I definitely spent a good deal of my childhood aspiring to be a mermaid, unicorn…
or even a bird– let’s be real I wasn’t too picky as long as I could be mystical, colorful, or fly. Well, mystical is in the eye of the beholder and I have yet to grow any wings, but there’s one thing I got down: colorful!
So whether you’re itching to explode some unicorn magic in your hair, or are just struggling to keep the magic alive in your colored locks, I’ve got some great products that will let your inner peacock shine!
Mermaid Magic in a Bottle
Let’s be frank, not all dye is created equal! If you’re looking for mermaid locks that don’t fade away after a few washes- then you paint your hair with some Joico Color Intensity dyes! These little babies are exactly what they claim to be- Intense! I’ve tried their blues, purple, green, pink, red, orange, gray– you name it! The color payoff on each one is amazing and they fade (slowly!) but so beautifully. Not only that- they’re made from great ingredients that will leave your hair soft and shiny!
Also, secondary shout out to LimeCrime Unicorn Hair! I haven’t tried the whole line, but they have a gorgeous and brilliant blue with amazing payoff: anime.
Scrub-a-dub-dub, Unicorns in a Tub
So now that you have a head full of magic and mystique, how do you keep it looking fresh?! That was my struggle for the longest time until I discovered Viral shampoo! This shampoo is packed full of color and will actually dye your hair! If you’re looking for more of a tint on hair medium-brown and lighter, use this shampoo a few times per week and let it do the work for you!
I like to use my shampoo strategically to alter my color! I’ll use blue shampoo over pink or purple hair to add a dimension to the root (which is what I’m rocking with now!), and the blue stays so vibrant! This is a truly amazing product! They make a conditioner as well, so you can really have some fun with the color pairings! (purple conditioner, blue shampoo… etc!)
Roots are for Trees, not Unicorns!
If you’re in-between bleaches or trying to take it easy on your hair (ME!) by not bleaching too frequently, then we’ve probably got a root situation to deal with! Depending on your natural color and whatever mermaid vibe you’re rocking, it might not be an issue! (I usually just let ‘em grow and say fudge it!) But I love these little Root Cover Refreshing Powders by Ion from Sally’s! They’re super quick and easy to use, pop just the amount of color you need, AND they will help soak up excess oil! Definitely a good item to keep on hand!
Now you should be ready and equipped with the arsenal you need for some serious unicorn slayage! From my little peacock of a head to yours, stay glam! Tell me some of your favorite hair products below! <3
If you want to try out these colorful brows to match your mermaid ‘do, then peep our post on how to get them here!
Jessica Seifert is a makeup enthusiast with winged liner sharp enough to slay her enemies. She spends her free time turning people into beautiful monsters & zombies. Learning about new makeup techniques and skincare is her passion! View all the posts by LiveGlam