Pastel shades and vibrant colors are now a very popular look with everyone from rock and film stars to the girl or even dog walking down the local high street.
Hair candy hues of pink, red, purple, blue and green are the look of the day. There are many different types of techniques that can be used to enhance the visual look of your flossy hair .
How To Showcase Your Pastel Shades And Vibrant Color.
Shout It Out Loud.
By coloring the hair all over with one color or by using several different pastel shades to create a kaleidoscope of color. This can range from a brash clashing of contrasting colors to creating a subtle tone changing effect by the use of complimentary shades.
Talk About It.
This tends to be a little more toned down. By using an Ombre technique only the bottom part of the hair will be showing your candy look. Balayage is also another technique that can be used to create a feathered effect of pastel shades or vibrant colors towards the ends of your hair.
A good way to start for anyone with reservations. Working more with a few vibrant or pastel shades which would tend to be placed either around the face or through the top area of your head so as to create a subtle look.
Hair Damage From Pastel Shades And Vibrant Color.
Adding a pastel shade or vibrant color to your hair doesn’t damage the hair since they act more like a toner, as they are either mixed with a very low volume peroxide or none at all. Therefore the color pigments adhere to the hair for a very short time and tend to fade fast.
It is the lightening of your hair so that you can apply the vibrant or pastel tone that can be damaging. As the hair has to be lightened to an almost white color first. This is best carried out slowly using one or two applications of a bleach with a low volume peroxide as this will tend to cause less damage than one application with a very high volume.
Working To Keep Your Hue.
If you want to keep you’re vibrant or pastel shade as long as possible try to wash your hair only once or twice a week and make it a cool wash. I know it’s nicer to have hot water when you shampoo your hair, but remember hot water tends to open the cuticle which allows the color pigment to escape and wash down the drain.
As the color fades fast you will soon find a vibrant color turning to a pastel shade therefore if you wish to keep your hair vibrant you will have to touch it up every two to three weeks.
It’s important to remember that the lighter the color the quicker the fade.
Should you wish to try out a pastel or vibrant color shade on a partial area with no hair damage think of adding a few hair extensions?