Kylie Jenner with Pastel Hair dye | Dip-dyedWhat if you want to have pastel hair dye but retain your natural hair colour? Pastels only work on bright white hair, no? Yes, they do – to get the brightest colours, but if you want to keep your dark natural hair, you can still work with pastel dye and have amazing results.
What if you want to have pastel hair dye but retain your natural hair colour? Pastels only work on bright white hair, no? Yes, they do – to get the brightest colours, but if you want to keep your dark natural hair, you can still work with pastel dye and have amazing results.
Pastel hair Dye Creative techniques
No 1…Dip-dye Dip the ends of your hair in colour – bleaching first - to recreate Kylie Jenner’s dip-dye. This has the advantage of not being affected by root growth…you can simply trim it when it grows. How to… 1. You need blonde hair to get the most out of pastel hair dye – really really blonde hair. The colours are subtle, and the dusting of colours will not show up on anything less than very light blonde hair. Lightening is permanent; the pastels are semi-permanent, and will change colour as they fade – which many people love. Or you can top the colour up to keep it bright. Smart Beauty Bleach-it is the best preparation for pastel colours, ‘Bleach-It’, does what it says on the tin, and contains ammonia to lighten your hair. If you need to avoid ammonia, use Total Blonde instead. 2. Watch the youtube video for directions to bleach your ends. 3. However much you are tempted; Do Not condition your hair after bleaching. Wait until you have applied the pastel dye. Wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo to remove all residues of hair product – like conditioner, sunscreen or oils. The Pastel hair dyes are delicate and will not attach to hair as easily as permanent hair dyes. 4. For a stronger colour apply the dye straight to dry hair, rinse off after the correct time and condition, always using cool water – you don’t want to wash the colour off. 5. Finally, when you do wash your hair for the first time, use a colour care shampoo – like our No4 – avoid shampoos with citrus and other acids that will strip the delicate colours off the hair. You need; Smart Beauty Bleach-it Smart Beauty Pastel Hair Dye; in Lilac Haze Purple, Baby Blue, Peach Melba, Silver Moon, Candy Floss Pink, Custard Cream. Dip Dye kit Enjoy your pastel hair and post pictures to our Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and shop pages. Thank you!!