Haircolor, My Hair Color... that is what people are mostly talking about these days. After being a brunette for 9 years, I decided to have some fun! Went from brown to beige, to pink and then peach, and now I am staying a bit with silver and lavender tones.
But the the "how" I turned my hair in these soft pastel tones? Food Coloring! YESSSS! Food coloring is Color. You just have to know how to use it.
First we need to understand the Color Wheel.
Unless you have blonde white hair, you hair has a bit of color. So you need to neutralize the color you have and add more of the color you want
My hair was a bit too yellow. That means I need to add Purple to neutralize my yellow and add some extra pink to make it pastel pink.
1/2 White Conditioner
Food Coloring (I used Wilton's but you can use whatever is in your kitchen cabinet)
A black T-shirt that you can ruin
Plastic Folie or Wrap
Let's get Unicorn! Well, at least Cotton Candy Pink.
Mix the conditioner with the food coloring. As I needed purple and pink, I added 2 parts red and one part blue. If you have a lot of hair or very long hair, please make double recipe, as it is very hard to get exactly the same color for the second batch.
The color of the mix should be similar as the color you want. Here a very cool pink for the warm pink I wanted (as the cool violet will kill my yellow). You can always test the color spreading a bit of the mix in kitchen paper too know if it is too strong.
Mix very well so you wont get a "patchy" hair color.
Apply it through your hair. I separated my hair in 4 parts so it is easier. If you have someone to help you, ask them to apply the color or at least tell you if you have color all over your head. Use gloves! I didnt do that and my nail polish got ruined.
Please be sure you got the color EVERYWHERE!!!!
Let it soak for 5 minutes, and re-apply where you see it is not saturated enough. In my case you see the yellow-y parts I had to add some more.
Cover your hair with plastic wrap/foil and let it soak for at least 1 hour. I rinsed it 3 hours later as I had so much to do.
Rinse your hair with cold water and do not shampoo it again. Dry & Style as usual.
The color will stay for 2 washes or 3 the most. If you want to get rid of it after just one wash, use a clarifying shampoo when you wash it the first time.
This is the easiest and cheapest way to give your hair a change of look or just to use on a festival or party and it wont stain your clothes like hair chalk would.
Thanks Friends & Friends for the awesome picture! Today is a F&F Party again! so if you are in Berlin, jump by and let's have some FUN!!!
I am Andrea, or as my friends call me, Jinx. I am a foodie living in Berlin, eating my way through life. Here are my recipes, cooking events, dining experiences and more...