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How to Get a Fun Mint Green Hair Color

Plus, how to keep the pastel hue looking fresh.
February 25, 2022


If changing up your hair color and opting for something bold is on your to-do list this year, you’ve come to the right place. Hues like platinum blonde and rich amber will always be chic, but there’s nothing quite like experimenting with a fun color. One of our favorites is mint green. 


Mint green hair lively, unique and flattering on tons of skin tones. But if you’re going to try out a vivid new shade 一 and a pastel one at that 一 there are some things that you should be aware of. If you’re game to make the switch, keep reading to learn how to get mint green hair and how to best care for it. 


What to Know Before Getting Mint Green Hair 

As with all pastel hair colors, mint green hair may take some time to achieve, depending on your starting shade. Dyeing your hair a mint green shade requires bleaching — and the darker your starting hair color, the more sessions may be needed in order to achieve your desired shade. Keep in mind that if you’re going for an all-over mint green hair color, then you’ll likely have to get regular root touch-ups. If you’re looking for a hair color that’s not quite as high maintenance, consider coloring just the ends of your hair for a pretty ombré or dip dye effect.


How to Get Mint Green Hair 

If you’re going the permanent hair color route, you’ll have to bleach your hair first unless your starting shade is very light. You can either color your hair at home or hit up the salon to have a pro colorist do it for you. If you’re going to bleach it at home, use the L’Oréal Paris Feria Hyper Platinum Advanced Lightening System Bleach which is capable of lightening your hair up to eight levels and follow up with your green dye. 

If you’re looking to test drive the shade before fully committing to it, try a temporary hair color spray, like the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Pastel Mint. It’s a pigmented hair color spray that washes out with your next shampoo session. All you need to do is shake the can well, hold it four to six inches away from your hair and spray it onto your strands until you’re satisfied with the color. Be sure to evenly coat your hair by spraying in small sections. 


How to Care for Your Mint Green Hair Color  

Color-treated hair requires special care and we’re sharing how to keep it looking its best.

1. Use Color-Safe Shampoo and Conditioner 

Using shampoo and conditioner that are gentle on color is essential to keep your new hue looking its best. We love the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate Free Bond Strengthening Color Care Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate Free Bond Strengthening Color Care Conditioner. This duo works to strengthen your strands from the inside by reinforcing weak hair bonds. Plus, they work to protect your hair from future damage with continued use. 

2. Use a Color Care Hair Mask 

Hair masks make for great self-care products, but they can also make a major difference in the look and feel of your hair. The L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Signature Masque, Color Care Hair Mask is great for newly colored hair because it’s formulated with vegan protein to strengthen your hair while also revitalizing your color and enhancing smoothness. Simply apply it to clean, damn hair and let it sit for five minutes before rinsing. 

3. Apply Heat Protectant When Using Hot Tools 

Exposing your hair to high temperatures without the proper protections is a recipe for damage. That’s why it’s key to use a heat protectant, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Weightless Blow Dryer Primer to shield your strands. 

It protects the hair against heat up to 450 degrees and provides 48-hour frizz control and high-shine weighing down your hair. Apply a dime size amount into your hands and work it through towel-dried hair.

Next: 10 Gorgeous Strawberry Blonde Hair Colors to Try Right Now

Written by: Alyssa Kaplan, Photo Credit: IG/@nikabegovac 

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