How to Dye Your Hair With a Leopard Print or Cheetah Design
Leopard print is a popular pattern for may things. Clothing, accessories, nails, bedding all these things come in leopard print patterns and designs. Some makeup artists have even mastered how to put this design on lips and eyes. I happen to be a really big fan of this pattern and one of my other obsessions is hair styling and coloring. `So when I found out about how to put this design in my hair I was super excited to try it and share what I learned.
After you choose a section of your hair that you wan to try this on you need to make sure that it is light enough for the pattern to show up. You may want to lighten your hair if it is a darker shade. You are also going to need to choose your colors. My hair is blonde so I just used black dye to make the design. There are lots of different fun combos you can try. Colors paired together that are bright and vibrant i think look the best. I have seen lots of pictures of colors like blue with black or pink with green even purple and pink. Once you have chosen the colors you will need to go get the dye. This works with non chemical dyes too so if you want you can use kool aid or food coloring.
What to do Next
After you lighten your hair, pick out your colors and the section of your hair you want to put the design on you are ready to get started. If you chose a background color like blue hair with black leopard print then you will need to color this section of your hair blue first. Apply the dye following the instructions on the package. When you are finished dry your hair and straighten it to prepare for the next step. You are halfway there!
Now For The Design
This is the fun part.
What you will need
- Paint brush or q tip to paint on the design
- A small bowl to put the dye in
- Gloves this can get messy
The next step
Mix the dye of your choice and put into the small bowl. Use The paint brush or Qtip to paint on the leopard design. Sometimes it is helpful to use something with leopard print on it as a reference. Leave the color in for as long as the dyes instructions say and then carefully rinse out with water. Dry your hair and style your new fun hair or if you are like me dance around the mirror with excitement and take a zillion pictures.
I found this video helpful
A Few More Ideas and Variations
The shaved version
I am not this brave but I love this look. A newer trend is to shave part of your hair and leaving the rest long. This is a great style to pair up with the leopard print. Many people apply the cheetah print to the underneath shaved part.
Another way to get this look without coloring your hair is to use clip in extensions. This is a really great idea if you change up your look often. This way if you do not want this look every day or cannot have your hair this way for work you can just use the extensions when you would like.
I noticed that if you apply heat to the dye when it is setting in your hair it does not fade as quickly. This method may cause a little more damage to your hair but it does help the design stick.
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