Ask the Experts: What is "Mushroom" coloured hair? October 17, 2018 15:24
Mushroom brown hair is the latest trends and it’s much prettier than it sounds, cool and earthy, this shade is surprisingly refreshing for spring and summer.
When sunny and warm summer days are finally on the horizon, your first instinct might be to match the weather with warm tones like gold, honey, caramel, and chestnut, we argue that the best approach to the changing season is the new cool-toned hair colour trend taking over: mushroom brown hair.
As your skin gets a fresh sun-kissed glow, the cool tones of this trend get more striking. The contrast is devastatingly, for lack of a better term, cool. The versatile hair colour allows room to customise, as well. Use traditional highlights, balayage, or babylights; and choose between shades ranging from beige blondes to dark mochas.
Keep reading to learn what mushroom brown hair looks like, how to get a mushroom brown hair colour at home, and how to take care of your new mushroom toned hair.
WHAT IS MUSHROOM BROWN HAIR?
It’s time to answer your most-pressing question—what is mushroom brown hair? Think of Portobello mushrooms and you’ll have the right idea in mind…its brown with a tiny hint of red creating a cool beige rosewood type of tone To create this semi-ashy hair hue, our colourist will apply a series of lowlights and highlights on top of an beige/ash brown base to create a multi-dimensional hair colour.
HOW DO YOU TAKE CARE OF MUSHROOM BROWN HAIR?
1. SWITCH TO A SYSTEM OF HAIR CARE PRODUCTS FORMULATED FOR COLOR-TREATED HAIR
Make room in your shower for a new shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask to show your mushroom brown hair some love. Try the BC Color Lock Shampoo & Masque combined with a customer blended Fabulous Pro Conditioner This system will strengthen your locks and keep your colour looking pure.
2. TURN DOWN THE DIAL IN THE SHOWER
Super-hot water can strip your strands of essential oils, which can leave your mushroom brown hair feeling dry and looking dull, so rinse off in cooler temps instead.
3. PROTECT YOUR TRESSES BEFORE HEAT STYLING
Love heat styling? We totally understand wanting to pair your rich coloured hair with killer curls or super-sleek strands. Just apply a heat protectant, like the OSiS Flatliner, before picking up your blow-dryer, curling wand, or flat iron.
4. EMBRACE YOUR HAIR’S NATURAL TEXTURE
As wonderful as the results of styling with heat tools can be, we recommend limiting how often you heat style your hair after colouring. At least a few days a week, give your locks a break and embrace your natural texture instead of blasting your hair with a blow drier. Don’t worry, there are quite a few ways to style your mushroom brown hair sans heat. With the right styling product in hand, it should be no problem at all! For loose effortless waves on fine hair, apply the BC Collagen Volume Boost to damp hair and scrunch in a small amount of Wind Touch then allow your hair to air dry. That’s it! Another heat-free option of thicker hair texture apply Moisture Kick Hyaluronic Curl Booster to damp hair to create texture for a messy, carefree hairstyle.