Monday, August 13, 2012

A Time To Dye

I had a few things that needed to be black...
yellow puff sleeve hoodie, pink long sleeve dress 

green shorts, pink swimsuit cover

pink long sleeve dress, seafoam sweater

I used a whole bottle of Rit Dye in a 10 gallon bucket.  I made the mistake of doing this in my bathtub and the black dye splashed all over the white porcelain...  Luckily I had some bleach on hand.
I ended up not doing the pink dress because I didn't think I had enough dye.  And I was right--my stuff wasn't as black as I thought it would be.  (Then again, it could be the type of fabric that is causing this.)  In fact, the green shorts came out a really ugly dark green color!  Everything else looks pretty good.  Yes, the buttons on the sweater are still seafoam, but I think it looks cool.

I really think the best method for dyeing is the washing machine.  Even though I haven't used this method yet.  The reason why I didn't do it this way is because I use communal washers and I didn't want to be responsible for accidentally f***ing up anybody's clothes...Bad karma, you know.

I ended up doing my hair after that--darker and browner than usual.  I'm not photogenic at all--I tend to make weird faces--so I'll just post an internet pic of someone else with the same color...

Even though my favorite red is this...

But I'm trying to look like this again.  Boyfriend likes it.  ;-)
One of the few good pictures of me, only because my photographer sister took it.
I use the Joico Vero K-Pak color system.  Professional coloring at home can be a bit tricky, but it's worth it.  There are abundant YouTube videos and forums where you can learn how to do it.  These are the colors I used:

All the while, I had the perfect soundtrack.

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