Okay, we’ll admit it. The hair looks pretty darn awesome. Whether you have the cutesy pinks, blues and lavenders, or the bold oranges, reds and greens, there’s no denying that this latest hair trend is definitely making waves. Isn’t it totally worthy of the likes of Hilary Duff or Kesha?

So just as the the silver fox, aka #GrannyHair trend was dying down, in comes sand art hair, one that draws inspiration from the many hues of the rainbow.

Here’s a video tutorial that will see you through it, where hair colorist Rebecca Taylor shows you how to create the look with Pravana’s brand new in-salon dye product called Vivids Locked-In. The unique technique of dying the strands horizontally in 3-inch-wide sections creates a layered effect like nothing that’s ever been done before:

But, as with every chemically processed treatment, #sandarthair brings with it the excessive dehydration of your ends, frailty in your strands, and uprooting of some locks while you bleach the living daylights out of your hair! So, if you must be part of the ‘trending’ wagon, we recommend you take the necessary precautions and keep your hair as healthy as possible, despite all the chemical assault. Here’s what you need to do:

Deep Condition: The first, and most important thing you need to remember is that coloring strips your hair of its natural oils and moisture. If you must color, make sure you indulge in a deep conditioning treatment, at least once every week. This way, you’ll make sure your hair retains its shine and moisture, and the color stays vibrant for longer. After all, the whole point of getting a color treatment is so that you can show it off. You wouldn’t want to have to splurge every two months, would you?

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Use Products Suited To Colored Hair: Make sure you use a product that’s suited to your specific hair type (read the label). For those who dye their hair often, opt for a shampoo-conditioner combo that contains nourishing ingredients, which especially cater to color-treated locks. Alternately, why not make your own concoction for a natural, yet custom solution?

Use A Protective Mask Once A Week: If you’re subjecting your hair to harsh chemicals, it’s only fair that you replenish the lost nutrients in the form of a hair mask. Now, hair masks are natural, making them the best remedies to deal with dry and damaged hair. Using a protective mask will help re-infuse the nutrients lost during color processing.

With that in mind, stay hip and current without paying a hefty price, because it’s always about a good bargain, ladies!

Image Via Instagram/#SandArtHair

PS: For solutions to suit your specific hair type, head to our Haircare Section.
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Charlene Flanagan is a lifestyle journalist whose love for language drove her to earn her Bachelor’s degree in English literature, as well as pursue her Masters in Arts. Over the last five years, she’s contributed to a number of leading publications, and has particularly enjoyed reviewing books and restaurants, as well as interviewing celebrities. Her recent switch to a holistic lifestyle has her looking at her food choices very differently—although she won’t admit it. When she’s not busy writing up about workouts, home remedies, and skincare essentials, she spends her time being the quintessential city girl who’s excited to see what life has in store for her.