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How to Get an Auburn Hair Color

Hair Color Tutorials

How to Get an Auburn Hair Color How to Get an Auburn Hair Color How to Get an Auburn Hair Color

Want to take a walk on the red side? Auburn could be the right hair color for you. This reddish-brown hue is seriously pretty—and the good news is, it can be tailored to your skin tone! That means anyone can pull off this gorgeous shade. Want to embrace an auburn mane? Below, find the best auburn color for your skin tone, as well as tips for modifying your hair care routine for your new shade.


Since auburn hair is customizable, you can find a color that complements your skin tone easily. If you have fair skin with pink undertones or if you have olive skin, opt for an auburn that’s brown-based. Meanwhile, if you have a neutral skin tone with yellow or blue undertones or if you have dark skin, color your mane a redder shade of auburn.


When it comes to auburn hair, you can certainly visit the salon for a professional dye job. This can be an especially good idea if you would like to tailor your hair color to your skin tone. A professional colorist can guide you in the right direction as to what shade of auburn will flatter you the most.

More of a DIY dyer? Well, you can get the look at home too! Try the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Rich Auburn True Red or Power Reds - Deep Auburn/Red Velvet, L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in Light Auburn, Chic Auburn Brown, Medium Auburn Brown, or Dark Auburn, or L’Oréal Paris Excellence Creme in Light Auburn. Whichever dye you choose, remember to follow the directions on the packaging!


Got a pretty new red ‘do? Then you’re going to want to care for it properly! The following tips will help you keep your locks in tip-top condition.

Tip #1: Use a color-safe system of shampoo and conditioner

Any ol’ hair care products won’t do. If you’ve colored your hair auburn, it’s important to use products that are safe for color-treated hair. Try the L’Oréal Paris Hair EverPure Moisture Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Conditioner. Gently massage the shampoo onto wet hair, then rinse. Follow up with the conditioner and leave it on for 1-2 minutes before rinsing out.

Tip #2: Try a hair mask once or twice a week

Does your auburn hair feel like it needs a little extra love? Swap out your conditioner for the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Intense Repair Hair Sheet Mask once or twice a week. Apply the mask to wet hair after shampooing, leave it on for 5 minutes, then rinse.

Tip #3: Wash your hair in lukewarm water

Super-hot H2O can strip your hair of essential oils, so turn down the dial and shampoo and condition your strands in cooler water instead. It may not feel quite as relaxing as a hot shower, but your hair will thank you!

Tip #4: Lay off the heat tools

Excessive heat styling can lead to damage, so put down that blow-dryer! Air dry your auburn hair from time to time to get a beachy look. Spritz the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray onto towel-dried hair, braid your hair, then undo the braid once your hair has dried for piece-y texture. We have a feeling your flat iron is going to start collecting dust!

Tip #5: Temporarily disguise gray roots

As with any hair color, you’re going to need to touch up your roots eventually. If you haven’t had time to do so, you can temporarily hide your gray roots with the L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Cover Up in Red. Apply it directly to new growth and lightly through the rest of your hair to blend in the color. The quick-dry spray lasts for one shampoo.

Not ready to be a redhead? Maybe you’re more of a blonde! Here are The Best Blonde Hair Colors for Every Skin Tone.