One thing that I get asked often is how I get my hair to go from pink to blonde to blue so fast without bleach. Half of the answer is I’m super blonde so I don’t need the bleach, and the other half is tinted conditioner.
I first heard about this on the Beauty Department. They recommended Davines Alchemic Conditioner, which is a product designed for redheads to use in between dyes to amplify the color. It just happens to turn blonde hair pink for a few washes. UPDATE: I noticed I occasionally get traffic from people searching how to get Davines out of their hair. If you are using a color-safe shampoo (I’m assuming you have dyed red hair and were using it for it’s intended purpose if you didn’t actually want pink hair), go to the drugstore and pick up a cheap clarifying shampoo. Then just shampoo, rinse and repeat until the color comes out.
After that, I thought to myself, “Gee, this would be fun in blue.” A lo and behold, Urban Outfitters sells Water Color Hydrating Conditioner, which is basically the same but is supposed to be wild colors. I’ve been dying the tips of my hair with the Seafoam color lately, and I absolutely love it. I want to pick up the Water Color in every shade eventually…
Basically you just use these like you would normal conditioner. Shampoo, then apply, wait about five minutes then rinse. It’s actually harder to do all-over color with them (at least for me), because the conditioner makes your hair stick together but it’s not necessarily all colored. Both of these wash out of my hair in about five washes, although I’ve heard you can apply to dry hair and leave on for a longer period of time to make it last longer.