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inspired by the fruit of the same name, think of blackberry hair color as the ultraviolet of black hair. If you’re looking to play with vivid hair colors but still want to stay true to your roots, blackberry hair could be perfect for you!
To achieve the perfect blackberry shade, your colorist will begin with a dark base and apply a delicious cool-toned purple hue throughout your mane. You can opt for a full head of blackberry, highlights, or a blackberry balayage to let your natural hue shine!
Vibrant hues like blackberry notoriously fade faster than neutral tones, but changing up your hair care routine and using color safe products can help extend the life of your color.
First thing’s first: You’ll need to swap out your shampoo for one specially formulated to help protect color-treated hair. From the L'Oréal portfolio of products, we recommend the Kérastase Reflection Bain Chromatique Shampoo. This multi-protecting shampoo is ideal for very sensitized color-treated or highlighted hair. Be sure to follow up with the Reflection Fondant Chromatique Conditioner for the best results.
While blackberry hair color won’t require a full head of bleach, your colorist will still need to lighten the pieces where the balayage is applied. Bleach will always cause damage, but the right products can help to repair the look and feel of your strands. We suggest picking up a hair mask like the L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Absolut Repair Lipidium Mask, which makes hairinstantly more resistant, soft, and shiny-looking after use.
Since high temperatures tend to make hair color fade faster, try to avoid heat styling as much as possible. If you do need to use heat, be sure to use a protectant like the Redken Iron Shape 11 Thermal Holding Spray. This lightweight, thermal heat protection hairspray is perfect for use with flat irons and curling irons up to 450 degrees to protect your hair, add shine, and reduce frizz.
Excited to start the new year with blackberry hair color? We’d love to see your final look! Use the hashtag #HairDotCom to share your photos with us.
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