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As a brunette with wavy hair, I’ve always enjoyed playing changing up the shade of my hair, either going brighter and lighter or deeper and darker. While I never go for drastic hair color changes (like going blonde), these subtle variations give me an updated look, and provide me with a rejuvenated feeling.
My everyday hairstyle is often soft, bouncy waves (with warm, coppery highlights); but, to change up my look this season, I’ve decided infuse darker, rich chocolate tones to my hair, and switch up my hairstyle, by doing a sleek, straight blowout at home.
To help you get my look, this easy-to-follow Beauty Tutorial shares tips on how to get straight, shiny hair at home.
John Frieda Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ Colour
While I visit a salon to cover gray hairs (by touching up my roots), my hairstylist rarely pulls color through the ends of my hair, which is why the top section starts to naturally lighten in the sun (creating warm highlights).
To enrich the deeper, darker tones of my brown hair, I recently used the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ Colour Deepening Products, including the Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ In-Shower Treatment, Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ Colour Deepening Shampoo and Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ Colour Deepening Conditioner.
After just one use (which required a one-step 5-10 minute in-shower application), the Visibly Deeper™ Treatment helped to bring out a deeper, richer shade of my hair, making my facial features more pronounced and creating a more dramatic contrast with my fair skin tone.
When used in conjunction with the Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ Colour Deepening Shampoo & Conditioner (which gradually deepen brunette color in the shower), you too will notice a deeper, darker hair color.
How To Get Straight, Shiny Hair at Home
STEP 1: After using the Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ products in the shower, gently towel-dry hair and comb through damp strands using a wide-tooth comb.
STEP 2: To protect hair from heat damage (and to add lustrous shine), apply a thermal-activated product (like the John Frieda Frizz Ease® Expert Finish Polishing Serum) throughout, focusing on the top portion and the ends, since those areas get the most damage and exposure.
STEP 3: Using a flat paddle brush and ionic hairdryer, dry hair (on medium-heat), going section-by-section. The keys to getting straight, shiny hair is to create tension (pulling the hair away from your head), and aim the hairdryer nozzle downward, to flatten the cuticle (which makes it look straight and shiny).
STEP 4: After the hair is 90% dry, turn the hairdryer switch to the “cool” setting, and go through sections of the hair (starting with the top layer), making it smoother and sleeker. When you cool your hair, you help to seal the shaft, which makes it reflect light better (appearing shinier and healthier). In addition, cooling ‘locks in’ your style.
STEP 5: For a finishing touch (and to de-frizz any sections of hair), run a ceramic straightening iron through small sections of the hair, which helps to give it a super-straight look. It’s that easy!
If you saw my recent Beauty Tutorial on soft, bouncy waves (which showed my hair before using the Visibly Deeper™ line), you’ll be able to see the difference in my haircolor now, after using the Visibly Deeper™ line. Now that it’s a couple weeks later, I’m pleased with the way the product line has added a deeper, darker dimension to my hair, making it look richer and more dramatic.
In addition to the Visibly Deeper™ collection, John Frieda also offers a new Visibly Brighter™ collection, which helps to lighten and brighten your hair by up to one shade.
You can shop for this product line at your local Walmart store or on Walmart.com.
If you want to #RethinkYourColour too, learn more about how the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette® line works by watching the video below. If you were to re-think your hair color, which shade would you go for this season?