Here at HTHG, we LOVE chicks who are not afraid to make bold style moves, as a celebration of expression and style. We want to feature these rad people, and keep the inspiration going. With that, we have a guest post from a wildly colorful and cool musician lady named Genevieve Schatz.
She’s also been providing us with some major fashion and beauty inspo lately with her neon orange hair and awesome ear piercings from her seriously obsess-worthy Instagram (which features Christina Ricci as Wednesday Adams, vintage cars, and a random astronaut).
Today, she is sharing her tips for how she keeps her hair color bright and fresh (Hello Manic Panic!) Be sure, once you are done reading, that you check out her Soundcloud and Instagram for further inspiration!
Get it, girls.
I have recently written a song called “Colors” about how important it is in life to find and celebrate your unique truth, your unique colors, the stuff that makes you, well, YOU!
One of the ways I like to have fun with color is to wear it on my head and let it blast through my 7th chakra into the great beyond. Yup, I am wildly passionate about rocking brightly colored hair and there are a few tips on maintaining the most vivid hues that I have learned along the way:
Genevieve’s Tips for Keeping Your Colors Bright!
the dead of winter–it is best to keep your exposure to the element as quick and cold as possible so as not
to feel the burn. Did that make sense? No? Oh well.
2. While rinsing out brand new color, use freezing cold water and try to keep the light pieces separate
from the dark pieces. With mine for example, my ends are bright yellow but my roots are red/blue/purple/
orange and my stylist and her assistant will hold the yellow end up in the air and spray the cold water onto
them first, moving towards the root so as to not let the darker colors bleed into the lighter ends. *This can
easily become your next major art project!
3. Dry shampoo is your BFF. Evo makes one called “Water Killer” which is my current favorite because it
has a great scent and doesn’t look like a whoopee cushion exploded all over your head when you spray it
4. Don’t inhale dry shampoo. I repeat: DON’T breathe in while you spray this onto your hair! Instead,
maybe exhale and be careful not to brush it into your eyes when you dump your head upside down to
really shake it off.
5. If possible, use a blow dryer while brushing out the dry shampoo! It helps the whole process go faster.
6. If you feel like your head is gonna explode because it itches and you are getting colored flakes when
scratching your scalp it is definitely time to (eek!) get it wet. COLD WATER ONLY! And a quarter amount
of shampoo with a fancy UV filter for protection! *Try to keep the shampoo at the roots only, then rinse
7. Try to touch up the color no less than every 6 weeks!
8. Have fun! Twists, braids, buns look fabulous with brightly colored locks!
9. Laugh about how high-maintenance your hair is and own it!
10. Beware of birds and bees (yes, actual ones!) because they will be very attracted to your hair. Just
With love and color,