Tie the locks together and insert a skewer under the tie with the locks hanging free
Coffee brewing plus snack
Small amount of water in the pot , add mixed dye so that the tips of the locks are in the dye mix.
See the dye – line ….This is stage one. Allow the dye to saturate the tips of the locks
Interruption no. 1. A little chocolate thief.
The dye is starting to take on the locks – time to add more water.
Add more boiling water – about 3 cups full for stage two
Time for coffee and chocolate!
Add some citric acid or vinegar to help the dye take.
Interruption no.2 – the rumours of chocolate has spread…
The ombre look is starting to show and the dye mix in the pot is a lot more dilute.
Add more water, until the locks are as immersed as you want them . I wanted to keep the ends white, or I would have fully immersed the locks at this stage
The finished locks – ready to rinse and dry.