How to adopt this trendy color for winter 2022, which goes just as well to blondes as to brunettes?
This winter, the blonde takes on pretty cocoa nuances, and here is how to adapt it whether you are blonde or brunette...
It is often said that Man is eternally dissatisfied, this is all the more true when it comes to hair color. There are many brunettes who dream of going blonde, and blondes who are dying to go brown. But we won't teach you that going from one extreme to another is not easy and unfortunately it is the hair that bears the brunt, especially when bleaching is used.
If only there was a happy medium... The color that would succeed in combining both blond and brown shades, a perfect mix between warm and cold tones, which could thus adapt to all skin tones... Don't ask anymore, we have what you need: cocoa blonde! A magnificent ash color that gives us a bit of the best of both worlds. A color that will allow you to be both brunette and blonde, minus the drawbacks.
Cocoa blonde differs from all other shades of blonde thanks to a perfect combination of dark tones and others that are lighter and brighter. Here it will especially not be a question of golden or coppery reflections, but rather ashy and smoky which almost draw on the gray. Think more iced brown than caramel chocolate. As experts from Dessange explain to our colleagues at Cosmopolitan, this coloring "takes its original name from the warm and soft colors of milk chocolate that we mix for breakfast." Perfect for "coping with the grayness of winter", it consists in giving shine to the hair by playing on a contrast between "the warm tones of the roots and the cold tones of the lengths with creamy reflections".
The significant advantage of cocoa blonde is that it is easily adopted on a blonde, chestnut, or brown base using different techniques, which will be chosen according to your natural color.
If you have naturally blonde or light brown hair, a dark, iridescent patina should be enough for a cocoa blonde that looks great. On the contrary, if you are a brunette, you will necessarily have to resort to a slight lightening: highlights, tie & dye, balayage, it's up to you to choose the option that best suits you.
Another good point for cocoa blonde: it does not require as much maintenance as a platinum blonde for example. To maintain the reflections and prevent them from turning yellow or green, you can always use blue or purple shampoos. We also recommend that you invest in repigmenting shampoos or color toning treatments by opting for cool brown shades rather than warm brown. A good way to wait until the next visit to the hairdresser, while keeping a color at the top.