We all love how pastel hair looks, but unfortunately, actually dying your hair pastel takes a lot of time, work and money. But if you're really serious about dying your locks pastel, you have to do your research to ensure your hair turns out right.
We don't want to leave you with a hair disaster, so we've compiled a list of literally everything you need to know before dying your hair pastel. Lets go!
1. You're probably gonna need to bleach your hair, so, DO IT RIGHT.
Unless your hair is naturally a very light blonde / white color, you'll need to bleach your hair. Bleaching your hair is very risky business. You can potentially ruin it. Or you could end up with brassy hair if you have red / orange tones to your natural color. Unless you know your stuff, you should keep your hands off the bleach and let either an educated friend or a professional do it.
2. Think about the up-keep.
Pastel hair will fade quickly, and your roots will also show quickly, so you need a back up plan. Are you okay with it fading into a dingy blonde color? Are you planning on going pastel for a long period of time? Is that something you can fit into your schedule? Is that something you can afford? These are vital questions you need to ask yourself before going pastel. Make sure it's the right time in your life.
3. You're gonna need to change the hair products you use.
With all of that color in your hair, you want to make sure you get a shampoo that is specifically designed for colored hair. Other shampoos can be too harsh on your locks and cause fading. Not only that, but you may wanna stay away from straightening / curling your hair too often, because heat can damage colored hair.
4. Do your research on the specific color you want.
Mint green will stay in your hair for ages while pastel pink will fade in just one wash. You have to take that into consideration before you dye your locks.
5. Make sure you have all the equipment you need.
Get yourself a mixing brush and bowl, a nice conditioner, a shower cap, and the perfect color you need. You'd be surprised how many people go into dying their hair then realize they forgot an important step. Be prepared!