The hottest new hair color trend is inspired by real-life scorching temperatures. Allow us to introduce you to the hair color that’s burning up the beauty scene: fire hair! This flaming hue is seriously hot—not to mention that it’s sure to elicit plenty of fire emojis the instant it debuts on your Instagram. If you’re on the hunt for a mane makeover that will heat up your beauty look, you can stop your search now. Below, we’re sharing all the details about fire hair—the red hot trend of 2019—including how to get the color for yourself, plus how to maintain your blazing hue.
WHAT IS FIRE HAIR?
Fire hair quite literally takes its inspiration from fire itself. Think dark, ashy roots that transition into bright red, warm orange, and flaming yellow shades. Basically, it’s an ombré hair color that features all the hues of a sizzling hot flame. Of course, the hair color can be customized to your liking, meaning you don’t have to incorporate all four tones! If you’d prefer a subtler take on the trend that’s still flaming hot, consider rocking smoky black roots that transition gradually into red ends. You can easily make the color your own, which is one of our favorite things about fire hair.
HOW TO GET FIRE HAIR
Since this hair color involves an array of expertly placed shades, some of which may require bleaching, your best bet for a permanent fire hair color is to turn to a trusted colorist. That being said, we understand that fire hair is a huge commitment. If you’re on the fence about going all in, consider turning to a temporary alternative that can be done at home before permanently turning up the temperature on your tresses. You can use the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup 1-Day Color in BronzeAuburn and the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray in Gold for an at-home version of the trend that will wash out in just one shampoo. With these temporary options, you’re free to explore all of the many different variations on the fire hair trend, from the ombré we described above to a mix and match of colorful streaks, in order to find the look that you like best.
HOW TO MAINTAIN A FIRE HAIR COLOR
If you’ve decided to take the plunge and rock a permanent fire hair color, then you’re probably also wondering how to help your red-hot hue burn bright for as long as possible. When it comes to maintaining a hair color as vibrant as fire hair, it’s all about keeping a few hair tips for color-treated hair in mind.
HAIR TIP #1: USE THE RIGHT HAIR CARE SYSTEM
First things first: Swap your go-to hair care system for one that’s formulated for color-treated hair. We recommend 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. Together, this system works to repair dry, damaged, color-treated strands and seal-in color vibrancy by protecting against color fading.
HAIR TIP #2: GRAB A DEEP CONDITIONER
When your hair needs a little extra TLC, consider swapping out the aforementioned conditioner for a deep conditioner. After rinsing out your shampoo, apply the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner for just one minute to revive and help hydrate each strand for shinier, silky hair.
HAIR TIP #3: SKIP THE HEAT
Since you’ll already be heating things up with your red hot hair, we advise against too much heat—in other words, avoid using hot tools when possible. Instead of heat styling, opt for some heat-free alternatives, of which there are plenty. We love the look of fire hair paired with loose waves, as they emphasize the dimensional color. After hopping out of the shower, spritz the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray onto towel-dried hair and fasten your strands into a braid. When your hair is almost fully dried, take out your braid to reveal effortless, heat-free waves. If you feel the need to heat style, just be sure to use a heat protectant, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray, beforehand.
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