Galaxy Hair: 4 Things To Know About The Far Out Look

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Galaxy Hair: The Space Age Hair Trend Is Back And Better Than Ever

16 August 2018
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Jessie Amato

Junior Beauty Editor

For as long as she can remember, Jessie has had a passion for all things beauty. As an employee of L'Oréal, she hopes to share her knowledge and inspire Hair.com readers to express themselves—one new cut and color at a time.

We're not ashamed to admit that although we're regular salon-goers, we sometimes get stuck in a bit of a hair color rut opting for the safest hues possible. For those of us brave enough to conquer wild hair trends, however, there have been plenty to choose from this year. If acid hair colors and metallic balayage didn’t quite pique your interest, another popular multidimensional trend just might. If you haven’t guessed it, we’re talking about galaxy hair.

Looking to learn more about galaxy hair and how you can get try it for yourself? Keep scrolling. We promise—it’s out of this world.

What is galaxy hair?

For the galaxy hair trend, the beauty world takes inspiration from outer space. To create the perfect galaxy hair color, your colorist will blend vibrant shades of pink, purple, blue and green. There’s no exact technique for applying galaxy hair color, which is why there are so many unique ways to wear it.

If you’re starting out with dark hair, your colorist will need to bleach your hair to lift the color before applying the galactic shades. Be warned: Bleach will always damage your hair, but a salon professional can help to restore the look and feel of your strands.

As any color daredevil knows, your color care doesn’t end when you leave the salon. Since the trend requires a lot of maintenance, it can be a serious commitment. For galaxy hair, we advise heading to back to the salon every four to six weeks for touch ups.

To keep your galaxy hair looking it’s best for as long as possible, you’re going to need a few salon-quality products specially formulated for color-treated hair.

We recommend starting with a shampoo and conditioner made for color-treated hair like the Matrix Biolage R.A.W Color Care system. Formulated with coconut and meadowfoam, the system helps protect color-treated hair, leaving it soft and shiny with lasting color vibrancy.

Since bleach is required to attain galaxy hair, your hair may be left feeling a bit dry. Combat the feeling of dry strands with a mask like the Matrix Biolage ColorLast Mask. The mask helps maintain the color depth, tone, and shine for vivid color-treated hair.

How can you try galaxy hair?

Thinking it’s time to give galaxy hair a go? Before you head to the salon, we have a few tips to help prepare you.

As the old saying goes—a picture is worth a thousand words. Whether you’re looking for a full head of galaxy hair or you’re hoping to test the waters with a balayage, having a few inspiration photos on hand will ensure your desired look turns how exactly the way you want.

Still questioning whether or not galaxy hair is right for you? We get it. If you’re still wary about making a permanent change, give temporary hair colors a try. Since they wash out after one shampoo, you can get a feel for galaxy hair before you take the plunge.

Now that galaxy hair is on your radar, it’s time to head to the salon and try it for yourself!

Ready to try galaxy hair? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.

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