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Jewel-toned hair colors are seen near and far these days. While emerald hair, amethyst hair, and aquamarine hair look gorgeous strolling around town, we can’t help but love magenta hair in particular. And it just so happens that magenta hair is one of the most popular hair color trends of the moment. Magenta is rich berry color can be customized for all skin tones, meaning it just might be the right hair color for you to try if you’re looking to make a change. Before heading to the salon or trying to achieve a magenta hair color on your own, keep reading to learn everything you need to know about magenta hair, including how to give the look a test drive with a temporary hair color spray.
Like all gemstone hair colors, magenta hair will look best when applied over a light base. When applied over a light color, like blonde hair, for example, your magenta hair will look much more vibrant. If you’re starting with a dark base color, you’ll most likely need to bleach your hair so that the rich pink magenta color will show up on your strands. That’s why it could be a good idea to seek out a professional colorist, because we all know how intimidating bleaching can be. That being said, you can get a magenta hair color at home. More on that just below!
If you’re a fan of coloring your hair at home and are looking to take magenta hair for a test drive temporarily, try the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray in Hot Pink, which is designed for all hair colors and types and requires no bleaching. All you have to do is spritz on your hair color and style it for full effect. Just remember, this hair color only lasts until your next shampoo. For longer-lasting magenta hair, look for a permanent hair color option you can use at home or head to the salon.
Now have magenta hair? It’s time to make a few easy changes to your hair care routine, as colored hair requires special care. Follow our hair care tips for magenta hair.
Switch to a system of shampoo, conditioner, and mask formulated for color-treated hair. If you have magenta hair, make room in your shower for some new products—namely a system of shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask. Try the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Intensive Protecting Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Intensive Protecting Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Repair and Protect Balm.
Turn down the dial in the shower. Super-hot water can strip your strands of essential oils, which can leave your magenta hair feeling drier and looking duller, so rinse off in lukewarm temps instead.
Use a heat protectant before heat-styling. Want to pair your magenta hair with a voluminous blowout? Make sure to use a heat protectant, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray, first. Additionally, pay attention to the heat settings on your blow-dryer, flat iron, and curling iron—use the lowest temperature that you can while still only having to make one pass over each section of hair.
Embrace your hair’s natural texture. We happen to think magenta hair looks gorgeous when paired with wavy or curly hairstyles! So, put down the heat tools from time to time and rock your natural texture. Create beachy waves by spritzing on a hair spray, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray, to towel-dried hair, then letting your hair air dry. Create one braid for looser waves or multiple braids for tighter waves. Once your hair has dried completely, undo the braids and be on your way.
Now that you’re a magenta hair expert, it’s time to learn about another trendy hair color. Check out our article, Rose Gold Hair Gets an Update: How to Get Rose Blonde Hair.