How to Pink Tip Hair

Nicki Minaj's hair is tipped green for the 2010 American Music Awards, but pink would look just as awesome.

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If you want to add a little wild color to your head but don't want something as extreme as a full head of pink hair, try applying just a little to the tips of your hair. Pink tips are sweetly feminine, yet just edgy enough to let everyone know this isn't your grandma's dye job. Get properly vibrant pink tips by adjusting your dye methods to the natural color of your hair, combining the pink dye with a bleaching job if necessary.

1.

Tie all of your hair (or as much of it as you want to tip) into many small ponytail section,each about a half inch around or less. Tie them with small rubber bands. Attach the rubber bands at the end of each ponytail section, leaving a tail tassel of hair on the end as big as long as you want the finished pink tips to be. If your hair is short, attach a rubber band to each of ponytails the at the base of your skull so that they'll stand up in short spikes.

2.

Pull the tasseled sections together into one large bunch on the top of your head. Skip this step if your hair is short. If your hair is too long to stand up on its own, but too short to pull into a single bunch, do a few small bunches.

3.

Treat the tassel ends of the ponytails with blond hair dye according to the manufacturer's instructions. When applying the dye to your hair, apply sparingly to avoid letting any of the bleach drip onto the portions of your hair you don't want dyed. If any dye does drip, immediately wipe it off with a wet washcloth or paper towel. (Note: skip this step, and the next two, if you already have blond or white hair).

4.

Rinse the hair dye from your dyed dips in the faucet, if your hair is long. With short hair, wipe the dye out of your hair tips using a paper towel. Wipe once with a draw towel, then two or three times with a damp one. Wet the hair with a spray bottle and wipe again with a dry towel.

5.

Dry the blond tips. Blow dry or frisk with a towel.

6.

Treat the blond tips with pink hair dye according to the manufacturer's instructions. Again, wipe away any dye that drips below the ponytailed sections you want to make pink.

7.

Wipe or rinse away the hair dye.

8.

Remove the ponytail sections. Wash your hair to remove excess dye. Wash your hair in the sink, or bend over the bathtub and wash using a shower head. This keeps any remaining dye from dripping towards your scalp.

Things You'll Need

 

1.Small ponytail holders

3.Blonde hair dye/bleach

2.Large ponytail holder

4.Pink hair dye/bleach

 

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References

 

"The Complete Book of Hairstyling;" Charles Worthington; 2002

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