Pastel hair colours are not entirely new. They have been around for years with only a few pastel colours emerging as top trends before a new, more vibrant and more outgoing pastel colour emerges anew. From pink to lavender to silver… you name it! If you have hopped onto the bandwagon, make sure that you know the proper way to maintain your hair so you do not sacrifice health for style.
Before Getting Pastel Hair
If you want to get a soft pastel shade on your hair, you need to pre-lighten your hair. This is a must and there is simply no way around it. Pastel colours show off best when your hair is naturally light. Another important reminder: visit your hairstylist to pre-lighten your hair. Never even think about doing it yourself at home.
Pastel hair, no matter how fun they are, also fades quickly. It is a fact. Therefore, it is best to go one shade brighter on your pastel hair colour to give way to fading. This is also a great way to lengthen the life of your hair colour.
After Getting Pastel Hair
Like coloured hair, you need to be ready to commit to washing your hair less once you get a paste shade. For example, you might be used to washing your hair every other day. With pastel hair, you might have to cut it down further to twice a week. It is no secret that constant washing causes hair colour to fade. But with the soft shades of pastel on your hair, fading might happen faster!
In connection with the tip above, you must learn to let go of hot showers. The higher the temperature is, the more likely the colour pigments will dissipate and cause your hair to fade.
You should also look for colour locking shampoos so that you can maximise each wash. Meanwhile, invest in a conditioner or hair mask (whichever you prefer to use). These products are designed to not only maintain the vitality of your hair colour, but they are also great for giving extra care to your hair that might be damaged by all the colour processing done to it.
Do you have tips for pastel hair? We’d love to read them in the comments!