Recent Ocean Hair Trend On Instagram
Thanks to a recent Instagram trend, sea salt spray is no longer the only way to get beach-inspired hair. People are amping up their tousled waves by dyeing their hair ocean blue. This blue hair dye craze seems to be taking over our social media feeds — as of June of this year, #oceanhair has been tagged on Instagram over 12,000 times. So if you’re looking to add some tropical vibes to your style, ocean hair might be the new look for you.
Georgia-based stylist, Jessica Bassett, favors the subtle ombre style when she creates ocean hair. This style reminds us of the varying depths of the ocean, with a deep, almost-black blue at the roots and ending with a lighter teal color at the ends. If you have naturally dark hair, this color combination would be perfect for you.
Want to try something lighter? Speer also created this glowing teal ocean look. Calling it Electric Ocean, she added green hues for a more tropical feel versus darker colors that resemble the depths of the ocean.
Maintaining Your Ocean Hair
This hair trend may seem simple on the surface, but just like the ocean, the process involves a lot of depth. Most people don’t realize that vibrant dyes like blues and reds don’t penetrate all the way into the hair shaft, but rather, sit on top of the hair. This means that the color fades much faster than natural permanent or semi-permanent dyes. For ocean hair upkeep, colorists recommend using a shampoo that is color-safe and sulfate-free and to wash hair as infrequently as possible. So don’t blame your stylist for your dye fading quickly because fashion colors don’t develop and process the same way as natural colors do. Maintaining a vibrant color such as ocean blues takes investment and time.
Shades of Green
Seaweed, pickle, sage, olive, parakeet, mint and other shades of green work brilliant together. Subtle blue and azure highlight will frame the face and add more ocean mood to your palette. One tip: use calmer pastel hues as a basis to make this look more casual.
A Hint of Green
Some colorists add blue green strands to create the immitation of mysterious seaweed. You can use green color for highlights or peek-a-boo effect. Turn on your fantasy and feel like a painter!
Bob and lob hairstyles are easier to experiment with, so what are you waiting for? If you’ve always dreamt of blue hair, then ocean trend is right for you today. Mix your favorite shades of ligher and darker blue and enjoy looking fresh and vibrant!