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What you need to know before sinking your teeth into this sweet new hair colour trend

This season's hottest new hair colour trend is so sweet it'll give you a toothache! Introducing, sherbet hair! Inspired by the delicious candy treat, this hair colour marries two of the most popular recent hair colour trends: bleach blonde with pastel shades. When combined the result is an irresistible new shade!

Reality check

You're officially sold on the new sherbet hair colour trend – so how do you get on board? Unfortunately the reality is that this isn't the kind of colour trend that's achievable for everyone. The reason is because sherbet colours require a base of platinum – and your current hair colour will determine whether or not it's possible for you to achieve this shade. Chat to an expert about whether the sherbet trend is the right for you.

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If you've been given the thumbs up by your colourist, then it's time to begin the multi-layered colouring process in order to achieve your desired sherbet shade. Your colourist will start by dying your hair a bleached out blonde. Their goal is to make your strands as light as possible (without any yellowness) as this will form the basis of the sherbet colour.

Sweet tones

Once the platinum base has been perfected, your colourist will add in your chosen pastel shades to create that sherbet effect. The L'Oréal Professionnel #COLORFULHAIR range is ideal for this process as the dyes can be expertly mixed to create a unique candy colour. The only question is, what shade of sherbet do you choose? Our current favourites are musk pink, jellybean blue or lilac lolly.

Make it last

A post colour care regimen is crucial to ensure that your new sherbet shade stays looking good long after you've left the salon. For starters, you'll want to minimise the amount of times you wash your hair. As with any hair colour, the longer you can stretch it out between washes, the longer the colour lasts. This is especially important with creative colours as they're even more prone to fading. Then, when you do wash, ensure you choose a shampoo and conditioning treatment designed for coloured hair. Our top pick is the .

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