A No-Commitment Way To Go Pastel

Photographed by Tory Rust.
We all know the pastel hair-color trend has been around for a while. Pale pinks, baby blues, apricots, and light violets are everywhere. Although I had been tempted to take a dip in the pastel pool for quite some time, I'd also feared the permanence of such colorful tresses. And then, I discovered that I could achieve a light-lavender shade just by washing my hair — no commitment required. Yes, please!
I made this realization by accident. Several of my friends had asked me when I'd dyed my hair lavender. I...hadn't? And so, I quickly came to the conclusion that the purple shampoo I use for my platinum 'do leaves a tint every time I wash and condition. Overjoyed with this knowledge, I've since developed quite the purple-shampoo-and-conditioner habit. The entire process takes 15 minutes, twice a week, and leaves my locks with a one-of-a-kind, violet-gray color. It fades lightly between washings, which is why it’s such an easy way to test the pastel waters.
Intrigued? Read on for how to try it at home.