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How To Get Rose Brown Hair For Summer

02 July 2018
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Jelani Addams Rosa

Jelani Addams Rosa

Associate Editor, Hair.com

As an employee of L'Oréal, Jelani brings her knowledge and passion for hair care to Hair.com. Before joining the Hair.com team, she spent time at Celebuzz, Seventeen, and Cosmo for Latinas.

Hair trends are ever-changing and sometimes it feels like there’s a hot new hair color everytime you check social media. Keeping up with hair trends is fun, but if we're honest—we’re not always in the mood to completely switch up our style. That’s where subtle fantasy colors come in. Colorists mix neutral shades with fantasy tones to create an understated yet stunning color.

Rose brown is the latest subtle fantasy shade taking the beauty world by storm, and we can’t get enough. Want to know more? We’re breaking down everything you need to know about how to get rose brown hair for summer.

What is rose brown hair?

Rose brown hair is almost the exact opposite of 2017’s beloved trend, rose gold hair. Whereas rose gold hair is blonde hair with a rose pink tint, rose brown hair is brunette hair with a rose brown tint.

To create this shade, your colorist will begin by giving you a deep chocolate base. Then, he or she will use bleach to lighten some of the strands of your hair. It’s important to note that bleach will always damage hair, but a salon professional can help you restore the look of beautiful strands. Your colorist will then color the lightened strands of hair a rosy pink that will blend into your brunette mane.

What kind of maintenance does rose brown hair require?

Rose brown hair is unique in that it has both pastel pink and brunette elements. While brunette is a relatively low maintenance shade, fantasy colors like pink are a bit trickier to care for. You’ll need to make a few changes to your hair care routine to ensure your hair looks absolutely flawless as long as possible. If you’re not sure what changes to make to your hair care routine, a professional hair stylist can provide some much needed guidance.

First, swap out your regular shampoo and conditioner for one formulated to help protect your new color. We recommend Pureology’s Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner. The duo is formulated to quench and cleanse hair while protecting your hair color with Pureology’s exclusive AntiFadeComplex.

Next, you’ll want to get very comfortable at your hair salon. If you are a natural brunette, you should be able to stretch the time between root touch-ups for several weeks or even months. While your roots may not require too much attention, the same can’t be said for your rosy hue. Fantasy colors fade notoriously fast, and rose brown is no different. If you want your pink hair to really pop, expect to head back to the salon every six to eight weeks to refresh your color.

If your natural hair is not brown, be prepared to head back to the salon to touch up your roots as well as your pink hair every six to eight weeks.

Because bleach is sometimes used to lighten the hair to make the pink pop, we recommend incorporating a weekly deep conditioning mask into your hair care routine. We suggest Pureology Strength Cure Superfood Treatment. Formulated with goji berry extract and olive oil, Pureology Strength Cure Superfood Treatment can help to repair the look of damaged hair and protect color with the exclusive AntiFadeComplex.

What is the best way to wear rose brown hair?

If you’re considering getting rose brown but are worried you’ll have to change up your whole look to pull it off, think again. Rose brown looks stunning on every hair type, texture, and length. The chocolatey base is universally flattering, while the pink tones add a dazzling visual element to pixie cuts and long layered locks alike.

Whatever you decide, we want to see your rosy summer color. Use the hashtag #hairdotcom to tag us in your posts.

Interested in slaying rose brown hair this summer? Use our salon locator to book an appointment with a stylist near you.

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