In a recent post, I shared that I received three virgin hair bundles and a top lace closure of Brazilian Body Wave from DY-Hair777. Within that post and accompanying video, I pointed out the Brazilian Body Wave varied in color, thus requiring me to dye it to even out the color before making my wig. Therefore, this post will show you how to dye virgin Brazilian hair.
The vendor apologized after reading my initial review and offered explanation for the color variation: The color sent to me was natural color because it’s easier to dye than the color 1B. If 1B is what I prefer, they can definitely send color 1B next time. For some reason, I thought I requested color 1B although I received natural color. In the end, it all worked out because dyeing the hair was a great learning experience.
— Selecting Hair Color —
I took to YouTube and conducted research after research on how best to dye virgin Brazilian hair. This was going to be my very first DIY experience with hair coloring so I wanted it to as painless as possible. After consolidating my research, I visited Sally Beauty Supply with an idea in mind but when I got there, the sales rep encouraged me to use semi-permanent hair coloring since I was a first-timer and semi-permanent requires no mixing — just apply, process and rinse — and gives me the freedom to easily change my hair color at a later point. I was very comfortable with her explanation so I purchased three bottles of Clairol Professional Beautiful Collection Semi-Permanent Hair Color, Black (Amazon Affiliate Link).
— Applying Dye to Virgin Brazilian Hair —
In the video below, you will see how I applied the Clairol Professional Beautiful Collection Semi-Permanent Hair Color, Black to the virgin Brazilian Body Wave hair. I used a little over two bottles for three virgin hair bundles and top lace closure.
As per the directions on the bottle, I let the hair process for 25 minutes before rinsing it with lukewarm water until the water ran clear. It took forever for the water to run clear. I actually got a little discouraged at one point thinking I had done something wrong. After what feels like 15 or 20 minutes, the water finally ran clear and I was then able to move to the next step.
— Cleansing and Conditioning Virgin Brazilian Hair —
I thoroughly cleansed (Sally’s GVP Nexxus Therappe) and conditioned (Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner) the hair with my Hot Head Deep Conditioning Heat Cap before rinsing with cool water and letting it air dry overnight.
— My Assessment —
The Brazilian Body Wave was soft, shiny, bouncy and shed-free when I first received it and I was really worried that would change after applying hair color, shampoo and conditioner. I was also worried about tangling and matting. Thankfully, these worries turned out to be non-issues. The hair remained soft, shiny and bouncy and the hair only shed about 25 total strands throughout the entire process. Post-hair coloring, cleansing and conditioning, the hair is shed-free. Check out my video review…
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I’d love to hear your thoughts on how I did?
Disclaimer: This post contains a PR sample and affiliate link but my opinions are honest.