Between sweater weather, pumpkin spiced lattes, and Insta-worthy trips to the apple orchard, it’s no secret that fall is one of the best seasons ever. While there are countless reasons to love fall, we’re obsessed with the season because we think it inspires the best hair colors—mulled wine, spiced cider, cranberry, need we say more? As much as we love these colors, the latest fall-inspired hue may just be our favorite one yet.
Gingerbread hair color is here and we can’t get enough. If you’re looking for a hair color that is equal parts vibrant, dimensional, and deep, look no further. Sound like gingerbread hair color is the perfect hue for you? Whether you’re looking to completely switch up your ash blonde hair or give your dark brown hair a reddish tinge, continue reading for everything you need to know about fall’s hottest new hair color.
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What is gingerbread hair color?
Gingerbread hair color is inspired by the warm, spiced bread that pairs perfectly with a hot cup of tea. Much like the treat, the base of gingerbread is a deep, warm brown expertly mixed with spiced cinnamon and auburn hues. The end result is a rich brunette hue with a warm ginger glow.
As with any hair color, gingerbread hair is totally customizable. If you’re looking to slay a dark brown look, ask your colorist to keep the auburn hues to a minimum or ask them to balayage the red shade focusing on your ends. If the ginger in gingerbread is what brought you to the salon, ask your colorist to amp up the red hue with all-over highlights.
How To Care For Gingerbread Hair Color
As with any chemical salon service, you’ll have to make a few changes to your hair care routine to properly care for your strands after you leave the salon. Lucky for you, brunette shades are typically much easier to care for than their blonde counterparts.
To begin, swap out your regular shampoo and conditioner for a system formulated for color-treated hair. We recommend the Matrix Total Results Brass Off Shampoo and Conditioner. Blonde ladies aren’t the only ones who deal with brass. Unsightly brass can make your gingerbread hair appear more orange than auburn. Total Results Brass Off is a professional salon clarifying shampoo that neutralizes brassy tones while refreshing strands with cool tones. Best for brunettes who lighten their hair, this shampoo and conditioner system deposits balancing blue-violet pigments to reduce brassy tones.
While your colorist won’t likely have to use bleach to achieve your desired hue, your hair can always use a little extra TLC after a chemical service. We recommended adding a deep conditioning mask like Matrix Total Results Miracle Creator Multi-Tasking Mask to your hair care routine once a week. This revolutionary pink, single-use (and breakthrough) formula boasts 20 benefits to intensely nourishes, revitalizes and strengthens hair in just 60 seconds.
If you’re new to professional salon color, the biggest change to your routine will be how often you have to return to the salon. If your natural hair color is nowhere near gingerbread and you want to keep grow out to a minimum, expect to head back to the salon every four to six weeks for a touch-up. If your natural strands are similar to gingerbread, you can stretch your salon appointments a little further to every eight to 10 weeks. Ask your colorist about the gloss smudging technique to help refresh your color between appointments.
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