The Siren Call of Pastel Colored Hair
Have you ever wanted mermaid, beautiful hair? I’ve always wanted to dye my hair a pastel color, ever since I saw a really cool and artsy classmate in my Aegean art class with pastel baby blue hair. I dreamed and looked up picture after picture of the color, but chickened out from actually doing it.
It was too expensive and it was too scary! But now older and bolder (and perhaps this is the stay-at-home cabin-fever talking) pastel hair colors are calling out their siren calls to me once again.
Here are 5 gorgeous DIY pastel hair colors that you can attempt at home and a brief rundown of how to DIY your hair pastel.
5 Gorgeous DIY Pastel Hair Color Inspirations
These are our favorite pastel hair color shades to try. What are your favorites? Do you have any that you’ve done at home? Share with us!
Our Favorite Pastel Hair Shades to Try
- Pastel Mint Hair
- Pastel Baby Blue Hair
- Cotton-Candy Pink Hair
- Pastel Lavender Hair
- Pastel Peach Hair
1. Pastel Mint Hair
Within the green family, there are actually so many options of shades, and mint green is considered as one of the prettiest. Be that as it may, will it truly look great adorning your head? Well, permit your hints to be your guide. Mint green is a cool tone—and it simply implies that both figuratively and literally. It is such a cool shade that will complement those with cool hints most. Pairing a cool hair tone with cool hints can help light up your whole appearance, similarly pairing a warm hair tone with warm feelings can do likewise.
2. Pastel Baby Blue Hair
A pastel blue hair is characterized as a hair shading that is a muted, lighter shade of blue. Pastels were certainly so in a year ago with famous celebrities leaving the box with their lilac strands – however, this current season’s spotlight is all on hair – baby blue shades!
3. Cotton-Candy Pink Hair
Taking for a beauty inspiration from a portion of our number one fave sweet treat is definitely not a new thing, which is the reason why it should not be a surprise to anyone that cotton candy hair is trending.
Regardless of whether you love cotton candy or have for a long while been wanting to shake a colorful shade, you can always rock this cotton candy pink hair. Likewise, with any hair color transformation, there are a few things you’ll need to consider prior to taking this sweet dive.
4. Pastel Lavender Hair Color
Lavender hair in flower yet zesty, much like the blossom it is named after. It’s feminine without being wiped out sweet or silly. The perfect lavender flower is always known for its calming fragrance, which is the reason why its essential oil is so mainstream in aromatherapy. We feel that the lavender hair color may have a comparable effect – it has all the extravagance of purple yet with no of the direness.
Lavender hair refers to a blue-based shade of blue that is as light as anyone might imagine. There isn’t a lot of variety or ambiguity about the undertone of this shade, which is emphatically cool. Thus, we gotta concede that pure lavender hair won’t work for everybody.
5. Pastel Peach Hair
The peach trend doesn’t only talk about peach lip colors and eyeshadows, but it moved beyond it. Currently, celebrities and even everyday young ladies alike are trying peach hair on for size. Do you want to get in on the pink peach hair shading trend yourself? This muted pinky-orange hair color looks beautiful on different skin tones, with the key being to find the perfect version of the shading to complement your appearance.
BEFORE PURSUING THE PASTEL
Important Note: In order to DIY your hair into a pastel color, your hair needs to first be bleached and lightened to the appropriate blond, almost white color. This color will serve as the blank canvas for the dye to take in.
We recommend that you get your hair bleached professionally, as bleach is a significantly important and potentially hair-damaging process. If you want to DIY the bleach, please make sure to do you research online and use trusted bleach products.
TWO METHODS TO DIY PASTEL HAIR
- Apply Undiluted Color: If you opt to use the color straight, be prepared to wait a few washes for it to fade.
- Dilute Color With Conditioner: If you want pastel hair immediately, dilute the dye! Fill a bowl with about 1/3 cup of white conditioner, and add a teaspoon of color. Mix it up, and add color/conditioner to achieve the shade you want. Apply it as you would apply normal hair dye!
