Pink hair! Never fails to make us smile. It’s more than a colour it’s a statement. It’s a colour with all the fun and all the wow factor rolled into one. And it’s everywhere right now as one of the top hair colour trends this year. Here’s everything you need to know about how to get pink hair at home!

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What is pink hair?

Pink is part of the red hair family as a tint of light red shades on a light, light colour base. What we love about pink is the variety of pink shades – from the subtle rose golds, strawberry and peachy pinks, to baby pink, cotton candy, pastel pink, wild dirty pinks and even bright bold Flamingo!

It’s uber fabulous as an accent colour too. Perfect for pink hairstyles with dark roots, pink ombre, dipped ends, pink tips, highlights and balayage and curly hair styles or blended with other striking colours like purple and silver.

If you’re passionate about pink, there’ll be a colour that suits you for sure. Check out the latest looks for ideas and inspiration.

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Will pink suit me?

Shocking, sweet, baby, hot or soft pink, there’s a shade of pink for every skin tone. If you want to know to go pink, you need to start with your knowing your undertones- are you cool or warm?

You can use our checklist to see find out which undertone you are.

If you have warm undertones:

  • You have red or golden undertones in your hair.
  • Your skin tone will be golden, tan or olive.
  • You have green veins in your wrist.
  • You suit bright or rich shades.
  • You probably have freckles.
  • Gold jewellery looks awesome on you.

Choose warm pinks like pretty pastels, neon pinks and bold, hot pinks.

If you have cool undertones:

  • Your skin tone is pink or pale.
  • You prefer wearing jewel and pastel colours.
  • The colour yellow does not look good on you.
  • You have blue veins in your wrist.
  • Pearls and silver jewellery look awesome on you.

Choose cool, richer colour pinks like Deep rose, fuschia, dusty pink and ravishing raspberry.

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Take the quiz!

If you’re not sure if you have warm or cool undertones or what kind of colours are best for you, you can take our quiz to get some fabulous hair colour ideas!

Just click on the image below to find out what hair colours suit you!


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You can also try on some virtual hair colours with the Best hair colour changing apps you need to use in 2021!

Can I dye my hair pink at home?

You can! Pink is an easy colour to DIY at home, as long you have a light base to begin with.

If your hair colour now is light brown and darker – you’ll need to pre-lighten your hair first to achieve the best all-over look. This will involve using bleach so chat to your hairdresser about whether your hair condition can take it.

If your hair is light blonde and lighter – you’re good to go! Grab your favourite box of pink hair dye from the list below and pink up your life!

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How quickly does pink dye fade?

As part of the red hair family, pink dye fades fast, just like red. It’s all to do with having bigger hair dye molecules than other colours, which means they can wash out more easily.

This will be true whether you use semi-permanent or permanent hair dye. So while this means you’ll be dyeing your hair more often, you’re pretty free to choose from any range of hair dye that takes your fancy.

Once you know how to get pink hair at home, you can dye your own hair with confidence again and again.

Always do a patch test and a strand test first, and always look at the colour charts on the side of the box to make sure you pick the right shade for you.

Which are the best pink hair dyes?

Now you know how to go pink at home, you’re ready! Read our reviews of the best pink hair dyes money can buy!

Best pink hair dye at a glance.

Hair dyeLooks likeBest forBuy it now
Garnier Color Sensation Vivids Pink Hair Dye Permanent, Pastel Pinkq? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B07CN1Z1B9&Format= SL160 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=GB&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=colouredhairc 21&language=en GBpink hairSubtle tones and accents.
Schwarzkopf LIVE Pastel Citrus Neons Grapefruit Burst, Semi-Permanent Hair Dye.q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B079Q65FCV&Format= SL160 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=GB&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=colouredhairc 21&language=en GBpink hair dyeExperimenting with pink hair.
L'Oreal Paris Colorista Washout Hot Pink Neon, Semi-Permanent Hair Dye q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B077N77HS4&Format= SL160 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=GB&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=colouredhairc 21&language=en GBpink hairStrong dark pink colour.
Garnier Olia Deep Rose Hair Dye Permanent, Deep Roseq? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B077N4K4HB&Format= SL160 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=GB&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=colouredhairc 21&language=en GBpink hairCool rich rose.
Manic Panic High Voltage Colour Hair Dye, Fuschia Shockpink hairSuper bright pink.
Schwarzkopf Live Ultra Bright or Pastel Colour Semi-Permanent, Raspberry Rebel q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B00DG6XEQC&Format= SL160 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=GB&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=colouredhairc 21&language=en GBpink hairLonger lasting colour.

TOP PICK!

Manic Panic High Voltage Colour Hair Dye, Fuschia Shock

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Best for: Super bright pink.

We love Manic Panic colours – they are vegan, vibrant, comparatively long lasting, and totally hardcore. You can’t beat Manic Panic for colour vibracy and coverage and this colour is no exception.

This one is super bright and lasted on our bleached blonde hair for a little over a month. Like all dyes, darker, non-bleached hair will definitely produce a darker colour that will fade faster.

The only downside is that the colours are prone to colour-bleeding and can mark your clothes even after the first wash.

How do I care for my pink hair?

Once you have the colour you love, you’ll need to look after it with super gentle products to keep the colour vibrant and locked in for longer.

The best way to avoid fade is to use a shampoo and conditioner that’s specially formulated for pink – like the awesome Bleach London Rose Shampoo & Conditioner.

Bleach London Rose Shampoo & Conditioner

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Once a week, use a really nourishing deep conditioning mask to help re-moisturise and repair your hair.

And don’t forget to always follow our most excellent advice in How to look after coloured hair and keep it luscious for longer.

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