Apple watch + hair dye = new band color

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  1. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    Yes, I knew going in that the white band would end up changing color. It was kind of an experiment to see how much the white band can get discolored. After a week, I can confirm it's just as bad as I expected. I just wanted to warn people that white band and hair dye doesn't mix.

    Of course not all hair dyes do this, only the crazy color ones like the bright pink I have. How does this happen ? Well, I have a bad habit of playing with my hair. It rubs on my hands and then on to the watch.

    I know there has been videos of people dipping the band in wine and it washes right off. Don't let that fool you, it's plastic and not immune to discoloration.

    I am taking a picture each day to show the progression. I will post an update to it in a month and I bet it will be VERY pink :D

    http://imgur.com/a/JwQtW
     
  2. johnalan macrumors 6502

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    I quite like it!:)
     
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  5. /dev/toaster thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I can't imagine what it will look like in a month. I had the same thing happen with my iPhone 6+ case. It started out clear and now its very pink tinted. Everyone always assumes I bought it that way. They are shocked to learn it was clear once.
     
  6. Joe1602 macrumors regular

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    Does it come out with bleach? Or would that damage the material?
     
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    It's one way of a getting a pink band. :D
     
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    What would the world do without manic pixie dream girls?
     
  11. /dev/toaster thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Nah I am not going to clean it. I have a pink band on order, so I will switch to that when it comes in. The pink will just blend in.
     
  12. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    I actually think it looks really cool! Kind of like a pink tye-dye!! :cool:
     
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    Does it rub off?

    I wonder if there would be a way to purposely dye the white band...
     
  14. flur macrumors 68000

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    Just curious if you're using a professional color or a consumer color. I have my pink professionally done and haven't had this happen.
     
  15. /dev/toaster thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I use Special Effects virgin rose
     
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    I'm confused. Do you wear your watch as a pony tail holder?
     
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    You mean a scrunchy? :p

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    I agree. Looks horrible.
     
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    Go buy some RIT and dye the whole thing pink.

    It'll work. There's a post about dyeing bands around here somewhere.

    Why does your hair dye color everything around you? I've had pink hair (and various other colors) a number of times and mine only comes off while sleeping for the first week after I get it done. So, I put a towel or t-shirt over my pillowcase.
     
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    I need to dye my hair gold and wear my milanese as a head-band then.
     
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    Well, at least you're okay with it and not calling it a new "gate."
     
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    Blonde hair dye with the stainless steel. GoldGate.
     

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