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Blonde ladies around the world rejoiced at trends such as unicorn, opal, rainbow hair and pastel pink hair, which left dark-haired women, er - well, out in the dark. Now it’s time for brunettes to take the spotlight with an all-new style known merely as petrol hair. Yes, you read that correctly – petrol hair dye is 2018’s latest obsession for those with dark hair.
Redken’s Regional Education Developer, Richard Nienaber, explains, “Getting the look requires a carefully layered, hand-painted application of several cool colours, which includes the latest trending iridescent blues, greens and deep purples, for a result that resembles an oil slick in the rain.” He also clarifies the look’s sudden popularity. “With petrol hair, minimal colour lifting is required, making the trend that much more appealing to women with brown or black hair.” Before taking the kaleidoscopic petrol hair colour plunge, you’ll have to decide on a colour scheme, and there are lots of options with colours like yellow, violet, turquoise, violet and magenta to go with the latest makeup trends.
But, be warned, this is a job best suited to a professional stylist who specialises in lifting, mixing and applying the perfect colour. If you intend to follow this trend, you best book an appointment at your local salon, or you could end up with a bad dye job that looks more like an explosion, than an oil slick.
As Richard says, “darker colours take longer than their lighter counterparts to fade, so along with a funky new style, you’ll get long-lasting wear. Nevertheless, it’s still recommended that you invest in products designed to help with maintenance.”
Ensure the longevity of the shades by opting for specially formulated hair care products, like the Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo and Conditioner from Redken, which helps to lock colour into your luscious mane.
If your hair has a naturally dark tone, then this is most definitely the trend for you. With minimal maintenance and risk of damage, petrol colour hair is the ideal way to add a fun, unique element to your overall style. However, the look is attention-grabbing, so prepare yourself, because you’re about to turn some heads!
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