Come this weekend, we’ll all be debuting our lockdown looks for the first time – the good and the bad.
Some may be still recovering from botched haircuts inflicted on them in week three, while we reckon many will be donning bright dye jobs applied around the seven week itch.
Among those sea of colours we’re expecting to see a few examples of Ribena hair. Let us explain.
Ribena hair – named after the blackcurrant based squash drink – sees vibrant pink and purple hues fused together in your hair.
This colour palette laughs in the face of pastel hues; it’s one of the loudest and most shocking in the books, yet undeniably pretty. Pink and purple is a classic, as we all know…
Just take a look at some of our favourite Ribena locks we’ve spotted on Instagram:
While many choose to don half-and-half styles with their pink and purple (as is becoming increasingly popular), Ribena hair can also be worn ombré, or even with the colours mixed to create a pinky purply hybrid.
If you’d like to try Ribena hair yourself, you’re in luck as salons are reopening on 4th July. This means, you can get a professional to help you achieve the stand-out look.
But of course, with all colour-heavy restyles, there comes a lot of aftercare.
Don’t expect your salon-fresh shocking pinks and purples to last for months and the colours will fade slowly as you wash it.
To help you keep your colour fresh for longest, spoke to Holly Parsons, senior colourist at SALON64.
Holly explained: “The easiest way to keep up with these vibrant shades and prevent premature fading is to hold off from washing too often.
“Every time you shampoo your hair you risk your beautiful new colour fading away.”
The colourist added: “Investing in good quality products will prevent the colour from dulling.
“Using a heat protectant [ loves ghd’s Heat Protect Spray, £11.50] before using heat to style is another way to help protect your colour and keep it looking fresher for longer.
“Applying regular hydration treatments [ loves Bleach London’s Reincarnation Mask, £7.50] to keep your hair colour looking glossy and soft to the touch.”
Holly also calls regular touch -ups at the salon a “must” recommending you go every six to eight weeks.
Are you brave enough to try Ribena hair?
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