Are you tired of your natural hair color? Or have you already run out of ideas to color and style your hair?
If yes, there’s a trending hairstyle on Instagram and TikTok that you may want to try—the dyed bangs!
This eye-catching hairstyle has captured the hearts of many women– from your favorite TikTok personalities to models to various E-girls online.
In fact, BlackPink’s Jennie just recently debuted her dyed fringe! But, of course, this says a lot about how popular (and versatile) this hair trend is, considering that she’s the least experimental with hair colors of all the BlackPink girls!
What are you waiting for? Now’s the best time for you to jump on the dyed bangs bandwagon. Continue reading to know how to dye bangs and style it in the best way possible!
What are Dyed Bangs?
Its name pertains to the hairstyles wherein your bangs or fringe has a different color than the rest of the hair.
For example, Jennie’s dyed fringe features blonde strands, which offers a gorgeous contrast to her jet black hair. This simple hair color update turned hair jet black hair from plain and boring to edgy and badass!
This hair color trend is an excellent option for women who wish to try out eye-catching hair colors or bleached hair without having to color their entire hair (which is a serious commitment for most of us)!
How to Dye Bangs: The Step-by-Step Guide
Another thing that we love about this hair trend is it’s so easy to make. At first glance, it looks complicated and would require the help of a hair professional. But to be honest, you can do it on your own at home—with the right tips, of course!
The good news is we’re here to help you achieve the E-girl hairstyle of your dreams. Here are some of the steps that you need to take to dye your bangs properly:
Step 1: Choose Your Fringe Color
The first step is to decide on which hair color you want on your bangs. You have many options for this, of course. But you have to consider the overall look that you want and make sure that it matches your personality well.
The most popular color would be blonde/ bleach. But of course, you can also go for pastel shades or neon colors.
Step 2: Perform A Patch Test
Not many people do this anymore, but doing a patch test is important to avoid dye allergies. The test should be done at least 48 hours before your coloring session.
All you need to do is mix up a small amount of the hair color and the developer. Then, dip a cotton bud in the mixture and dab the dye behind your ear. Leave the dye for 48 hours.
If you notice any redness, rashes, or bumps in the area, switch to a different dye. If there are no unwanted reactions, push through with the coloring process.
Step 3: Section Your Hair
The sectioning process will differ depending on the type of dyed bangs you wish to achieve. The idea here is to separate the portion you want to dye from the rest of your hair.
You can do this by using plastic clips to separate the amount of hair you’ll dye, then tie back the rest of your hair. To protect your hair from being accidentally dyed, try to put the rest of the hair in a tight bun.
Step 4: Prep Your Skin
Prevent dye from getting around your ears and across your forehead by applying a thin layer of petroleum jelly to these areas.
Step 5: Bleach Your Hair
Remove the clips from the portion of your hair that you sectioned earlier. Carefully apply the bleach to these hair sections. Massage the bleach into the hair for even color. Leave the bleach following the time stated in the manual.
Once the time is up, check to see if the bleach. If you’re happy with your hair color, rinse the bleach. Shampoo and condition your hair afterwards.
Step 6: Apply Hair Color
This is an optional step. For example, if you want blonde bangs, the bleaching process is already the final step. But if you’re aiming for paste or neon shades, you need to take this additional step to get the color you want.
Repeat steps 2 to 3, then apply hair color as per the instructions provided in the box.
Other Dyed Bangs Versions You Need to Know
If you want to make the most out of your dyed bangs, here are the various versions that
Dyed Bangs Streaks
This is the style that BlackPink’s Jennie is sporting. If you have long bangs, this is the one that you should try.
With the dyed bangs streak, you’ll just be dyeing the front section of your hair with a color that is in contrast with the rest of your hair.
For this version, you have two options—chunky or dainty. If you want an edgy look, go for chunky, wherein a thick portion of your hair will be dyed. On the other hand, dainty hair streaks will add a subtle edgy yet still classy touch to your look. But, again, this involves dyeing only a thin portion of your hair.
If you can’t decide which shade to color your bangs with, you can part your bangs in the middle and dye one side with a different color and the other side with another color that you love.
Subtle Dyed Fringe
If solid colored bangs are too bold for you, you can opt for a subtly dyed fringe instead. Again, it’s like highlights, but this time, the highlights will just be on your bangs and not the rest of the hair.
By ombre bangs, we’re referring to the hairstyle wherein only the tips of your bangs are dyed differently.
From its name, rainbow bangs mean that your bangs are dyed in different rainbow colors. The rest of the hair can be black, blonde, or in solid bright color.
Now that you’ve already achieved your E-girl hairstyle, it’s time to show the virtual world your new hairstyle! Go to your IG stories and hit that red button. Or better yet, push the record button on your TikTok app and lipsync to your favorite song!