Playground highlights are the hair color trend that awakens the child in us...
At the latest when you sit on Grandma's sofa and browse through old photos of yourself album after album, you notice how much his hair color has changed since then. The fact that the hair of almost everyone gets darker in the course of life is not just a subjective impression, but actually scientifically proven. And yet we all too often mourn the childish hair color - because we associate it with youthfulness.
A new hair color trend comes in handy: Playground highlights should bring us back to how we once looked - in terms of hair color, of course. Are you ready to travel back in time?
Before we talk about the hair color trend Playground Highlights, let's briefly explain why hair changes in the first place. Because examples like the following are not uncommon: shortly after birth, a person's hair is light blonde, a few years later the same person has a dark brown mane. In fact, the reasons for these age-related changes have not yet been fully clarified. But what we do know is that the color of our hair is determined by two pigment substances, so-called melanins.
They are divided into pheomelanin, which dominates the blond-reddish hair type, and eumelanin, which is responsible for dark hair as a brown-black pigment. The hair color is controlled by a mixing ratio of these two pigments. While the lighter melanin is increasingly produced in childhood, hormones, growth factors, and a large number of messenger substances cause more eumelanin to be produced over time - the hair darkens.
The aim of the hair color trend is to bring back the original color from the days when you played on the playground as a carefree child. Since it was your own, Playground Highlights are supernatural and look more like you've spent most of the time outside in the fresh air, where the sun gradually bleaches the pigments. For this effect, you only dye fine areas - preferably with the balayage technique, in order to create an even more natural, but above all lively look that looks anything but colored.
You can also get a nice finish when strands are removed from the top hair and lightened. The inside of the hair stays as it is and gives the hairstyle depth. Of course, the trend works with every hair color - whether blonde, brown, red, or black. With dark brown hair, for example, light brown highlights create an invigorating contrast to the basic hair color - in line with the playground highlights. Don't forget: have photos of children ready for a visit to the hairdressing salon! This is the only way to make the result really authentic.