Fantasy Hair Inspiration And Tips For The Holidays
Keep Your Vivids Bright And Shine At Your Next Holiday Party With These Tips
Be honest, how many times have you scrolled through Instagram to check out all of the beautiful fantasy colored hairstyles in your feed? You never knew such hair art was possible; unicorn hair, neon pinks, mermaid blues, electric greens, even ombres for those who don't want a full haired commitment! The possibilities are endless and there are so many skilled hairstylists that specialize in that fantasy look you long for. Now that the holidays are near, don't you think it's time to jump in and try something bright? Fantasy hair is very popular at the moment and it's not difficult to see why: it allows us to live out our artistic side through color and our hair. But before you jump into your new hairdo, let me give you some pointers to get the most out of your colorful locks!
The Brighter The Color, The Longer It Lasts
You may prefer the softer colored fantasy looks like pastels, and while they do look amazing and make you feel like a princess, know that they also requires more upkeep. The lighter the color you choose, the quicker it will fade. So, if you decide on that pastel pink you've always wanted since you were a little girl, get ready to see your stylist more often.
Conditioner Is Best
Even though brighter colors have a longer lifespan, you can still take steps to make sure your color lasts as long as possible. This is where conditioner comes in to save the day (and our color!). Shampoo is fantasy color's mortal enemy because it strips the hair of the semi permanent dye you love so much. I swear by the no-poo movement, it may sound a bit odd but it really works (especially for curly haired girls). By cutting out the shampoo and only conditioning your hair, you allow it to be soft and colorful without fading it in one shower session. I know you're skeptical but trust me and try it, you'll thank me!
Deep Condition Once A Week
Deep conditioner helps mend your split ends and honestly, no one loves a fantasy hairstyle full of frizzy strands, so get to it once a week. When you have a free day in the house, clip your hair up soaked in some deep conditioner and allow it to seep into the hair for as long as possible. I like to sit and watch a movie with my husband as I let the deep conditioner work its magic; just make sure you stay away from the furniture!
Dry Shampoo Is Your New Best Friend
If you thought skipping the shampoo was a crazy idea and want to find a good middle ground to keep your color bright, get yourself some dry shampoo. I used to wonder what the hype was all about with dry shampoos but after going mermaid blue myself, I've found that it has helped me immensely. The reality is, the more you wash your hair (with shampoo or conditioner only), the more the color bleeds out. That's why I suggest you try to skip washing your hair for as long as you can bear it. My personal record is a week and how did I do it? Dry shampoo. My hair is not naturally oily so maybe that's why I've been able to hold out for so long, but the dry shampoo helps suck the small amount of oil on my roots and makes my hair smell and feel amazing! Just spray it at a distance on your roots and let it sit for about one minute. Then either brush or use your fingertips to rub the excess product off your hair. I can definitely see what all the fuss is about now.
Be Vigilant On Stain Control
Having fantasy colored hair is awesome, but let's get real, it can be a real pain when it comes to sheets and towels. This is especially true when you're fresh out of the salon with that color you always wanted only to go to bed that night and find the sheets covered in your hair color. It also happens when you decide to wash your hair and you stain your towels. It can be frustrating but it's all a part of having that look for the holidays! You want to look gorgeous but also want to be prepared. I like to stick to white sheets and towels so I can then easily bleach them when it's laundry day. You can also go all the way with your color of choice and get sheets and towels of the same color. Whatever you decide, just have fun with it!
For Those Who Want To Take It To Eleven: Fantasy Undercuts
Love fantasy hairstyles but want to take it to another level? Then undercuts are for you! This hairstyle is not for the faint of heart but I love them! It's amazing how hairstylists can make such creative styles on our heads. This haircut would definitely make you the talk of the party during the holidays! Are you brave enough to rock this style?
For Those Who Want To Shine Without The Hair Dye: A 24K Highlighting Serum
I know that even though a lot of you would love to show off your favorite fantasy color this year, it may not be possible due to your work environment, budget, or other reasons. But just because you can't have fantasy hair, doesn't mean you can't shine this holiday season. ISA Professional's XANADAU 24k Gold Face Serum is the perfect item to make your makeup pop, and gives you a lovely glow that will make you feel beautiful! The best way to make it brighten up your look is by applying it over your foundation, after you apply your setting spray. Dab the highlighter on your cheekbones and enjoy the compliments raining in!