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Thinking Of Bleaching Your Hair At Home? Please Don't.

Step away from the box dye.

Learn something from this. 

From lowrise jeans to the return of platform sandals, 90s fashion has been dominating trends for quite some time now. And while we were all out here predicting what trend was coming next (wide belts? bubble bags? butterfly clips?), the 90s decided to return to the beauty world instead. 

Thankfully not in the form of eyebrows or foundation lips. Instead, the most recent trend to catch everyone's attention and saturate our Instagram feeds is un-delicate, chunky, face-framing streaks à la Ginger Spice aka dyeing the front of your hair another colour aka the Mallen streek. 

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These face-framing tendrils can currently be seen sported by the set known for their love of '90s styling (think Bella Hadid - of course, Dua Lipa and Rihanna), but also on others who aren't doing it in an obvious throwback way. Karlie Kloss, Ashley Graham, Lucy Boynton and Ana de Armas have all recently worn their hair styled with face-framing tendrils that look both soft and sophisticated. So park the memories of those crispy, pin-straight strands that looked like antennae, and welcome this altogether much more romantic take on the trend. Or, at least that was the case. 

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Hair breakage is a very real thing. Even if you don't have personal experience — you've never double-processed your hair in a single sitting or removed a bobbin with too much of your ponytail still attached — you probably know someone who does. Like, Dua Lipa, for example. 

Last month, the singer was spotted debuting a new but equally as nostalgic choppy mullet. However, on her Instagram, Lipa admitted that her new do was a complete accident that actually came as a result of severe breakage from bleach. 

Posting a picture on Instagram Stories of a new fringe, the singer revealed that her bangs weren’t part of a haircut and that bleach had actually left her hair damaged and broken. “PSA: This is not a haircut. It’s bleached breakages but I’m runnin w it,” Lipa wrote on the post.

So, for everyone reading this with platinum blonde hair or are thinking about trying the trend, remember: condition, condition, condition. 

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