What you need:
- A color bowl and applicator brush
- Your starting color of choice (we’ve heard great things about Special Effects and Manic Panic colors.)
- A white conditioner (our readers recommend: Paul Mitchell Super Strong Conditioner)
- Latex or Nitrile gloves
- A whisk for mixing
- An old towel or some paper towels
- Adequate covering so that your clothes aren’t left a mess after the process
OUR GUIDE TO DIY PASTEL HAIR COLOR
Picking Your Product
On the off chance that this is your hair’s first time getting hued, you should remain erring on the side of caution first by going for colors that are so close to your hair’s natural color. In this way, you won’t be too astonished by your new look and try not to destroy your hair as well.
Make sure that you skip washing your hair prior to coloring to permit your scalp’s natural oil to cover your whole head and to prevent any irritation. That is really helpful for avoiding any scalp issues related to DIY hair colors.
Prior to applying your DIY hair color, ensure your hair has no other products on it to make sure even application of your hair tone. Remember that silicone and oil-based products can keep the color from attaching to your hair, bringing an uneven coloring result.
Regardless of whether you believe you definitely know what to do, but still, make sure that you read the provided guidelines or instructions to enjoy successful hair shading.
To keep the hair dye from staining your face, you can take a tad of oil jam and spread it on your hairline and ears.
Make sure that you’re using gloves on your hands, using protective covers for your ears, and using a cape for your shoulders. On the off chance that you don’t have a cape, go for an old shirt that you wouldn’t fret about getting recolored or stained. This is on the grounds that paying little mind to your hair’s length, the hair shading will still drip and certainly stain your garments.
Ensure that you have all the tools you need before proceeding to the application of your hair color. It would be time-squandering halting mid-process to search for a brush or a tail comb. This incorporates a roll of tissue to quickly clear off dribbles and splatters.
One suggestion! You can out color first on the strands that are hidden before totally putting color on your whole head with your DIY hair color.
Getting the (dye) task finished
Sectioning your hair is significant for hairstyling for what it’s worth for hair shading. Make a point to divide your hair into four equivalent quadrants and secure them with the use of clips to make sure you’ll get an even application. At that point, place the DIY hair shading mix in a bowl as opposed to squeezing the tube directly onto your hair. This is actually both practical and economical in light of the fact that it lets you control the amount of hair shading you apply on each part.
Utilize a brush to apply the hair color, trying to begin near to the roots and working your way down. Keep in mind that the roots need additional processing time, so you should begin there to prevent the two-tone effect of the color. It is additionally important to keep up even amounts of hair tone on all segments of your hair since that can likewise influence the overall results.
Perhaps, you thought you’re completely done after you successfully dyed your hair. In any case, your journey to have beautiful hair doesn’t end there on the grounds that you need to take care of it to make sure the shading doesn’t fade quickly. Truly, there are post-color care tips to follow to ensure your hair shading remains vibrant for quite a while.
THE ACTUAL MIX
Step 1. Determine how dark or light your pastel should be.
If you truly want a light, pastel shade, start with a bowl full of conditioner, slowly adding a drop or two of color instead.
If you want a darker shade, start with the bowl of dye first and then add a blob of white conditioner to mix with the hair color.
Pro Tip: Spread a small amount of the color on a towel, paper towel, or piece of foil first to see what color it will come out to be.
Step 2. Keep adding conditioner until you’re satisfied with the shade.
Step 3. Apply the dye evenly to hair and make sure the hair is well-saturated.
Step 4. Let it process for 20 minutes* (this amount can vary depending on the dye that you are using).
Pro Tip: If you use a great conditioner, then your hair will be enriched with proteins instead of just being stripped bare due to the hair dye. Keep this in mind!
Step 5. Enjoy beautiful DIY pastel hair and don’t forget to show off to your friends on social media!