Seeing colors? You’re not alone. Here in 2017, vibrant hues are totally trending. And as we dive deeper into the ‘90s fashion and beauty resurgence, some of our favorite colors from childhood are making a comeback on faces and hair alike. Today’s case in point: tangerine hair. So, if envisioning a brighter ‘do has been occupying a lot of your time lately, it makes sense. Of course, as with any hair transformation, there are a lot of things to consider—from how to achieve a new color from the comfort of your own home to taking care of your mane, we’ve got you covered. It’s tangerine time!
What You Need to Know Before Getting Tangerine Hair
Like all bright hues, tangerine hair will require quite a bit of work to achieve if you’re aiming for all over color. If you’re starting with a dark base color, you’ll most likely need to bleach your hair so that the orange color will show up on your strands. That’s why it could be a good idea to seek out a professional colorist. That being said, you can color your hair tangerine on home. More on that just below!
How to Do Tangerine Hair at Home
If you’re a fan of coloring your hair at home and are looking to rock a vibrant orange shade, try the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Tangerine. This semi-permanent hair color is designed for dark brown to light brown hair and requires no bleaching. Apply it all over or just to your ends for a pretty ombré pattern.
How to Take Care of Your New Tangerine ‘Do
Now that you’ve successfully colored your hair tangerine, it’s time to show your strands some love! Color-treated hair requires special attention, so follow the below tips.
1. Switch to 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 Shampoo, L’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, so rinse off in lukewarm temps instead.
3. Protect your tresses before heat-styling. Want to blow-dry your tangerine hair? Make sure to use a heat protectant first, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Blow Out HeatSpray. Let your hair dry almost completely before you start blow-drying to minimize the time your hair is exposed to heat. You should also use a heat protectant if you’ve decided to flat iron your hair. Spritz on the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray before straightening. Additionally, pay attention to heat settings on your flat iron—use the lowest temperature that you can while still only having to make one pass over each section of hair.
4. Embrace your hair’s natural texture. We happen to think tangerine hair looks gorgeous when paired with waves or curls! So, put down the heat tools from time to time and rock your natural texture. Create beachy waves by spritzing on 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 complete, undo the waves and be on your way. To help enhance your texture, turn your attention to mousse. Apply an egg-sized dollop of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Ruffled Body Mousse to wet hair, flip your hair over to scrunch, then let it air dry. Finally, for a casual yet still put-together look, apply a dime-size amount of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Undone Style Cream to wet hair, then apply a teeny amount to dry hair to finish off your look.