Many celebrities these days, including Sienna Miller, have been rocking the rose gold hair color look. Yet it seems that a specific “rose gold” color can be difficult to find when it comes to at-home color kits. However, this doesn’t have to mean you can’t achieve this unique and beautiful color for yourself. If you’re wondering how to get rose gold hair color at home, you’ve come to the right place.
First of all, take the time to assess the current shade and color of your hair. If it’s on the darker side, then you’ll definitely want to lighten your hair as much as possible (without damaging it, of course) before coloring. This will help you achieve the best and boldest results. If you try this color on brown or other darker shades, it simply won’t work, so don’t skip the lightening step!
What You Need
Once you hair is ready for color, you’ll also want to make sure you’ve got all the tools and supplies you need. This includes:
Mixing the Color
In the color mixing bowl, add one part of each color until you have enough for the length and thickness of your hair. Then, gradually add two parts of diluter to achieve a pastel-like color in the bowl. If you want the pink to be a little more bold, you can add less diluter here as well; it’s really a matter of personal preference.
Always start with a strand test before you color all of your hair!
Applying the Color
Next, carefully transfer the color to an applicator bottle, unless you’re comfortable applying your color with the brush straight from the bowl. Working from the roots to the tip of your hair, apply the color in sections until all of your hair is covered. Then, check on your hair every five minutes. After about 10-15 minutes, your hair should appear a nice pastel color. At this point, you can wash it out or leave it in for a little longer to let the color further develop for a bolder look.
Washing Your Hair
Once your hair looks like the ideal shade, go ahead and rinse it out using cold (not hot!) water. Hot water will cause your color to fade much faster. Then, continue to dry and style as normal. Understand that because this is a contemporary color, it will gradually fade with each wash. To help it last longer, we recommend not washing your hair every day (dry shampoo can work wonders here) as well as using a color preserving product with each wash as well. This can help to extend the life of your gorgeous new color.
Overall, achieving beautiful rose gold color hair at home isn’t very challenging and doesn’t take much time. It’s really just a matter of knowing how to buy and mix the right colors to achieve your desired results. Give this color a try for yourself and see what you think; you just might fall in love!