Some of our favorite foods are more than just satisfying to the palette—they serve as hair color inspiration, too. One food that comes to mind, in particular? Rich, vibrant raspberries! Inspired by one of our favorite fruits, the raspberry hair color trend is what pink hair dreams are made of! If you’ve ever wanted to take your strands to a bolder place, this is the perfect hue to do just that. Want to learn more? Read on to learn what exactly raspberry hair is, as well as how you can get a raspberry hair color for yourself.
WHAT IS RASPBERRY HAIR?
So, what is raspberry hair? As you can probably guess, a raspberry hair color resembles the berry it’s named after—a vibrant, pink base with notes of purple and red throughout. Sounds pretty, right? The color is totally customizable—it can be lighter in color, just like a freshly-picked raspberry or deeper in tone like one that's ripe and ready.
HOW TO GET A RASPBERRY HAIR COLOR
Want to give raspberry hair a try? If you’re headed to the salon, make sure to stock up on plenty of inspiration photos. Consider creating a Pinterest board dedicated to your colorful strands!
More of a DIY gal? Not a problem. To test the waters with a raspberry hair color, give the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color in Raspberry a try. This temporary hair color washes out in just one shampoo, so there’s no need to worry about committing to such a bold hue.
On the other hand, if you’re ready to take the plunge and rock raspberry hair full-time—and want to do so at home—you can use the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Fuchsia or L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Violet to get the look.
5 WAYS TO TRY RASPBERRY HAIR
Yes, there’s more than one way to wear the raspberry hair color trend! Here are five ideas to try.
RASPBERRY HAIR COLOR IDEA #1: ALL-OVER RASPBERRY
Of course, an all-over raspberry ‘do is one of our favorite ways to try the trend. This is ideal for those who want to fully commit to a raspberry hue, as it’ll leave your strands coated in the pretty pink color from root to tip.
RASPBERRY HAIR COLOR IDEA #2: RASPBERRY ROOTS
Don’t want a full mane of raspberry? Consider raspberry roots. As you can probably guess, this color placement involves painting a raspberry hair color only at your roots, using a smudging technique so the vibrant shade blends into your base color. Bonus: It’s a fun way to cover-up grays!
RASPBERRY HAIR COLOR IDEA #3: RASPBERRY BALAYAGE
If you consider yourself low-maintenance when it comes to changing your hair color, you’ll love raspberry balayage. These pink balayage highlights will look natural as your hair begins to grow out with no need for root touch-ups!
RASPBERRY HAIR COLOR IDEA #4: RASPBERRY DIP DYE
Another low-maintenance option? Dip dye raspberry! This technique involves placing your raspberry hue only on the very ends of your hair. The result? A fun pop of color that can easily be parted with by making a trip to the salon for a haircut.
RASPBERRY HAIR COLOR IDEA #5: PEEK-A-BOO RASPBERRY
If you want to keep your raspberry hair a secret, give a peek-a-boo ‘do a try. This is a great option for those who want to keep their hair neutral for the workplace, but have a hidden burst of color for a night on the town.
HOW TO CARE FOR RASPBERRY HAIR
We’re sure you’ll want your raspberry hair color to last, right? Here are a few hair care tips to incorporate into your routine for raspberry strands that look their best.
TIP #1: USE A SYSTEM FOR COLOR-TREATED HAIR
Your color-treated tresses will need a system of shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask formulated specifically for them. Our rec? 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.
TIP #2: SKIP THE HEAT
Using hot tools can take a toll on your color, causing it to fade prematurely. When possible, skip the heat and opt for a heat-free styling option instead. Try spritzing the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray throughout your mane for heat-free volume.
TIP #3: KEEP BACKUP ON HAND
Unfortunately, there will come a time where your raspberry hair color doesn’t look quite as good as it used to. When that’s the case, it’s always good to have a box of back up dye on-hand for necessary touch-ups.