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My top tips for keeping pastel hair healthy

May 17, 2017


how to keep pastel hair healthy

Pastel hair is a big trend and it’s going no where! Getting pastel hair is relatively easy these days, the trick is to keep your hair healthy whilst getting it to that pastel colour. So just how do you keep pastel hair healthy?

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Here are my top tips to keep your pastel hair healthy.

Be Realistic

Got jet black hair? It’s probably going to take a beating getting it pastel so talk to your hair dresser, maybe go for a dark root with a pastel ombré, get coloured extensions for some flashes or go for a pastel tip. Remember repeated bleaching will damage your hair, and if you have to bleach it four times just to get it to take colour it’s probably not the best idea, trust me when I say that damage is not easy to repair.

Stick with one salon

Find a hairdresser you trust and stick with them. Blow Finnieston may have broken the Internet a few times with glitter roots and pastel girl gangs but that’s not why I love them, they are consistent, they take care of my hair and most importantly they listen to what I want and work with me to achieve it. If your hairdresser doesn’t know how to keep pastel hair healthy then request someone new!

Let your hair get dirty

Stop washing your hair! Ok not altogether but cut it down to twice a week if you can, your hair has just been bleached and tuned to the most beautiful pastel shade, but to get there it’s been stripped of natural oils, your hair is dry and washing it will only strip it of colour. To keep pastel hair healthy you need to give it time to rest. Invest in some nourishing treatments, a pastel friendly shampoo (I swear by these products from Lush & Paul Mitchell) and a hat or two for when you are paranoid your hair is a little too greasy but it’s still a day too early to wash your hair.

Top up your colour

Keep on top of your colour, pastel hair fades quickly, washing it constantly will not only damage your hair it will also strip the colour faster! Every second or third time I wash my hair I mix up some hair dye (manic panic) and conditioner then I leave it on for an hour or so, not only does it give you a top up of colour it’s basically a deep condition for your hair.

Take care of your hair

If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a thousand times, Olaplex is a god send. I actually don’t know what I’d do without this little miracle treatment! Read my full thoughts on it here. On top of that make sure you are using a treatment in your hair at least once a month, I go between Davines minu mask & cold pressed coconut oil left on for a few hours.

So go forth and dye your hair my lovelies! Just remember these tips and  your locks will be as lovely as you.


  • Reply Laurie. February 3, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Hello! I’m in Perth, where abouts did you get your hands on Olaplex? And does your hairdresser use no.1 and 2 during your colour process or are you just using no.3 at home?
    I keep asking my hairdresser to look into it but I guess she doesn’t have time…(hence why I haven’t been back to have my hair coloured in 10 months!)
    Thanks, Laurie. xox

  • Reply Kathryn May 22, 2017 at 12:54 am

    I would love to have pastel coloured hair but am not in the right field of work to have that much freedom. I instead settle for a subtle pastel toner every time I go to the hairdresser which lasts a couple of weeks. I swear by the Daddy-O shampoo from Lush though, I don’t think I’ve found a better purple shampoo.
    -Kathryn xx

    • Reply Honeypop Kisses May 24, 2017 at 11:09 am

      It’s amazing isn’t it! Although I do find it dried my hair out a bit so I try and make sure I use a davines treatment after I use it. xxx

  • Reply Cole Nemeth July 7, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    I had jet-black hair forever. I dyed it with box dye at home for almost a decade! So when I went to my stylist to help me get it to a pastel purple it took a few tries. And I had it purple for a while when all of a sudden the hair dye just wouldn’t stick anymore. I ended up cutting all my hair off because I killed it real good ha ha. Now that I have a pixie cut, I want to go back to dying it purple, so these tips really help! Thanks!

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