Color trends for dark brown hair
Those lucky enough to have naturally dark brown hair will know that it presents the perfect base onto which to experiment with different coloring techniques. Infusing your hair with lighter colors can help to make it appear brighter and shinier, while adding the appearance of greater texture and depth. On the other hand, layering dark brown hair with blonde highlights can bring you straight into summer with a sun-kissed look, especially when styled into loose beach waves.
In recent years, dark brown hair balayage has risen to prominence as a number of celebrities, models, and influencers have used this cutting-edge coloring technique to infuse their locks with stunning tints. Adding colors with a metallic edge, such as chestnut and copper, ensures that your natural shine is amplified and lengthens the appearance of your hair as it becomes progressively lighter towards the tips. You can also ombre hair that's dark brown for a more dramatic finish.
During the colder months, lowlights for dark brown hair are a great option as they give added drama to your locks. Red, amber, purple, and black are all popular shades to be run through the lower layers of the hair to add a touch of wintery depth. A great upside to lowlights is that they cause less damage than hair highlights and can be added in phases to ensure you get the exact shade you want.
Dark brown hair care tips
Dark brown hair is often thick and coarse, which means it requires a very specific kind of attention and care. Be sure to shampoo your hair regularly but not every day, as this will strip your hair of the natural oils and proteins that keep it sleek. After shampooing, always use a nourishing conditioner, applied from the middle section of your hair down to the tips. Leave this in for as long as possible to help ensure it penetrates deep into the individual hair strands. Wash your hair with lukewarm water and try to use a hair wrap for frizz-free natural drying.
Dyed dark brown hair may require specific treatments to ensure it stays in the best shape possible. Use a specific shampoo for colored hair and try to refrain from using heat tools too often. Try to brush your hair only while it’s wet and use a detangler lotion if necessary to prevent you from tearing through hair knots. Depending on your natural hair color, you may need to perform root cover-ups every four to eight weeks.