Isolation led many of us to experiment with our hair at home, and one of the biggest trends turned out to be pastel hair colours. Created using temporary to semi-permanent hair dyes, celebrities from Hilary Duff to Lottie Moss have been experimenting with new hair colours. And really, there’s never been a better time if you’ve always wanted to try pastel hair - if it goes wrong, at least you can stay home until it washes out?
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Tempted? Luckily, semi-permanent hair dyes can be done yourself, so you don't need to wait for a hairdresser to update your look. The experts at Bleach London have put together some tips for dyeing your hair at home.
Top tips for dying your hair pastel pink
Tip 1. To create a pastel look, the hair has to be a very light blonde for the colour to show. Use the Bleach London Total Bleach Kit to lift the hair to a pale blonde. For extra guidance, head to chat.bleachlondon.com for a virtual consultation followed by a video appointment with a Bleach Colour Expert.
Tip 2. Knock out any yellow tones and create a clean base by using a toner. This colour correcting step is important, otherwise your pink will look more peach, for example.
Tip 3. Follow with the semi-permanent or temporary hair dye.
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Here are some at-home dyes you can still get your hands on…
Lee Stafford Kiss of Colour Playful Pink, £3.99, Boots
Maria Nila Pink Pop Colour Refresh, £25.85, Amazon
L'Oréal Colorista Spray Pastel Pink Hair Colour, £6.99, Amazon
Bleach London lavender grey toner kit, £8.50, Lookfantastic
Colour Vibe Pastels Conditioning Shampoo In Hair Colour Pink Blush, £2.99, Amazon
Garnier color sensation vivids pastel pink, £3.99, Amazon
La Riche semi-permanent hair color carnation pink, £4.95, Amazon
No bleach bleach kit, £8, Bleach London
Fudge paintbox hair colourant lilac frost, £11.45, Lookfantastic
Rose colour, £6.50, Bleach London
Lime Crime Unicorn Hair, £14.50, Look Fantastic
Crazy colour, £7.25, Amazon
LIVE Ultra Bright pretty pastels, £4.79, Superdrug
Hair chalks, £14.99, Amazon
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