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How to: DIY Pink Hair

Ever wondered how Instagrammers get the perfect pink hair? Ever get scared to experiment with your hair? Ever admired Kim Kardashian’s bubblegum pink hair or Kylie Jenner’s pastel pink hair? Sometimes, it can get a little scary doing it yourself but with our guidance from our in-house hair color gurus, we’ll show you how to do the perfect DIY Pink Hair!

 

Step 1: Drop the Perfect Base for your DIY Pink Hair

Blonde Base for Pink Hair

Having the perfect base is the most important step in dyeing your hair pink. The more platinum bleach blonde you are, the higher chance you’ll have flawless pink hair. To view our Bleach Blonde Tutorial, click here.

 

Step 2: Prevent Skin Stains by Applying Petroleum Jelly or Coconut Oil

The pros always apply coconut oil or petroleum jelly on the hairline, ears, behind the ears, and neck to prevent the skin from staining.

TIP: If you’re worried about staining your tub or sink, you can apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly on your tub or sink!

Step 3: Part your hair in 4 sections and work it!

Make sure your hair is clean and dry. After parting your hair into four sections (two in the front and two in the back), clip them up with hair clips so that you can focus on smaller areas of your hair. Wearing gloves, take one section and apply your desired pink shade from root to tip, leaving ¼ an inch away from the scalp to avoid staining. It is recommended to take about one-inch wide strands to apply color evenly. Make sure to fully saturate the hair strands by massaging the color in with your fingers, or with your applicator brush. Repeat until all sections of your hair are fully saturated! Wait about 30-45 minutes.

 Pink Hair

Step 4: Rinsing

After the processing time, rinse your hair with cool water away from your face. For long-lasting color, some people actually skip shampooing their hair and go straight to conditioner (but that’s up to you!) Make sure to rinse your hair until the water runs clear.  The most exciting part of DIY Pink Hair is seeing the final results of your hair after rinsing, isn’t it?

 

Step 5: Maintenance

Maintaining your new DIY pink hair is not too hard. Most colorists advise using protein treatments and deep conditioners to keep hair healthy as well as using sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner. Colorists also advise to not shampoo your hair often and to use dry shampoo to keep your locks fresh longer.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to call us directly at (951)738-8595 or email [email protected].

 

Want to share your look with us? Feel free to tag us and add #splatsquad for a chance to get featured on our social!

 

See you there!

How To Get Blue Hair

Splat Blue Hair

How To Get Blue Hair

There are many not so pleasant stories from people attempting to get blue hair and end up green, or beauty adventurers achieve blue hair, but it eventually becomes green. Why is that? And how do you maintain it??? Let’s go over what you need to do before and after!

Getting blue hair and maintaining it is quite a commitment! It is a long process and takes a lot of patience.


Blue Hair: What Do I Need to Do?

Before applying your blue hair dye, your hair needs to be lightened to a platinum blonde (almost white). To read our tips for bleaching, click here.

Make sure you don’t have any yellow or orange tones in your hair! If you do, your hair is guaranteed to turn into a sea green because

 Blue Hair Base

   YELLOW + BLUE = GREEN

 

 

To achieve platinum blond hair, you will most likely need to bleach your hair multiple times.

 

Ok, Platinum Blonde, CHECK! What Next?

Before you apply that gorgeous blue color, make sure you’re not allergic to it by doing a skin test!

Then, apply either petroleum jelly or coconut oil on your skin around the hairline, neck, and ears to prevent skin stains.

 USEFUL TIP: If you’re worried about staining your shower, you can prevent this by also applying oil on your shower/tub. You can use any inexpensive kitchen oil such as canola or vegetable oil. After you’re done with the whole coloring process, simply wipe off.

 Make sure to have gloves with you too for the dyeing process unless you want “Smurf” hands.

Once that is done, TIME TO COLOR! When applying the dye, make sure you fully saturate the hair to get the best blue hair. You can leave in the dye for about 30-45 minutes and rinse.

How To Maintain Blue Hair

Most crazy color hair dye is semi-permanent hair dye, which means it’ll fade quickly, especially if you wash it often. This is common for all semi-permanent hair colors. What most avid beauty adventurers do is:

 Blue Hair

-Try using a dry shampoo to skip washing your hair. Our experienced bold hair influencers say they wash their hair about 2-3 times a week

-When you do wash your hair, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner is A MUST! Avoid shampoos that contain sulfate or promote volume.

