Everything You Need To Know Before Dyeing Your Hair Pastel
In case you haven't noticed, pretty pastel hair has been trending for a while now. Thanks to celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Cardi B, Lady Gaga, and local celebs like Jessy Mendiola and KZ Tandingan, for serving us some daring hair inspiration and for making us wonder if this trend fits our look too!
But what sets this year’s must-try hair color trend apart from the electric and showstopping shades from before? We think it's that these muted tones now come across as less attention-grabbing, but more as an edgy style to complement a bold personality. Gone are the days when pink or these cotton candy colors just seem too girly. Now, it gives off a signature edge that can be both glamorous and cool.
If you’re thinking about trying out this playful color, there are a few things to keep in mind to get the look, as celebrity hairstylist Mark Anthony Rosales just told us. To know more about it, here’s a look.
Check your hair status.
According to Mark, “The hair coloring process tends to work better on virgin hair (meaning it hasn’t been colored at all).” In Marqed Salon, they also have this new tech to check the condition of your hair through a scanner. This way, they can tell and recommend what your hair needs and if it can take all the chemicals in hair dyes.
The initial process of bleaching could take all day.
Before you achieve the hair color of your dreams, you should also know that it takes serious effort to achieve that color. The road will have you clearing your schedule the day of your hair coloring appointment for a double-process. The first step is bleaching out pigment and the next step is to tone and color, all of which takes hours, depending on the condition of your hair and its natural color.
Take note that pastel colors may fade quickly.
For most people, pastel colors will last about 6-8 weeks, depending on how often you wash your hair and what products you use. By nature, pastel hair is just the lighter version of jewel-tone colors, so the lighter the color is to start with, the quicker it’s going to wash out.
There’s a lot of maintenance involved.
If you’re really decided to take the candy-colored plunge, be prepared for a lot of maintenance. Since the color fades quickly, Mark recommends touch-up of colors every 4-6 weeks and to use sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner daily because it doesn't strip off the color easily.