Look, we love a bold rainbow hair color as much as the next girl, but every once in a while there really is something to be said about rich, classic hair colors. Like chocolate and coffee, there’s simply something delicious about deep brown hair colors. The key, of course, is to really obtain that ultra-rich pigmentation. While you can totally head to a professional for hours’ worth of coloring and styling, we have a feeling you’ll be pretty thrilled to learn that you can achieve this hair color idea from the comfort of your own home. Read on to find out how to get a rich brunette hair color, one of the most classic hair color trends.
How to Get a Rich Brunette Hair Color
OK, so you want to skip the bold and embrace a classic brunette hair color instead—we dig it. Instead of heading to the salon, consider taking a stroll down the drugstore aisle to find your perfect at-home brunette hair color. Some of our best options include the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in Cool Darkest Brown, L’Oréal Paris Féria in Deep Bronzed Brown, and L’Oréal Paris Excellence Creme in Medium Maple Brown. Once you have your brunette shade selected, all you have to do is carefully read the instructions on the box and bring your look to life.
How to Care for a Rich Brunette Hair Color
Once you achieve your rich brunette hair color, you need to take a quick break from ogling over your gorgeous new hair color to take a peek at your hair care routine. Color-treated hair requires special care—and we’re sharing exactly how to give your mane just that. Below, we teach you how to give your color-treated rich brunette hair the TLC it deserves.
1. Treat Your Hair to a Sheet Mask
The L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair Hair Sheet Mask can help deeply nourish strands to revive them and keep them looking beautiful. The super-convenient form allows you to care for your hair while tending to the rest of your routine. Rinse it out after 5 minutes and revel in how stunning your hair looks.
2. Wash Your Hair Less
We hate to break it to you, but your hair color can start to fade and wash out when washed excessively (think: every day). So, when the goal is maintaining a rich brunette hair color, try to keep your washing to 3-4 times a week max. While it may take your roots a couple weeks to get onboard and stop looking greasy, trust us, your hair color will thank you.
3. Use the Best Hair Care Products
Say it with me now: new hair color, new hair care products. When you’re working with hair color it’s a good idea to use sulfate-free hair care products, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Conditioner. In addition to the using the best shampoo and conditioner combo for color-treated hair, 2-3 times a week you can switch out your conditioner for the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair Remedy Balm for a little extra deep conditioning.
4. Cut Down on Heat Styling
Another thing that can contribute to hair color fade? Excesive heat styling. So, as much as you may love super-straight strands or perfectly coiled curls, it’s time to put the hot tools down in favor of the season’s effortlessly chic beachy waves. To get the look, spritz damp hair with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray. If you have fine hair, you may want to follow it up with the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Precious Oil Satin Hairspray to give your style a bit more hold.
5. And Protect Your Hair Against Heat When You Can’t Cut It Out
Last but not least, on the days where you absolutely can’t resist the urge to heat things up, be sure to spray your hair with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray first. It can help prevent the high temps from adversely affecting your hair color or the integrity of your hair.
The Ultimate Makeup Routine to Pair with a Rich Brunette Hair Color
Now that your hair color and hair care routine are on lock, all that’s left is ensuring your makeup matches your new look. To help you make the transition, keep reading for a few helpful makeup ideas for brunettes.
Step 1: Perfect Your Base
Start with a primer—like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lock Makeup Primer or L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer—to help ensure that your brunette-friendly makeup look lasts all day long. Once you’re done applying primer, use a makeup blender, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender to stipple the foundation of your choice into place. If you want a matte makeup look, we recommend the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation; if you want a dewy makeup look, we recommend the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation.
Step 2: Accentuate Your Bone Structure
Rich brunette hair colors look especially pretty with killer bone structure. To give your face the appearance of serious depth, swipe one of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Foundation Shaping Sticks into the hollows of your cheeks, beneath your lower lip, and down the edges of the bridge of your nose, before blending it in with a L’Oreal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Contour Blender. To create the dimension you’re looking for, be sure to use one that’s 1-3 shades darker than your natural skin tone. Next, blend one of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Highlighter Shaping Sticks onto your cheekbones, inner eye area, and tip of your nose for a well-lit look. Make sure to blend it in!
Step 3: Brush Up Your Eyebrows
To complete your rich brunette beauty look, make sure your eyebrows look equally as dark. To get the look, use the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Brow Mascara or L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Mechanical Pencil. Voila!
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