This Is Justine Skye's Secret Weapon For Damage-Free, Colored Hair

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The self-proclaimed “Purple Unicorn” name-dropped this popular brand at the MIA Festival. 

If you’re waiting on Justine Skye to switch up her hair color again, you’ll be waiting a very long time. The self-proclaimed “Purple Unicorn” is fiercely dedicated to rocking violet and avoiding bleach damage at all costs. And thanks to years of walking red carpets and performing onstage, her beauty arsenal is well-stocked to avert all beauty emergencies.

We ran into the Roc Nation signee this past weekend at the Made In America Festival, where she revealed her secret weapon for maintaining healthy locks: Dark and Lovely’s Super Softening Hair Butter.  

“They also have a really good detangling co-wash,” she told ESSENCE. “On the real, because you're dyeing your hair so much, it gets really damaged, so you just want to use a lot of products that help hydrate it, and keep it nice, and keep it moisturized. It gets really, really dry. My hair is super dry right now, but it's all for the look.”

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And because “the look” includes an equally fabulous makeup regimen, Skye also cites “baking,” a technique that allows heat from the face to naturally set base makeup, as a go-to method for making her melanin pop. 

“Because I'm a brown girl, you can't do it too much,” she said. “You can't leave it on for too long.”

We can’t wait to see Skye flaunt her purple crown at New York Fashion Week! Check out some of her hottest Instagram beauty moments below.

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@derickmonroe with the fishtail

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