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People Are Coloring Their Hair Using Crepe Paper

PHOTO: YouTube/RealAsianBeauty

Here’s a hair hack we just discovered: dyeing hair with crepe paper! It sounds crazy, but apparently, people have been doing it for a while now and it actually works. You’ll only need crepe paper, warm water, a bowl, and gloves.

Instructions say to cut the folded crepe paper into strips and then soak them in hot water. Wrap sections of your hair with the wet strips—and take them out after 30-40 minutes. Wash your newly-colored hair with conditioner. This dye job will cost about P20, while the color will last about 7-10 days, depending on how you take care of your mane.

We first spotted the hack on Facebook and upon research, several bloggers have filmed videos to demonstrate and explain the process. Pinay YouTube beauty blogger, RealAsianBeauty, shares how she dyed the lower half of her hair green, and her hair extensions other colors:

Here's another video:


It’s important to note that the hack only works if your hair is bleached or dyed a lighter color. If you have jet black hair—like most Pinays—it won’t work.

We consulted celebrity hairstylist and owner of Creations salon Lourd Ramos about the hack, and he explains that though it looks pretty, it might cause some serious damage on your tresses.

“The pigments from the crepe paper are fake and may harm your hair. The color will stain your bleached hair, but if it doesn’t turn out the way you want it too, it will be harder to remove. Best to go to the pros for help,” he said.

So just like all internet trends and hacks, be careful!

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