How To Get The IT Girl Hair Colours of 2022
We’re debunking the myth that you can’t be platinum blonde AND have long, healthy hair.
Gigi’s done it, so why can’t you ?
Is it possible? Short answer YES
Long answer YES ...as long as you have a perfectly honed hair care routine.
What’s the first thing you do when purchasing something expensive... You get insurance right? Our hair should be no different. If you’re ready to commit to the hottest colour trend of the season, insure your hair with a routine that will keep your locks hydrated, eliminate damage and deliver moisture, fatty oils and repairing goodness back into your locks. Monique McMahon from Que Colour gives us her top tips below!
The prep starts earlier than you think.
If this is your first time venturing into the scalp bleach world, ensure you have 100% trust in your chosen colourist and you have worked on a hair colour plan if you are wanting to lift in stages. With your foundations in place, it’s time to get your hair ready at home before the appointment.
If you are already highlighting your hair, now is the time to give it a break for a couple of months and start your masking to prepare your locks for your colourist. Lay off the heat styling until your appointment and ensure you have a nice amount of natural regrowth and a healthy starting point to get you off the mark.
Introduce a Hair mask BEFORE you even begin to bleach
We recommend introducing a 100% natural hair and scalp oil like this one from les huilettes to strengthen and repair your scalp to its optimum state. Apply generously to the scalp once a week, massaging into the hair. This is the perfect lazy girl treatment as you can leave it for an hour or overnight before washing out.
If there was ever a time to bring in the most luxe, rolls royce of hair masks.. it’s now. Loaded with the rare prickly pear seed oil, omega 6 + 9 and vitamin F- This mask is praised by celebrities, professional colourists and influencers alike as the thing bringing their hair back from the dead. Use once a week for 30 minutes, this ultra concentrated formula can be applied from root to tip and a little goes a long way. Invest in the Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Prickly pear, you wont regret it.
I’m blonde- NOW WHAT?
Change your shampoo to a low foaming low PH which will be gentler on your strands and scalp. We suggest the Christophe Robin Colour Shield Shampoo which is packed with camu camu berry oil to nourish your hair and protect against discolouration of your blonde.
Alternate your shampoo. We’ve all seen the girl at school who left her purple shampoo in for too long and came in with grey/purple looking hair. Luckily it’s now 2022 and anti collective have launched their every blonde shampoo which is gentle and reparative toning shampoo. The formula is strengthening and sulfate free to gentle cleans and reduce breakage whilst adding luminous shine.
Swap your conditioner for a mask. Bleached hair needs nourishment, hydration and regeneration. These three things come bottled in the colour shield mask by Christophe Robin which is packed with Vitamin E and Vitamin C, what do these do? They protect delicate hair from external aggressors revealing luminous hair and macadamia oil enriches your hair with softness.
Don’t brush when wet. When our hair is wet it is at its weakest state, add being a platinum blonde into the mix and you’re really entering the danger zone. We suggest detangling your hair PRE shower on dry hair with Ibiza hair airwave shower brush which is engineered to effortlessly glide through any hair.
Do not brush your hair again until up to 50% dry. Then if you’re styling opt for a blonde boar bristle brush which is designed for lightened hair to gently and naturally smooth frizz, enhance shine and preserve hair integrity.
Copper with no commitment sounds too good to be true, right?
It’s no secret that the IT-GIRLS are driving the rise of the copper hair trend. From the earthy copper tones that Kendall Jenner is rocking to Sydney Sweeneys dip in to a strawberry kiss blonde, we’re all posing the question “would copper suit me?”
The good news is that red hair doesn’t have to come with commitment, if you know what to ask for! So if you’re the kind of person who likes to have flexibility with their hair tone it could be the perfect go-to for you.
Monique McMahon at QUE colour is no stranger to the trend, these are her 3 top ways to dabble in all things RED.
If you’re already blonde or have lightness throughout your hair:Opt for the Sydney Sweeney look ask your colourist to use a strawberry glaze toner at the end of your colour service. This can also be done when you pop in for a haircut or blow dry and only takes 20 minutes processing. WELLA colour touch have an amazing range of red/copper tones and add an incredible luminous shine to the hair which will gently fade over 4-55 weeks back to your original hue.
If you want a deeper Kendall Jenner Earthy Copper Tone
Try out the Sebastien professionals' colourshines to give you that intense punchy red with an unbeatable gloss. These all-natural vegetable protein glosses are deeply pigmented and act like a top coat of nail polish. They only take 10 minutes under heat at the salon and will last for 3-4 weeks before returning to your natural colour.
Not ready to do anything too serious?
For the ultimate “do it yourself” with zero commitment - try the cult Christophe Robin Chic copper Shade Variation. This one you don’t need a professional for, simply shampoo your hair like normal, towel dry and then apply from root to tip and leave on for 30 minutes. This treatment uses natural pigment from carrot oil to nurture and tone your locks every so slightly to the copper direction. Lasting only 2-3 washes this is the ultimate no commitment glaze!