Holy Hair Trinity to Achieve the BEST Unicorn Hair
Unicorn hair is IN. Whether it be one color of the rainbow or all of them, bright vibrant colored hair is on everyone’s Pinterest list. However, bleaching of the hair is an integral part of getting that vibrant rainbow color to show, which can be quite damaging. So if everyone wants that fun, multicolored look- how can you achieve it without sacrificing the integrity of your hair? The Holy Hair Trinity: Treat, Mask, Protect.
Treat: Bleached and color treated hair gets damaged via split ends, breakage, and frizz. The best way to treat hair that already has these issues is Olaplex. The full Olaplex system is available at professional hair salons, however steps 3, 4, and 5 are available for you at Sephora! Step 3 is a binding treatment that basically glues the damaged hair shaft back together- not to be mistaken for a leave in conditioner. Steps 4 and 5 are the shampoo and conditioner that are used after Step 3, and as maintenance in between Step 3 treatments. They have a lower concentration of active ingredient that is in Step 3.
Mask: Hair masks are a great way to increase moisture in the hair, eliminate frizz, and restore the natural curl pattern that can be lost with color treatment of the hair. Masks range from 5 minute in the shower type masks, to 20 minute hair cap masks, to overnight deep treatment masks. Top rated masks include the Briogeo’s Don’t Despair Repair Mask, Amika’s Soul Food Mask, and KIEHL'S Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak.
Protect: This is where styling comes into play. Are you willing to simply add a leave in conditioner and let your hair air dry? This is the best way to protect your hair and avoid extra damage; however if you must heat style your hair make sure to add heat protectant products (up to 450 degrees!) prior to plugging in that hot tool. These types of products make a barrier between your hair and the heat that comes from your hair dryer or styling wands. Some, like the Living Proof Restore Smooth Blowout Concentrate, are multipurpose where they also smooth your hair and cut your blow dry time in half.
If unicorn hair is on your to do list this year, make sure you utilize these tips to keep your hair strong, shiny, and smooth!