I Tried Dove Cameron’s Pink Coachella Hair & It Looked Ah-MAZING
Dove Cameron rocked the most gorg pink hair during Weekend #1 of Coachella 2017 and it’s actually super easy to steal her look — you don’t even have to use dye!
Dove’s hairstylist, Chad Wood, used Joico’s Color Intensity in “Soft Pink” to add some low-key pink streaks to her platinum blonde locks — the perfect touch to her whimsical and fun festival style.
As a blonde myself, I totally dug how awesome Dove’s hair looked with subtle pink highlights in it and I immediately wanted to try it, but didn’t want to commit to any permanent or semi-permanent dyes. Luckily, a few brands (like Garnier and Splat) make wash-out colors with super-easy applications that don’t damage your hair. Wash-out colors create a thin color-coat around your hair fibers without penetrating it so that it comes out after 2-3 shampoos, which is perf if you have a wedding, dance recital or prom coming up but want to experiment with some temporary vibrant highlights.
Here’s a cheap and super easy way you can emulate Dove’s bubble gum-tinted locks without bleaching or dying your hair.
What you will need:
Garnier Color Styler Intense Wash-Out Color – Pink Pop (OR other Wash-Out Hair Color product)
Vinyl gloves (if your wash-out color kit does not include them)
-To prep, wrap a towel around your shoulders and make sure your hair is dry and free of any tangles.
-Select a small section of hair that you want to add color to and brush it out.
-Spray/apply leave-in conditioner from root to tip so that the selected section of hair is damp.
-Brush out the section of hair to even out the conditioner and free it from any tangles.
-The leave-in conditioner will keep your hair from getting dry and knotted once you apply the color.
-Put on your gloves and spray/apply a thin layer of leave-in conditioner to your gloved finger tips.
-Squeeze the color product onto your gloved fingers and spread it by rubbing your fingertips on both hands together.
-Grab your section of hair and slide your gloved fingers (with coloring + conditioner) downwards and repeat until the section is coated and soaked with color.
-Let the section of hair air dry for about 15 minutes. If it is still damp after 15 minutes, use a blow dryer to speed up the process.
-Once it is thoroughly dry, gently brush through your newly colored section of hair.
The outcome of the wash-out color will differ depending on your hair color and texture (i.e. It’ll probably show up better on very light hair and be hard to see on darker colors), but it’s definitely the perf way to copy Dove’s cool Coachella hair and test out new colors without damaging your hair.
Here’s the final result on me:
Pretty sweet, right?
NGL, we’re totally crushing on Dove Cameron — just like these stars: