I have always coveted the amazing brunette locks of celebrities in Hollywood. No matter where they go, their hair always seems to be vibrant, bouncy and full. Over the past few weeks I started a new hair care and styling regimen. Even Brian has noticed the change in my hair, so you know that it’s working!
The first thing to having a gorgeous brunette mane is ensuring that its hue is as rich as possible. Living in Florida, I get a LOT of sun between walking the dogs and doing yard work. It’s almost impossible to keep my hair covered at all times because wearing a hat traps my body heat.
In turn, the sun ends up lightening my hair waaaay more than I’d like. It’s only a problem because I also tan extremely easily. I promise, this is not a humble brag. It’s not uncommon for me to have approximately 3,000 different tan lines by the end of summer, so when people claim “I wish I had your skin!” they don’t know the downside to tanning easily.
Ultra-light brown hair and dark, tanned skin is an amazing look on some people, but it’s not my preference. Sometimes I even have a bit of blonde at the roots where the sun kisses it…intermingled with grays. So I dye it, but then the dye lightens up more than my roots. It’s a never-ending cycle.
This drives me to constantly want darker brunette hair to keep up with my deepening tan. For this reason, I’ve started using the John Frieda® Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ Collection which can be found on Amazon.
What I love about the John Frieda® Hair Care products is that they work on natural, highlighted or color-treated hair, so they’re perfect for every brunette. Formulated with cocoa and evening primrose oil, Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ Colour Deepening shampoo and conditioner infuses rich, dark tones to deepen my brunette color.
When we went to Punta Cana a few weeks ago, I took my Visibly Deeper™ Treatment with me so that I could touch up my hair for our photos. The treatment gives you a surge of deep brown hues in just five minutes, so it didn’t put a damper on my vacation. (Much better than 30+ minutes on messy hair dye, that’s for sure!) As you can see below, my hair had gorgeous mahogany tones throughout that caught perfectly in the light.
To maintain this brilliant hue now that we’re home, I’m using the Visibly Deeper ™ Shampoo and Conditioner.
What if you don’t live in the Sunshine State but still want sun-kissed locks? The Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ Collection will gradually brighten without brassiness and take brunette hair in a warmer, more golden direction. This is what happens to my hair naturally, but I just prefer my hair to be a deeper brown. The effects are subtle, so you don’t have to be nervous about going orange or brassy. To see the full benefit, you need to use the duo between 3-5 times.
In a world where blondes have more fun, us brunettes must stick together! When making our hair color look its best – tone, shine, deeper or brighter— we have a lot to contend with. Now I can fully enjoy basking in the sunshine without worrying about hat hair.
Are you going to be a brilliant brunette this summer?