#DIYing your hair color isn’t something we typically advocate for. But after seeing Reddit threads and YouTube channels light up with #DIY versions of unicorn hair, we knew we had to at least be open-minded. Boy, are we glad we did. Here are a few steps to #DIY unicorn hair.
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What is Unicorn Hair?
Step 1: Get Your Hair to Bleach Blonde Status
Step 2: Plan Out Your Color Scheme
Step 3: Semi versus Demi
After you’ve planned where each color will go, decide if you want semi-permanent or permanent hair color. Manic Panic is a favorite for non-committal types and L’Oreal’s Féria hair color line is a good option for those looking for a more permanent look. Reddit user aBolognaSandwich uses a vegetable-based dye that she leaves on overnight. Pro tip: she uses a bag over her head to avoid staining pillowcase.
Step 4: Take Your Time
After you’ve nailed what level of commitment you are ready for, go to town on your hair section by section. We know, it may seem like ages to do this color-section by color-section, but taking your time will allow you to rectify any mistakes. It will also let you figure out how your hair takes to your chosen hair color brand. Mark out a whole afternoon for the project and turn on some Netflix to make the time pass more quickly.
Step 5: Maintenance
Colored hair requires a different care routine. Make sure to switch up your shampoo and conditioner so that you can extend the life of your new unicorn hue. If you opted for semi-permanent, skip daily shampoos and try for 2-3 times a week instead.