Chili Chocolate Hair Is The Trending Shade You Need To Try This Fall
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Chili Chocolate Hair Is The Spicy Way To Refresh Your Brunette

05 October 2018
chili chocolate hair color

Emily Arata

Senior Editor

When was the last time you treated yourself to a really good chocolate bar, the kind you savor and nibble on for a week before you finally finish it up? If a sweet treat is in your future, we humbly recommend indulging in a vibrant hue like chili chocolate hair color. This red-on-brown combination is sultry but still very feminine, with hints of red throughout.

Thought you knew every kind of dark brown hair color? Think again! If you’re ready to learn more about this trending shade, we’ve got you covered.



What is chili chocolate hair color?

At some point, you may have tried a chili chocolate bar. The sweetness mingles with the kick of spice, resulting in a dreamy (and unforgettable) flavor combination. While chili chocolate hair might not be edible, the look blends dark brown with soft red. The result is added dimension and movement on any length of hair, though we’re partial to a lob so that you get the full effect when your hair swings around.

What’s the right way to ask for chili chocolate hair color?

If you’re in the market for chili chocolate hair but get nervous in the salon environment, know that your request isn’t so complicated. You’re looking for a deep chocolate base with red accents. When in doubt, bringing photo inspiration is always a good idea—or, just bookmark this page and bring it up when your stylist asks what you’re thinking.



What’s the maintenance like for chili chocolate hair color?

This answer depends on what hair color you naturally possess. If you’re a blonde, you’ll need to ask your stylist to go darker and then return regularly for root touchups. Natural brunettes of any shade will have an easier time maintaining the allover dark effect of chili chocolate hair. 

It’s important to note that red shades notoriously fade between appointments, so you’ll want to establish a regular touchup schedule to maintain the bright ruby of these highlights.

As every amateur color enthusiast knows, half the work of caring for hair color happens at home. Guard your chili chocolate hue against untimely dullness by investing in a salon quality hair care system. From the L'Oréal portfolio of products, we love Pureology’s Clean Volume Shampoo and Conditioner.

Don’t forget to use a heat protectant before styling, either—Kérastase L’incroyable Blowdry Lotion is a favorite of the staff. This reshapable heat lotion redefines hate-styling with long-wear hold and repositionable shape control, controlling the look of frizz for 96 hours in 80 percent humidity.



Who should try chili chocolate hair color?

Many hair trends are polarizing because they’re so vibrant or out-of-the-box, but chili chocolate is one that pretty much everyone can try. Regardless of skin color, age, or strictness of office dress code, you’ll be able to get away with a smoky dark brown shade. A talented stylist will be able to customize the warmth or coolness to make sure you’re getting the most flattering color for your skin tone.

Interested in trying chili chocolate hair color for yourself? Use our salon locator to book an appointment with a stylist near you.

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