Pastel Hair Returns! Here's What You Need to Know...

Pastel hair is yet again a strong contender for this season's hair trend and it is easy to see why: soft feminine locks in pretty shades of pink, blue and purple make you stand out but still allow you to fit in. I know you want to give it a go so to get started I have comprised a list of tips, tricks and expert recommendations to nailing pretty pastel hair...

Introducing Schwarzkopf's LIVE Colour Pastels by Ultra Brights range perfect for highlights, dip dye ends or a vibrant full colour look. Available in Baby Blue, Cotton Candy Pink and Lilac Blush, these semi-permanent hair dyes are free from ammonia and peroxide, allowing you to achieve stunning pastel tones whilst hair is hydrated and cared for. Now you too can look bang on trend!

How long does colour last? Up to 6-8 weeks.
Is it easy to apply? The ready to use formula requires no pre-mixing and activates in just 2 minutes! Its multiple application technique is easy to master but if in doubt, best to take your colour to your hairdresser (that's what I do).
Want to stand out from the crowd? Schwarzkopf Ultra Brights is also available in super vibrant, non-pastel shades Magnetic Purple, Pillar Box Red and Electric Blue.

How To Apply:
1. Apply Vaseline around the hairline to eliminate colourisation onto the forehead
2. Shampoo and towel dry hair
3. Apply colour and leave on for 5 to 30 minutes
4. Rinse thoroughly and style as usual
5. For overall colour on long or thick hair, 2 or more packets is recommended

Care for/maintain coloured hair with Schwarzkopf's National Technical Educator, Grant Withnell:
-Have a good 3 step routine: shampoo, conditioner and a leave-in treatment. It's crucial to use a shampoo and conditioner specifically for coloured hair to keep it vibrant and lock in colour for longer.
- Hair treatments have the ability to soften the hair and create a smooth surface to improve shine & manageability
- Refrain from over-washing hair ... only wash your hair when it needs it.

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