How To Rock Dark Hair for the Summer

Alyssa François | 20 June 2016

Blondes do not have all the fun! Get inspired to try dark hair for summer with these tips.

Summer is officially here! Sundresses are in rotation, BBQ grills are lit on every block, and your beauty routine, and look is changing. As opposed to going for a dark hair color, many choose to go lighter with their hair during this time. We’re seeing blonde highlights, ombré, and even fun hair color trends like #watermelonhair—a.k.a. one of the coolest trends we’ve seen this season—but what about dark hair?

If you want to go dark for the new season, try it out! And if you’re rocking your existing dark hair color, and want to give it a seasonal update, style your hair into a trendy and fun summer hairstyle. Dark hair is anything but boring, and its shine factor looks super glossy –but you’d definitely have to protect it from the sun to keep your hair’s shine factor on lockdown. From altering your hair care arsenal, to styling your dark hair, here are some tips on how to rock dark hair for summer.

Tips for Wearing Dark Hair In The Summer

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From light to dark? Make your color change subtle and natural looking by keeping a few lighter pieces. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. If you’re light and want to try out a dark color, try lowlights.

Opt for adding a few dark lowlights in your hair to get a taste of the dark side. If you’re blonde, ask your stylist to add some auburn tones into your hair. You don’t want to end up with a hair color that’s extremely darker from your roots, or else it may not look as natural. Opt for hairstyles like tight beach waves or curls for a natural-looking blend.

2. Make sure the color you choose complements your face features.

Aside from choosing a hair color that matches your skin tone, also make sure it blends well with the color of your eyebrows. When your hair color doesn’t blend well with the color of your eyebrows, the change can appear drastic. Tone things down by opting for getting your brows dyed by a professional, or try out a brow product (pencil, powder or brow highlighter) to fill them in.

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Keep your dark hair in tip-top shape by altering your hair care routine with products that bring out the luminosity of your hair color.

3. Take care of your new color.

During the summer, the sun is much more powerful. And just because you went dark with your hair as opposed to light, doesn’t mean you’re an exception. Switch up your hair care routine to keep your hair color vibrant and fresh. Be sure to add in a hair savior like deep conditioning hair treatments on a weekly basis as well as the hot weather and sun exposure can cause your hair to become dry. Try out Nexxus New York Salon Care Humectress Restoring Masque for deep moisturization and repair to dry, damaged hair. Don’t forget to use hair oils or a glossing tonic like Nexxus New York Salon Care Color Assure Glossing Tonic to bring out the shine of your hair.

4. Whether dark hair is new for you or not: Summer-ize your hairstyles.

Show off your new color, or get the most of your existing dark hair color by styling your hair in summer’s hottest hairstyles. Style your hair in beach waves when you’re feeling sexy, and for those lazy days of summer opt for an updo! If you ever find yourself out of ideas, check out how to pair your hairstyle with the hair color you have.

Which dark hair color are you rocking for summer?

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