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    Posted: Dec 14 2012 at 10:34am
I know you ladies can point me in the right direction.

I have a unit that is still lovely, still wearable, but I've decided to go darker.  This is a big thing for me because I started with units in a 4/27 (when I wore braids, I was a 27 only!) then moved to a 4, and now I'm a 3.  Well, after years of light hair, I decided to go with my natural hair color, which is a 2.  I have a unit that's a 3, planning on darkening it to a 2.  Problem is, this wavy unit is almost straight and I wanted to boil her to make her wavy again.  I've done it with other units, but never had to dye those.

So, should I boil first, then dye the unit?  Or dye the unit and then boil it?  I'm thinking boil first, then dye, but I need your opinions and talents.

Thanks!
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I don't KNOW cause I've not done it, but.. boiling is probably going to leach color like mad, so I'd say, boil, then color.  IMHO.  
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Originally posted by hennared hennared wrote:

I don't KNOW cause I've not done it, but.. boiling is probably going to leach color like mad, so I'd say, boil, then color.  IMHO.  

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The dye will definitely come out when you boil it. Boil first then color it.
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Boil then dye ClapClap
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OP can you please explain your process of boiling a LF? I'm unsure how with LF's I have a unit I'd love to make into a bodywave. IA with everyone boil then dye
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Ladykmp, I learned how to boil a LF from YouTube videos.  The first time I did it, I was unsatisfied with the wave and boiled it for a longer period of time.  You need to use olive oil and a conditioner in the water.  I used foil instead of wave rods because one person on YT said they become soft.

Your best bet is to use an old unit first, watch a bunch of YT videos and cross your fingers.

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Oh and thanks everyone for the "boil then dye" suggestion.Smile
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I dyed a unit - I did use perm rods but kept a eye on the situation. I boiled the unit for about 3 hours to bring a bit of life back to a body wave.
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Boil then dye.
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