Girls are getting more and more adventurous with their hair color. Many fashionistas have been experimenting with different hair coloring techniques such as ombre, dip-dye, and peek-a-boo styles. Another technique that has become increasingly popular is color paneling. Color paneling is when hair is split up into large sections and dyed in bold blocks of color.
Color panels open you up to a whole new range of styles and looks. When you play with your hair and try different parts the panels will break up and look very different in each and every style which is perfect for a girl that likes to keep things new and exciting. There are a couple of drawbacks to panel coloring and some things you want to keep in mind to maintain the panels of color. Here are some tips on how to keep your color panels fresh:
Try to keep a portion of hair your natural color. If you are dying both sections of hair different colors then you are risking the colors spreading into the wrong section especially if a portion of your hair is bleached. You can do panel coloring at home but your best bet will be visiting a salon. If part of your hair is bleached be very careful when applying color and make sure you keep panels separated. Make sure you keep your roots touched up and your ends trimmed.
Your color and style will look much fresher if you maintain your growth. This is especially important for girls who are wearing a section of their hair blonde. If you are using bright colors, especially red, you will want to make sure you keep color at home to touch up your hair if it fades. Use color protecting shampoo and conditioner to help reduce the fading of color.
Know how much time and money you can devote to keeping up your panel coloring. If you can’t afford to touch up your color every couple of weeks you may want to consider keeping the entire top panel of hair your natural color and dying the bottom panel a different color. This way growth will not be as noticeable. If you create a panel on the top of your head you will really need to be ready to keep freshening up the color. Also, remember to pick a hairstyle and cut that flatters your new color. Side swept bangs or layers will really help the color show through and look amazing with panels of color.
Bold, bright colors are the newest trend and everyone is scrambling to find the best way to sport these fun hues. Vibrant shades may not be ideal for everyday wear, as work and school environments aren’t quite as fashion forward as beauty enthusiasts would hope.
Luckily, there are plenty of great options out there for trying out unnatural tones without making a commitment. These techniques don’t require bleach and are much less damaging than using a permanent hair color. The best part is that you can do both of them easily at home. Here are a couple of great ways you can get in on the fun new hair color trend:
Hair chalking is a great option for girls who like to switch up their hair color frequently but don’t want to commit to one color. There are many different types of hair chalk. Some come in little tubs while others are held in little devices that look like mini flatirons. The downside to using hair chalk is that it can get somewhat messy if you aren’t careful. Always use a towel when applying hair chalk and don’t use hair chalk over a carpeted area or furniture. The best thing about hair chalk is that it can last for a couple of days, but it washes right out whenever you want it to. If your hair is bleached the color may last a bit longer even after washing it so keep that in mind. You may also want to wear gloves when applying hair chalk.
If you wish to create a blended look you can try a new technique called Color Smashing. You simply take temporary hair color, colored gel, or hair chalk in your hand and smash it into the area of hair you want colored. This will create a gradient look in your hair. Remember that the color may end up staying in longer depending on which type of hair color you use. If you want a neater look you can carefully apply the color to your hair and then smash it in to blend the colors into each other.
Bright hair colors aren’t just for young girls. People of all ages are jumping on the trend. Don’t be afraid to pair up fun shades with your attire! You can even go for a more delicate look by applying hair chalk or colored gel to fine sections of hair just to create a contrast against your natural color. These techniques look great in any hair texture or color and can be used to add a glamorous touch to any up-do or hairstyle.