Dye-ing For A New Look This Year Of The Rabbit? Here Are The Lucky Hair Colours For 2023

Start the Year of the Rabbit with a brand new look, and score yourself some adorable CNY-themed 'We Bare Bears' merch while you're at it!

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New year, new you! With Chinese New Year almost upon us, many are starting to give themselves new looks, so they can usher in the Year of the Rabbit in style.

After all, it's also said to be auspicious to start the new year with a fresh look. If you've been wanting to dye your hair, now's the perfect time to make it happen! And while you're at it, why not opt for one of the lucky colours of the year as a way to invite fortune and prosperity into your life?

It'll definitely help you enter the new year looking gorgeous and feeling confident in yourself! Plus, you'll be the center of attention at all the festive gatherings, and can take some stunning photos for the 'gram.

According to Chinese astrology, 2023 is the Year of the Water Rabbit, and the luckiest colours of the year are red, pink, violet, blue, and green

This applies to everything from clothes and hair to home decor. Surrounding yourself with these colours is said to bring you good fortune in 2023.

If you feel like those bright colours are too bold for you, you can always try incorporating them in different ways instead of dyeing your whole head. This includes all kinds of fun options like ombre, highlights, dip-dye, or even dyeing just the underlayer.

For extra ong, you can choose to dye your hair specific colours, depending on what zodiac animal you are:
- Rat: Dark brown with bright red undertones or burgundy red
- Ox: Dark shades like brown
- Tiger: Light blonde, caramel, and blonde ombre
- Rabbit: Blonde with pink shades
- Dragon: Blonde with all coloured highlights
- Snake: Brunette or ash brown
- Horse: Champagne, ash, and honey blonde
- Goat: Deep black or dark brown
- Monkey: Shades of brown
- Rooster: Bold shades like pink, blue, purple, or green
- Dog: Blonde with pink highlights or dark blonde with electric blue accents
- Pig: Shades of dark blonde or grey

Not only are those colours said to bring luck in 2023, they're also totally in line with the latest hair trends

Various hair stylists and beauty experts have predicted that colours like blonde, copper, pink, lilac/lavender, and dark red will be the in thing this year. As for styles, the prediction is that we'll be seeing a lot of colourful and feminine looks with natural vibes and lots of volume.

If you're gonna be going all out to slay the new year with your gorgeous new look, you'll need to not only maintain it, but also keep your tresses strong and healthy

No one wants dry and damaged hair, right? Especially not during the festive season when you'll be meeting up with friends and family, and taking lots of photos too.

Whether you're doing a complete hair makeover with a new colour or just trying out a new cut to change up your style, Unilever has got you covered with their range of products that cater to all kinds of hair needs — giving you flawless locks this Chinese New Year!

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Check out these recommendations that'll have your locks looking fantastic this Chinese New Year:

TRESemmé Colour Radiance & Repair for coloured hair
Made with purple plant placenta and sunflower seed oil, this shampoo creates a protective film that wraps around hair strands. This allows it to repair damage, boost vibrant hair colour, and boost radiance. It's also able to prolong hair colour, keeping it bright and vibrant for longer.

TRESemmé Colour Radiance & Repair for bleached hair
TRESemmé's first purple shampoo is powered by an anti-brass purple formula with purple plant placenta, and is able to neutralise brassy yellow/orange tones in blonde, bleached, highlighted, or silver hair. It also repairs damage, prevents colour fade with its anti-fade technology, and boosts shine.

Dove Hair Therapy Breakage Remedy / Dove Hair Therapy Sensitive Scalp Care
A new line from Dove, these products were inspired by high potency premium skincare. The Dove Hair Therapy Breakage Remedy variant is great for damaged hair and anti-breakage, while the Dove Hair Therapy Sensitive Scalp Care variant gently cleanses and revitalises the scalp, as well as moisturises hair and relieves dryness.

Sunsilk with NEW Activ-Infusion
Infused with a unique combination of a protein, an oil, and a vitamin, Sunsilk with NEW Activ-Infusion has tonnes of variants, each one catering to a different hair need. Variants include Smooth & Manageable (for smooth, soft, and fragrant hair), Anti-Dandruff (fights dandruff and relieves itch), Clean & Fresh (for scalp cleansing), and more.

Sunsilk Collagen Filler Super Conditioner
This will keep your hair smooth, shiny, and glossy. It contains collagen filler, which increases hydration to fight hair dryness, as well as super shine complex to nourish dull strands.

CLEAR Sakura Fresh Scalp-Care Shampoo
Got problems with dandruff? This shampoo has a lovely sakura scent for fragrant hair and triple anti-dandruff technology:
- Remove: CLEAR's latest technology, GUAR BB18, spreads anti-dandruff active ingredients across the scalp more effectively
- Resist: Infused with amino acids to keep scalp moisturised and healthy
- Prevent: Vitamin B3 boosts scalp's natural defense against dandruff-causing microbes

Love Beauty and Planet Blooming Colour Shampoo
Keep your colour-treated hair vibrant! Infused with Amazonian murumuru butter and handpicked Bulgarian rose petal, Love Beauty and Planet Blooming Colour Shampoo moisturises for a healthy looking gloss, delivering a healthy shine while protecting coloured hair.

And the best part is that you'll even get exclusive Chinese New Year-themed We Bare Bears merch, ahhhhh so cute! <3

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The adorable Ice Bear, Pan Pan, and Grizz are featured all dressed up in traditional Chinese outfits, making appearances on household items like bowls and plates. And of course, got ang pow packets too!

All you have to do is purchase a certain amount (not super mahal summore) of Unilever haircare products, and you'll get to bring home the exclusive merch. They're so kiutttt, you'll def wanna collect 'em all! What items you'll get depend on where you shop, so make sure to spread out your spending in order to get all of them.

Here's the breakdown of how much you have to spend and what you'll get:

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Whatchu waiting for? Start stocking up on haircare products today so that you can look gorgeous during CNY, and also get your hands on exclusive We Bare Bears merch*!

Get it now from your nearest stores, including Watsons, Guardian, Lotus's, AEON, Giant, and Mydin, or shop online via Shopee and Lazada.

*While stocks last.

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