Having contrasting colors in your hair makes your face look contoured and flattered. This style helps you look spectacular because you can have the benefits of brightening your face (with the light color) and defining your features (with the dark color) in the same step.

And best of all, you can play with the parting of your hair to create different color effects. Not to mention how great hairstyles like braids or space buns look when you have half dyed hair!

However, there are a couple of things you should keep in mind before doing this innovative technique. Let’s see what are the most important points you should know before dyeing your hair:

Is the half dyed hair style good for me?

As popular as this style is, it is essential that you know that it suits you. It is useless to wear a magnificent hair color if you are not going to be able to maintain it properly! I absolutely love this color effect, however it might not be for everyone.

Make sure you keep in mind this points before doing a half dyed hair are:

  • This type of color is high maintenance: As the colors are usually strong and contrasting, you will need to touch them up at least every 8 weeks. Especially because on the side that you wear lighter, your roots will begin to come out.
  • For this style to look good, the more hair the better: Ideally you should have medium to thick hair and enough to make it look pretty. If your hair is very fine or thins too much at the ends, I don’t recommend this style.
  • You must be sure that you want to wear this style for a while: As the color effect is quite dramatic, if you regret it you will have to go through a color correction to bring your hair back to normal. Be sure that you will carry this effect for at least 6 months!
  • Double check that this style matches your personality: The half head dyed effect is fun and daring. Therefore you must make sure that you can enjoy it to the fullest! If you are a shy or conservative person, you may not feel as comfortable wearing such striking hair. Do this style only if you are not afraid of changes in your hair.

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How to get the half dyed hair look

Half dyed hair step by step

If you like this technique, and you have decided to do it, it is time to know the step by step. Ideally I would like you to go to the hairdresser with a good professional to make sure your hair looks perfect.

But since I know that sometimes it is not possible, I would like to explain how you can achieve this look at home. I recommend that you attempt to dye your hair yourself only if your hair is relatively healthy and hasn’t gone through many chemical processes. This is because in one half you will probably have to bleach your hair.

If you have damaged hair or many chemical processes, I recommend that you choose a light color that you can simply apply as a normal dye and does not require bleaching. Keep in mind that normal dye does not have the power to make your hair lighter if it is already colored, only to deposit the color.

Your hair should be blonde already if you want to attempt this technique without bleaching your hair. If you are a brunette and your hair is severly damage, avoid this color effect because it will not work without bleaching.

For the dark color there is no problem since you can go as dark as you want, but for the light color you can usually lighten a maximum of 3 shades (with bleaching). Once you have decided, it is easier if you apply the color in stages to avoid messy color spots.

The step by step guide

  1. Divide your hair into two sections by making a perfect line down the middle from front to back.
  2. Collect in a bun the dark section that you are not going to work on now as cleanly as possible.
  3. Begin by working the lightest section. To do this, you will probably need to bleach your hair (if not, you can apply the desired shade directly).
  4. Mix bleaching powder with peroxide (no higher than 20v) and apply it to the middle of your hair in sections. If your hair is completely dark, start by applying the formula throughout your hair, leaving the roots for last. Otherwise, apply it only to the areas you want to lighten.
  5. In case the dark color you choose is also fantasy, you should bleach all your hair in this step and then only apply both colors by dividing your hair.
  6. Let it act for about 30 minutes checking your hair constantly to avoid damage (maximum 45m).
  7. Wash your hair well and dry it 100%.
  8. Now precisely part your hair again and apply the light color toning dye all over the bleached area (either a normal color or a fantasy shade).
  9. Immediately when you finish, prepare the dark color and apply it to the other half, being very careful not to stain the light areas. Help yourself from a mirror!
  10. Wait about 30 minutes and rinse your hair extremely quickly. This is to prevent the colors from mixing. Wash your hair normally and you’ll be ready!

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Gorgeous looks For Inspiration

Now I will show you my favorite color combinations that will make your hair look sensational. These looks look very fashionable and are very neat at the same time. Also these color combinations are irresistible!

Aquamarine and magenta are opposite colors that complement each other perfectly. In this case you should bleach your hair on both sides and apply the two fancy colors on each side.

The combination of red and orange colors is very flattering for light skin. You can use a super vibrant red like the one in the photo, or you can go for a darker red for more contrast.

Red and black is another of the most spectacular combinations of half dyed hair! It is one of the easiest colors to maintain and will give you a very strong look.

Bottom line

I hope this article has been helpful for you to learn more about the half dyed hair technique, and discover if it is recommended for you.

Don’t be afraid to try different hair color styles, as long as the colors match your personality you will look great!

If you are not daring for hair dyes but would like to try a style similar to this you can start by dyeing a small area of your head in these colors instead of the whole section!

For example you can have a small section in the lower lateral area of your hair so that you have this nice effect of contrasts, but at the same time it is more hidden. This way it won’t stand out as much.

Your imagination at the limit! If you have any questions, leave them in the comments. Until next time.

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