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Peanut butter and jelly hair is trending and we couldnt be happier

19 September 2018
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What is it?

Essentially peanut butter and jelly hair is a “rainbow” colour trend, but one that sticks to browns, reds and berry-purples instead of embracing the full colour spectrum. Peanut butter and jelly (or PBJ) hair is playful – just like that childhood lunchbox staple – but it’s not blinding. This makes it a great option for women who want to express their more light-hearted side, but don’t feel comfortable with having their ‘do confused with a unicorn mane.

long brunette hair purple streaks

No, we’re not talking about some kind of dubious at-home hair treatment that involves smearing peanut butter and sticky jam over your locks to supposedly improve its condition. We’re talking about a fun new colour to try next time you visit your favourite salon.

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Spend a bit of time on the Internet searching for PBJ hair and you’ll see how accessible the colour is, and how many variations of the look there are – thanks to how surprisingly well purple and brown pair. For example, once the dark purple base colour has been applied, why not bring in browns and caramels toward the ends of your hair, creating a kind of ombre effect? 


PBJ hair is a pretty advanced, multidimensional dye job, mixing balayage highlights and lowlights. Women with darker hair will probably also need to have their locks lightened first for the purples and more nuanced shades to really come through strongly. It’s an excellent idea then to seek out a professional stylist to help you pull off the trend and perform the necessary root touch-ups later. 


Of course, while you’re at the salon, you should really pick up professional-quality products to help with colour retention and overall hair health – like the Pureology range of colour maintenance products, with their exclusive AntiFade Complex containing antioxidants, sunscreens and vitamins. This way you can enjoy visually delectable peanut butter and jelly hair for as long as possible.

 
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