Helmet Hair is not only defined as the teased bouffants of the 60′s, it also shows up at the end of summer when your color has become one solid mass of blonde instead of the streaks you started out in the beginning of summer. It can be the brunette that has turned a reddish brown or the redhead that has faded to gold ends or a weak pink.
How do we remove the helmet? Weaving strong contrasting colors lighter and darker works to create the variation in hair that cleans and shines the strands. Just be sure the hair has been adequately conditioned and repaired by plant oils prior to weaving so the color will be retained by the strand. Coloring damaged hair strands only leads to recoloring and the recoloring leads to more damage and more fading…a vicious circle.
You could also apply the technique of ombre at this time of the year. Leave the bleached out faded ends and just deepen the roots with a color 2 levels deeper than the ends. Later you could fill the ends with warm color to richen for fall and then by the holidays be a rich vibrant brunette.
So this fall when you are wearing below shoulder length hair, utilize these techniques to create your look for fall. Check out Chelsea Clinton in Vogue magazine this month or Bazaar Magazine for examples of these looks for Fall.
Give the helmet to your football team ladies, GO PACK GO!