Will the next big blonde trend be buttery highlights? Platinum streaks? Caramel lowlights? For now, it's actually none of the above. Instead, the news is about haircolor going green. Scientists have figured out a new way to lift dark pigment without hurting your hair or the environment. The method? A fungus. Researchers at the Kao Corporation in Tokyo discovered that one found in forest soil, Basidiomycete ceriporiopsis, contains an enzyme that can blondify hair. A treatment still requires some peroxide, but only a fraction of what's used in traditional bleaches. If you're dying to get green hair (heh), there'll be a bit of a wait-the scientists are struggling to grow enough of the fungus to satisfy wannabe blondes.
Celebrity stylist, Chris McMillan's tips on how to get shinier, healthier-looking hair.
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