Pastel hair colours can help you make a beauty statement. Striking hues such as bubblegum pink, lilac and smokey teal can add so much drama to your look. While trends like balayage and ombré have taken an almost permanent spot in the beauty circuit, pastel hair colours have just begun to catch everyone’s eye, and the colours are too tempting to miss.
Whether you’re experimental with hair colours or not, every colour comes with a different procedure. So, what does it take to switch to a pastel hue, you ask? Well, we’ve got you covered! From taking into consideration previous chemical treatments to maintaining pastel hair colour, here’s everything you need to know before trying this all-new hair colour trend.
- #01: Be prepared for your current hair colour to be stripped entirely
- #02: Your hair texture is going to change
- #03: Consult your colourist
#01: Be prepared for your current hair colour to be stripped entirely
The usual procedure of getting a pastel hair colour involves bleaching your tresses. Yes, this is the biggest challenge! So, whether it’s your original hair colour or a colour you got prior to this one, bleach will strip your current hair colour entirely. If you’re a hair colour newbie or have naturally lighter strands, then it should be easy enough to lift your original colour.
#02: Your hair texture is going to change
Do not be surprised if you lose your natural hair texture post this hair colour treatment. Going lighter takes a toll on the health of your mane as your colourist is lifting your original hair colour entirely. So, if you have naturally bouncy hair or defined curls, then be prepared for a potential change. One way to lessen the damage is to go for a deep conditioning treatment before switching to a pastel hair colour.
#03: Consult your colourist
Consultation with an expert before going in with something as heavy as a pastel hair colour is crucial. You need to get all your questions answered so that you don’t end up with damaged tresses. Since lighter tones require heavy lifting, your hair should be healthy enough to take the stress. Ask your colourist whether it is worth spending the time and money before switching to a pastel colour. Any pre-existing chemical treatments could possibly come in the way of your new hair colour, therefore, be 100 per cent sure before you take the leap.
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