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To make the color I used Pravana ChromaSilk Vivids Hair color in Pink and Orange, and conditioner. You can get Pravana at some beauty supply stores and online. For this application and about a cup extra for touch ups, I used 1 1/4 cup conditioner, I recommend an inexpensive basic conditioner you can buy in a big bottle, it really doesn't matter what brand. In a resealable container I mixed the conditioner, about 3 to 4 tablespoons of the pink color, and about 1 teaspoon of the orange, it is very pigmented so add a little at a time. It isn't exact of course just experiment until you like the color you have made, keeping in mind it will be a little lighter on your hair when it is all done.
Now for application, on clean, dry hair you want to take a small section from the bottom and clip the rest out of the way. With your hands, or a hair color applying brush if you like, start from the ends and apply generously making your way up as far as you want the color to go. I did about 1/3 of the way up. When you are finished with that section comb it through and keep adding sections until your head is done. Depending on how you do it you may want to add some near the top to give it more of an ombre look. The best way to do this is clip the very top layers of your hair away and add streaks to the layers underneath. It blends much better that way and looks prettier in my opinion.
Finally, let it sit in your hair for about 30 minutes and then just rinse out, do not wash your hair or add extra conditioner. It will not transfer on to your clothing/bedding and will last for a few shampoos if you don't touch up. If you have extra just keep in in your shower and use it in place of your conditioner, apply it to colored areas and let it sit about 5 minutes.
Hope this was interesting for some of you.
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Here are some pictures of other times I have done it or had it done, for anyone else who loves pastel hair.