We have seriously thought that emerald green was going to be the 2020’s hair. Which it was for a while, however this quarantine has made everyone crave pink again. Wonder why…. Pastel pink is being done in so many styles and ways which will make you crave it as well and if you already are you will be dying your hair right after you read this post.
Full On Pink
This has to be the common one, where you just dye your hair a solid pastel pink all over. Staring by the roots and working yourself to the ends. We must inform you that to achieve such color your hair has to be bleached. And by bleached it has to be of a white color with no yellow pigments in sight. It is a beautiful color especially for Spring where everything will be blooming and so will your hair.
Pastel Pink Ombre
We love the idea of this, especially on long hair. Imagine, with long hair dying it pastel pink in an ombre technique and then you style it with some curls at the end. Enchanting right? This hair look reminds us a lot of Summer, tequila cocktails and a long day by the beach. This hair look is picture perfect and so stylish in many ways. Short hair can be flicked , long bob can be styled straight, even long hair can also be styled straight. There so so many ways to go with this look and the colors of the ombre and your natural hair color or the base color will get blended so well. Nevertheless it will show even when your hair is styled and it’s the most satisfying think you will see.
Pastel Pink Roots
Now being totally honest here, some of us at queenstostyle are totally craving this look, and we certainly can’t blame one another. We seem to find this look perfect for those who cant go too far with bleach as for annoying pigments. Or maybe for those people who would not like to be in contact with bleach from mid lengths to ends as for fragile or dry ends. We have found that this technique works for some of us here. The trend is to the the roots and holding the brush vertically we blend the dye with the base of the hair color. One does not have to dye vertically to mid lengths , just enough to blend it in nicely. Obviously do this technique with bleach first to a white shade and then carry on with pastel pink. Nevertheless that is the beauty of this as processing time will be shorter on the roots.
…Why ? Because
- The scalp produces a lot of heat and the dye proceed with heat. Since the dye is closer to the scalp the dye it self will produce much faster then if the dye were to be on the ends.
- The color on the roots is your untouched, natural color. Therefore it only has natural pigments in it. That means that the bleach only has to get through your natural pigment, without stripping of any pigments from previous dyes.
Once you have the dye in and by time the hair starts growing you can repeat the steps for the same outcome. However this time you can either color your already bleached areas with the same color as your ends. You can either choose a different color and proceed with the pastel pink on your roots (or any different color, doesn’t have to be pastel pink.) Or you can dye both the previously bleached area with the roots bleached area as pastel pink. By time you will end up having a full head pastel pink bleached hair, with seriously less the amount of trouble.
This is a very cute hair look. We like to call it the mermaid look. Basically all you need to do is follow the same exact rules of the pastel pink roots. Which are these :
The trend is to the the roots and holding the brush vertically we blend the dye with the base of the hair color. One does not have to dye vertically to mid lengths , just enough to blend it in nicely. Obviously do this technique with bleach first to a white shade and then carry on with pastel pink.
…Including Your Ends
However you will be dying your ends too. Leaving the mid-lengths with whatever natural color you have at the moment. Or if you would like to change the base, simply start by that first. We recommend you if you are changing the whole base color, to start Mirror effect the next 3-4 weeks after when you will be having your roots showing. To be completely clear the longer roots you have the easier this technique will be. And this is the perfect time at the moment to be showing of your roots at home.
Obviously one can dye this hair look just like the girl in the picture, or one can dye it how we explained in the paragraph starting exactly from the roots. To dye the ends one needs to hold the brush vertically and shall be very careful on short hair. So that you will not end up highly from near the mid-lengths, otherwise you will totally loose all the mean of the effect. This shall be easier on long hair, however it is not impossible on short hair. Maybe you can try asking for help. Or wait until the salons re-open.