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Gem roots is the hair trend we never knew we needed

16 November 2018
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With the temperature warming, it’s the perfect time to switch up your hair colour to make a bold statement for summer. Thanks to a combination of healing crystals and alternative hair colours, a brand-new hair trend is brightening up lives everywhere, and it’s known as gem roots. Here’s everything you need to know about this quirky new look.

 

Las Vegas-based hairstylist, Chita Beseau was the first to perfect the look that allows women to adopt a hair colour without having to dye their full head of hair. A seen with rainbow roots, another colourful hair trend, gem roots involve painting different colours onto only the roots of the hair for a gradient effect. Instead of using the bright colours of a rainbow however, only soft, pastel colours in mint green, baby pinks and lavender are used, aiming to mimic the colours we see in gorgeous geodes and healing crystals.

 

Think of it as a toned-down, slightly more sophisticated version of the mermaid hair trend that needs to be tended to as you would with any colour treatment. Redken Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo gently detangles and strengthens colour-treated hair leaving it feeling nourished and conditioned with a silky-smooth finish. While you can enjoy this shampoo for home use, don’t go attempting this colourful look on your own – that’s what professional stylists are there for.

 

And just like that your eyes and mind are opened to a whole new way of colouring your hair. All that’s left for you to do is book that appointment and reap the rewards once it’s done! 

Gem roots involve painting different colours onto only the roots of the hair for a gradient effect.

Richard Nienaber National Education Manager Redken and Pureology South Africa

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