Is there anything better than mermaid hair?! Pinks, purples and blues…love, love and love. It’s the ultimate in #hairgoals. Best part? Whether you are a light-skinned or dark-skinned Latina, blonde or brunette, you can rock this look. Here are some pro tips to make your rainbow-colored tress dreams come true.
Say No to Oils
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You can spend 5 bucks or $60 on the pastels (your money, your call). Either way make sure they’re non-oil based.
Get it Wet
This is especially helpful for dark or coarse hair. It allows pastels to set.
Stay Away from Your Scalp
Your hair is dead, your scalp is not. Pastels can stain your skin.
Go Down, Down Baby
Apply the chalk to small sections (not chunks) of hair in a downward motion. Twist it as you go to really work it in.
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Don’t use a blow-dryer after applying, you’ll end up blowing off the chalk.
Changed up my babe @rawrberryjams with a new fresh flamingo color. Started with @olaplex #olaplex and #tigicopyrightcolour to lighten the base. Mixed up #specialeffectshairdye in #atomicpink and #napalm to create the new color root. After I mixed water to #colormelt the midshaft. Finishing with water and extra orange to create the peach at the ends. #nofilter so you can see the true color. #nailedit ⚡️#tashdollarshair #hairart #hair #haircolor #colorist #detroitcolorist #flamingohair #sherbert #pinkhair #peachhair #softwave #curls #ombre #balayage #mermaidhair @mermaidians #hairdressermagic @whocuts #whocuts @behindthechair_com #btcpics @dyeddollies #dyeddollies
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If you want the color to REALLY pop, apply white chalk before applying your color du jour.
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Pink all day, every day is not for everyone. If you just want a pop of color, add it to a couple braids…so cute.
Shiny, Pretty Things
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And for those chicas ready to let your inner beauty shine on the outside, hair chalk with glitter is a AWESOME!