collaborative post // If you are thinking of changing your natural hair color, try a light brown hair color. This hue is an easy-to-maintain shade, especially if you choose a light brown balayage or ombre.
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If you are thinking of changing your natural hair color, try a light brown hair color. This hue is an easy-to-maintain shade, especially if you choose a light brown balayage or ombre
But with several ranges of light brown shades, choosing one can be daunting. Additionally, you may need to be aware of post-hair coloring care tips to ensure your color-treated hair will not immediately lose its vibrancy.
Read on to discover how to find the right shade for you and tips to care for your colored hair:
How to Find the Right Shade of Light Brown Hair Color
When determining which shade of light brown hair dye is right for you, your natural undertones will most likely influence your decision:
- For a cool skin tone and eye color, choose ashier and cooler shades.
- For bluish or pinkish undertones, a cool ashy brown is a good choice. It will beautifully complement your complexion.
- For yellow or olive undertones and green, brown, or hazel eye colors, go for warm caramel and dark brown hair hues.
Light Brown Hair Styles to Consider
In addition to choosing a shade, you might also want to try light brown hairstyles. Here are some of them:
Light brown balayage
Balayage is a subtle style for light brown hair. The color technique starts away from the roots.
Compared to traditional highlights, light brown balayage is hand-painted over the hair surface in vertical sweeps. It will give your mane a natural, sun-kissed glow.
Light brown ombre
Ombre is a trendy look for light brown hair. The color of the base part of your hair to the right around your jawline is lightened, resulting in a gradual fade from dark brown to light.
Light brown highlights
Highlights can add more dimension to your locks. For more depth and movement, try getting warm light brown hair with highlights.
But since highlights follow a structured pattern, you have to touch them up often to prevent unappealing dark roots from growing.
Post-Hair Coloring Tips
To ensure that your colored hair stays vibrant and fresh, follow a post-hair coloring maintenance routine. Here are tips to keep your locks pristine for as long as possible:
Use a hydrator moisturizing shampoo
Color-treated hair, especially bleached ones, tends to oxidize more than natural hair. A hydrator moisturizing shampoo will keep your light chocolate brown hair hydrated, moisturized, and nourished to prevent its color from oxidizing faster.
Additionally, a shampoo made for color-treated hair will have a higher pH balance to protect your hair color’s integrity. It contains ingredients to restore the natural moisture level of your hair.
Massage the shampoo into your wet hair from its roots or crown down through its ends. Lather well before rinsing it off.
Deep condition your hair
Colored hair will need plenty of extra moisture. So after you rinse off your shampoo, follow it up with a conditioner.
A conditioner is essential for color-treated hair for two reasons:
- Repairs the damage from the coloring process: The chemicals in hair coloring treatments can damage your hair, making it brittle and weak. A conditioner can restore the damage without rinsing off the color. It will help your hair soak up the essential nutrients it needs to keep the light brown color from fading.
- Keeps your light brown hair color vibrant: Hair colors fade because of moisture loss. A conditioner will retain the moisture in your blonde hair to prevent premature fading. It will then keep your light brown ombre, balayage, or highlights healthy and vibrant.
Moreover, a conditioner will add luster and shine to your colored hair.
For best results, consider using a color-depositing conditioner. This haircare product combines deep conditioning agents with pigments for a single treatment to make your color-treated hair shinier, softer, and more manageable.
Apply the coloring conditioner after shampooing. You can also reapply if your hair needs a surge of extra color or becomes dry.
Protect your hair from extreme heat
Too much sun exposure can bleach your hair color, causing brassiness to show through. If you plan to spend your day in the open and under the sun, wear a hat to protect your hair.
Apart from the heat coming from the rays of the sun, heat styling tools may also cause brassiness. Frequent flat-ironing, curling, and blow-drying can dry out your locks.
If you need these tools to achieve your desired hairstyle, consider applying a heat protectant. This haircare product will protect your hair from the color fade and damage caused by heat-styling tools.
Keep your hair dry
Whenever you shower, swim, or wet your hair, make sure to dry it out immediately. Wetting your hair for a long period of time will change your light brown hair color. The same applies to high humidity or damp air. Your goal is always to keep your hair dry.
Getting light brown hair colors can be fun and exciting because you’ll have a new look. But before plunging into this experience, make sure you are also committed to keeping your color-treated hair vibrant and healthy.
Invest in the right haircare products and use them consistently. Try oVertone’s hydrator moisturizing shampoo, coloring conditioner, and style shield heat protectant today!