The smokey effect is one of the biggest trends right now. While spring gives us the desire for lightness and naturalness, ash brown is the ideal coloring to illuminate your hair while giving it a very elegant iridescent and glossy side.
If flamboyant colors such as copper and mahogany have warmed our hair during winter, this spring is bringing more subtle and natural colorations back to life, but just as luminous. The ashy colors are still as popular as the cocoa blonde which has been a hit for several months. But one of the colors that are about to revolutionize our hair is ash brown! This is not surprising because the smokey effect is a real must-have this season, whether on our eyelids, our nails, and even our hair.
When fine weather arrives, we tend to head for golden and sunny reflections. However, to enhance a chestnut brown, warm tones aren't the only options to explore! This year, we prefer ash, a cool tone that uses blue, green, or purple pigments to create a hair color that looks smoky and tends towards gray or silver. The term ash does not refer to coloring but to a reflection that gives the hair a glossy appearance, particularly elegant. Thus, we can have blond, chestnut, brown, or even ash red!
Ash chestnut is a subtle blend of brown tones and gray tones that can sometimes even pull towards blue or purple to add dimension to the hair. Whether it's delicate highlights to add a touch of freshness to the hair or a balayage for a real transformation, ash brown offers many possibilities for personalized coloring, all in perspective. So ready to try the smoky effect on your hair? We have selected 35 looks in pictures that should convince you to go to ash brown!
Ash chestnut is an easy color to wear because it is delicate and subtle. In addition, this coloring is suitable for all skin tones and softens facial features.
Ash brown is particularly suitable for women with fair complexions. If you have rather rosy skin or one that blushes easily, ashy highlights are ideal for you as the red side will be neutralized by the cool hues of this hair color. This coloring highlights and illuminates light eyes, whether they are green, blue, or even hazelnut. However, ash brown is also suitable for women with a dark or golden complexion as well as brown or brown eyes. In all cases, it brings softness to the face.
No matter your natural hair color, ash brown looks fabulous on both brunettes and blondes alike. It lightens brown hair by playing with shades of gray to give it a good dose of pizzazz while it elevates blonde hair by giving it more dimension and depth while remaining very cool and a surprising twist.
An ash brown coloring guarantees optimal coverage of white hair, especially if you are a brunette. If you don't have a lot of it, you can opt for a simple balayage that will subtly blend your gray hair into the rest of your locks and make it unnoticeable.
If you are light brown, you will simply need to add ash highlights while if you are blonde you can immediately switch to ash brown color. On the other hand, if your hair is dark, you will probably have to think about the fading.
It is possible to color at home opting for quality products, if possible without ammonia. Note that there are also vegetable colors to adopt the ashy effect on your hair. All you have to do is choose the ash brown color of your choice and perform an allergy test at least one day before applying the product to your hair. We put a little coloring behind his ear. If 24 hours after application there is no swelling or redness, you can go for your homemade color! Apply the product to all of the hair from root to tip and leave for the time indicated on the instructions. Nothing's easier! Then rinse thoroughly with clean water until it is transparent.
If you are a brunette, you will need to bleach your hair before you achieve an ash brown. For this, there are discoloration kits that work like coloring kits. We read the instructions carefully before applying the product and do not forget to carry out the allergy test. Note that for bleaching, there is no plant option because this type of coloring does not lighten the hair.
However, we advise you to go to a hairdresser to achieve bleaching and/or coloring whether you are brunette or blonde to ensure a better result. A professional will know how to find the ideal color that will enhance your complexion and best match the natural shade of your hair. The ashy effect will only be more beautiful! Feel free to show your colorist a photo of the desired result so they know which mixture to apply to your hair.
The good news is that ash brown is low maintenance! It evolves perfectly over time because it blends well into the hair and does not present yellow or red highlights, unlike warmer colorings. However, it is important not to wet your hair for at least 72 hours after your hairstylist appointment so that the cuticle, the protective barrier of the hair, closes completely. The coloring will then be well fixed on the hair!
During her beauty routine, we use hair products adapted to colored hair which allow the color to last longer and contain UV protectors which protect the hair from the sun but also from the heat.
When coloring your hair, especially with chemical dye, the hair can be damaged. Very little straw effect for us! Thus, it is very important to nourish and hydrate it well. For this, we choose a shampoo and conditioner specially formulated for colored hair. At least once a week, a nourishing mask is incorporated into your beauty routine in order to nourish the hair in depth. It is possible to use natural alternatives to nourish and hydrate the hair. Aloe vera, applesauce, and yogurt restore and maintain hydration in the hair. Vegetable oils such as coconut oil but also shea butter deeply nourish the hair.
Heat is one of the easiest and fastest factors to alter the color. Thus, you spray your hair with a heat-protective spray before using heating devices such as a hairdryer, straightener, or curler. If you expose yourself to the sun, apply a protective oil or cream treatment to the entire hair to avoid damaging its ash brown color.
Finally, to moisturize your hair on a daily basis, we recommend that you apply a "leave-in" cream to the lengths and ends, ie a leave-in treatment. This cream retains water in the hair fiber which maintains the color longer. In addition, this treatment helps discipline the hair and provides flexibility and definition to the curls for dreamy ash brown hair!
Ash brown, the natural coloring to illuminate your hair