Can I achieve a pastel pink dip-dye without bleaching? I am currently ultra light blonde and I had my hair bleached for the first time four months ago, but it goes gingery and white even with a toner so I do not wish to do it again.
Elishia, Stoke on Trent
I think a pink dip-dye should work as your ends are already white, which is the perfect base for the pink pigment to sit on. As for your roots you'll have to seek professional advice in a consultation where a colourist can see your hair and the existing colour and ensure that any colour blends smoothly from root to tip.
Zara, senior stylist and colourist at Simon Webster Hair, Brighton
Dip-dyes must be bleached and brought up very blonde with no toner so that the pink colour can be applied directly onto the bleached areas. I recommend Pink Crazy Colour for a funky look.
Pastel pink has to be applied to an almost white base shade, because the tone is so delicate, if it’s applied to hair with any yellow in it you will not see the pink. This is best achieved by bleaching the hair first.
John Clark, Head of Colour at Brooks+Brooks, London