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Strandlights are the most natural highlights you've ever seen

When in the throes of summer, many of us flirt with the idea of a new colour. Partly because we spend the cooler months indoors, giving somewhat less attention to our aesthetic. Strandlights offers a way to do just that – refresh our look, without committing to anything drastic.

Strandlighting is a hair lightening technique that's gaining steam in the industry right now, and it's in the same family as babylights. It's designed to help transition your locks from summer to autumn in a subtle way.

 

The biggest difference between strandlights and ordinary highlights is in the amount of hair that is sectioned off. As the name implies, it's a little more intricate for it involves separating out just a pinch of hair, i.e. strands, beginning at the roots and ending at the tips, one bit at a time. The effect is a wash of colour, without looking like your whole hair has been dyed. While it might be fiddly, the result is super au naturel. Plus, it works just as well on redheads and brunettes as it does on blondes.

 

To keep it looking fresh, try the , which is specially designed to brighten, moisturise and add shine to your highlights. The formula is enriched with Nutriceride and nutritive oils, which reinforce and rehydrate, leaving hair soft to the touch.

 

This method is considered low maintenance because the grow-out phase won't leave you with high contrasting roots, so you can go longer between colourings. And if you're a balayage or foils junkie, give strandlights a try to mix things up. The added bonus is that because so little hair is affected, you'll suffer much less damage in the event bleach is being used.

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