The 2018 Hair Trends You Need To Try Now

Hey Cats,

There’s no better way to give yourself a lift for spring than by rethinking your hair. Whether it’s a
new way of styling it, a change in colour or even shaking up the haircare routine you have and
the products you’re using, taking a fresh look at your tresses can help you to shake off the winter
blues and step into spring feeling energized and ready to take on the world.

Try A Sulphate-Free Cleanser

If you have colour treated hair, switching to a sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner could just
give it a new lease of life. Sulphates are the chemical ingredients used to create a lather when
you wash your hair, but they can strip out and harshly damage tresses, especially those where
hair is already weakened by colour treatments and lots of heat styling. They could revitalise your
hair and help you go longer between colour touch-ups, and the formulas are now easier to get hold
of than ever. L’Oreal notably now produce two sulphate-free formulas in their EverPure range, while they can also be found from Redken, Bumble and Bumble and Fekkai.

Get Your Crimp On

The 80s texture is back in vogue, moving the look on from beachy waves to more defined crimps.
Today’s crimps are not all one-size fits all thought – you have a variety to choose from,
encompassing mini-crimpers, deep wavers, triple barrel-wavers and more – this guide will see you

Be a Pink Lady

Pastel pinks have been all over our insta-feeds for a while now, and the trend for pink-lady locks shows no sign of slowing down. Instead of the candyfloss shades we’re now used to seeing though, the hue du jour for 2018 is far more off-beat. A dusky, blush pink fits the year much more while another popular shade will be ‘Awkward Peach’ from Bleach London, that gives a beautiful muted rose-gold tone to locks.

Try Acrylic Accessories

If you buy one hair accessory this year, make it a clear one. The fashion world has a continued
fascination with all see-through materials, and at the Chanel show, models wore pieces of acrylic tubing fixed over low ponytails, allowing the texture and colour of hair to be the main attraction.
Scour the web for clear plastic accessories or get DIY with a length of plastic tubing!

Textured Fringe

Fringes are back with a bang – but instead of the look we’ve seen in years past, where wavy locks
were paired with a poker straight fringe, now messy, textured fringes are shining brighter. To get
the look, ask your hairdresser for a textured, choppy fringe paired with natural textured hair.
Rough dry and add in a texturizing spray to get that perfectly rumpled, undone look.

Find A Scrunchie or a Claw Clip

90s kids will see the return of all their prized hair accessories this season, as retro scrunchies
and plastic claw clips both get elevated into cutting-edge status. Scrunchies initially resurfaced on the Mansur Gavriel catwalk, followed by uber-stylist Jen Atkin released her own line of them at the end of last year. To give the accessory a modern twist, pick a luxe fabric like silk or velvet. Claw
clips are also back in force after parading down the Alexander Wang runway in a slick, logo-ed

Try a Scalp Exfoliator

Scalp exfoliation has really taken off at the end of last year, and it’s a simple step you can add into your haircare routine that promotes better hair health. Taking care of it stimulates circulation, encouraging the hair to grow and also helps any moisturising treatments to benefit the hair more,
as well as preventing conditions like dandruff. And its especially beneficial for those who are big
fans of dry shampoo – removing product build-up from the scalp. Try custom treatment or prepare your own using sea salt and olive oil. Brush through the hair, wet it and then massage in the
exfoliant, working it into the scalp and rinsing out before following up with shampoo and conditioner as normal.

Loop Your Pony

Creating a dreamy looking twist on the standard low pony by simply looping the hair and letting it fall
Simply pull hair once through the hair tie, and only partially the second time – creating a thick look of hair with random, messy ends breaking free. Mist with a firm-hold hairspray to keep the style in place – casual chic at its best.

Try The Sweater Tuck

Similar to the loop trick above, this trend is all about casual, accidental-looking styles being much
chicer than maximum-effort do’s this year. All you need is an unlikely hair accessory – a think turtleneck sweater. Pull the jumper over your head, keeping the lengths of your hair trapped inside, and tag a few face-framing strands free. Pair with some statement earrings, and a shoulder-robed coat and you’ll be looking like a blogger in no time.

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