petroleum jelly on hair to prevent dye from getting on it?

would petroleum jelly work if i cover the hair with it that i didnt want to dye?
what else could i do?

i have blonde hair and im dying it black, but i still want some blonde in it, and its really hard keeping the hair seperated, especially if its in the middle of all the black dye.

3 Responses to “petroleum jelly on hair to prevent dye from getting on it?”

  1. Tankgirl Says:

    Technically, it would work, but it would be a mess to try to get out. Using foils is very good advice, but if you have trouble, just cover the blonde with conditioner. If you do use foils to keep the blonde separeted, you can use the conditioner with the foils also. The conditioner will help the hair stick to the foils.

  2. Hanax Says:

    hey!
    Good question. However, i don’t think this would work.. and also it would be so messy. A better method would be foiling. You can use the foil in your kitchen! All you need to do is put the hair you want dye’d on top of the foil paper, and then apply. This method is easy, not messy, and very effective.

    good luck!

  3. Sur La Mer Says:

    You can use bobby pins, claw clips into tiny buns, spot dye only the hair you want dyed, if you’re using the kid. You can do that carefully, can’t you? Have someone do the back. Try Petroleum jelly, there’s no harm in that.

    Google hair dyes & cancer spec. black hair dyes which is made from tar. Some people smoke & tan all their lives and do not get cancer. But there are 2nd hand & 3rd hand smoke who are now carrying their oxygen tank so they can breath or have cancer. Same with hair dyes. I’ve responded 3 in the last 15 mins. 9-26-10. If you’re not affected today, or next month, you may never be affected and you’re one of the lucky ones. It doesn’t take overnight, it takes years of hair experimentation with hair dyes.
    http://www.webmd.com/skin-beauty/hair-dye-faqs

    Here’s a new article I found re: henna, which is supposed to be better for you than reg. box dye. It’s a good read!
    http://www.hennaforhair.com/ppd/pjackson.html

    One example on someone who had re-bleached her hair now they’re falling out.

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100717233532AAFk6f9&r=w&pa=AptqD2bwHTHc6eiPYKA0tpdDGjt2NBPtjz3M.sEZY.iYLg–&paid=voted

    http://www.webmd.com/skin-beauty/hair-dye-faqs

    Source(s):
    I know hair. I have over 4 decades of hair know-how. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy hair down to my knees. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 80’s & 90’s. I’ve known people in their 30’s whose hair stopped growing from ironing their hair in the 70’s.