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How to Care for Your Colored Hair, Based on the Shade of Brown

Light brown hair needs to be treated differently from dark brown hair.
How to Care for Your Colored Hair, Based on the Shade of Brown
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Brown hair has its allure, whether it’s honey- or chocolate-toned. There’s no doubt color-treated hair demands special care, but did you know the different shades of a color also require a more targeted approach? Different chemicals at varying amounts are added to your hair to achieve the hue you want, causing different hair concerns to arise. To maintain vibrant color, treat the hair concern that’s most common with your shade. For gorgeous brown hair, follow the tips below.


From sweet caramel and spicy cinnamon to vibrant copper and golden bronze, light brown hair looks fresh and fun. It’s more prone to damage and color fading, though, because of stronger coloring agents.

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1. Keep hair moisturized.

Bleaching and highlighting often leave hair dry and brittle. Once or twice a week, treat your locks to a hair mask. This gives your follicles a boost of nutrients and much-needed hydration so strands feel stronger and look shinier too.

2. Spray on sun-protecting hair products.

Sun exposure can further lighten hair’s pigmentation, resulting in faded highlights or awkward discoloration. Invest in an SPF-infused hair serum to help protect your hair and scalp from damage.

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3. Add vitamin E.

Lighter shades are more reactive and sensitive to oxidation, so color fades faster. Look for hair products with vitamin E. It’s packed with antioxidant properties that promote cellular repair, which helps maintain hair color as your locks grow. Your best source? Argan oil.

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4. Treat hair with keratin.

Choose a shampoo that maintains color, adds shine, and protects hair from further damage. Complement this with the Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Color Revive. It’s a restorative conditioner with triple keratin complex to help strengthen your hair follicles and nourish your strands, so hair looks healthy and vibrant.


Dark brown hair looks dramatic and chic when it’s glossy. Shades include dark chocolate brown, deep auburn, chestnut, and mahogany—all of which provide depth, texture, and fullness. You need to work on keeping or enhancing the shine.

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1. Apply oils.

When neglected, dark hair looks frizzy and untamed. Go on a hair spa treatment involving protein-packed oils, such as coconut oil, almond oil, or jojoba oil. This helps maintain color and natural shine.

2. Treat hair fall.

You want to keep your hair’s volume to pull off a chic ‘do. That means beating hair fall at all costs. Start with minimizing combing, brushing, and styling. If you’re open to supplements, biotin (also known as vitamin B7) improves your body’s keratin infrastructure and strengthens the hair shaft.

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3. Mix in aspirin.

Believe it or not, mixing crushed aspirin into your shampoo can prevent dandruff, reduce scalp inflammation, and eliminate infection-triggering bacteria. It also opens up the cuticles to remove dirt and product buildup, thus boosting the natural sheen of your hair. Rinse with cold water afterward to close the cuticles.

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4. Use a conditioner that brings out your hair's vibrance.

No matter how dark it is, your hair color can fade or lose its luster. To keep its gloss and shade, use Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Color Revive. Its triple keratin complex protects the cuticle to maintain the deep richness of your locks, and nourishes hair to tame frizz. It goes well with any hair color by helping hair look shinier.

Get ultimately vibrant hair with Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Color Revive. The conditioner is available on Lazada and Shopee. For more information on having #UltimatelyVibrantHair, follow Cream Silk on Facebook.

This article was created by Summit Storylabs in partnership with CREAM SILK.