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Today at STYLEanthropy, I’m sharing a super easy DIY Pompom headband – to celebrate my new summer hair color. You know I love to play with my hair a lot. Recently, I lightened the bottom half of my hair. And while it looked nice from afar, up close it looked dry. I don’t know if it’s just me. But when you have naturally dark hair, and you go way lighter than your dark shade, it looks unhealthy. Or maybe I just used the wrong hair dye. So, to change things up, I went a few shades darker (Cashmere Brown 5.5) all over my hair and used Schwarzkopf Keratin Color this time around. Voila! Better and healthier looking summer hair color! I’ll talk more about it below, but first, let me share an easy DIY to accessorize your summer hair.
DIY Pompom Headband
What You Need
Aside from new hair color, you’ll only need three things for this DIY pompom headband:
- A bunch of pompoms in your favorite color – you can get this at the craft store and you can choose a size you like.
- Headband – you can also find one at a craft store or at a jewelry store. You can also just use an old plain one if you have one at home.
- Glue gun
- Begin by lining up the pompoms on top of the headband to see how you’d like them to look. You can adjust to have more or less space in between. If using bigger pompoms, you can also just use a few on one side. You’re free to choose how you want to decorate it. For my DIY pompom headband, I went with 4 shades of blue and alternated them on the headband, leaving a bit of space in between.
- Once you’re good with the spacing and position, start gluing the pompom to the headband one by one using your glue gun.
- Let it dry for a few minutes and clean up any glue messes. That’s it. It’s ready to be used!
I wore it with my freshly colored locks that I curled to create some soft beach waves.
Schwarzkopf Keratin Color
Can you see the difference Schwarzkopf Keratin Color makes in this before and after photo below? I was so happy about the results. It’s like professionally done, but at the comforts of my home.
Even better? It covers all the gray, my hair felt soft and healthy, and it looked shiny afterwards. Not what I would expect when using other hair dyes. That’s because of the added pre-treatment step in coloring. Here are the steps I followed.
How to Use Schwarzkopf Keratin Color
- Prior to coloring, follow the patch test in the instructions packet for safety.
- When you’re all set, wear your gloves and begin by applying the pre-treatment product (#1 tube) all over the ends of your hair. This will help protect the ends which are usually the ones that go dull and brittle first.
- Next, pour the Color Creme (#2 tube) into the applicator bottle with developer lotion (#2b bottle). Replace the cap and shake to mix everything well. Twist off the tip of the applicator bottle cap to begin application. Since I’m applying it to colored hair with roots showing, I applied it all over the roots first and let it stay for 20-30 minutes.
- After that, I applied it to the rest of my hair for an additional 5-10 minutes, not going over 45 minutes total.
- Rinse in the shower until water runs clear. Towel dry and then apply the Keratin Care Complex Conditioner. I used about 1/3 of it. So I have more for about 2 more uses later. Let it stay for about 2-5 minutes before rinsing again. Let your hair dry and style as usual.
The Keratin Coloration in this hair dye acts as a treatment to help repair highly processed, damaged hair with up to 80% less hair breakage as compared to untreated hair. Again, for reference, I got the Cashmere Brown 5.5 shade. You can find it along with other shades at Walmart. And don’t forget, you can also take advantage of this Try Me Free Rebate here.
Going back to the look, I wore a neutral outfit to let the blue pompom headband pop. I wore this fun white tunic that’s just so perfect with anything and everything. I love to wear white in the summer to keep cool. Plus, white (among other neutrals) match with just about any color. I took out my old lime and white polka dot shorts, and finished off with summer accessories: pompom headband, wooden ark bag decorated with a scarf, and espadrille wedges. What do you think?
Hope you liked this DIY and this summer outfit. If you do, make sure to pin the image below for some fashion inspo! Let me know if you try out this DIY pompom headband and do share how it turns out. Do you have other fun summer projects you’re planning to try soon? Do share! I may want to try them myself.
Until the next DIY. Xo.