Max McCool: Simple Polka Dot Fade Dye Job

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This is another simple dye job that involves the RIT colors Carolina Blue and Kelly Green. You'll need everything that you usually do to dye a head (boiling water, dye, etc), plus a hot glue gun.

To begin, put several round dots of hot glue on the middle of the head. Place the dots in the section that is the middle 1/3 of the stick.



Now dip your head 2/3 of the way into kelly green, reaching past all the spots of glue. Keep the head moving up and down, and don't stop until you have a nice smooth fade. Go to the farthest spot once, then dip it a half an inch from the farthest spot the next dip in. Another easy way to do it is to keep wiggling the head back and forth while you slowly pull it out.




When you're happy with the color, take it out and put it in the freezer for 20 minutes. Next, chip off the hot glue that's on there.


Add new spots to your head with the hot glue gun. Try to place the spots on the green or faded areas and avoid overlapping the spots that are white. This will help maintain some of the green and give you some green and faded spots, too.


When you have new spots, and they are dry, boil the water for your blue and do another smooth fade. Keep it moving, and only go to the deepest point once. Make sure to pass all the hot glue spots, and get a nice teal fade and carolina blue.


Once done, rinse off the head. When you're done, put in the freezer again, but leave it for 30 minutes this time. This will help the color stay. It also makes chipping off the hot glue a TON easier.



When you're done, you'll have a blue to teal to green fade, with white and green spots. This will also work well with blue and yellow, and yellow and red.



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Sorry to interrupt but I have an Evo Pro and I want to dye it similiar to yours and I forgot how to do this? I know what colors but I don’t know what to do with the the hot glue. Which do you dye first again?


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