Funky Hair Colors Are Easy to do at Home

Temporary color streaks are a great way to liven up your hairstyle if you are starting to get bored, yet do not want to commit to a cut or a permanent color change. The technology in non-permanent hair coloring has advanced in the past decade so much that there is a much larger pallet to choose from in  permanent, semi-permanent and temporary shades than there was a few years ago.

It is recommended that you stay within 2-3 shades of your base color, however if you are going for a temporary color over hair that is not too dark the hair should take the temporary funky color well.

Hottest Funky Hair Colors For Streaks In Light Hair

  • Light Pink
  • Smurf Blue
  • Greens In Any Shade
  • Rainbow of Pastels

Hottest Funky Hair Colors For Streaks in Dark Hair

  • Bright Red
  • Neon Blue
  • Deep Green

If you are interested in dying dark hair in lighter shades than bright, neon or deep, then it is recommended that you actually need to lighten the hair you plan to color with bleach 24 hours in advance. This will open up the molecules in the hair shaft and make it receive colors better plus there will be a lighter base competing with the new funky hair color. However, this will make the change permanent. There are two common methods of streaking hair:

The Foil Method

The foil method uses little pre-cut foils to hold the color to the strands of hair you want colored while protecting the rest of your hair from the dye. You can get foils at a beauty supply store or simply cut some out yourself from food grade foil. Put the foil as close to the roots of your hair as possible and then after painting the color onto the strand fold the foil and pinch it tight. The foil method is recommended for longer hair.

The Cap Method

The cap method uses a cap that looks like a shower cap, but it is covered with evenly spaced little holes. You use a hook to pull your hair through the holes. For small streaks you use small chunks, for larger streaks you pull more through. Do not feel compelled to pull hair out of every single hole available unless you are going for an all over drastic effect. Every other hole or even less is fine. The cap method is recommended for shorter hair and measures must be taken to insure that you do not leave a line of roots uncolored.

No matter your age, playing with funky hair colors in streaks or complete dye jobs can be fun. Just remember to take care of your hair between colorings, follow the advice of your stylist, and do not dye your hair too often. (No more than once every six to eight weeks.)

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