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Brown Hair

Haircolor inspiration & Haircare Tips tailored to the unique needs of brown hair


Being brunette is anything but boring. Whether you're a natural brunette or color your hair to achieve that perfect shade of brown, find ways to enhance, style and care for your unique hair needs. You'll discover the brown haircare tips and haircolor trends just for our brunette friends.

HAIR TRENDS THAT LOOK GREAT ON BRUNETTES

Although there are plenty of ways to play around with shades of brown hair, these two techniques are a great place to start.

Dark brown roots and rose gold haircolor ends. 1. Ombres on Brunettes: This technique creates a transition of haircolor from brown to blonde, starting from the roots. For those with dark brown and light brown hair, this honey blonde ombre with red undertones will look fantastic.


Dark brunette haircolor base and balayage highlights. 2. Balayages for Brown Hair: This haircolor technique requires a colorist to paint bleach or haircolor just on the surface of your hair, freehand. The result: soft, natural-looking highlights. Since the highlights in this technique are usually a soft blonde, and the base color is a slightly deeper shade, it’s great for those with lighter brown hair. This dreamy rose gold balayage proves brunettes look just as good as blondes do when wearing the metallic haircolor.



Shades EQ gloss used to enhance natural brunette haircolor. 3. Keep It Natural: Not looking to change your haircolor, but still want to give your brunette hair some love? Stop by a Redken salon and request Shades EQ , a demi-permanent color which will wash out in about 20 shampoos, for an instant boost of shine.

Ombre v Balayage?

Discover the difference between ombre and balayage and decide which is right for you >

Dark brunette base and blonde highlights create bronde haircolor.
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First time lightening tips for brunettes

While not as dramatic as leaping from brown to blonde, going from dark brown to lighter brunette also requires some careful consideration. Since lifting hair can do a number on hair quality, ask your stylist to include pH-Bonder during your haircolor service, so you leave the salon with longer-lasting haircolor and healthier strands. To ensure you also get the exact shade you hoped for, confirm that your colorist will be incorporating a toner into your service.

What to Consider When Choosing Your Brunette Shade

Every new haircolor journey starts with choosing the right shade. From caramel brown hair on the lighter end of the spectrum to chestnut brown hair on the darker side, there’s a multitude of brunette color options to choose from.

Redken Beyond Brunette Milk Chocolate

KNOW HOW BRUNETTE SHADES WILL LOOK WITH YOUR SKIN TONE & UNDERTONE

Selecting a shade of brown that flatters both your complexion—fair, medium or deep—and undertone—warm, cool or neutral—is key. On this page, Redken suggests your ideal brunette haircolor based on both factors. Get some extra tips from our Redken Artists as they uncover the most popular brunette haircolor trends based on your undertone, from caramel copper brown for a warm, subtle look to lived-in bronde for a cool, edgy effect.

FIND THE RIGHT BROWN HAIRCOLOR FOR YOUR SKINE TONE

Customize your haircolor to your features. Find the right brunette for your skin tone>

Neutral brunette haircolor with subtle highlights.
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Natural Brunette Haircare Tips

Color-treated hair isn’t the only type of hair that requires some extra attention. If you’re currently rocking the brown locks you were born with, it’s worth spending some extra time finding the right products, treatments and strategies, so hair continues to look healthy and gorgeous. Below are some easy ways to do so:

  1. CHOOSE A SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER FOR YOUR HAIR NEEDS
    Since you don’t need to worry about your haircolor fading with natural brunette hair, focus on washing hair with a product that works with your hair texture, or will give you a certain desired result, like volume or softness. Here’s how you can determine the best shampoo for your hair and the kind of conditioner you should be using. 

  2. BE READY FOR THE SEASONS
    Even brown and ombre hair can turn brassy, and many elements of your fun-filled summer vacation can accelerate that process. To prevent hair from turning orange because of sun exposure, apply products with UV protection when you know you’re going to spend hours outside—and don’t forget to reapply. Even better, wear scarves or hats to shield your locks, and avoid getting hair wet in the pool, since chlorine can dry out your strands and cause haircolor changes.

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