greenhairIf you want to take St. Patrick’s Day to the next level, consider dying your hair green. This is a do it yourself hair process that can make celebrating even more fun and festive.

If you are a daring fashionista and want to channel your inner leprechaun this St. Patrick’s Day consider dying your hair green. This is a do it yourself hair dying process that can really help you to get in to the festivities of this Irish Holiday and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day to the fullest. We have tips for how to dye your hair this eye catching color or how to use chalk to add color to your hair. The style of green color that you choose is up to your personal choice and preferences. Let’s get to work!

1. Hair Dying

You will want to start by heading to your local beauty supply store to choose a color. Look for a cream based dye that with a high amount of pigments and a high level of cream. This is important because it will ensure that it softens your hair and is less harsh. If you prefer to go big or go home on the color, look for a higher pigment cream dye, it will ensure you get the bold green you are looking for.

Once you have the perfect shade of green, apply the color to your hair making sure to coat every piece of hair that you want to color. If you want to dye your entire head, feel free. You can also opt to color a piece in the front, your bangs or the tips of your hair. Whichever style represents you is the best way to go. Once you have the color applied put a plastic bag over your head to prevent the color from making a mess all over your home. Leave the color on for about ½ hour to 45 minutes depending on the boldness you are looking for.

Be sure when you rinse the dye out not to use shampoo, it can strip the color. Instead, just use conditioner until after the Holiday has passed, your hair will still be soft and it will smell fresh, plus it will hold that green hue for your celebrations.

2. Hair Chalk (Video Tutorial Above)

If you decide that dying your hair green is not something you can get yourself to do but you want to participate in the trend on a smaller scale, consider green chalk. This process is a simple do it yourself hair remedy that washes out during your next wash but ensures you can still join in on the green hair trend.

Start by wetting you hair completely and choosing small sections of your hair that you want to color. Rub the chalk in a downward motion on your hair, not up. If you rub the chalk up the color won’t stick as much, rubbing down will ensure you get the best color. Next, grab a flat iron and run it over the colored pieces of your hair, just like you are straightening it. Continue adding heat until the water is dry and the color pops, it means your hair is ready to go.

Whether you want a full head of green hair, candy colored pieces or to just color the ends ombre style, you have plenty of options when it comes to dying your hair green. Have fun; enjoy the process and all of the tasty green cocktails that follow.

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