Radiant, shiny hair is a thing of beauty when done right and arguably none so more than luscious darker locks. With some of our all-time favourite girl crushes adorning deep-hued locks, it’s no wonder every time we book a hair appointment we find ourselves on Pinterest searching for pictures of Megan Fox and Alexa Chung to take in with us.
However, even if we don’t quite achieve the look we were hoping for post-hairdressers (we’re still waiting), it’s important to tend to your darker locks in the right way to keep hold of the depth of colour and shine that makes brown and black hair just so beautiful.
So whether your hair is natural or you get your colour from a bottle, here’s how to make the most of your darker mane…
Lather, rinse, repeat
There’s no worse criticism than someone calling your black or brown hair boring. So, Joico has made it its mission to add delicious, dimensional tones to your locks, making them more sumptuous. To achieve maximum glow and intensity, try out the Color Infuse Brown Shampoo, £12.40. It will repair, fight-frizz, reduce breakage by 53%, impart shine and leave your hair brilliantly un-boring.
It’s important to condition your hair at the best of times, but to keep your brunette hair glossy it’s good to invest in a deep conditioner. John Frieda’s Brilliant Brunette range is a must-have for anyone with dark locks, but the one product to invest in right now is their Visibly Deeper Colour Deepening Treatment, £9.99. Promising deeper, darker and richer hair in just one wash all while conditioning it for reflective shine, your dark hair will be looking radiant and sleek.
Root of the issue
If you get your darker hair from the bottle, then we know how much of a nightmare it is when those pesky roots start a-growing. Colorwow Root Cover Up, £28.50, is a handy, portable mineral powder that saves the day in camouflaging grown-out locks or grey hairs within a simple sweep of a brush.
Protect and perfect
There’s nothing worse than lacklustre, damaged and dull dark hair, which is why it’s imperative to nourish and protect it. For the ultimate shine, use Paul Mitchell’s Ultimate Color Repair Triple Rescue, £17.95, as it will not only protect hair from excessive heat but will leave it vibrant, healthy and smooth. To perfect your styled hair, use Amika’s Oil Treatment, £24. It will combat frizz, add an extra dose of nourishment, seal split ends and make it sleek all in one go!