When it comes to making a colorful, bold hair statement, you can’t go wrong with a rose gold or lavender hair color. But we think it’s time to step outside of the box. The hair color idea we have in mind? Neon green hair! The bright hue fits perfectly within the acid hair color trend while still being unique enough to turn heads instantly. Sound like your cup of tea? Or, in this case, your glass of fluorescent sports drink? Below, we introduce you to our favorite neon green hair dye, share how to maintain a vivid lime green hair hue, and offer up ways to style your colored strands for the optimal stylish effect.
OUR BEST NEON GREEN HAIR COLOR
Love the idea of taking a bright break from your regularly scheduled hair color and testing out something a bit more daring? Pick up a box of the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color in Neon Green. Simply brush the hair color onto your strands to transform your tresses into a lime green masterpiece.
The best part? This particular product is not a permanent (or even semi-permanent) hair dye—it’s actually hair makeup! So, if you’re not totally in love with the look, the one-day formula can be washed out the next time you shampoo. Talk about convenient; it’s the perfect way to test a new shade before making a bigger commitment or to switch up your mane for a special occasion.
On the other hand, if you fall head over heels for your lime green hair color, it’s time to book an appointment with a professional to make your vibrant hair color a more permanent reality. Whenever it comes to hair colors that require lightening and ultra-bright colors, it’s best to enlist the help of a pro for the best chance of achieving the look you’re actually aiming for. Keep in mind that bright hair colors like neon green require bleaching, and the darker your starting shade, the more work may be required to achieve your desired hair color.
HOW TO CARE FOR NEON LIME GREEN HAIR
Once you’ve colored your hair fluorescent green, if you’ve used anything other than temporary hair makeup, you’ll need to make sure you’re caring for it properly to help keep your color from fading so quickly. Reach for a 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 mask for added conditioning.
Apart from the hair care products you use to wash your hair, you’ll want to make sure that you wash your locks with lukewarm water, as super-hot water can strip your hair of essential oils, leaving it feeling drier and looking duller. Still, keep in mind that at some point, you’ll need to touch up your tresses. Book a follow-up appointment at the salon before you leave so you aren’t left with unsightly roots or faded strands when the time comes to touch up.
HOW TO STYLE NEON GREEN HAIR
While neon, lime green hair looks especially chic when paired with the season’s effortless style trend (you can achieve it with a few pumps of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Elastic Curl Mousse), 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 half-up textured top knot? This hairstyle looks edgy on almost 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 colored 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.
Next up: After going neon green, you may find you’re open to trying other vivid hair colors. To give you a little inspiration for your next shade, check out our article, Seeing Blue: Here’s How to Find the Right Blue Hair Hue for Your Skin Tone.