Pumpkin spice may be a popular fall flavor, but you can’t forget about the classic: cinnamon. This spice is also a fan-favorite, which is why it comes as no surprise that cinnamon hair color is a popular hair color trend.
If you’re wondering what exactly cinnamon hair entails, think about the spice in question, and you will likely have an idea of the hues involved. Read on to learn everything you need to know about getting a cinnamon hair color.
What Is Cinnamon Hair Color?
Like we said, cinnamon hair is all about replicating the shades of cinnamon throughout your mane, and the result is a gorgeous and multidimensional hair color. Cinnamon hair can be achieved a few ways, depending on if you’d like to emphasize shades of brown, ginger, or red.
3 Cinnamon Hair Color Ideas
If you’re ready to try cinnamon hair for yourself, here are three variations of how to wear the shade.
1. All-Over Cinnamon Hair
A traditional cinnamon hair color resembles ginger hair. The reddish-brown hue is brought to life with dimensional highlights and lowlights, but it still stays toward the red end of the color spectrum. Try the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Light Auburn to DIY the color.
2. Cinnamon Highlights
If you aren’t quite sure if you can commit to an all-over cinnamon hair color, consider spicing up your mane with cinnamon highlights. This involves having your colorist paint ginger-colored highlights throughout your mane, and as we said above, it’ll bring dimension and warmth to your strands.
At home, try the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Burgundy if you have light hair, while those with darker strands should go for the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Dark Mahogany Red.
3. All-Over Cinnamon Brown Hair
This variation on cinnamon hair skews more brown than red. This brunette hair color is brought to life with milky brown, ginger, and red highlights weaved throughout a medium brown base. It’s also the perfect way for those with naturally brown hair to add a fun twist to their mane.
For DIY cinnamon brown hair, use the L’Oréal Paris Feria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Bronzed Brown and L’Oréal Paris Feria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Deep Burgundy Brown to color small sections throughout your brunette base. When you’re ready to part with the color, simply shampoo your hair to wash away any residue.
How to Take Care Of Cinnamon Hair
If you’ve decided to commit to a cinnamon hair color, you’ll want to upgrade your hair care routine to ensure your strands look their best. Take note of the following to do just that.
1. Use a Color-Safe Shampoo and Conditioner
The most important thing to change when you get a new hair color is your shampoo and conditioner. Rather than your usual shower favorites, you’ll want to switch to a system that’s formulated for color-treated hair like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Color Care Bond Strengthening Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Bond Strengthening Conditioner.
2. Deep Condition Your Strands
Colored hair needs a little extra love, so a few times a week swap out your conditioner for a deep conditioner. Try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Signature Masque, Color Care Hair Mask to get hydrated, silky strands.
3. Schedule Regular Touch Ups
One of the first giveaways that you colored your hair is grown out roots. Make sure to routinely touch up your color at home or book routine visits with your colorist to refresh your look and avoid any harsh demarcation lines that can take away from your beautiful hair color.
Edited by: Témi Adebowale, Photo: Ana Grisi, IG/@hairbyac_alcorn, Design: Sarah Duvivier
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