If there’s one flower to base your beauty looks on, it’d have to be the sunflower. Known for standing tall and following the sun—quite literally seeing the bright side of things—who wouldn’t want to emulate one? It just so happens that the latest hair color trend has the same thought in mind, taking inspiration from the beautiful array of colors seen in a field of sunflowers. Want to learn more about the trend? Read on to learn how to get a sunflower hair color.
WHAT IS SUNFLOWER HAIR?
Like we mentioned earlier, a sunflower hair color mimics the range of shades that can be found in this beautiful flower. That being said, just like the flower itself, the hues involved can be tweaked, customized, and made totally unique for your mane! Generally, a sunflower color melt starts with dark brown roots that resemble a sunflowers core, transitioning to hues of red, orange, and yellow like the petals. Some variations of this hair color even incorporate shades of green to imitate the stem and leaves!
HOW TO GET A SUNFLOWER HAIR COLOR
So, how does one get a sunflower hair color for themselves? If you’re headed to the salon, we recommend finding a sunflower hair picture you’d like your stylist to copy. Think about the tones you want in your mane, then find a photo that matches them. Like we said, the color is customizable! If you’re looking to achieve a sunflower hair color at home, consider turning to a temporary hair color spray or hair makeup for a sunflower hair color that washes out in just one shampoo. Starting with a dark brunette base, paint strands of red starting three inches from your roots with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup 1-Day Color in BronzeAuburn. As you reach your ear, transition to an orange hue, then at the bottom of your ear, color the remaining length a bright yellow. So sunny!
HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR SUNFLOWER HAIR COLOR
Once you get a sunflower hair color—assuming you don’t opt for a temporary version of the trend—you’ll probably want it to last, right? We thought so! To increase the lifespan of your floral-inspired ‘do, keep the following hair care tips for color-treated hair in mind.
HAIR CARE TIP #1: USE THE RIGHT HAIR SYSTEM
First up: Swap your current hair system for one that’s specifically formulated for color-treated hair. We love the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Intensive Protecting Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Intensive Protecting Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Repair and Protect Balm, which work together to nourish and boost vibrancy in color-treated hair.
HAIR CARE TIP #2: SHOW YOUR STRANDS SOME LOVE
Showing colored hair some extra love is always a good idea to keep it looking its best. When you notice your strands are in need of TLC, swap your conditioner for the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner. This daily deep conditioner has a reviving formula for colored hair that’ll help hydrate each strand for shinier, silky locks.
HAIR CARE TIP #3: SKIP THE HEAT
If you didn’t already know, heat exposure can actually cause your color to fade! This goes for both sun exposure and the use of hot tools. To prevent this from happening, be sure to apply a heat protectant, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray, prior to heat styling your locks. Alternatively, consider swapping your hot tools for a heat free styling option, like a wave spray. Spritz the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray onto towel-dried hair, braid, then allow your hair to air dry. Once your hair is dry, remove the braid to reveal effortless, loose waves! Easy, right?
HAIR CARE TIP #4: KEEP UP WITH TOUCH-UPS
With colored hair, eventual touch-ups are unavoidable. While this color is relatively low-maintenance in the root department, you’ll want to refresh your color regularly to keep it vibrant and avoid having to sport faded, muted strands.
Next up: Learn about another hair color trend! Here’s How to Get Golden Copper Hair.