In a recent article, we laid out just how hot the pastel hair color trend is right now. Making your pretty and pale locks look their best takes work, which means that once you’ve decided to take the plunge into pastels, it is essential to know how to maintain it. Here, we’ll break down everything you need to know about pastel hair care.
Wash Less, Moisturize More
One of the main things you will probably notice about pastel hair care is that it is quite similar to caring for light blond hair. That is because the majority of people who dye their hair light blond or pastel colored have to bleach it first. Bleaching hair can be intense, as it strips natural moisture from hair which can leave it super dry. By shampooing pastel hair less frequently, not only will you help preserve the color, but you’ll also help preserve the natural oils within in. Try using a hydrating hair mask or leaving color-safe hair conditioner in for a little extra time after your next rinse. To avoid strands getting greasy in between washes, consider using a root-touch up powder as a dry shampoo in the same hue as your pastel color.
Rinse Hair with Cold Water
Studies show that rinsing hair with cold water after having washed it, or after a hot shower, may keep the hair cuticle sealed better than warm water. From a logistical standpoint, the concept makes sense. For example, most people use cold water when washing clothes with vibrant colors in the laundry to keep them bright.
Watch Out for Over Styling & Heat Products
Pastel hair is delicate due to the fact that it has been bleached. One of the signature mistakes that many people make with pastel hair care is that they over-style it. Try not to do this, as it could lead to further damage and breakage. Heat tools like curling irons, curling wands, flat irons, and even blow dryers have their place and can be used intermittently with pastel hair. If you choose to use heat products, prime your hair with a heat protectant spray first and make sure your hair is truly dry before applying any tools to it.
Avoid Over-Dyeing Pastel Hair
Once you dye your hair pastel, it’s likely that you’ll just want to keep going and try out a slew of fun new colors. While we totally understand the desire to paint the rainbow on your strands, try not to over-do it too frequently. If you feel the need to experiment with different colors but it feels too close to when you last did your dye job, Rootflage has the perfect solution. Try out our fun root-touch up color selections to test out some options and find out what your next shade should be.
Rootflage is all about hair care done right. Explore our wide variety of root-touch up powders and see how they can be used in so many different ways. Whether you need a root touch up to hold you over until your next salon appointment or are trying out a new color, Rootflage has you covered.