If you were surrounded by a bevy of beautiful Black women, resplendent in their French vanilla, butter pecan, chocolate deluxe hues, it'd be a little difficult to stay focused on work. But alas, that's what we had to do at Curlfest this past weekend. During the New York City natural hair bonanza, there were way too many pretty people with cool hair to possibly snap them all.
While resisting our urge to try to photograph every attendee, there was one thing we couldn't ignore: color — and a whole lot of it! It didn't matter if ladies were rocking braids or big chops, faux locks or long weaves, there were so many technicolor dye jobs that it was, easily, the biggest trend of the weekend.
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If it's your first time dyeing you 'do, be sure to map out your schedule accordingly. "Three days prior to going in for your color treatment, you should do a deep mask treatment," Antoinette says. "Cantu Anti-Fade Color Protecting Moisture Masque is ideal, as it replenishes moisture, and the Quinoa ProTech technology in this masque will also strengthen and soften the hair, which is good for hair prior to color treatments. The healthier the hair, the better it will retain the color." Tip: Our favorite masks for every budget, here.
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While blondes have their purple shampoos, there are also specific treatments for pink hair, too. Try treating your hair with Overtone's Pastel Pink Deep Treatment each week — it contains hydrating coconut oil and shea butter with a hit of color.
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For upkeep, Antoinette likes washing with Cantu's new Anti-Fade Cleansing Oil Shampoo. "It's gentle, but super-effective," she says.
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