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Your Guide to Getting Mermaid Hair (Without the Commitment)

So You Want to Look Like Grimes But You Don't Want to Bleach Your Hair

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Recently, I've become obsessed with the idea of looking like a washed-up mermaid — and who looks like a washed-up mermaid more than Grimes?

She's just one of the many ladies who makes me want to experiment with multicolored strands, but I'm very, very paranoid about my hair and absolutely do not want to risk the damage that would inevitably come from bleaching. The solution is deceptively simple: hair extensions. Duh! (Also, that sound you just heard was my mom letting out a sigh of relief.)

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The best part is that the extensions take the brunt of the damage, and if you didn't want to commit to just one color, you could buy and dye a whole bunch to have a rainbow selection. Tada! Washed-up mermaid magic.

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