For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wondered what I’d look like with pink hair. The reason I never went through with it is because I didn’t want anything permanent and all the products I was aware of as temporary solutions were messy or more of the products I’d used in grade school for weird hair day during Spirit Week.
At my last hair appointment my stylist gave me a few sample packets of a brand their salon was switching over to called Davines. Davines was founded in Italy back in the 80s as a high-end haircare research lab. In the mix of the samples she gave me was the brand’s Red Alchemic Conditioner. This conditioner is really for those with darker warm tone/red hair as it helps increase the warm red tones but when you put it on light blonde hair you can get a really nice pink to rose gold color.
Before we get into how to use, I want to call out a few things. Firstly, this product is a conditioner which is a huge plus given you are temporarily adding color to your hair. This means no hash chemicals. Once you rise it out, your hair is so incredibly soft – even over the next few days. This product also smells pretty nice too. On blonde hair, my color looked like it pretty much totally rinsed out after about 6 washes. So for me, since I wash my hair everyday, it lasted about a week. Every wash will fade it a little bit but that’s also fun too because it will go from a more intense, bright pink to a more subtle rose gold hue. The good news too, if you have much lighter hair than mine and the color comes out too bright for your taste, just go wash it again and that will tone down the color.
How to use:
Since I had a sample pack, I was worried I’d have enough product to cover all my hair so I opted to attempt a more ombre look and only apply to the bottom half of my hair. To keep the color even all around my head I put my hair in two pigtails and worked the color through all the hair beneath the hair band.
- Take a shower and wash your hair (don’t condition, that comes in the product).
- Towel dry your hair, brush and separate into two pigtails (if opting for the ombre look).
- Start adding the product to your hair, working through to ensure even application.
- Let color sit on hair for approx. 10 min
- Rise the color out in the shower. No need to shampoo or do anything else.
- Dry hair and style!
Things to know:
- Don’t be alarmed when you see the color of the conditioner, it is a bright magenta-pink hue but won’t be that intense once you rinse out.
- It’s not required but I recommend using gloves (like the ones that come in home hair color kits) to apply. It doesn’t look to really stain skin but better to do that than have to scrub it out from under your nails later.
- If you’re doing this in the comfort of your home bathroom, don’t wear a shirt or wear one that you don’t mind getting pink on that might not come out.
- I didn’t have any issues, but be careful when rising out in the shower. This could stain light colored shower curtains.
- Towel dry with a dark colored towel or one that you don’t mind if a little residual color gets on. I towel dried with a light grey colored towel, including leaving my hair wrapped in it for a few min and I noticed some pink did transfer on to my towel. This only happened after the first wash.
And there you have it! Fun, temporary pink hair with a side of super conditioning nourishment.