Chrissy Teigen is no stranger to Hollywood's love affair with hair transformations. From bangs to extensions to highlights, it feels like she's tried it all, but her latest 'do is a little different from the rest.
With all the knowledge Chrissy Teigen dropped on Twitter this weekend — including her hack for how to tell which celebrities are nice IRL — we almost missed the fact that she also debuted a new haircut. But mid-scroll, in between discussions about her cystic acne and Rice Krispies Treat ice cream, she also dropped in a video of her new blonde hair.
Teigen took to Twitter to debut a new shag haircut and warm, honey blonde colour. "New hair alert very important," she tweeted about the new style done by celebrity hairstylist Tracey Cunningham.
new hair alert very important pic.twitter.com/m11EnaZBGZ— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 6, 2019
It was all fun and games as usual until it dawned on Teigen who she now resembles.
"I..I look like melania," she wrote, referencing First Lady of the United States Melania Trump. At first glance, there's no denying she's right — but it's the irony in the whole thing that's the shocking part. As you likely know, Teigen has been in a Twitter feud with Donald Trump for some time, one that allegedly caused Trump to block Teigen.
I..I look like melania pic.twitter.com/bb0S33qEkg— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 7, 2019
Whether this new look has her looking like Melania or not, Teigen is definitely keeping up with hair trends, as layered and shag cuts are both very "in" for the new year.
Either way, Teigen is ready to welcome 2020 with new hair, but the same Twitter energy.
Whether you’re looking to emulate Blake Lively’s signature golden locks or Kim K’s pure platinum, or now, Chrissy Teigen's honeyed hue - how the process will ultimately affect your hair’s condition depends on two factors; how dark your natural/current hair colour is and how quickly you’re hoping to get to your intended blonde.
A healthy dose of realism is important on both fronts, because no matter what, it will, on some level, damage your hair. Lightening requires the use of either hydrogen peroxide or bleach (in gentler, more complex formulations) to create an irreversible chemical reaction in your hair cuticle. Therefore, the darker your natural or current hair colour is, the more pigment that needs to be lifted,to achieve a blonde shade.
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Going blonde more gradually will help to maintain the integrity of your hair, but it, in return, requires more patience, commitment...and cash.
You might not want to hear this, but you probably won’t (and shouldn’t) achieve your dream blonde hue overnight. Armed with that knowledge, go to a colourist that comes recommended and always opt to have a bond-reconstructor, like Wella’s Wellaplex, mixed in during your lightening session. This innovative product targets the hair’s inner structure, where amino-acid bonds have been compromised by chemical or mechanical stresses and allow your colourist to carry out bolder lightening transformations, knowing the hair is being concurrently reinforced and strengthened.
In between salon visits, focus on ensuring your hair is in a healthy enough condition to keeping going lighter, via lots of moisturising treatments (like the ones below) and curbing heat-styling habits too.
Shop blonde enhancing products:
Your Hair Assistant Prep Cream, €29, DAVINES
Love Your Hair Brush Set, €49, FARO
WELLAPLEX In-Salon Treatment, prices vary
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