Honey Brown Hair Color: How to Make hair Golden Brown in 8 Steps

Sometimes the smallest elements make a lasting impression. It may be your dressing sense, or your earring, or your matte finish lipstick. For all this, you only need to enter a Madewell or Everlane mall and shop there. You can try numerous clothing and accessories in a day.

But for your hair, things are different, especially when you’re in the fashion industry or going to be a maid of honor at your friend’s wedding. 

You do not want something that is not trendy and looks dull on your maid of honor’s dress. For that, you can try Honey Brown hair coloring. They are not only matching and seem graceful on the white wedding dress but suit every dress you’re willing to put on.

So, let’s know more about the gracious honey brown hair color and how you can have them. 

What is Honey Brown Hair?

What is Honey Brown Hair

Honey shade with golden tinge blended with a brown base, makes honey brown hair dye. And it doesn’t contain honey at all. 

By varying the brown base and golden shade, you can get numerous honey brown shades. The most common shades are gold, copper, and red-toned hairs. 

Moreover, if you have warmer skin— Boom! It complements the warmer skin. And if you have hazel or brown eyes, you are going to kill someone in the room with your looks— Boom! Boom!

The following are some common hair color ideas that you can ask your salon stylist to wade up your hair.

Hair ColorDescription
Single color Head to tip dyed with a single shade of honey brown hair color
Double colorHairs on the head are of natural color or dark brown while the hair strands, especially the tips are of golden honey color.
Random Golden shades painted on few hairs as whole or part of.

How to Get Honey Brown Hair Color At Home?

How to Get Honey Brown Hair Color At Home

The following is the 8 step process you should follow to dye correctly and make it last longer. 

Step 1: Shopping you Brown Hair Color

Of course, you need brown hair dye. Most of the common ones are by Loreal Paris. They have a variety of honey brown and golden shades that revive your hair shine. Following are the six common shades that are available on Lorealparisusa.com.

  1. Extra light natural blonde
  2. Neutral dark blonde
  3. 8½ A Champagne Blonde
  4. 7G Dark golden blonde
  5. 9A light ash blonde
  6. 10 lightest ultimate blonde

Step 2: Wash Your Hair and make them Dry

For best results, you should wash your hair for at least 6 hours before applying a dye. However, if you’re a working woman, you can always use a hairdryer to dry them fast. If your hair isn’t sticky or oily, you can directly apply the dye pack to your hair. 

Step 3: Use Color Remover or Lighter

You’re a fashionista who dyed your hair a darker color a few weeks ago. Now, you need a honey brown hair color shade. What else do you need? A dye remover or lightener like a Color Oops Hair Color Remover

Why? Because you can’t paint a lighter tone over a darker color. This is not how it works. You must first remove the old dye. Failing to do so can make them appear dull. Plus, colors’ lasting performance is also affected. 

And there’s a big misconception that dye removers damage hair. Tactfully, it doesn’t. It only removes the dyes over your hair.

Step 4: Protect Your Surrounding Skin

The first step is to use petroleum jelly and put it at the margins (hairline) of your hair. You should start with your face and don’t forget to apply them to your ears. If you don’t have vaseline you can use coconut oil.

The second step is your clothing. And this is the best time when you suit up a cloth that your ex gifts you. It’s time to take revenge. Hahaha! 

Step 5: Prepare the Hair Mix

Prepare the Hair Mix for honey brown hair dye

Before starting to mix, have gloves to protect your fingers from getting painted. 

In any hair dye, there are generally two sachets. One is oil and the second is a dye. Pour both the sachets into a bowl and mix thoroughly, for at least 5 minutes. 

Tips: Adding a full dye sachet results in darker and richer hair, whereas using only a ¾ gives a more vibrant light honey brown hair color.

Thus, it’s entirely up to you. Give it a try.

Step 6: Applying Color to Hair

Before applying your honey brown hair dye, you should first comb your hair and divide it into two parts.

Now, the messy parts begin.

Using a tinting brush, start applying the dye from the roots to the tips of the hair. After finishing one part, start painting the other section of the hair. If you have shorter hair, you can use your finger as a brushing tool instead of a brush. 

After you’re done with coloring, it’s time to comb each of the sections with a wide-toothed comb. 

Step 7: Cover Hair in Plastic Shower Cap

You don’t want to mess around with your dye’s color on your head. So, it is better to cover your dyed hair with a plastic shower cap for at least 20 to 30 minutes. However, the instruction manual will guide you more about how much time you should let it dry.

Step 8: Rinse the Hair

Wash your hair with cold water, or lukewarm water will also work. Avoid showering in hot water. Wash until the water becomes clear. After that, apply a natural hair conditioner and leave it on for 2 to 3 minutes before washing it away.

5 Caring Habits for Long Lasting Honey Brown Hair

5 Caring Habits for Long Lasting Honey Brown Hair

There are numerous suggestions available. Among all of them, here are five must-follow hair care tips for a long-lasting shine in your dyed honey brown hair.

1. Avoid washing for 48 hrs

Many stylists recommend waiting at least 48 hours before washing hair. So, unless you have a flight to catch, you should stick to it. In case of a hurry, you can wash your hair after 24 hours. And, if you have time, wash after 72 hours.

2. Use Right Shampoo 

When you use a chemical bleach shampoo, it not only makes them dry and frizzy but also makes the dye wash off easily. More importantly, avoid using shampoos containing sulfates and alcohol.

You can use color-treated hair shampoo with a pH balance that locks in the color of your hair. These shampoos are known as color-safe shampoos. It makes your hair harder to lose its color and shine with time.

3. Wash Less Frequently

use color-safe shampoos and avoid washing frequently

Ideally, you should wash your hair twice a week. Doing more than washing removes the natural oils as well as the dye.

And if you do shampooing with it, you’ll only end up causing more damage. Doing this nearly doubles the damage and drastically reduces the long-lasting shine period of your hair. Thus, washing twice a week is enough.

4. Condition Your Colored Hair

If your hair is itchy, you may need to wash it more frequently. In that case, use a color-treated conditioner that not only nourishes the hair but also prevents the cuticles (surface of the hair) from losing moisture, shine, volume, and luster.

5. Avoid High Temperatures

When you wash your hair— whether it’s dyed or not— it loses moisture, which damages them. It readily washes the color over the surface. 

Exposure to high temperatures, not only for bathing, but also from activities such as straightening, curling irons, and blow dryers, all contribute to the fading of color-treated hair.

If you still need to use them, you should first apply thermal protection hair serum over your hair.

General FAQ

1. How do I make my hair honey brown naturally?

It is hard to get the right shade without using a color dye. But you can use DIY techniques such as using lemon juice, salt water, apple cider vinegar, baking soda, and cinnamon with a honey mask to get a golden honey brown color naturally and permanently.

2. How long does permanent hair dye last?

For an average dye, it lasts for 6 to 8 weeks. But if you take good care of your hair, you can stretch the period to 12 weeks. The only downside, you have to avoid long showers and their frequency.

3. How can I remove a permanent hair color?

There are numerous unbleached hair color removers that remove most of the hair dyes without damaging your hair. Common hair dye removers are by Color Oops, Malibu Quick Fix, Sephora Collection, Good Dye Young, and Joico Hair Color Intensity Eraser.

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