Red hair colour doesn't have to be bright orange or cherry red – why not try a dark auburn hair colour? And that doesn't have to mean deep shades of mahogany; dark auburn also exists in fresh and cool autumnal tones. Take a look!
Classic dark auburn hair colour
When you think of dark auburn hair colour, this is likely the shade that comes to mind. Gorgeous, glossy dark red tones with a warm brunette base. The coppery shimmer to this colour is what makes it really stand out, which is why the right haircare and styling is so important to fully showcase your shade.
Haircare for high shine: To really show off the different tones to your dark auburn hair colour, we recommend using a shampoo and conditioner infused with natural oils like those from the Mythic Oil collection. There are different options for thick and thin hair types, ensuring your curls are full of volume and max shine. For naturally curly hair that has a tendency to become dry, apply a nourishing serum after washing and conditioning, focusing on the lengths and ends.
Styling copper curls: If you don't have natural curls, don't worry, Bouncy & Tender from Dual Stylers will help you achieve soft, defined curls with no fluffiness. If using heated tools to get those envy-inducing curls, don't forget your heat protectant to avoid hair damage!
Autumnal russet auburn
Russet is another version of dark auburn hair colour that contains an equal mix of orange and purple pigments, meaning it's an ideal shade for all skin tones. Because it's so flattering, you can really get creative when it comes to how you wear it.
Haircare for coloured hair: As with any colour-treated hair, the best way to maintain your shade is to use the right haircare (shampoo, conditioner and weekly mask). Try the Vitamino Color A OX collection by Serie Expert, which cleanses the hair without stripping the colour.
Wet look with dark auburn hair colour: Whether you're looking to hide a bad hair day, or want to up your hair-styling game, go for a wet effect. On damp hair, apply just a small amount of wet-look gel to the hairline, then comb through to just below the ear level. When drying, use your fingers to tousle the lengths for a mermaid-inspired finish.
Cool dark strawberry auburn
Where light blonde meets violet pigments, the result is a cool-toned strawberry auburn shade. The key to this ethereal hue is making it look totally natural via the right haircare and styling products. Less is more: you don't want to lose healthy bounce due to product/ingredient build-up.
Haircare for soft, healthy-looking hair: For hair that needs a little extra TLC, opt for products that deeply nourish. The Nutrifier by Serie Expert collection contains glycerol and coconut oil to hydrate and add shine to your hair. After shampooing and conditioning, apply the Nutrifier DD Balm on your mid-lengths and ends for long-lasting hydration.
Styling a long wavy ponytail: In the evening, after washing, dry the roots entirely, but leave the lengths 70% dry. Tie the hair into a high pony, secure with a soft scrunchie (to avoid damage) and braid the ponytail loosely, tying at the ends. In the morning, remove the elastic and run your fingers through the waves, blowdrying if needed. Apply a natural-effect hairspray like Fix Design by Tecni.ART for lightweight control.
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