We all know being a blonde bombshell can be a lot of work! But, not everyone is a sun-kissed balayage or micro-foiled platinum blonde. We love our brunettes just as much, but knowing how to care for your darker mane isn’t as much of a no-brainer as you might think. For those with brown hair, there are so many products that create vibrant color, all while preventing breakage, repairing damage already done, and encouraging shine and manageability.
Keeping darker hair happy and healthy can start right after a colour service. If your salon visits are few and far between, then before stepping out, have your hairstylist lock in your colour. The Minu Post Treatment is a rich and full-bodied cream that enhances shine and sets colour. It makes the hair structure compact and increases shine and extends the duration of cosmetic colour in just 3 minutes. Your deep hues will be intensified, and you’ll have glossy shine, plus much stronger locks.
Once home, be sure that you’re using brunette-friendly shampoos and conditioners. For darker hair shades, it’s important to protect your natural or colour-treated hair with a product that caters to your unique hue. Davines’s Alchemic System is a set of shampoos and conditioners with pure pigments that can intensify colour on both natural and coloured hair. The formulas have milk proteins and protective agents that provide intense hydration and help prevent split ends. Alchemic shampoos contain a gentle cleansing substance made from olive oil, which is delicate and preserves colour. The range’s Chocolate and Tobacco shampoos are great everyday cleansers for those with brown hair because it saturates hair in dark chocolate tones, adding wonderful reflects.
Just like choosing a shampoo specifically formulated for brunettes is vital to hair health and vibrancy, so is finishing your shower routine with a conditioner made for brunettes. Alchemic conditioning creams are even more effective thanks to biodegradable and natural formulas, with a high concentration of pure pigments. It is enriched with essential nutrients to boost your hair’s strength and shine. Most importantly, it will ensure that your color doesn’t fade and your strands don’t become dull or brittle. The Alchemic System also gives free rein to experimentation without a permanent effect. The 6 tones can be mixed together or used separately as desired.
Throughout the week, protect your hair with a lightweight thermal protection hair mist. Blondes aren’t the only ones who have to worry about thermal damage. As a brunette; you should protect your hair from drying out and breaking by using products that contain strong thermal protection. The Minu Hair Serum is ideal for all types of coloured hair and helps the colour to last longer. Its leave-on formula is designed to protect the duration of cosmetic colour and to give extra shine to coloured hair. Alternatively, the Melu Hair Shield is ideal for protecting all types of hair from stress caused by a blow dryer or straightener. This spray effectively protects the hair from heat stresses and is ideal to nourish and repair. It gives moisture and shine to hair, while conditioning anti-static properties speed up blow dry times.
So whether you’re embracing your natural darker hues or looking to join the dark side, keep these tips in mind so your brunette hair remains strong, healthy, and absolutely luminous.
Hair By The Collective was recently noted as one of Style Magazine’s Brisbane’s Best Brunette Hairdressers