Actress Michelle Mosalakae shares her love for color with us.
You’re always experimenting with different styles and colors. What inspires your choices?
I love switching up my look. I think it’s the actress in me coming out – I prefer to look different and, even, unrecognizable!
Take us through your hair routine.
I use a semi-permanent dye that isn’t too harsh on my hair. I do plaits and base the scalp with Jamaican castor oil before wearing a wig. If I’m rocking my natural hair, I opt for a high bun and lay my edges.
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The modern muse and actress takes us on a daring hair color ride. Plus, editor-approved hair coloring tips.
Light blonde will definitely make you stand out! Keep the color alive by using a sulfate-free or color-safe shampoo that won’t dilute the intensity of the dye.
Have fun with short hair by experimenting with golden shades. While the bleach won’t eliminate the curls, it tends to dry the hair. Use a conditioner to keep your moisture levels intact.
Go all the way with a vibrant bright color – we love this electric blue. Opt for a conditioner that has color built into the formula so as to revive the hue if it fades.
Rich coppers and browns create the ultimate sultry effect. Make sure you wash your hair at least three times a week, and if it’s relaxed or blown out, get a thorough cleanse once every five days.
Be inspired by wintery ashy greys. Use a hair serum or balm to intensify moisture levels, which will prevent the hair from getting brittle.
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