Denim hair: What you need to know about this season’s hottest trend

Denim hair is the Instagram-approved hue you need to be rocking, right now!

Denim clothing played a big part on the fashion runways last year, so it was only a matter of time before the trend filtered into hair, right? Well, if you’re an avid jean-wearer, then you’ll be pleased to know that one of the hottest predicted hair trends this season is denim hair!

Now, if you’re wondering what exactly denim hair is, it’s a softer, more chalky version of blue hair. Colour choices range from darker indigos to true blues and lighter, faded washes, so the denim hair possibilities are (almost) endless! Want to see some of our fave takes on the trend? Then keep on scrolling for some major mane inspiration…

Denim hair colour: Our fave looks from Instagram

woman with long wavy ice blue metallic denim hair colour leaning against a black and white art wall with black hat and tinted sunglasses
Ice cool blue. Credit:

For a fun take on the denim hair colour, follow in the footsteps of this Instagram babe who coloured the top section of her tresses an icy metallic hue and finished the look with a contrasting dark blue shade underneath. Credit: @shadyondeck

back view of woman with silver blue denim hair colour with slight wave pattern on shoulder length tresses
Silver hues make for a subtle take on the denim hair trend. Credit:

For a more subtle take on the denim blue hair, opt for a silvery hue, like in the picture above. This multi-faceted shade will look good from every angle, and under every type of lighting! Credit: @hairbyv

TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Shampoo

Editor’s tip: To help maintain your denim hair’s vibrancy, opt for a shampoo and conditioner duo that has been specially formulated for coloured hair, like the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Shampoo and Conditioner.

back view of woman with shoulder length denim ombre hair colour finished with waves
Work two trends at once with a denim ombre. Credit:

Another way to work the denim blue hair is through the ombre technique. Ask your hairdresser to place the darkest shade of blue near your roots, before merging it into a lighter blue, and then a greyCredit: @chelraerae

woman with curly afro ombre blue denim hair colour looking down wearing glasses
Proving the denim hair trend can work on any hair type. Credit:

The best thing about this hair trend is that it looks great on every hair type, from straight to wavy, to coily! We mean, just look at how fabulous it looks on this lush curly afroCredit: @naturallytash

wavy blue ombre hair
Hair goals. Credit:

If you really want to have heads turning wherever you go, then try to combine a number of different blue hair colours into your mane. We recommend trying a mixture of navy, baby blue, icy blue and grey. Credit: @jeffreyrobert_




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