For many of you, St. Patrick's day is the perfect time to try something fun and funky for the celebration, like coloring your hair green. Be sure to think through your options, both temporary and semi-permanent before committing to your new green locks.
Semi-Permanent / Permanent Green Hair Color
Color Chameleon by Keune Haircosmetics
If you are ready to commit to a more permanent green color, or maybe several color shades accented with green, we recommend having your hair colored professionally in a salon.
Watch the video below to check out the endless possibillities with Keune's Color Chameleon.
Temporary Green Hair
While green hair is usually meant to be temporary, the color may linger if you're not careful. Here are a few tips and tricks to get that green hair for St. Patrick's day, and go back to your normal hair the day after.
Temporary Green Hair Color May Not Wash Out of Blonde Hair
First of all, if you have blonde hair DO NOT color your hair with any kind of green hair pigment, even spray color, that says it will wash out. For most blondes, the green shade will go into the hair shaft deeper than you intend because of its porosity. This will leave you with green hair for days and sometimes weeks. The only solution when this happens is to go to a salon and have them use bleach to remove the green hair color.
...and Sometimes Even Darker Hair Colors
For darker hair colors, you may run into the same dilemma if your hair is particularly porous. The difference is that the lingering effects of the green color mixed with your own may look "muddy" instead of truly green.
For Temporary Green Color, Try Hair Chalk
Coat Your Hair Before Applying Temporary Hair Chalk
To avoid the problem that green hair coloring products can cause altogether, I recommend that you first coat your hair with a cream based product that has little or no hold in the areas where you want the green hair pigment to show up.
Use a green hair chalk or hair shadow to coat the hair.
By coating the hair with a product first, and then applying the hair chalk, you are protecting your own hair and letting the green hair color sit on top of the product instead of directly on your hair. This keeps the green hair pigment from seeping into the hair cuticle and lingering for longer.
Finish by spraying the hair with a strong hold hairspray to keep the color in place.
Green Hair Extensions or Wigs
The safest temporary option is to go to a salon and have hair extensions put in. If you use the microbead extension method, removing them is very easy. A more temporary fix is clip in hair extensions.
Better yet, do what Nicki Minaj does and wear a wig!