How to get Kim Kardashian’s pink hair at home

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In case you missed it, Kim Kardashian has dyed her hair pink. Kim decided to go for the hue after getting bored of her platinum blonde hair. But, it was no easy decision. Pink hair isn’t a simple thing to achieve or maintain.

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Kim’s hairstylist Chris Appleton and colourist George Papanikolas are the men behind her new hair. The two have now revealed to InStyle how you can DIY the tricky look.

Base

“Semi-permanent dyes will work on a blonde base but depending on the lightness of your blonde, it will have a different shade result,” Chris tells InStyle. “If you’re dark, you need to bleach your hair beforehand.”

“I would never recommend DIYing the pre-lightening as it is very complicated, and the chance for damage/breakage is high—even if you see a professional,” George says.

Image via kimkardashianwest.com

Dyeing

Chris suggests using the Manic Panic High-Voltage Classic Cream Formula Hair Colour (available in a variety of pinks). If you only want to have pink hair for a short stint, Chris suggests diluting the pink dye with conditioner to get a more pastel-like shade that will wash out within a few weeks.

Another option they suggest is the Matrix Colour Graphics semi-permanent tubes (applied directly to the hair). George says that with these, you can dilute the pink pigment with a clear shade to get a more pastel tone. “You should apply section by section, using gloves and allow to process for 20 minutes. Since these are direct dyes, they don’t harm the hair so they can be refreshed as often as you like without fear of additional damage,” George says.

beautyheaven also loves Fudge Paintbox and Schwarzkopf LIVE Colour Ultra Brights Shocking Pink.

Image via @kimkardashian

Maintenance

Try not to use your hot hair tools. If you do, keep the temp low so it doesn’t strip the colour. Also rinse hair with cool water to keep to preserve the pigment and don’t over-shampoo. “Don’t wash your hair as often, and try using a texture spray the day you would normally wash it to keep it fresh,” Chris recommends.

When you do wash it, stick to sulfate-free, colour shampoos like Redken Color Extend Magnetics Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Fudge Colour Lock Shampoo. Chris also suggests using a treatment like Olaplex to keep the hair looking shiny and strong.

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