Pink Hair Dye: Keep Your Locks Neon Bright
Posted on April 21 2015
Hot pink hair is everywhere today, with every shade from green to purple following. Rainbow hair is even seen among the celebs--recently strolling the red carpet with hot pink ombre hair included Heidi Klum, Demi Lovato and Carrie Underwood. But what’s the best way to keep dyed hair vibrant?
Start with a Pro:
There are many techniques and coloring packages that you can buy to dye your hair, but the first step in coloring hair hot pink is to talk a stylist. Work with a professional who dyes hair a multitude of rainbow colors on a regular basis. Perhaps she even has dyed locks herself. Opt for an alternative hairstyle salon that works with pinup, alternative or punk hairstyle looks. Give them a quick call on the phone and interview a stylist.
Sometimes a pro hair job isn’t in the budget---so going solo may have to work. Make sure you like the look of pink hair with your skin tone—and to help choose the right shade of pink. Try on some wigs, hold them against your face and look at your coloring. Shades of pink that wash out your skin tone should be avoided. Remember, temporary hair dyes will wash out and may not have a full vibrant look. Your hair may also need to be stripped of its original color first---so starting with a blonde color for a rich pink is often a starting point.
Five Tips to Dye Your Hair Pink
Bleach. If your hair is not a natural light blonde shade, you will need to bleach it until it has a yellow hue. After this, get a purple toner to change it to white. By taking this first step, you can have shiny and vibrant hot pink hair.
Prepare for it to get messy. Dying your hair hot pink is not a clean process. There is no real way around it. Take a few precautions -- put petroleum jelly in areas near your hairline, including ears and neck, so your skin will not get colored in the process. Cover your shoulders with a towel and make sure to wear latex gloves.
Mist it. Spritz, spritz, spritz! Get those tips moist because the color will be more evenly spread across from the root to the tip. Use a quick water bowl and lightly spray hair.
Patience: The hot pink dye application should be added beginning at the root and coming out at the tip. When applying the dye, you have to be careful and apply it by sections. This is done by massaging the dye into different areas of your head one at a time. Work fast and steady, but ensure the hot pink hair dye is very evenly distributed. No one wants a blotchy dye job. Ask a friend for extra hands, it could make a huge difference.
Extra Tips. Give extra time to let the dye settle in your hair. You must leave the dye in as long as it is necessary. Stay away from washing your pink hair for two days afterward. Use special shampoos made for color treated hair and avoid washing hair in hot or even warm water. Cool water is best for your hair to retain the pink color as long as possible.