Sometime in your life, I’m pretty sure you have seen someone with mermaid hair colors. These are colors in the hair that depict the sea such as blue, purple, and green mixed together. Within the hair, you’ll see these shades mixed and it will remind you of deep blue sea, and mermaids. Women love this trend because it’s creative, unique, and a lot of fun!
Anytime we dye our hair, or add extreme colors to it we risk damaging it. That’s why it’s always best to go to a professional or someone who knows how to care for hair. If you don’t want to do that and want to try this out at home, we give you tips on how to do it below.
The Right Products For Mermaid Hair
One of the first things you have to think about is getting the right products. There are plenty of brands out there to shop from, so you definitely have options! One product you can find no matter the brand is bleach. This is for those with dark or brown hair, you will need to bleach it first so it’s easier to blend the colors and so your base isn’t too dark.
Also, you have to get permanent or temporary hair dyes, in blue, purple, and aqua. Some brands that sell these colors and products are Loreal, Overtone, Garnier Color Sensation, and more. If you just want a semi-permanent try the Loreal Colorista Semi-Permanent Color for Light Blonde or Bleached Hair. This comes in 12 colors and you can find the perfect ones to mix for mermaid’s hair.
Look Up Mermaid Hair Ideas Online
There are so many different ideas you can try for mermaid’s hair. Even though many people use the same shades, there are different ways to do it. One idea you can use is making your hair more of a blue hue to match the ocean. Ways to achieve this are by buying 2-3 different shades of blue and aqua and layering them in your hair.
Another awesome idea is you can include some pink hues on your tips to match the coral reefs found in the ocean. For the pink tips, you can add them in while keeping the tops of the hair purple/blue shades. This is a fun way to try mermaid hair because the pink ends will give the hair a nice fun finish.
Use Color-Treated Hair Products
Now that you’re going to have a lot of colors in your hair, you have to care for it. Taking care of your hair is extremely important as hair dyes can dry it and make it weak. Try to buy products such as sulfate-free shampoos so you don’t strip the color and dry it out. Also, make sure to buy repairing conditioners that are specifically for colored hair to keep the colors vibrant and shiny.
Aside from conditioners, buy hydrating treatments and apply them once a week to keep the hair from breaking and maintain it healthy. Women who dye their hair have to make sure they are on top of it, if not the color will start to fade and your mermaid hair won’t look as nice.
Beachy Mermair Hair Waves
Another thing to try when doing mermaid hair at home is waves. Wavy beach hair adds to the mermaid theme and will make the color pop out even more. We all love beach waves during the summertime so this is the perfect time to do it. Different types of ideas to try when doing mermaid waves are using the Mermaid Pro Waver.
You have definitely seen this waver before, it has 3 wands attached and you wrap small pieces of hair strands around the whole thing.
Another idea is to braid the hair in french braids or multiple braids. This tip works because when you take the braids out your hair is naturally wavy, and no heat is needed. Lastly, when getting mermaid waves you can also use a regular wand, make sure it’s a fat wand because these give a wavy finish.
Get Some Assistance
One last way to get DIY mermaid hair at home is by having assistance. Even though we love doing dyes ourselves sometimes, this is one you don’t want to mess up. Make sure to have a friend or professional come by and help you. The reason that this is a good idea is so they can see how it looks from the back.
Mermaid’s hair is all about how it looks when you flip it back, and they can tell you how to layer the colors. This is a fun hair idea so make sure you get some help, so you look amazing this summer. Also, they can help you wash it out (with lukewarm water) so you don’t make a colorful mess all over your sink or bathtub.