There's no shortage of enviable hair on Instagram, even if we do suspect it's largely down to filters and flattering lighting.
But the beauty trend lighting up social media at the moment is particularly eye-catching – striking glow-in-the-dark locks.
While the multicoloured look is often tagged under #glowinthedarkhair, as user Kasey O'Hara Skrobe (a US-based colourist with more than 60,000 followers) points out, it's usually not actually glow-in-the-dark colour, but neon shades that light up under black light.
While many rainbow 'dos can look a tad intimidating to recreate, the joy of this trend is its temporary nature – popular colours by American brand Manic Panic are semi-permanent, while there are wash-out hair gels available and plenty of UV dyes and products from UK brand Stargazer to create that eighties-clubber look by night and My Little Pony fun by day.
Take a look at some choice examples below.
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Just a few of my blacklight colors! I've been doing this for about 10 years and it's just now a thing. At least I'm ahead of the game! I feel like people think it's glow in the dark, I wish, but no it needs a blacklight for these colors to show. Anything neon will glow in the blacklight here are a few colors I know will glow Manic Panic - electric lizard, electric banana, hothotpink, cotton candy pink. Arcticfox - neon moon. Cosmic sunshine . Pravana - neon yellow and green. Also any shades mixed with any neon will create a more subtle glow. Hope this helps! #blacklighthair #neonhair #arcticfoxhaircolor #manicpanic #pravana #pravananeons
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