There are no official rules about which hair colors pair perfectly with each season, but we all know there are a few unspoken ones. The most common rule of hair color is probably that light hair is for warm months and dark brown hair is for the colder ones.
If you’re anything like us, you’re not one to follow the rules—particularly when it comes to hair color. When we came across the perfect way to wear platinum hair this fall, we couldn’t wait to tell you about it. Meet toasted coconut hair, the gorgeous blonde shade you’re about to be totally obsessed with.
What is toasted coconut hair?If you’ve ever had coconut shrimp, you know exactly the color we’re talking about. You know the way the ends of shredded coconut get nice and toasty brown while the rest is a blend of golden and stark white? That’s precisely what toasted coconut hair should look like.
Toasted coconut hair perfectly combines shades of dark brunette (much like the color of the outside of a coconut) with dreamy bright platinum (much like the fleshy inside of a coconut). This new take on bronde allows you to slay three stunning hair colors all at once: rooty brown, soft golden blonde, and stark white platinum—talk about the best of all three worlds!
What kind of maintenance does toasted coconut hair require?The kind of maintenance your hair color will require depends on the ratio of blonde to brunette you and your colorist settle on. If you choose on a final look that’s a touch more platinum than brunette, the first thing you’ll need to do is swap out your regular shampoo and conditioner for a system that is formulated specifically for blondes.
From the L’Oréal portfolio of products, we recommend Redken’s Color Extend Blondage Color Depositing Purple Shampoo and Conditioner. The purple shampoo is formulated with ultra-violet pigment and Redken’s Triple Acid Protein Complex to tone, strengthen, and brighten for a brighter, stronger blonde. The ultra-violet pigments help to preserve blonde hair color between appointments by keeping undertones at bay, while the light purple conditioner helps detangle and smooth processed blonde hair to condition natural blonde while keeping your color protected and bright.
If your final look is a bit more toasted than coconut, we suggest swapping out your regular shampoo and conditioner for one formulated to help preserve your color. We recommend Redken’s award-winning Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo and Conditioner for colored hair. The sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner contain amino-ions to help seal in color. The exclusive RCT Protein Complex helps to strengthen the hair fiber from root to tip with soft, flexible results.
Shampoo and conditioner systems formulated for ladies with colored hair go a long way in making sure your newly dyed strands look and feel their best. When you’re dealing with blonde strands, however, your mane may need a little extra TLC. If your color is looking a bit dull, incorporate a product like Redken’s Color Extend Vinegar Rinse into your hair care routine. Color Extend Vinegar Rinse rebalances hair's pH and gently clarifies for enhanced smoothness and shine. Use the vinegar rinse weekly before or in place of, conditioner to instantly brighten and refresh hair for more radiant color.
As much as we love blonde locks, we could do without the damaging effects of bleach. While there is no way to prevent the damage caused by bleach, there are several products on the market that can help your hair look and feel its best. We suggest incorporating a deep conditioning mask like Redken’s Extreme Strengthening Mega Hair Mask for Damaged Hair into your hair care routine. The dual chamber mega mask is formulated with RCT Protein Complex to make your hair stronger while helping to provide deep, intense conditioning. It’s a care extender that lasts up to three washes.
How does toasted coconut hair look best?
Toasted coconut hair is one of the few shades that looks incredible, no matter how you style it. Your colorist will be able to blend the colors, no matter what your go-to hairstyle is. Whether your hair is long, short, or something in between, toasted coconut hair is bound to look stunning on you.
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