Sunday, April 22, 2018

HOW TO: Pastel Pink Hair

HOW TO: Pastel Pink Hair 

Ever wanted pastel pink hair but didn't want to visit a hair salon?  Well you're in luck! Because I'm sharing my secret to achieving pretty pastel pink hair at home - and it's easier than you think! 

What You Will Need: 
  • Semi Permanent Hair Colour - Alfaparf Revolution Direct Coloring Cream (Magenta) 
  • Hair Conditioner 
  • Comb
  • Hair Sectioning Clips
  • Mixing Bowl 
  • Tint Brush 
  • Gloves (optional) 

This method works best on blonde or light coloured hair. 


Start with freshly washed hair.
I wash my hair with shampoo and conditioner in the shower. After towel drying hair - I let my hair air dry for 20 - 30 mins. 
(It's important to start with freshly washed hair, because applying the hair colour to dirty hair, will mean that you will need to shampoo your hair after rinsing off the hair colour and this is not ideal!) 

Create colour mixture. 
Add conditioner into your mixing bowl, then add a small amount of your semi permanent hair colour to the bowl and mix well using the tint brush. (It's important to mix well to ensure the hair colour is evenly distributed with the conditioner)  
You can always add more conditioner to your colour mixture to lighten the colour, until the desired colour is achieved. 

Apply mixture to hair. 
Brush damp clean hair to remove any tangles or knots. Section your hair into small sections use your hair clips to secure hair in place. Starting at the bottom of your hair and working up - use the tint brush to apply the colour mixture onto your hair, one section at a time. Comb through each section after applying colour mixture to ensure the product is evenly distributed. 

Rinse off after 20 mins. 
Leave the hair colour on your hair for approximately 15 - 20 minutes and then rinse off well in the shower. You will notice the water turns pink - keep rinsing until the water goes clear. 

Style your new pink hair!
Blow dry or air dry your hair and style as desired... Enjoy your pretty pastel pink hair! 

The best pink hair colour I have found (after trying many different brands) is Alfaparf Milano Revolution Direct Colouring Cream in Magenta. It's the perfect hybrid between a pink and a purple. Alfaparf do have a "pink" colour in their collection but this colour is very bright - so I used Magenta to create a really pretty pastel pink. 

I have also used the colouring cream directly without mixing with conditioner and the colour is a gorgeous deep magenta hair - that fades to a pastel pink over time. This hair colour is very inexpensive - $10.95 for 90ml. 

In this step by step how to video I demonstrate how to achieve pastel pink hair at home using this easy and quick method. 

VIDEOPastel Pink Hair

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