I’ve been wanting to go pink for a while, without the commitment of course. So I asked around and discovered that I could do it myself! I don’t recommend anyone doing this permanently at home, unless you want to fry it and later have to cut off all the damaged hair.
First, I started by washing my hair with Kevin Murphy Hydrate Me to wash my hair.
Next, I went in with Shimmer Lights to take out as many brassy tones as I could. Instead of leaving it for the regular amount of time, 5 minutes, I left it on for at least 15. Please be aware of how your strong your hair is and how blonde it is. The more blonde, the less time needed. Mine was an ashy blonde, basically a residue of me going brown without actually having to go brown. Here is the color for reference.
OPTION 1: Next, I begin spraying Kristen Ess Rose Gold Temporary Tint all over my hair. The best way I found was to section off my hair into 4 different sections. I would then focus on each section by spraying and combing through the product. I would even divide the sections to give each strand a little more attention. The bottle said to leave it on for 1-2 minutes then rinse, I left it for 5 minutes.
NOTE: I found this product worked best when my hair was dry!
OPTION 2: Because my hair was darker, therefore it was harder for my hair to get pink, I blowdried my hair after it was pink. Not much happened to my hair, so I finished off the bottle on my now-dried hair. Again, I left it on for 5 minutes before rinsing.
I didn’t condition my hair, instead I used Kevin Murphy Hair Young Again Masque. I left it on for about 15 minutes. I then used a wide-tooth comb to not break my hair as I brushed through.
This time, I let it air dry so my hair wouldn’t damage too much. Once it was completely dry, I styled it like usual.
I usually wash my hair once a week, so this lasted for at least a week. After the first wash, the pink definitely started to fade out, which was fine because I had to get the DIY project completely removed in 3 weeks. If you want to keep it on longer, I suggest doing this process again after the first or second wash.
This was so fun and I will be adding pink to my hair again!