Bold and brunette. Two words you don’t often see together but we assure you brunettes can be brilliantly bold and dimensional. Being that a lot of naturally curly women (ourselves included) are born in the brunette range of natural hair color levels two through five, two being dark brown and five being lightest brown, we thought we’d bring you some tips on adding dimension to brunette hair without a total color change.
GLOSS IT UP, GLOSS IT UP! WATCH YOUR BROWN POP OUT!
So you like your natural-born hair color but it can get a little dusty or flat looking at times? Get a glossing treatment, also known as a cellophane or toner. These perform like a semi permanent color on the hair being that their effect is lost after about 8 to 12 weeks. They can be clear to add shine only or have added pigment to warm up or cool off tone in your hair. In most beauty supply stores you’ll find clear or semi permanent color options. For more customization of your natural looking glossy brunette make an appointment with your favorite colorist, soon! At home, Rita Hazan Foaming Gloss Ultimate Shine is a great start as is John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Liquid Shine Luminous Color Glaze for All Brunettes which adds a hit of color and boots shine.
BRING OUT YOUR NATURAL TONES
Clove and chamomile herbal rinses are said to enhance natural tones in brown hair and they smell of divine spicy-ness. Follow them up with a natural oil of your choice and au natural beautiful brunette you are. You can also try Aveda ‘Clove’ Shampoo and ‘Clove’ Conditioner. It’s ideal for natural brunette and honey blonde tones. It’s made with organically grown clove, a detoxifying herb that also enhances warm tones, and organically grown coffee, which enriches brown hues and provides astringent benefits to your scalp. We also love John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Multi-Tone Revealing Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner. With sweet almond oil and crushed pearls this combo brings out natural highlights. Both can be used on natural or color-treated hair and with regular use, dry lackluster brown hair will develop incredible radiance and a smoother texture.
ADD SOME DIMENSION
Highlights or low lights within the brunette range can amp up brunette wow factor, immensely. Staying within 4 levels of your natural base level can get you either using color. Although two levels is recommended for the most natural looking results, we’ve seen some brunette beauties rocking honied up highlights to perfection.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR DIMENSIONAL BRUNETTE COLOR
If you do go for high or low lights, you are going to need to take care of your color. You can’t go wrong with John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Multi-Tone Revealing Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner. Adding a UV protectant pray to your regemin will also help to keep your hair from fading into the dusty abyss. We like L’Oreal Advanced Haircare Color Vibrancy Dual Protect Spray for the task.
So there you have it. Adding dimension to brunette hair is easier than you thought, huh?