Light Up Instagram With Glow In The Dark Hair
2015 was the year of wild and wacky hair trends, with the likes of rainbow hair, galaxy shades and ombre gracing the heads of many. But the fabulous hair trend doesn’t stop there because this year, glow in the dark hair is having its moment. Yes, you read that right – glow in the dark hair is here and it’s exploded in popularity on social media, particularly Instagram.
But what exactly is glow in the dark hair, and how can you get it? We reveal all.
Glow in the dark hair? What’s that all about?
The hair trend du jour, glow in the dark hair has actually been around since the 1970s courtesy of US-based dye brand Manic Panic. The company is famed for its ultraviolet reactive hair dyes which are vegan and free from animal testing – and come in a range of shades including Siren’s Song (aqua), Electric Lizard (green), Hot Hot Pink, and more.
Despite its 40 plus years existence, it wasn’t until recently that the trend really peaked with fans looking to take the rainbow hair trend of 2015 to the next level. And what better way to impress with your hair than glow in the dark neon highlights?
Who do I look to for inspiration?
Will my hair actually glow in the dark?
What will my hair look like during the daytime?
It’s all well and good having hair that glows brightly under UV light but what about during the day? You’ll be pleased to hear that your hair will still be beautifully rainbow while you’re out and about in the daytime. And of course, you don’t have to opt for bright colours – it looks like pastels and metallic hues will be popular this year.
Where will my hair look the best?
With this trend, you certainly won’t be out of place at a festival or a 90s rave – so if you’re a fan and you’re looking for something edgy to make you stand out, we definitely recommend this hair trend. If you’re feeling brave, go as bright as you can. For a softer, more feminine look, why not try pastel pink shades.
How should I style my hair for maximum impact?
Make a statement by using up to four shades of UV reactive dyes, then simply plait your hair. This trend looks great on longer hair but it’s equally fabulous if you’re having a lazy hair day as the colour does all the talking.
Do I need to bleach my hair first?
Like all bright hair colours, this trend works best on those with blonde hair. However, the dye can be applied to natural or bleached hair with experts recommending you choose up to four colours for a striking look. For best results, brunettes and redheads should bleach hair first.