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Pastels are pretty and all, but there’s a reason why acid hair color trend are making a major wave in the beauty world: There’s just something stunning about bright, vivid colors. Today, we’ll be looking closely at hot pink hair, a hair color idea that doesn’t seem too far-fetched but takes a certain level of bold style to commit to. Ready to go on a little hair color adventure? Below, we walk you through the hair color products to create hot pink hair, as well as the hair care products and hair styling products to make the most of your new look.
Love the idea of taking a bright break from your regularly scheduled hair color and testing out something a bit more daring? You can use the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray in Hot Pink for a one-day look or pick up a box of the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Hot Pink for a semi-permanent hair color that lasts a bit longer. For our semi-permanent hair color option, keep in mind that you’ll have to bleach your hair first if you don’t already have blonde hair—and the darker your base shade, the more sessions it may take to achieve your desired hair color.
On the other end of the spectrum, if you fall head over heels for hot pink hair and want to make it a little more permanent, it’s time to book an appointment with a professional colorist. A pro colorist will be able to expertly guide you through the process of getting hot pink hair. Bring some inspiration pics to the salon with you so that your colorist can get a sense of exactly how bright you want your hair to look.
Once you’re done coloring your hair hot pink, make sure you’re caring for it properly to help keep your color from fading so quickly. Reach for a sulfate-free system of shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask formulated for color-treated hair, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair Remedy Balm. Use the hair mask once or twice a week in place of the conditioner. You can even use it as a pre-shampoo hair mask for added conditioning and detangling.
Apart from the hair care products you use to wash your hair, you’ll want to make sure that you wash it with lukewarm water, as super-hot water can strip your strands of essential oils, which can leave your hair feeling dry and looking dull. Hot pink hair is definitely high maintenance, so make sure you keep a box of hair color around so that you can touch up your hue. If low maintenance is what you’re after, then a permanent take on hot pink hair may not be the best fit for you.
While hot pink hair looks especially chic when paired with the season’s effortless style (you can achieve it with a few spritzes of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray), we totally understand wanting to be a bit more creative with your locks. Instead of exposing your color-treated hair to heat, why not rock yet another super-stylish hairstyle trend: the slicked-back ‘do. This hairstyle looks edgy on any hair length, but we especially love when it’s paired with a short crop—talk about a style statement. If you absolutely must use your straightener or curling wand, just be sure to protect your hot pink hair with a heat protectant, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray, which is designed to provide 450-degree protection.
After getting hot pink hair, you may find you’re open to trying other vivid hair colors. To give you a little inspiration, check out our article, How to Do Neon Hair.