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Ever wanted to rock a fun, colorful hair color trend but felt like you couldn’t commit to such a bold hue? Whether your workplace isn’t a fan of vibrant manes or you prefer something more natural the majority of the time, the latest hair color craze may be just what you’ve been looking for! We’re talking about the peek-a-boo hair color trend. This colorful hair color idea combines the best of both worlds when it comes to rocking bold and subdued hair colors. Interested? Keep reading to find out what exactly a peek-a-boo hair color is, how to try the trend for yourself, and hair care tips to keep your new color looking its best!
So, what exactly is a peek-a-boo hair color? Well, much like the popular childhood game, this hair color involves a game of hide, then reveal. What does that mean? Well, you keep your top layer of hair your natural hue, hiding a colorful hair underneath! When you wear your hair down, you won’t be able to see the vibrant hues. But when you wear your hair up, you can show off (or reveal) your fun, colorful twist! The trend is totally customizable based on your color preferences and is the perfect way to rock a bold hair color while keeping your color fit for the office. Even better, since you’re dying just the base layers of your mane, you can get away with putting off your root touch-up!
Think a hidden hue is for you? If you’re a brunette, consider a peek-a-boo hair color in the pastel family. These light, pretty colors will provide plenty of contrast against your darker mane. For a temporary peek-a-boo 'do, use a wash out hair color like the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup 1-Day Color in Silver Blue or Lilac or the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray in Pastel Pink, Pastel Mint, or Pastel Blue. You can have even more fun with this trend by using a combination of shades! These colors will wash out in just one shampoo, so there’s no commitment necessary.
If you are ready to commit and want a permanent peek-a-boo hair color, keep in mind that you’ll likely need to bleach the underlayer of your mane prior to adding your color. In that case, you may want to turn to a professional colorist to dye your locks!
If you have blonde hair, try coloring the bottom layers of your hair with a bold, bright color that will really pop against your light locks. For a temporary option, we recommend using the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup 1-Day Color in Raspberry, Purple, or Green or the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray in Blue or Hot Pink.
Want something that lasts longer? Lucky you, you likely won’t need bleach to lighten your mane if you want a permanent peek-a-boo hair color. Instead, swap your wash out hair color for a permanent at-home option, like the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Fuchsia or Turquoise. Just like with a brunette peek-a-boo hair color, you can mix and match your colors or opt for a single shade!
Now that you know all about this colorful hair idea, let’s go over some tips on how to maintain your popping ‘do.
First thing’s first—switch out your usual shampoo, conditioner, and hair treatment for a system that’s formulated for color-treated hair. Need a rec? We love the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair and Defend Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair Remedy Balm.
While it’s true root touch-ups won’t be necessary, you will need to refresh your peek-a-boo hue eventually. To be prepared for when your color starts to fade, stock up on more hair dye. You can also keep a few of your favorite wash out shades in your bathroom cabinet for a quick fix of color!
Colored hair needs some extra love! A few times a week, swap your conditioner for a deep conditioner or hair mask to give your strands a little TLC. Try the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner.
Next, let us introduce you to another hair color trend—one that looks good enough to eat. Here’s How to Get Peanut Butter and Jelly Hair.