One of our favorite ways to ring in warmer weather is by sipping on a glass of rosé—ideally al fresco while also enjoying the company of our BFFs. So, it makes sense that one of the biggest spring hair color trends for 2018 would be inspired by one of our favorite drinks. Caramel rosé hair is a gorgeous hair color created with balayage highlights that is perfect for warm weather. Ready to try caramel rosé hair on for yourself? Keep reading to learn exactly what caramel rosé hair looks like, how to get this stylish hair color, and how to take care of color-treated hair post-dye job.
What Is Caramel Rosé Hair?
Before we go any further, you’re probably wondering what caramel rosé hair looks like, right? Well, caramel rosé hair is marked by a light brown (caramel) base that fades into rose gold (rosé) ends. It can be achieved through the balayage highlighting technique at the salon.
Who Should Get a Caramel Rosé Hair Color?
When it comes to hair color, we believe that you should totally rock whatever hair color suits your fancy! That being said, certain hair colors will complement some undertones better than others. In the case of caramel rosé hair, the brown and pink tones are on the warm side, so they’ll flatter those with warm undertones the most. That doesn’t mean caramel rosé hair won’t look positively stunning on you if you have a cool undertone.
How Is Caramel Rosé Hair Customizable?
While we said that caramel rosé hair flatters warm undertones the most, you can still sport this hair color if you have cool hair. If you’re headed to the salon to get this hair color, your colorist can customize the brown and pink tones so that they’re slightly cooler and complementary to you.
What Should You Know Before Getting Caramel Rosé Hair?
When adding rose gold tones to your hair, you’ll need to bleach your hair first in order for the color to show up. If you have dark brown hair, you’ll also have to lighten your base shade. Keep in mind that this could take multiple sessions, so be prepared if caramel rosé hair is your goal.
How Do You Get Caramel Rosé Hair at Home?
If you’re ready to try caramel rosé hair but would prefer to do so from the comfort of your own home rather than hitting up the salon, you can take this shade for a temporary spin using the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray in Rose Gold, which washes out in one shampoo. Place a towel around your shoulder to protect your clothes, shake the can well, then spray on color from mid-lengths to ends, allowing the color to drying for a few minutes.
How Do You Take Care of Caramel Rosé Hair?
Color-treated hair—caramel rosé hair included—requires special care, so follow the tips below.
1. Switch up your hair care routine. When you have color-treated hair, it’s important to use a system of hair care products—including a shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask—formulated for color-treated hair. Try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair Remedy Balm. Swap out the conditioner for the hair mask once or twice a week.
2. Turn down the dial in the shower. Showering in super-hot water might feel amazing, but it’s not so great for your hair color. That’s because it can strip your strands of essentials, which can make your hair feel dry and look dull. So, the next time you hop into the shower, rinse off in lukewarm water instead.
3. Embrace your hair’s waves or curls. Caramel rosé hair looks beautiful when paired with wavy hair or curly hair, so put down the heat tools from time to time. Spray your hair with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray when it’s wet, then let your hair air dry for tousled, beachy waves.
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