There’s a new unnatural hue on the scene—and on your social media feed: pink cloud hair. You’ve previously seen celebrities and influencers alike rocking a super soft pink hair color—and now there’s a new take on the hair color trend. Rather than dyeing their whole head of hair pastel pink, they’re opting for streaks of pink and lilac over a blonde base. And the look isn’t just popular because it’s pretty, it’s also catching on because it’s the perfect way to ease into sporting shades that may be outside of your comfort zone. Want to go pink…but not totally pink? Pink cloud hair is your color! If you think you want to give it a try, we’ve got you covered. Not only are we sharing how to get pink cloud hair, but we’re also diving into the best hair care products for your updated hair and the perfect hair style to pair with your pink cloud hair color.
How to Get Pink Cloud Hair
If you’re familiar with the hair dying process, your skills will come in handy here. However, that doesn’t mean achieving a pink cloud color is exactly the same as obtaining every other trendy shade. Whether you’re an old pro at coloring or a newbie to DIY, you’ll want to read up on the right way to get pink cloud hair.
Step 1: Lighten your hair
We love brunettes—but unfortunately brown hair just won’t do if you want pink cloud hair. A light blonde base is essential for achieving the look, so if your strands aren’t already nearly platinum blonde, you’ll need to break out the bleach and lift your color. To lighten your hair at home, try the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Bleach and be sure to (carefully) follow the directions. Keep in mind that the darker your starting shade, the more sessions it may take to achieve your desired level of blonde hair.
Step 2: Decide between temporary and semi-permanent color
Once your hair color is the platinum blonde shade of your dreams, you have a decision to make. Are you content to have pink cloud hair for a number of weeks or would you rather take the trendy shade for a shorter test drive? If you’re ready to commit, you can use semi-permanent hair colors that will gradually wash out over the course of 4-10 washes. If even that’s too long for you, temporary hair color sprays will be more your style, since they’ll wash out completely with your next shampoo.
Step 3: Dye!
Now, it’s time to dye. And you don’t even have to leave home to do it! If you’ve opted for the semi-permanent option, you can use the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Soft Pink and Purple. For the temporary hair color option, use the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray in Pastel Pink and Pastel Lavender. Either way, follow the directions on the packaging of your product pick to a T as you add pink and purple highlights throughout your hair.
How to Take Care of Pink Cloud Hair
When you switch-up your hair color, your hair care routine should change too. Make the following changes to ensure your strands stay in shape:
Step 1: Swap your shampoo and conditioner
It’s time to stop using your regular old shampoo and conditioner and switch to a system that’s safe for color-treated hair, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defense Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defense Conditioner. Massage the shampoo into wet hair, lather, then rinse out using lukewarm water. Follow up by applying the conditionerand leaving it on for 1-3 minutes, then it’s time to rinse again.
Step 2: Introduce a hair mask
Your hair deserves the same attention as your skin—and that means treating your tresses to a hair mask a couple of times a week. Use the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair Remedy Balm, twice a week in place of conditioner. Or—if you want to test a trendy take on hair masks—try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Intense Repair Hair Sheet Mask.
How to Style Pink Cloud Hair
Choosing how to style pink cloud hair is a no-brainer—it’s big, bouncy curls all the way. Here’s how to get the look:
Step 1: Use a heat protectant
The last thing colored hair needs is heat damage, so don’t reach for your heat tools unless you’ve used a heat protectant first. Spritz with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray, then you’re free to move right along.
Step 2: Curl your hair
Using a curling iron or wand, curl large sections of your hair to get big curls. (Need a little more guidance? Check out our article on How to Use a Curling Iron.)
Step 3: Finish with hair spray
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