Crystals—they’re everywhere these days. From window sills and office desks to kitchen counters and shower shelves, crystals are being brought into the living space like never before in order to promote happiness and well-being. Even if you’re not much of a crystal aficionado or you simply don’t believe in their metaphysical powers, we can all agree that these earthy gems are just plain pretty to look at. So, it’s no wonder then that, in addition to in the home, the crystal trend is being translated to hair. Where are the influencers on your social media feeds taking inspiration for their next hair color change? Crystals! More specifically, amethysts. The hair hue everyone’s talking about is none other than amethyst rose gold hair. While rose gold hair color has been a big hit over the past couple years, 2018 has introduced us to an amethyst-accented take on this hair color trend. Think you might be up for a bold hair color transformation that still looks demure? Here, we walk you through how to create it, as well as the hair care products and hair style products you’ll need to keep amethyst rose gold hair looking its best.
HOW TO GET amethyst rose gold HAIR
Ready to switch-up your shade—at home? Follow these steps for a crystal-inspired amethyst rose gold hair color:
Step 1: Bleach your hair
To rock an amethyst rose gold hair color, you’ll need to start by using bleach to lighten your hair, unless you’ve already gone platinum or are a natural blonde. Try the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Bleach—and make sure to follow the included instructions. (You don’t have to bleach your hair if you’re using a temporary hair color spray.)
Step 2: Come up with a game plan
Look in the mirror and determine how you want your amethyst rose gold hair to look—they’re isn’t just one option. Depending on what you’re aiming for, you can rock a more subtle dye job by creating a rose gold base with dainty, dip-dyed lilac and purple strands blended in, or you can go a bit bolder and create chunkier highlights that have a slight grunge factor.
Step 3: Prepare your colors
Depending on how long you want your amethyst rose gold hair to last, you’ll need to decide if you want to use permanent or semi-permanent hair color. If this hair color is much different than your regular color choice, you may want to err on the side of caution and try creating the look with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray in a selection of shades—you’ll need Rose Gold, Pastel Lavender, and Purple to create an amethyst rose gold hair color with lots of depth. These temporary hair color sprays will let you achieve this stylish look while still being able to wash it out in one shampoo if it won’t fly at your day job or you’re simply not as big of a fan as you may have imagined.
Step 4: Bring your amethyst rose gold hair to life
Going section by section, apply your shades according to the directions, always spraying from roots to ends to ensure that you have darker roots and lighter ends, which is typical of natural-looking hair colors—even if they’re bold fashion shades.
HOW TO CARE FOR AMETHYST ROSE GOLD HAIR
Whenever you switch up your hair color and ditch your natural hue, it isn’t only the color of your hair that should change. Your hair care routine should change right alone with your mane! Follow these tips to keep your colored tresses in tip-top shape:
Step 1: Switch to a hair care that’s specially formulated for color-treated hair
It’s time to break up with your old shampoo, conditioner, and other hair care products. Instead, try using a system formulated for colored hair, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair Remedy Balm.
Step 2: Turn down the heat
Taking a hot shower might feel great, but it’s not exactly the best thing in the world for your hair. Super-hot temps can strip your strands of essential oils, leaving you with dull-looking, dry hair. Not what you want when you have amethyst rose gold hair!
Step 3: Use heat protectants
Love hot tools? Who doesn’t! If you find yourself wanting to blow-dry, straighten, or curl your color-treated hair, make sure to use a heat protectant, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray, first.
Step 4: Let your hair air dry
You don’t have to use heat tools to style your hair. In fact, embracing your natural texture is all the rage—and it’s good for your hair! For the days when you want a break or are in a rush to make it out the door on time, air dry your hair. After hopping out of the shower, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray, and apply it towel-dried hair to add shape and texture to your strands.
If you love crystals and want to experiment with other earth-inspired hues, check out our article, Everything You Need to Know About Geode Hair.