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
2. Pastel Baby Blue Hair
3. Cotton-Candy Pink Hair
4. Pastel Lavender Hair Color
5. Pastel Peach Hair
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!