How do you get unicorn hair?
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Little Pony hair has been all the rage for several seasons. I will explain you how to do unicorn dyed hair and especially how to take care of your bleached hair 😉.
If you want to make up like a unicorn we have an article on the subject: unicorn makeup.
Pastel dye, mermaid hair, shadow hair, neon curls.... For several seasons, hair has seen all kinds of colors! Whether you choose red or purple hair, here are some tips to dye your hair and preserve your color with shampoos 🔥.
I want a unicorn mane: How do I do it?
That's it, it's decided, you want the same hair as Tamara in Princess Starla and the Magic Jewels! That's great, but before covering your scalp with Power Ranger poo, you should know that the road to the Knight of Avalon's mane is long and not without danger (burns, breakage, cracks...) for your hair.
After weighing the pros and cons, you can get out your little drugstore kit and put on your ex's favorite t-shirt: he will send you the color 🤣🤣🤣🤣!
What hair color to choose according to my color.
1) Light complexion: a tone-on-tone coloration
When skin is very pale, it's difficult to choose an appropriate color. Too light, it can fade, and conversely, too dark a color tends to look unnatural and makes the face appear heavier. The best option? Stay close to your foundation and add a touch of light.
2) Light skin? Choose a blonde color
If you have fair skin, your best ally will be blonde. Soft, luminous and youthful, this color will flatter your complexion. In addition, blonde hair comes in a wide range of shades: platinum blonde, Californian blonde, ash blonde, etc.
3) Golden to matte complexion: focus on warm complexion
For tanned complexions, make room for deep shades such as chestnut, marron glacé or chocolate. Copper colors like auburn or Venetian blonde also work if you have light eyes: blue, green or hazel. On the other hand, avoid blonde hair that is too light! It creates too much contrast and can dull your complexion.
Trendy hair colors in pastel shades are not exclusive to unicorns.
The unicorn generation comes from the term "Unicorn Hair" and is used whenever we talk about original hair dyes in pastel shades. Without necessarily referring to a particular style. For older girls, taking inspiration from the world of unicorns is just as interesting. The hair color harmonies become, at the discretion of the artist, a symphony of bolder contrasts with a more classic side.
- First step: bleaching
The first step towards a mane worthy of My Little Pony is fading. Yes, before you can apply the color of your choice, you must bleach your hair as much as possible to make the red-orange and purple as intense as possible. This step is mandatory, even if your hair is naturally brown, black, dark blonde, gray, ....
You will be stranded with shades of purple, pink, peach and blue, but always very light. A discreet result for those who want to wear their hair crazy without going overboard. Super plus point: the colors fade gradually to leave only the blonde. Practical to avoid constant touch-ups. Want to try it on? Go ahead, take a few selfies: you're sure to love the buzz. You've opted for navy blue, otherwise you'll just get highlights!
Bleaching is always done on "dirty" hair to avoid burning the scalp. You can do it yourself with a specific product (there are often some in the "Coloring" section of supermarkets) or go to a hairdresser if you don't feel like it.
If you have very dark hair, I advise you to trust a professional hairdresser to avoid ending up with unattractive orange highlights.
- Second step: Coloring
Before tackling color, start by washing your hair with a mild, silicone-free shampoo. Skip the "Conditioner" step and blow dry your hair with a hair dryer.
Once your hair is perfectly dry, you can apply petroleum jelly (or a very greasy cream) to the contours of your hair to prevent the color from coming into contact with your skin (color stains are rare but they can appear and are very embarrassing to remove).
Next, apply the color, starting at the root of the hair, with a wide brush and distribute it throughout the hair with a comb. Leave it on for at least thirty minutes, as indicated in the instructions for your coloring product.
Once the exposure time has elapsed, rinse your hair with cold water (very important to fix the color) and apply a nourishing mask to your lengths. Then you can rinse your hair and style as usual.
Here is a short video made by Aka Aislim with a vegan and human Arctic Fox Hair Colors.
Different ways to keep your rainbow hair moisturized
That's right, your hair is finally the color of your dreams! You'll be able to start a fashion blog and become an Instagram star ✨. But to keep your degree of sickness always higher than the IQ of a TV star, and to avoid having to cut your hair very, very short, you're going to have to take great care of your mane, which, it must be said, has been well blurred.
To protect the shine and uniformity of your color, wash your hair as little as possible, with a mild, sulfate-free shampoo, and always in cold water. Never skimp on nourishing conditioner: your length is killing the slab!
Always protect your hair when you dive into the pool or the sea and when exposed to the sun.
For a good moisturizing bath, you can leave coconut oil or argan oil on your hair for several hours as a pre-wash mask.
So much for these little beauty tips for rainbow hair! And what do you do to maintain your color?
If you don't want to risk damaging the hair, you can also use clip-in hair extensions that will not damage the hair and will look like a unicorn. There are many reasons why you may be reluctant to do hair coloring because you want to have healthy hair. Extensions are a good alternative. There are also wigs that allow you to change your look. 100% natural and synthetic, you have the option to look more natural than the other. Available in caramel, lavender, fuchsia, electric.
What are the actions to prevent hair breakage?
Dyeing your hair is not insignificant, so there are a few things to banish to avoid hair suicide! First of all, don't straighten your hair, and even less so with wet hair. This action will cause your hair to lose its shine. However, if you are hooked to a straightening iron, it is essential to leave about ten days between each straightening session. In addition, it is advisable to promote straightening with steam. Another tip: keep your hair warm! A hair dryer used at too high a temperature can be very damaging to your hair, breaking it and making it very fragile. It is recommended to use the "cool" setting on your appliance for a less traumatic drying. Otherwise, natural drying is the best way to improve the health of your hair. If you've just returned from a vacation in the sun and sea, check out our tips for caring for color-treated hair after your vacation. Last tip: avoid dry shampoos as much as possible.