Perfect the Pastel Hair

Perfect the Pastel Hair

A Personal Perspective on Pastel Hair

Along with the more futuristic and trendy theme of this issue, one major beauty trend that I follow is pastel hair. I dyed my hair pastel pink last summer, and it was one the best choices I have made due to the compliments I receive but also feeling like I’m out of fantasy movie.

From pink to blue to silver – these days, there are so any color options and products to choose from when dyeing your hair. Here I have a few recommendations that I love as well as some tips and tricks when dyeing your hair.

Picture credits: Emmy Villiger

Before I get to some awesome products to try out, I want to also give a few pieces of advice:

Tip One:

Lighten your hair. Although an annoying process  for your fabulous unicorn hair to show up, your hair needs to be a light blonde which can be natural or bleached. (If you don’t want to fully commit to full-on bleach, I suggest to get blonde highlights which I get to help my hair stay a little healthier but still get a similar affect.)

Tip Two:

It’s an investment. In terms of dyeing your hair and maintaining the color, it takes some amount of money; however, there still lots of versatile options that won’t cost hundreds of dollars.

Tip Three:

It’s not permanent. Probably one of the best things about colorful hair is that it so easy to change in terms of color and also effect. There are one-day lasting colors, colored shampoo and conditioners, semi-permanent dyes etc.

Now for the fun part…

1. Overtone

One of my favorite products is the Overtone Coloring Conditioner Mask that you leave it in for 20 minutes. Coming in so many colors for both light and dark hair, it is a great product to help maintain your color also to try out a color since it only lasts about a week. Loreal also has a shampoo and conditioner as well.

2. Loreal Colorista Range

Another option at your local drugstore is Loreal’s Colorista line. They do not have as many color options but offer great options to try out new colors that are easy to apply.

3. Kristen Ess Temporary Tint

Picture Creds: @kristen_ess
Picture Creds: @kristen_ess

Shower color tint is perfect to top up your color or add a tint of a fun for a few days. It is easy to apply and to remove (plus it smells like tutti fruit bubblegum). This spray is only offered in rose gold and lavender at the moment but they are expanding the range soon.

4. Bleach London Products

A little more expensive of an option but these hair products from Bleach studio based out of London have a great range of shampoos, conditioners, toners, and bleach kits in every color under the sun.