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Ready to try a new hair color? Why not opt for a shade that’s super-sweet? One of the trendiest hair color options of the moment just so happens to be butterscotch brown. When you think of butterscotch, chances are those candies that your grandma keeps in a bowl in her kitchen come to mind—they’re tasty, right? Well, they also happen to be the inspiration for a gorgeous hair color! This brown shade with golden tones could be the perfect way to go brunette without settling for a basic shade. For a dessert-inspired hair color, consider giving butterscotch brown hair a whirl. Find out how to get the look below.
Coloring your own hair can be majorly intimidating, but if you’re up for it, it can also be super-convenient. If you’re ready to get a butterscotch brown hair color at home, try the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Light Golden Brown or Medium Golden Brown. Of course, do-it-yourself dyeing isn’t for everyone. Visiting a salon is always a good decision if you aren’t confident in your DIY skills or if you’re going to be lightening your strands. Since butterscotch brown hair features golden tones, bleaching will be required—and the darker your base color, the more work it’ll take to get the look, which is why going to a professional could be the right choice for you.
If you’re shampooing and conditioning with any old products sitting in your shower, it’s time to change things up! Colored-treated strands deserve special care. So, look for a system of prpducts formulated for this hair type, like the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Ultra Recovery Mask. Once or twice a week, swap out the conditioner for the mask and leave it on for 3-5 minutes after shampooing.
Doesn’t it always seem like your gray roots start showing at the worst possible moment? If you’ve noticed gray roots starting to come in but you’re not able to make it to the salon for a while to get a touch up, you can still temporarily hide them. Try the L’Oréal Paris Root Cover Up in Light Brown or Medium Brown to help temporarily disguise gray roots. The lightweight spray dries in a flash without smudging or leaving behind sticky residue. To use, shake the can well and spray from 4-6 inches away, starting directly on your roots. Continue spraying partially through the length of your hair to help blend the color. It’ll last one shampoo.
If you’ve decided to show off your butterscotch brown hair color by pairing it with a smooth at-home blowout, make sure to use a heat protectant, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Blow Out HeatSpray before styling your hair. And wait until your hair has partially dried before blow-drying it—that way you can cut down on the amount of time your hair is exposed to heat.
Every once in a while, consider giving your hair a break from heat styling by air drying it instead. Just because you’re not using heat tools doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. When your hair is wet, apply an egg-sized dollop of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Ruffled Body Mousse, evenly distributing it from roots to ends and scrunching your hair to help enhance your natural shape. To help add texture to straighter strands, spritz the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray onto towel-dried hair, create a braid, then undo the braid once your hair has dried.
A new color is a prime opportunity to test out a new cut. Why stop with one change when you could make two? To give some edge to your classic butterscotch brown hair color, pick a crop with angles. Try an asymmetrical lob or a piece-y pixie if you’re ready for a serious chop.