What are the totally different kinds of Tie & Dye?


Tie & Dye is a coloring style, not a color. It can therefore be applied to all possible and imaginable colorations with various and varied results compared to each other. Tie & Dye is usually applied to brown hair that is lightened at the ends. But blondes also have the right to opt for this style of coloring. On the blond, we get a fairly rich color chart.

This is a very interesting Tie & Dye because the transition between blond and dark that it implies allows to go through caramelized shades of the most beautiful effect. Here it is necessary to agree on the terminology. The Tie & Dye whether performed on a blonde or brown base achieves the same result. The upper part of the hair that is close to the root is always darker than the end of the hair. Everything is played simply on the dosages and on the intensity of the nuances.

Tie & Dye on Brown Hair

This is the most common version and even the most classic. The roots of the hair remain in their natural color, brown or even chestnut, and the oxidation causing depigmentation of the hair takes place downstream of the hair on the side of the tip. In addition, it is much easier to lighten the ends when the natural color is dark than when the natural color is light. To achieve this Tie & Dye the method is exactly the same as for a generalized discoloration of the hair, the nuance is, as you have probably guessed, in the fact that the treatment concerns only half the length of the hair, on the tip side. Which leads us to conclude that the effects of Tie & Dye blond on a brunette have the same consequences of hair weakening.

They are due to the oxidation process necessary in order to obtain the removal of pigment from the hair and thus lead to its discoloration. The darker the natural color, the more the oxidation is sustained, the more the hair is weakened. While Tie & Dye is known to be a type of color application that makes a sharp split between the two shades, there is still an area of ​​gradual transfer left. It is just minimal and therefore it is only noticeable when one dwells on the detail. In this light shade transfer zone, a soft caramel color, resulting from the fusion between brown and blond, appears and gives intensity to the final result. The shades can be obtained in this bleaching mode, it is enough simply to measure the percentage of the length of the hair occupied by each of the two shades. This will allow you to nuance and vary the renderings even within this type of Tie & Dye.

Tie & Dye on blonde hair

The Tie & Dye on blond hair is not the reverse of the first, it is the same with the same modalities. This means that the blonde itself is lightened down the length of the hair to rise one or two shades above the natural blonde. The shade between the two colors will therefore be less intense than the shade between a brown and a blonde, but the effect will still be clearly visible. The bleaching of blonde hair will therefore logically be less intense than that of brown since the amount of pigment to be removed is less. On blond hair, discoloration is therefore less stressful for the hair fiber, which holds it well.

Some blondes opt in addition to fading the ends, to color them with a shade of their taste, which results in a rendering that deserves our attention. Often, these are original and unnatural shades, such as a light rosé, for example, with the best effect. Some blonde women prefer to do the reverse. Since the hair is naturally “discolored”, it is enough to color the base for a more conventional Tie & Dye. The discoloration of hair whose shade is naturally light, results in a less visible effect lighter, some would say more subtle.

Tie & Dye on a fancy blonde base, shades of purple and mauve

When we told you that there are Tie & Dye, with a transition to an unnatural color, and from the photo we are forced to recognize that the rendering is most pleasing to the eye. One would almost have the impression of being in front of a work of pictorial art. The fall of the hair, is studied so that it is also in two phases, a smooth phase at the beginning of the hair on the root side and a curling of the end whose beginning corresponds to the beginning of the color. The end of the hair is blue.

And between two purple shades pulling towards pink, is only the bluish tint, the density of which is less than at the end. Note also that there is an additional shade at the very base of the darker hair. We are therefore on the same hair facing four different shades. However, by quickly scanning the rendering, we would swear that it is only a nuance between two colors. This deceptive illusion is the witness of the expertise of the practitioner who worked this resplendent result.

Partial Tie & Dye in back or front ground

In this photo, it is not the color that interests us, but the distribution of it over the hair. If the usual Tie & Dye interests the whole hair, some women prefer to cross the balayage and the Tie & Dye. Or more precisely, do a sweep of their Tie & Dye. While whole strands have their ends colored as with any Tie & Dye, others remain as is. All of them blend together and give a typical balayage pepper and salt effect, and this only affects the ends of the hair.

There is another nuance to add to those just mentioned. The model may very well decide to color only the ends of certain hair, only in the second row, we say in the back ground. That is to say behind the hair which is visible and which hides those which are behind. By acting in this way, the partial Tie & Dye will be less visible than if it concerned the hair before, that is to say on the front ground. Obviously, this is a creative touch that deserves all consideration.

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