Are you tired of the same, boring hair color? Sure, you could add highlights or try the ombré technique, but just like YOLO― we’re over it. With summer only a few months away, it’s time to create some fun, fearless hair styles!
You’ve seen it on Pinterest, Tumblr and all over the web. Dying the tips of your hair a funky, vibrant color is all the rave for any carefree, summer loving girl. So embrace the mermaid hair, take the plunge and purchase some bright colored pastels. Here’s an easy way to create the look without breaking your budget at the salon.
What you’ll need:
A hair bleach kit
A semi-permanent hair color of your choice
A bowl for mixing the color/brush
Two rubber bands
1. First and foremost, if you’re using bleach, you should cover your back and neck with a towel for the safety of your clothes and skin. Bleach can be very damaging and it can burn!
2. Next, part your hair down the middle. Braid each side, just like pig tails. Tie the bottom of the braid with the rubber bands leaving just enough hair at the bottom for coloring. The more hair you leave at the bottom of the braid, the more color you’ll see in your hair.
3. Then, put on the rubber gloves and begin mixing your bleach kit. You can purchase this at any hair/beauty shop. Place a piece of aluminum foil underneath the rubber bands of each braid. Once you apply the bleach, make sure that you do not go past the rubber band mark. Also, be sure to spread the bleach evenly on the ends of your hair for the best results. The darker your hair, the more time it will take to lift. Watch closely, though, because each hair color is different.
4. Next, wash out the bleach on your ends. Repeat Step 3, but replace the bleach with a vibrant, semi-permanent hair color. You’ll want to wear gloves while applying this as well!
5. The hair color should set for 10-20 minutes, but you may leave it in longer, if you prefer. Then, once satisfied, you may wash your whole head with shampoo and conditioner, blow dry and your hair should be colorful and exotic, like a mermaid!
Photo by Kylin Chen