Tasarnia Dhuloo, @thegildedhanger, influencer and fashion blogger
“I was probably about 21 when I started experimenting the most. I tried light brown to begin with and before I had time to try anything else I went back to black. Once I was tired of that, I did the Kylie Jenner blonde ombré with a cut – this is probably the point at which I decided to go lighter and try the greys and blues. I tend to use my hair as a way to express the life point I’m at. I am always changing and always reinventing myself and it shows in my hair. My biggest regret? Going black, but only because I couldn’t go lighter until I had grown out the black. I honestly don’t like my plain black hair, it doesn’t express my personality enough. I think a lot of people are scared to do anything drastic to their hair because they could damage it and there are so many risks involved with hair colour, but I would say going to the right stylist helps ease the worry when you want to spice up your look. Your hair pulls your look together and it is best to reinvent yourself with a style and colour that you love.” “I don’t follow hair trends, I simply do whatever I want and if I don’t like it, I change it.” |
Unnatural shades are hot right now – but also high maintenance. These hues have the largest colour molecules, meaning they fade fastest, says colourist Kyle White. As in: your lilac could take a grey tint in two weeks! A low-maintenance way to try wild colour? Streaks underneath hair, which the world sees only when hair is pulled back. | Regular colour changes can make your head hurt. To keep your colour healthy... Update your base colour no sooner than every four weeks, says colourist George Papanikolas. “And wait at least 10 weeks to highlight – a process that’s notoriously harsher on hair because the lighter the colour, the more it strips your hair.” “When hair is damaged, the cuticle gets holes in it and colour molecules slip out,” says colourist Kyle White. Do a deepconditioning treatment once a week. “Heat a tablespoon of coconut oil in the microwave for 15 seconds and sleep with it in your hair. Then shampoo out the excess in the morning.” The result? Ultra-soft locks.
“Metal bristles heat up from your blow-dryer and become an iron,” says White. “You sacrifice the brightness of your hair colour and risk tons of breakage.” Instead, go for nylon brushes.