-Use a deep conditioner at least once a week. Your hair will be dry from bleaching, so you want to keep those gorgeous blue locks healthy by keeping them hydrated!

Optional:

-Use a leave-in treatment to keep your blue hair looking healthier

-You can also use a color-depositing shampoo to increase the duration of your blue hair

 

Alright, folks, that is the GIST of it! It may sound like a lot of work, but it’s actually not that bad once you get the hang of it!

Blue Hair 













If you have any questions for us, feel free to let us know! Contact us by emailing [email protected] or call 1-866-SPLAT20! 

How To: Splat Hair Bleach Kit

Alexis Jelenich

Ever wondered who this cool girl is using our Splat Hair Bleach Kit? Her name is Alexis Jelenich and she’s one hell of a cool model with her iconic platinum blonde pixie cut. Not only does she look unique with her edgy and fierce looks, but she is one of the most down to earth people we have ever worked with. She describes herself as “a quiet creator, another stranger from the Internet”. She’s been using Splat’s Hair Bleach Kit for the longest time now to achieve her platinum hair and we’re going to tell you how to do it.

How To: Splat Hair Bleach Kit

Bleaching your hair may seem difficult with the many questions you may have, but we are here to answer FAQ with using Splat’s Hair Bleach Kit.

Splat’s Hair Bleach Kit has everything you need to get started: Lightening Bleach Powder, Splat Oxide, Shampoo, and Conditioner. The bleach in this kit is a volume 30, which is not strong enough to ZAP your hair into straw but will lighten it a few levels with the appropriate care.

What the heck does bleaching do?

When you Google it, bleaching is a process that opens up the cuticles of the hair for the bleaching agents to penetrate the hair and to dissolve the natural pigments aka melanin. This will leave your hair lightened with either yellow or orange tones (depends on what color your natural hair is). Usually after this process, your hair is more porous, which means your hair will better absorb moisture or color. The results are permanent.

I’ve Never Bleached Before!

If you are a first timer, the Splat Hair Bleach Kit will be simplest for you, so no worries! We do not recommend bleaching if your hair is extremely dry and brittle. BUT FIRST, it is recommended to use some nourishing hair mask before bleaching to ensure strength of your hair. After using a nourishing mask, rinse and dry completely before applying bleach. Be sure to read all instructions included in the box before starting the process.

How Long Do I Leave It For?

We get this question quite often: “how long do I leave the bleach in my hair?” The answer is: “it all depends on your hair goals and the health of your hair!” When using Splat’s Hair Bleach Kit, always respect the timing in the instructions. You should never wait longer than the listed timing in the instructions (40 minutes or less). During the bleaching process, be safe and check on your hair every 5-10 minutes.

The darker your hair is, the longer the process of lightening it is. For those who have naturally dark hair (from black to dark brown), you may want to bleach your hair a 2nd time, depending on what your desired hair result is.

WTH? Why is My Hair Orange/Yellow?

Once you are finished with the first round of bleaching, your hair will have brassiness which means it will have yellow or orange tones. You can neutralize the brassiness with a toner or violet shampoo (This is what Alexis does!).

Tips for After Bleaching

  • Use color-safe shampoo and conditioner (even if you don’t have color). Color-safe shampoo helps closes the cuticles of the hair
  • It is also recommended to use a deep conditioner or nourishing mask 1x a week
  • Leave-in treatment/conditioner is a MUST
    • You can reapply leave-in treatments on dry hair to help maintain moisture
    • Avoid yellow or orange tinted hair products such as oils and other hair care. This will prevent staining the hair

Crap, I Over Bleached Hair My Hair! What Do I Do?

If hair is over bleached, it cannot hold color or moisture. That is because the hair is over processed and damaged which permanently opens the cuticle of their hair, causing it to lose its ability to hold moisture and color. If this happens, we recommend using protein treatments and nourishing masks while avoiding heat.

If you’re still nervous about changing your hair, you can always email us with your questions at [email protected]! <3 We got you!