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DIY Rose Gold Hair Tutorial

Rose gold is massively popular right now from hair colour to home ware. With the current health crisis everywhere right now, many of us are having to resort to at home beauty tasks like dyeing our hair, and doing DIY beauty treatments.

Whilst we’re all stuck at home, it’s the perfect opportunity to try something new that you’ve been wanting to do for some time now, but haven’t been able to experiment with in the past.

The quarantine has made many of us feel a little more daring, especially with hair colours so I wanted to share a DIY Rose Gold Hair Tutorial for those that have longed for having rose gold hair, but didn’t feel brave enough, or just fancy a change without going to the hair salon.

DIY Rose Gold Hair Tutorial

None of us know when life is going to get back to ‘normal’, or when we’ll be able to visit beauty salons for treatments. Luckily for us, there’s tonnes of helpful tutorials and videos showing you step by steps to help you achieve your desired look.

Which hair colours can achieve a rose gold effect?

In order to achieve a rose gold effect to the hair, you are going to need light coloured hair to start with. Unfortunately, those with deep hair colours will only ever be able to achieve a rose gold finish by resorting to a lot of bleach which will potentially end up looking ginger rather than rose gold.

If you have dark hair, you’d need to lighten it gradually in stages, as you just won’t be able to achieve rose gold hair otherwise. 

By doing it in stages, you’re going to have less damage which is obviously important, but you’re also going to have a better finish at the end as your hair won’t resemble broken straw.

When working with bleach, you need to ensure you use gloves to protect the skin, and use Vaseline around the hairline to protect against any dyeing of the skin.

Decide Which Dye You Want

You need to decide how long you want your hair dye to last. Are you wanting your dye to be a wash in and wash out sort of effect, or a longer lasting effect.

You can also choose a permanent dye which you won’t be able to just wash out. If you decide on a semi-permanent hair dye, it will last for at least ten washes and will gradually fade with each hair wash. Permanent dyes tend to cling to the hair for longer, and you’ll see root regrowth before losing the colour. 

Different Rose Gold Hair Effects

If you have dark hair with highlights, you’ll be able to tint the blonde pieces but depending on the warmth of your blonde, will depend on the finish rose gold effect.

You can easily become ginger if your hair is warm toned to begin with. Before dyeing, you could use a toner to remove any brassiness which will create a cooler toned finished effect.

If you have blonde hair, you pretty much have a blank canvas to use whichever dye or colour you want.

DIY Rose Gold Hair Tutorial

DIY Rose Gold Hair Tutorial

Providing you have blonde hair, or blonde sections in your hair, you have a few choices of how you can achieve a rose gold finish in your hair.

Rose Gold Hair Dye

Now there are many brands that sell a specific rose gold hair dye which you can use straight from the box, or special treatments which you can use at home to dye your hair rose gold without lots of hassle.

DIY Rose Gold Hair Tutorial

Bleach London Rose Gold Super Cool Colour

This is a hair colour you can use straight from the bottle on blonde hair, without having to mess about with developers.

Bleach London recommend using it on bleached, very light blonde hair for best results, but it might still show on bleached, mid-blonde hair. It lasts for between 2-10 washes, and gradually fades with each wash depending on the hair’s porosity.

Kristin Ess Rose Gold Temporary Tint

This is a really unique option, and is the first ever in-shower watercolour that creates a temporary tone when sprayed on wet hair and then rinsed out.

When you spray it on damp, towel-dried hair it will soak up more colour and last longer. If you spray it on wet hair it will give you a more subtle tone and will rinse out faster.

The pink tone is most visible on pre-lightened/highlighted or blonde hair and washes out in 1-3 shampoos depending on the porosity of your hair.

L’Oreal Colorista Rose Gold Permanent Gel Hair Dye

This is a box colour which is designed with pure dyes for a high intensity, bold colour result for all hair types.

It’s a permanent hair dye gel, which claims to help you achieve up to 3x more shine with the expertly-blended quick application permanent gel, and maintain your hair’s natural smoothness and hydration.

One box is said to offer upto six applications, but that obviously depends on the length of your hair. 

These are just three options and ideas for helping you achieve the rose gold effect, easily and simply at home.



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