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How to Get Butterscotch Brown Hair Color at Home

This rich, dimensional hue is the perfect fall treat.
August 29, 2022

Glazed donut nails
and jello skin are some of the sweetest beauty trends we’re loving for fall. Joining that list from the hair front is butterscotch brown hair. This sweet-like-candy hue is rich, dimensional and features ribbons of golden butterscotch hues woven throughout a brown base color

It’s hard not to instantly fall in love with it and as the seasons begin to change, it’s a great way to keep the dimension and brightness of your go-to summer ‘do, with a fall-friendly twist. If you’re ready to commit to this dimensional ‘do, you’re in for a treat (pun intended) and plenty of compliments. Read on as we share how to get butterscotch brown hair at home and how to care for your new hue.

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How to Get a Butterscotch Hair Color

If you’re looking for a rich, dimensional color to sport this fall and winter season, look no further than butterscotch brown hair. Think of butterscotch brown hair as caramel highlights’ fall-approved sister. They both add dimension but butterscotch is a hint deeper and richer, which means it does an excellent job at reflecting shine. 

To get the look at home, you want to start with a brown base or dye your hair brown so that you can then add the butterscotch highlights to get the contrast and rich ribbons of color and dimension. 

The L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Bronzed Brown is a medium brown hue with just the right amount of richness to complement butterscotch highlights. The L’Oréal Paris Excellence Cream Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Dark Chocolate Brown or Dark Golden Brown are also good picks with just enough warmth.

To add the butterscotch highlights, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Frost & Design in Caramel. This handy cap allows you to pick the exact pieces of hair you want to highlight for a completely customized look. If you love the look and want to commit to an all-over butterscotch hue, try the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Light Golden Brown. As always, visiting the salon is an option if that’s what you prefer. 

How to Care for Butterscotch Hair Color

You’ll want to keep your butterscotch brown hair color looking like the sweetest version of itself so the right hair care routine and products are key. Check out our tips to caring for butterscotch brown hair color, below.

1. Switch to a System Formulated for Color-Treated Hair

It’s time to switch up your hair care routine with products for color-treated hair. Look for a system that’s formulated for your new hair type like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Color Care Bond Strengthening Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Bond Strengthening Conditioner. Coloring your hair makes it more susceptible to damage and this cleansing duo helps to strengthen colored hair inside and out by reinforcing weak hair bonds. It’s the perfect pair for your new hue.

Once a week, switch out the conditioner for a hydrating hair mask like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Signature Masque, Color Care Hair Mask. This mask works to intensely hydrate and nourish dry, colored strands.

2. Limit Heat Styling and Always Use Heat Protectant 

If you have to use heat tools, always remember to prime your strands with a heat protectant like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Frizz Killer Serum Leave-In or the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Weightless Blow Dry Primer, Heat Protectant. It’s best practice to use your hot tools on the lowest temperature setting and only pass through each section of hair once if you can.

Editor’s tip: Always opt for air-drying when possible and turn to heatless styles like space buns. Those with wavy or curly hair can opt for a curl-enhancing leave-in like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Non-Stop Dreamy Curls Leave-in Conditioner to rock their natural pattern.

3. Use a Hair Gloss

To keep your strands vibrant and shiny, try a glossing system like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Glossing Shampoo, pH Balanced and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Glossing Conditioner, pH Balanced. This system is infused with argan oil to help cleanse hair without stripping color, leaving strands silky, shiny and smooth. It also includes an in-shower glossing treatment, the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Glossing In Shower Acidic Glaze, which helps to keep colored hair shiny and vibrant. 

First, cleanse your scalp and hair with the shampoo, then spray the in-shower glaze on wet hair and let it sit for one to three minutes, (do not rinse) and follow up with the conditioner.

If you notice your color fading, bring it back to life with the L’Oréal Paris Le Color Gloss One Step In-Shower Toning Gloss in Honey Blonde or Clear.  

Next: How to Get Black Cherry Hair Color at Home

Edited by: Reece Andavolgyi, Photo credit: Samantha IG @/choptandpaintedbysam, @/theroomverona, Design by: Crystal Simone

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