10 Great Tips for Brunettes

  1. The most important rule for brunettes, is that you have to make sure your base color works with your skin tone.
  2. Keep your base color (root color) within 2-3 shades of your natural color to avoid brassiness.
  3. If you want a color that is much lighter than your natural color, follow rule #2 and get lighter tones from highlights, not the all over color. By doing this, you will avoid unwanted brassiness.
  4. Any time you are lightening your natural brown color with a single process, your color will want to pull warm tones, so choose an ash shade. Even though you are using an ash shade, you will find that it will still have warm or natural tones in it.
  5. When you are coloring your hair with a single process tint, you will only ever put it all over your entire head the first time you are coloring for the full processing time. After that, you will just do a root touch up and pull it through your entire head for the last 5 minutes.
  6. Doing an entire color change yourself can be overwhelming, try and keep your at-home color regimen simple. Leave the big jobs to a professional.
  7. If you feel that your color is looking a little brassy, use a color refreshing shampoo. You can find it at the beauty supply store or drug store and it will tone down any brassiness you have.
  8. When you are covering gray with a single process, you can choose a shade that has golden tones in it.
  9. If you are more than 50% gray, choose a color one shade darker than your targeted color
  10. Brown hair looks best when it’s healthy and shiny! So make sure you invest in a great shampoo and conditioner and trim your hair every 6-8 weeks.

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