One untraditional shade we’ve seen popping up more and more in the world of beauty? Orange! More specifically, burnt orange. With the cold weather in full swing and summer seeming terribly far away, incorporating this deep, sunny hue into your beauty look is the perfect way to warm things up a bit. And as it turns out, burnt orange hair happens to be all over our social media feeds at the moment. Want to give this hair color trend a go? Below, we’re sharing how to get a burnt orange hair color, including our best orange hair dye to use to DIY the hue at home!
WHAT IS BURNT ORANGE HAIR?
Burnt orange hair is just what you’re imagining—a mane that’s colored a rusty, deep orange hue. But this shade isn’t one-size-fits-all. If an all-over burnt orange hue isn’t your style, a more dimensional, customizable variation of the shade is an equally stunning way to try out the trend. Red, copper, terracotta, and a traditional bright orange are all tones that are associated with the burnt orange hair trend and can be blended throughout your mane based on your preferences and which hues are most flattering on you.
HOW TO GET A BURNT ORANGE HAIR COLOR
First things first, when it comes to getting such a bold hair color, it’s important to stock up on plenty of inspiration photos. This is especially true with a trend that has multiple variations, which burnt orange hair does. We love scrolling through Pinterest and saving a plethora of images to a board dedicated to our latest hair craze!
Second, keep in mind that such a bold, vibrant hair color requires a light base in order to truly stand out. This means if you’re starting with a dark hair color, you’ll need to bleach your strands prior to coloring them a burnt orange hue. If you’re starting with black or very dark brown hair, consider going to a professional rather than DIY-ing the color.
If you prefer to color your hair at home, here’s what to do. First, make sure you’re starting with a light base, like we mentioned above. If you need to lighten your hair, you can use the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Bleach to do so—just make sure to wait at least 14 days before reaching for your orange hair dye! Next up: your burnt orange hair color. For a lighter version of the trend, color your mane with the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Copper, following the directions included with the at-home hair color kit.
HOW TO CARE FOR BURNT ORANGE HAIR
As you can probably imagine, a color this bold calls for a change in your hair care routine. Take note of the following tips to keep your burnt orange hair looking its best.
HAIR CARE TIP #1: USE A SYSTEM FOR COLOR-TREATED HAIR
While you may have a system of a shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask that you swear by, its best to exchange it for a system that’s specifically formulated for color-treated hair. This will help prevent your burnt orange hue from fading prematurely, while also giving your processed strands some extra TLC. Give the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Protecting Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Protecting Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Repair and Protect Balm a try.
HAIR CARE TIP #2: SKIP THE HEAT
There’s no denying hot tools can be used to shape your strands into some gorgeous styles, but try to skip heat styling when possible. Not only can excess heat styling damage your hair, but it can also lead to your color fading prematurely. Instead, give a heat-free hairstyle a try! Take a dime-sized amount of the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty and work it through air-dried hair, scrunching as you go to define your hair’s natural texture and shape.
HAIR CARE TIP #3: BE PREPARED FOR REGULAR TOUCH UPS
Grown out roots? They can take a real toll on your beautiful burnt orange hair color! To avoid your trendsetting mane being spoiled by unsightly roots, be sure to book regular touch-up appointments at your salon in advance. If you’re coloring your own hair, keep an extra box of orange hair dye in your bathroom cabinet for when the time comes!