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Sunset Hair Color Is The Romantic Shade To Try Now

20 September 2018
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Jelani Addams Rosa

Jelani Addams Rosa

Associate Editor

Watching the sunrise in the morning can be tricky. You need to be a morning person who loves to wake up at dawn or be willing to set several alarms just to catch a glimpse of the sun making its morning arrival. Sunsets, on the other hand, can be easily enjoyed every day. If you’re looking for inspiration for your latest hair color, look no further than the brilliant evening sky with its dazzling shades of magenta, orange, yellow, and red.

Whether you have dark brown hair and are looking for a drastic change or are just searching for your next colorful hair shade, sunset hair color is the hue everyone is going to be obsessed with this year.

What is sunset hair color?

Sunset hair color is a perfect combination of magenta, orange, red, and yellow that resembles the stunning evening sky as the sun begins to set in the west. As with most colorful hair, bright shades like those found in sunset hair color look best when applied on light blonde hair. If you are not a natural blonde, your colorist will have to begin by lifting your hair color with bleach. It’s important to note that bleach will always damage hair, but a salon professional can help you restore the look of beautiful strands.

Don’t be disappointed if you don’t walk out of the hair salon with your sunset hair of your dreams after your first appointment. Chances are good it’ll take a few sessions to safely bleach your mane, but it’s well worth the wait. Once your hair is a blank slate, your colorist will expertly blend shades of magenta, orange, yellow, and red to create the most sensational sunset that a head of hair has ever seen.

What kind of maintenance does sunset hair color require?

Like most colorful hair, sunset hair requires quite a bit of maintenance. Get ready to completely switch up your hair care routine, from the products you use at home to how often you head to the salon. 

Pastels colors like pink and yellow fade very quickly, so we suggest cutting back on washing your hair. When wash day does come around, you’ll need shampoo and conditioner that is not only going to clean your strands but also protect your color. We suggest Redken’s award-winning Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo and Conditioner. The cleansing and conditioning system is formulated with Redken’s Charge-Attract Complex, which delivers charged amino-ions that attract to the hair fiber to form a barrier.

Because your natural hair color is nowhere near sunset, you’ll notice how quickly your roots begin to show. To prevent your roots from looking to overgrown, expect to head back to the salon to touch up your roots every four to six weeks.

Lastly, we suggest incorporating a weekly deep conditioning mask into your hair care routine. A mask like Redken’s Color Extend Magnetics Mega Mask will provide deep, intense conditioning and help maintain ultimate color vibrancy.

How does sunset hair look best?

Sunset hair color will look stunning no matter how you style your hair, but we’re partial to long hairstyles for this particular trend. Long hair gives your colorist an expansive canvas to create your sunset hair color look. If your hair is not naturally long, don’t fret—that’s what hair extensions are for!

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

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