Krystal is known for her makeup skills, beautifully pastel hair, and her personability. We asked her 16 questions about her hair routine, her goals and ambitions, and what movie she would want to be in. She gave us 16 awesome answers!
What do you do to keep your hair healthy?
I’ve struggled with this as I’ve never been one to spend a lot of time on my hair (I’m rockin' the mom bun daily lol) and so that was one of the perks to using a hair color that’s mixed with conditioner, It leaves my hair feeling soft and smelling PHENOMENAL!
Otherwise my usual routine consists of drugstore shampoos and conditioners and is quite basic.
How long does the color usually last in your hair?
Typically it depends on the intensity of the color (bright vs pastel). If I want my color to last longer, I will apply a brighter shade of the color and let it fade into the desired pastel shade. This typically lasts about 4 weeks where I experience variations of the color resulting in a pastel shade in the end.
How do you strip your color out when recoloring?
I have only stripped the color out of my hair once and it was quite hard on my hair.
After having it done I avoided using bright shades of color in my hair and stuck with pastel shades which fade enough for me to change the color without having to remove it. I will most likely have to fully remove the color at some point but I try to do so sparingly.
How do you lighten your hair?
To be able to achieve the fun pastel shades I had to have my hair bleached out. This was a process I wasn’t brave enough to attempt myself and had done professionally, which I would highly recommend as bleaching your own hair can be very high risk.
I noticed you don't use gloves when coloring your hair! 😱
The dye initially stains my hands but is easily removed when using a body scrub.
I received quite a bit of flack for dying my hair without the use of gloves, lol! But I personally feel like I have more control using my bare hands and am not concerned as Arctic Fox Hair Color is Vegan friendly and contains no ammonia, peroxide or ethyl alcohol. It’s so safe that many have used the dyes on family pets (after consulting with a veterinarian of course 😉)
What kind of maintenance does pastel hair require?
Pastel hair requires quite a bit of maintenance if you want to maintain a specific shade over time.
After each wash (with cold water) the color will subtly fade and it will look different between washes.
You may not notice much of a change after the first wash but will most likely notice one after the 2nd.
To maintain a specific shade you would most likely have to touch up the color bi weekly, depending on how often you wash your hair.
How do you decide what colors to mix together?
I’m always mixing up multiple colors into a bowl all willy nilly, Haha! There’s no rhyme or reason to my hair color madness! I’m not a professional when it comes to anything hair and so I take a relaxed approach to the whole process and enjoy the anticipation and uncertainty of how it will all turn out.
What is the biggest thing you are looking forward to in 2017?
2017 has already started with a BANG! It’s going to be a year full of surprises and unexpected opportunities. I absolutely love that I never know what’s around the corner and that anything can happen. I’m looking forward to experiencing new places, meeting new people, and continuing to build my career.
What do you see happening in 5 years? Where do you want to be?
I would love the opportunity to collaborate with a company on a product that represents my style and creativity.
I’m not 100% sure where my career will take me, but I’m excited to see the possibilities and am keeping an open mind :)
If you could be in a movie or tv show what would it be?
This is going to sound EXTREMELY corny, but I would be in the movie “Pretty Woman” with Julia Roberts (without the hooker part lol!)
There was a time I could have never imagined having the life I have now, it literally feels like a fairy tale.
I’m a strong believer in “everything happens for a reason” and I think my past has made me appreciate who I am and what I have that much more.
If you could live forever, would you change how you live right now?
No, I don’t think so. I mean, there are always things we can improve, but life is messy. I’m learning to find peace within the chaos and enjoy the ride. I try not to take things too seriously and as long as I’m learning from my mistakes, I’m happy :)
How do you hold yourself back?
I can sometimes lack confidence in myself and my ability to achieve certain goals. It’s something I’m working on and has become easier as I conquer my insecurities.
What skill would you want to master right now if you could?
Organizational skills! Since becoming a mother I feel like I’m all over the place and it can be challenging to manage so many different schedules. Some days I’m like Super Woman and others I’m a hot mess! Haha!
What fad do you wish would come back?
I couldn’t say, I love change! Note my ever-changing hair color 😉
What describes your personal style?
What color are you going to dye your hair next?
I’m thinking of doing a unique shade of pink, I haven’t decided the exact color but it will most likely utilize the Arctic Fox shade ‘Wrath’