Rose gold hair color on naturally dark hair: Is it possible?

Mitch | 24 December 2017

Has this pretty shade been filling your dreams lately? Find out if your dark-haired self can achieve the perfect rose gold hair color!

The rose gold hair color trend has been a permanent fixture in our all of our news feeds since last year, and if you’re a beauty junkie like us, it’s probably all over yours, too. Safe to say that we’ve been lusting for this shade for quite a while now.

Noticing how this hue is usually rocked by blondes, we wondered if it’s possible for dark-haired gals like us to achieve the perfect rose gold hair color, too. And well, the answer, as we found out, is TOTALLY! While it takes a few extra steps for brunettes to get this coveted shade, it’s definitely not impossible.

If you’re a brunette and seriously considering getting this shade, there are few things you need to know so you don’t get it wrong and you can happily live your rose gold colored fairy tale!

YES, brunettes can rock the rose gold hair color. Now here are few things you need to take note of if you’re gonna get this shade

rose gold hair color for brunettes
Brunettes can achieve the rose gold hair color by bleaching their hair blonde. Credit: @lorietherrien

1. Make sure you’re really up for a drastic change

If you’re a brunette, the colorist will have to bleach your hair blonde to give you the rose gold hair color you want. It’s going to be a drastic change so you gotta make sure you’re up for it. You won’t be seeing your natural color for a long while and you would want to stay away from another dye job in the next couple of months at least to give your hair time to recover from the bleaching, so if you’re going to take the plunge make sure you won’t regret it.

2. Do not try it at home

There are probably tons of YouTube tutorials on this which makes it really tempting to DIY this dye job, but while we are huge fans of how-to videos (heck we produce them!) we strongly recommend that you make an appointment with a proper colorist and have it done in a proper salon. Getting the perfect rose gold shade that suits you requires a professional, and if you don’t want to end up with orange hair, drop that box of hair color right now!

how to get rose gold hair color for brunettes
The lighter your base color, the more vibrant the rose gold tone will be. Credit: @haiby.ebonyp

3. It involves bleaching

Your hair needs to turn into a lighter color before it can go that beautiful rose gold shade. This means your hair will have to undergo bleaching. The lighter your hair color, the more vibrant the rose gold tone will be. Once you’re blonde enough, a tinted gloss will be added to deposit the rose gold color to your strands. To make sure your hair is strong enough to stand the chemical process, start washing it with TRESemmé Platinum Strength Shampoo before you even schedule a salon appointment, and keep using it until after your hair is a pretty rose gold shade. It strengthens the hair and repairs up to two years’ worth of damage in just five uses by helping to reinforce hair’s natural protective barrier, restoring hair, and protecting it against future damage.

TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Shampoo

4. You gotta work at keeping the shade as pretty as when you first stepped out of the salon

This pretty pink shade fades faster than other colors. If you want your rose gold hair to last, switch out your traditional hair products for ones that are specifically formulated for colored hair. We recommend using Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner. It’s specially designed to protect colored hair from dryness and dullness from the first wash, enhances its vibrancy, and gives it up to 80% color protection.

So to answer everyone’s question, yes, brunettes can also enjoy the rose gold hair color trend. But if you really want it, you gotta work for it. Make sure you have these tips at hand when you finally decide to go for it!

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