Every year, there is something new that pops up in the beauty and fashion scene, especially in the summer. This year, it is coloured hair!
Summer is considered the season of colour when people can have fun in the sun and let their hair down. What better way to do that than in colourful hair? From colourful extension clips pieces, wigs, braid extension pieces, crochet hair and even colouring the natural hair, the options are endless as to what route to take.
Over the top coloured hair, ironically, has been a no-go area for people of colour, except celebrities like Nicki Minaj and Rihanna, who have long ditched the trend for more demure colours. That is history now, because this summer, black women and men all over the world have thrown that stereotype out the window and are rocking the trend with style.
Check out the ways some popular and not so popular blacks are rocking this trend. You never know, you might just find something for you. Some of them are not the usual choice of hair colour, but people prove they sure can be!
Ghanaian actress, entrepreneur and brand influencer Juliet Ibrahim very recently stunned at the wedding of Ghanaian rapper and hip-hop legend, Sarkodie, with a full head of yellow shoulder length wavy locks and we were all for it. She is noted for her ever-changing hair looks and colour. She stood out and owned the look.
Nigerian socialite, Lola OJ who is also a chameleon in the hair department has previously been seen with the same colour with longer locks.
Lola OJ has also been seen in statement colour hair pieces including Blue uber long and straight pieces.
Some just add some coloured highlights to the ends of their hair for a new look.
Just when you think it cannot get more colourful, ginger shows up. Some call it carrot orange, others ginger. Give this ginger blunt cut bob hair a try!
American musician Justin Skye also loves her coloured hair. Whether it is wavy or straight, she rocks it with an attitude!
Ghanaian socialite Deborah Vanessa is also noted for jumping on this trend. From pink to blonde, to orange, she has tried just about anything.
The natural hair community is not left out of the equation!
Some who cannot afford hair clips or just want an instant temporary solution use eyeshadow to achieve the coloured hair look. Watch below how to achieve this:
If you are uncertain on which colours to choose, why not try rainbow? Combine all these wonderful colors and create a unique look just for you.
Colouring the natural hair can be a risk because of how fragile it becomes after colouring. Using permanent dyes strips the hair off its natural moisture and could lead to breaking and general hair loss. It is advised to take extra good care of the hair after dye application by regular use of conditioners and moisturizers to replace what is lost.
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