Cotton candy-colored hair is the latest hair trend, and this fun look is perfect for summer. Read more to learn about this new trend and how to get it.
There have been plenty of trending hair colors throughout 2016, and the year isn’t even over yet. Some of the most popular hair color trends have been rainbow bangs, dip dye, ronze (copper brown and bronze hair), eggplant, bright orange, rainbow hair, opal, platinum blonde, bronde (a dark blonde), blue tints and gray. However, there’s another color style that has recently emerged and is becoming a new trend: cotton candy hair.
Cotton candy hair can be pink, green, blue, purple or even yellow. The beauty of this is that you can control the shade and vibrancy of the color and still have cotton candy-colored hair. Furthermore, all of these colors combined look spectacular, really stand out and looks like everyone’s favorite summertime treat. However, if you don’t actually want to have various colors, a single color from the cotton candy selection still looks amazing—especially for the summer.
Cotton candy hair is perfect for summer as it is bright, fun, exciting, looks incredible and reminds us all of our favorite carnival and amusement park candy. Cotton candy hair can pack a punch unlike other trending colors, such as subdued corals and opals. However, it can also be subdued and toned down into a pastel version of the cotton candy colors in case you don’t actually want to have the bright vibrant cotton candy colors.
First things first, make sure you are capable of doing this yourself as you can severely damage your hair. If you feel like you can’t do this, you may want to go to a salon to get it done.
Before you even dye your hair, make sure the dye won’t cause any skin reactions or rashes; check this by testing a small amount on a section of your skin. If it does cause a reaction, then you’ll need a new brand of color.
Next, you’ll have to bleach your hair; the darker it is, the more bleaching you’ll have to do. In order to be able to dye your hair a cotton candy color, you need to have platinum blonde hair before you even start putting the fun colors on your hair. The best way to bleach your hair if you are doing it at home is not to wash your hair for a while and to make sure that it’s dry as the natural oils will help to reduce the damage. Right after you bleach your hair, you should wash it to make sure all the chemicals are out of your hair so that it won’t interfere with the chemicals from the coloring dye. You should also wait 2-3 days before you actually color your hair to avoid further damage.
Another important factor to dyeing your hair this way is to test a small amount of color on a strand of your hair to make sure that it’s the shade and tone that you actually want. Since there are variations of shades and tones for each color and some are very bright or toned down, you’ll want to make sure that it matches what you have in mind.
Before applying the dye, put on gloves and put petroleum jelly around your hairline to avoid the dye staining your skin in this area. For the next part, you need to follow the instructions on the box so that you know how to mix the color and how long you have to leave the color on your hair. If you leave it longer than what the box says, it will damage your hair and the color might come out strangely; if you leave it on for less time than what the box says, it will likely come out dull. Also make sure that all of your hair is saturated in the color for the best results.
Be aware that your hair may stain your pillowcase and other fabrics after the dye job, so try to avoid this by washing your hair thoroughly and with cold water to keep the color looking fresh. Due to the amount of damage that may happen to your hair, you also may want to keep your hair hydrated by doing a deep conditioning treatment every 1-2 weeks. Similarly, when you wash your hair, you should use sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner to lessen the damage and color erosion.
Please note that getting certain color tones and blends of various colors is very difficult and you may want to go to your hairdresser. Manic Panic is a great company to buy cotton candy hair colors from, but you may also want to talk to your hairstylist about where to get your colors from and how to get the shades you want.
Overall, cotton candy hair is fun, exciting, beautiful and perfect for the summer. It even matches most outfits and will be sure to make you stand out for all the right reasons. Feel free to share your comments on cotton candy hair below!
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