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Need a new hair color to switch up your beauty look as the seasons change? While you may have heard that you should go darker in the winter, we’re here to tell you to break the rules! Dulce de leche, the latest hair color trend, is the perfect excuse to lighten your locks without going full blown blonde. Want to learn more about this trendy hair color? Keep reading for everything you need to know!
Dulce de leche hair involves the same hues as the mouthwatering dessert it’s based on. The color involves a warm-toned brown base with caramel blonde balayage highlights throughout to create stunning dimension. The hand-painted highlights—which look stunning on short hair, long hair, and everything in-between—are customizable based on your desired colors; you can have lighter or darker hues mixed in, it's all up to you.
Want to get this gorgeous hair color for yourself? Since the shade involves a mixture of hues that are precisely placed for a perfectly blended color, this trend may be one that’s best left to a professional colorist who has a trained eye. If you’re more of a DIY gal, you can create this color at home by using an at-home highlighting kit like the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Bleach in Highlights. Just keep in mind that if you do have to color your base prior to adding highlights, you’ll likely need to dye your hair in multiple sessions to achieve your dulce de leche color.
When it comes to taking care of this low-maintenance hair color, you’ll want to swap your usual hair care products for ones that are formulated for color-treated hair. We recommend using the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair and Defend Conditioner, and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair Remedy Balm.
If you prefer to gear your hair care routine towards your highlights, you can also use a line that’s formulated to keep blonde strands brass-free, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Conditioner, and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shade Reviving Treatment.
Want some ideas for styling this dimensional hair color? When dealing with hair colors that involve a variety of hues, you should take advantage of hairstyles that will show off how beautifully blended your shade is. Whether you opt to wear your hair down or create an intricate updo is totally your prerogative. Here are a few of our favorite styles to showcase your dulce de leche hair color:
If you want to wear your mane down, consider styling your hair into a sleek, straight ‘do. While your first thought may be to curl your dimensional color, we have another idea. Straightening your locks will highlight (pun intended) the beautiful blend of highlights throughout your mane. Not to mention straight hair is totally on-trend. Head over to our article, Super-Straight Strands Are In: Here's How to Get the Look, for a step-by-step tutorial.
Want to get your hair out of your face? Whether you want to rock an updo for a polished look or to disguise slightly less-than-fresh hair, a brun hairstyle will show off your dimensional color even when it’s put up. Part braid and part bun, the texture the braid provides to this bun hairstyle is just what you need to accentuate your highlights. Learn how to create the style in our article, Braid Meets Bun: How to Get a Brun Hairstyle.
You don’t have to put your mane up to keep it out of your face. If updos aren’t your thing, try a braided hairstyle. As we mentioned with our brun hairstyle, the texture of braids is the perfect way to emphasize dimensional highlights. Why not try a fishtail braid? Get the look by reading our article, Our Easy Fishtail Braid Tutorial.
Loving the caramel hues featured in this hair color trend? Check out our article, Crazy for Caramel Latte: How to Get This Season's Natural-Looking Hair Color, for another color we’re confident you’ll love.