Everyone is so connected online these days it’s hard to believe that a hair trend could be around for five years before you’re aware of it but that’s exactly what happened. We’ve seen countless photos of NaturallyTash on our Instagram feed and, lured by her colorful vibrant curls, have been following her for some time now before realizing those unique color matches were the creation of “hair shadowing”. After seeing recent posts about the her technique on Marie Claire and Buzzfeed we slid into the Queen of Hair Shadowing’s DMs to ask these six simple questions:
How do you do it?
What are your favorite products to use?
How long does it take?
How long does it last?
Is it messy?
It will get all over your hands when you apply because you can not use gloves cause it hinders you from really rubbing it in. Also don’t touch your hair a lot cause the color will transfer onto your hands. Here is another tip if your hair is shoulder length or longer and you put red (for example) onto your tips you might not want to wear white because the color will transfer onto your clothes. Also BEWARE of the rain when hair shadowing cause the color will run.
Hair shadowing seems like a safe alternative for hair coloring and we can’t wait to try it this summer. Just check out these amazing color combos!
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