Pastel hair is most definitely in, and gives us that magical look that is often inspired by visions of fantasy, rainbows, mermaids, and unicorns. Whether it’s lilac, pink, teal, silver, or 50 shades of grey, these pastel hair trends are spotted in the mall, restaurants, or on the beach, you’re bound to find them in the crowd. Want to get some Katy Perry or Cara Delevingne fun colors for your next look? Here a few things that you should know before getting started.
Lightening Your Hair
If your hair is black, or dark in color, you will need to bleach your hair first, before dying to achieve that vibrant pastel color that you desire. So be prepared for the double process technique as it’s much easier to play around with different tones like gray hues and fun pastel once your hair is double processed. If you are not experienced when it comes to dying your own hair, visit a skilled colorist that can dye your hair for you because good colorists really know what they’re doing!
In order for your pastel style to come out looking natural, it’s a good idea to add some color variation into the color that you like. Adding a variation will help keep you from looking like you are wearing a wig. Although some of us still prefer to have single pastel color, two-toned pastel hair can give you an ombre twist effect especially when your hair is in a braid, bun, or ponytail! For fun, unique, and inspiring hair colors, check out our Instagram for pastel hair ideas that best suit your personality and skin tone.
Make It Intense
Don’t be too shy when it comes to coloring! Choose a color that is one shade more intense or more vibrant than your original choice to allow fading. Depending on the condition of your hair, the rich color can fade after the first few washes, so choose a more vibrant shade to start with so you can get that exact prefect pastel look the way you wanted it.
Shampoo For Colored Hair
When shampooing your freshly done beautiful hair, make sure to use a color-safe shampoo that is specifically made to lock in the color so that it does not fade too quickly. The truth is, the color will eventually fade, but it makes no sense to wash your hair color down the drain only to use hair care products that strip the color at home. To effectively keep your hair healthy, choose hair color protecting shampoo, avoid hair products with sulfate (SLS), parabens (methyl, butyl, and propyl), propylene glycol, and ammonia (in hair coloring products).