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Have trouble keeping a succulent alive? Lucky for you, the latest multi-colored hair trend to hit the beauty scene will satisfy your plant fix and give you an eye-catching look to boot. Ready to embrace the latest rainbow hair color trend? Keep reading to find out what succulent hair is and how to achieve the most gorgeous colorful locks.
Typically, succulent hair is known for its layered dye technique that mimics the look of living succulents (like cacti). As far as colors go, think greens, purples, and reds.
When it comes to the succulent hair color trend, it’s best to visit a professional. When you’re playing around with a handful of super-vibrant colors that have to be perfectly applied to create a natural-looking fade, you should book an appointment with a colorist who has experience with bright dyes.
Since there are so many different renditions of this hair color trend, you should definitely show your colorist concrete examples of exactly what you want. That way your colorist has the know-how to bring the trend to life on your strands.
If you’ve ever dyed your hair before, you will need to have all of the color stripped out in order for the succulent hues to really pop. And since most hairstylists won’t want to process your hair more than a few colors lighter at a time, there’s a good chance your succulent-inspired transformation will require a couple of appointments.
When you’re trying to recreate the gorgeous fades of some of nature’s most beautiful plants, you can’t just be all willy nilly about dyeing it. Rather, it takes careful precision and the use of a small brush to hand paint each strand. Yep: Succulent hair color is a pretty laborious process, so expect to get comfortable in your salon chair. Never heard of balayage before? It’s a highlighting technique that was created by French colorists in the 1970s—and it literally means to sweep. Instead of using foils to add highlights to your mane, a colorist will paint on the color.
Luckily for your green thumb (or lack thereof), you don’t have to water your hair regularly or give your locks extra time in the sun. Wondering what your weekly routine should look like? Well, switching to a color-safe shampoo and conditioner is a good bet—as is rinsing your hair in lukewarm temps, since hot water can strip your hair of essential oils. Try the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Conditioner, which are formulated with an antioxidant + UV filter and ceramide to help protect color and mend damaged, processed hair fibers. Gently massage the shampoo into wet hair, lather, then rinse. Follow up by applying the conditioner and leave it on for one to three minutes, then rinse. You can also use a color-safe mask in place of your regular conditioner once or twice a week. After shampooing with the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Shampoo, apply the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Ultra Recovery Mask and leave it on for three to five minutes, then rinse.
Another good idea? Letting your hair air dry every once in a while instead of using heat tools. The succulent hair color trend looks stunning when it’s paired with some natural texture. So, when your hair is wet spray it with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray, braid it, and say hello to loose waves once your hair has dried.