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How to Do Mulberry Hair

September 11, 2017

It’s officially the coziest time of year—we’re talking about fall. Wool socks, motorcycle boots, sweaters, and denim are here to add warmth to our wardrobe, while dark, cool shades reign supreme in the makeup department. While your first thought might be to reach for an oxblood matte lipstick or a charcoal eyeliner, we’re here to remind you that you can have fun with your hair color, too!

While pastel rainbow hair colors have been super-trendy as of late, why not think outside the box by choosing a dark, sultry shade for fall? Nope, we’re not talking about classic blacks and reds. Mulberry hair is officially our favorite fall hair color trend. Below, we share everything you need to know about mulberry hair—from how to get the look to how to care for your hair post-dye job.

What Is Mulberry Hair?

Mulberry hair features a pleasant mix right on the cusp of dark plum and burgundy. With slight hints of purple, it’s no surprise that mulberry hair has earned itself the coveted position as the It hair color of the season.

How to Do Mulberry Hair

Listen up, darked-hued beauties: Mulberry hair doesn’t require any lightening. That being said, if you have ultra-light hair, you may need to darken your hair to a medium base color before adding mulberry accents. If you try to dye blonde hair with burgundy dye, you could end up with a purple hair color, as opposed to the sultry, wine-colored hue that is mulberry.

As far as how to color your hair, you can either visit a pro colorist at a salon or DIY it. If you’re making a dramatic hair color change, it’s always a good idea to visit a professional who can guide you through your mulberry hair color transformation. If you’d like to get the look at home, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in Deep Burgundy or L’Oréal Paris Féria High Intensity Shimmering Colour in Power Violet – Intense Deep Violet.

How to Take Care of Mulberry Hair

Have you taken the plunge and colored your hair mulberry? Congrats—we bet it looks beautiful! Help keep your hair looking it’s best by following the below hair care tips.

1. Use a system of shampoo, conditioner, and mask formulated for color-treated hair. Make room in your shower for some new products! Try the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive ShampooL’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Ultra Recovery Mask.

2. Turn down the dial in the shower. Super-hot water can strip your strands of essential oils, which can leave it feeling drier and strip your hair of color. So, rinse off in lukewarm temps when you shower instead.

3. Apply heat protectant before blow-drying. Want to style your mulberry hair with hot tools? Before picking up your blow-dryer or flat iron, make sure to use a heat protectant, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Blow Out HeatSpray or L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray.

4. Embrace your hair’s natural texture. Mulberry hair looks especially pretty when paired with waves and curls, but that doesn’t mean you have to use hot tools to achieve the look! Instead of reaching for your curling wand, try spritzing the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray into towel-dried hair, then letting your hair air dry. Before you know it, you’ll have a headful of beach-blown waves that could put surfer babes’ manes to shame.

The Best Makeup Shades to Pair with Mulberry Hair

Last but not least, when it comes to switching up your hair color, you should also consider updating your cosmetics bag. To stay in tune with autumn, we love pairing mulberry hair with nude lips, dusty rose daytime eyes, smoky violet nighttime eyes, and just a hint of charcoal eyeliner. Keep your face makeup and mascara the same while adding these adjustments, and you’ll have a mulberry hair makeup match made in heaven.

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