Going for a brown hair color used to be labelled as “basic” or perhaps even “boring.” However, being a brunette is totally back and better than ever, with many rich and diverse variations such as that of biscuit brunette, buttery brunette, and milk tea brunette among others. You are definitely in for a sweet hair treat with this revived and low-maintenance shade: Chocolate Cake Hair.
Made popular by Arizona-based colorist Liz Cook back in 2019, chocolate cake hair is all about the depth and vibrancy of balayage highlights “to emphasize the face and add brightness to the deep brown tones." She adds that the goal is to go from the traditional brunette ashy colors to a more vibrant shade - precisely looking like the delectable gooey frosting in-between the dark chocolate layers of the cake it was named after. In fact, many popular personas both internationally and locally have been sporting this no-fuss, natural-looking hair color! Check out local celebrities Angelina Dela Cruz, Julia Barretto, and Anne Curtis rocking this sweet color:
The best part? You can ask your hair colorist to play around with the shades to find the kind of “chocolate cake” color that works best for you! From milk chocolate, to mocha, to dark chocolate shades, this trend will definitely flatter and frame your face with that subtle glow. And just wait till you grow your hair out! Chocolate cake hair is sure to create that luscious, ombre effect on longer locks.
Convinced that you want to hop on this revived color trend? Make it last longer with proper hair care products! For everyday hair color care, an intensifying and moisturizing set of the same color like that of Davines Alchemic Chocolate Shampoo & Conditioner ₱ 2,900 should keep your locks healthy and nourished, with a lasting color of up to 7 washes between uses.
Alternatively, you can choose to apply a leave-in hair mask such as L'Oréal Serie Expert Vitamino Color Resveratrol Masque ₱ 1,290 to further maintain fiber strength and lock in the strong care ingredients. After three to five (3-5) minutes, simply rinse and dry again.
Last but not least, protect your colored tresses from frizz with Kérastase Elixir Ultime Hair Oil For Colored Hair 100ml ₱ 2,600, a radiance beautifying oil that smoothens colored hair for vibrant shine with high heat protection up to 230°!
Now that you have the lowdown on the chocolate cake hair trend, as well as some of our color care must-haves, feel free to book a FREE hair color consultation by chatting with our experts today!
For the best and professional results, visit HairMNL Studio at The Vantage at Kapitolyo and get those Chestnut Brown highlights in time for the holiday season.