Unicorn hair: Inspirations and precautions that you should know

Make your unicorn hair dreams come true safely and properly with these priceless pointers.  

Unicorn hair goes by several other names: mermaid hair, multicolored hair, rainbow hair. Whatever you call it, you can’t deny how hot this particular trend is in the current beauty scene. When I first heard about it, I thought it was a hairstyle mimicking the horn of a unicorn! With enough information, I also fell in love with the equally otherworldly hair color trend as magical as the mythical creature it was named after.

There are a lot of ways to wear the trendy unicorn hair. The color spectrum is wild! The tone may range anywhere from the softest pastel hair colors to vivid and bright rainbows or even neon colors! To get you started, here are some inspirations:

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Unicorn hair – Colorful bob
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Colorful bob

You don’t need to grow your hair long just to sport a colorful unicorn hair. It is not a myth that it’s one of fun new hairstyles you can try this year.

Editor’s tip: Treat your hair to repair the damage done by coloring with TRESemmé Platinum Strength Treatment Mask and keep your hair healthy.

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Unicorn hair – Tousled lob, hidden unicorn
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Tousled lob, hidden unicorn

With medium length hair, you can do more styles like tousled beachy waves for your hair. But if for some reason, like school or office policy, restrictions on hair color may interfere with the style you want, this one’s for you! You can have the unicorn hair under a more natural hair color. Style and expose the glam when the coast is clear or no longer in the school/office premises.

Editor’s tip: Achieve sexy beach waves with TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray for that festival feel and natural tousled movement.

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Unicorn hair – Curly colors
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Curly colors

Kulot girls unite! You don’t need to settle to one color for your gorgeous curls. Unicorn hair colors can be a great way to showcase your personality and colorful vibe.

Editor’s tip: Keep those curls in place with TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse, plus it also tames the frizz!

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Unicorn hair – Long and vibrant Credit: Shutterstock

Long and vibrant

Let your long locks flow with the colors of the rainbow, or just about any color combination that you like! Some may like more pink or ultraviolet colors, while some like it with pastel colors or combine it with rose gold hair color. However, you like it, long hair with unicorn colors is magical!

Editor’s tip: Keep it sleek and nourished with Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream. It will help you glow with hair that’s adorably shiny!

You can totally see its appeal! Rocking unicorn-inspired hair all day, every day just seems like so much fun and I have to agree with that! You know what’s not fun, though? Leaving the salon with damaged hair and a botched dye job instead of the healthy, multi-hued mane you were promised. That just isn’t cool.

That’s why I’ve compiled a list of things you absolutely should know before diving into the colorful world of unicorn hair. Getting there isn’t the prettiest process, but when done properly, it’s going to be super worth it. Read on!

1. You have to bleach your hair.

If you’re like most Pinays and have been blessed with a head of lustrous dark hair, well, we’ve got some bad news: You’ll have to bleach your locks before achieving the unicorn hair of your dreams. If you’ve never bleached your hair before, we have to warn you that this process can take a long time (we’re talking HOURS) and can be a bit painful on the eyes. It can also cause a lot of damage if done incorrectly, leaving you with brittle, straw-like strands. Yikes!

2. If it’s your first time to try the unicorn hair trend, try darker shades first.

Sorry to ruin your dream of perfectly pastel tresses: You’ll be putting a ton of stress on your hair if you’re transitioning from jet black to rainbow brite in one day. Make it easier (and less damaging) on your tresses by initially opting for darker tones, gradually lightening your locks over time. Trust us, your hair will thank you for it.

3. Colored tips are also an effective way to try the unicorn hair trend.

Have you ever wanted to try a particular hair color so badly, but didn’t push through with it because you weren’t sure if it’ll work for you? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. If that’s how you feel about unicorn hair, you can ease into the trend by coloring just the tips of your hair. If you think it doesn’t suit you, then you can just have the hairstylist to chop it off. And if you like it, then you know exactly what to ask for next time you visit the salon!

4. Trendy hair colors, like the hues in unicorn hair, typically don’t last long.

So, you just left the salon with the multi-hued hair of your dreams. Congratulations on a successful dye job! However, don’t expect to be rocking your new ‘do for a long time. The colors used in your unicorn dye job are extremely high-maintenance and usually don’t last long–just around eight weeks, max. Enjoy your unicorn hair while you can!

5. You’ll have to invest in new hair products to maintain your unicorn hair.

If you’ve been dyeing your hair lighter for a long time, you know how important it is to keep your hair healthy and moisturized to avoid causing lasting damage to your locks.

Editor’s tip: Invest in hair products that are specifically made for colored hair like Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner, a sulfate-free conditioner specifically designed to enhance your colored hair’s vibrancy and protect it from dryness and dullness.


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