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Rainbow Brite wishes she’d been drawn like this, with awesome locks of vivid rainbow hair. Whether you’re looking to show off for summer, celebrate LGBT Pride Month, recapture the childhood magic of sand art, or simply make everyone around you constantly crave rainbow rainbow sherbet and saltwater taffy, dazzling tresses like these could be yours. 

The ladies in these photos all used ChromaSilk Vivids by Pravana, a brand of hair dye that comes in ten different shades and doesn’t run or transfer to other strands of hair. That’s what makes these dazzling chromatic hairstyles possible and what makes us want to find some cotton candy stat.

Photos by invisable_in_vegas, erru_skylex.red, dye2bnatural, vpfashion, pravana, lizzislox, hair.color, and theunicorntribe respectively.

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Advice for first time hair dye users!

So I have a friend dying her hair soon and I just gave her my best advice and I thought I should share it with the rest of you ☺️ 

  • My first piece of advice would be use manic panic brand dye. They have the best and brightest color and they’re vegetable based so it actually nourishes your hair. (And they’re 100% vegan 😄) 
  •  Make sure when you have dye in your hair wash it as little as you can possibly stand. I can go about a week and a half and it makes my dye last forever.
  • Make sure you know how much dye you need and buy extra. I have pretty thick hair and it takes 8-10 ounces of dye to cover my hair but I always buy 12 just in case. Any left over dye you have can be saved to touch up your roots (make sure you read the label to see if the dye can be stored after you open it) If you have thinner hair then 4-6 ounces should be perfect. But I highly recommend buying extra if you have the money (manic panic is about $10 for 4 ounces) 
  • Before you dye, don’t wash your hair for a week or so if you can stand it. The dye will strip your hair of all of its oils so the more oily the better. (But after you rinse the dye out it’ll feel the cleanest you’ve ever felt your hair ever. It’s like a super shampoo. It’s the best feeling in the world) 
  •  Use conditioner every time you wash your hair. Use conditioner. Use. Conditioner. (This isn’t hair dye specific, just general hair advice)
  • Conditioner.
  • If you live with your parents, warn them that hair dye can (and most likely will) stain your tub/sink. 
  • I don’t care what the directions say, leave your hair dye on for as long as you can stand it. If the directions say leave it on for 30 minutes, leave it on for 2 hours. Manic panic’s label says 30 minutes but your color will turn out much better if you leave it on for longer. My experience is the longer the better, and use a blow dryer to add heat while you wait, (15 minutes at most with the blow dryer) it intensifies the color. 
  • If you can stand it, put a shower cap over your hair and sleep on it and rinse your hair in the morning when you wake up. (I’ve never tried to over night method but I’ve heard amazing things about it!) 
  • If you’re bleaching your hair I recommend getting a deep conditioning treatment (you can get them at Sally’s beauty for pretty cheap, they’re basically a really fancy conditioner) 
  • I also recommend TIGI’s hair repair mask (about $10) and a really good conditioner. You need to nourish your hair a loooot if you bleach it. 
  • Have fun!!!! And it’s totally okay to be nervous, dying your hair can change your appearance but at the end of the day it’s so much fun!! 

Please feel free to add to this with your own advice!

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As per the many questions/requests I’ve had about this! Fun, colorful hair looks amazing on all skin tones! If you want a certain hair color, just go for it!! ♥︎ I hope this helps show how amazing all colors of hair can look! 

Credit for images (please do not delete!!)
Burgundy: One Two Three Four Five
Red: One Two Three Four Five
Red and Orange: One Two Three Four Five  
Orange: One Two Three Four Five 
Orange and Yellow: One Two Three Four Five
Yellow: One Two Three Four Five
Yellow and Green: One Two Three Four Five
Green: One Two Three Four Five
Green and Blue: One Two Three Four Five
Blue: One Two Three Four Five
Blue and Purple: One Two Three Four Five
Purple: One Two Three Four Five
Purple and Pink: One Two Three Four Five
Pink: One Two Three Four Five
White: One Two Three Four Five