Chestnut hair color is not a very common naturally-occurring color, but it does seem to appear more in certain parts of the world. It is part of the spectrum of brown hair color nuances, and as such it is a more reddish brown, but not so much as auburn. Scientists are even able to determine what elements color our hair, and what proportions create different nuances; chestnut is the result of dominant levels of pheomelanin with lower levels of eumelanin. Although it is not as eye-catching as blonde or copper red, chestnut hair color has a sort of special beauty, one which you discover the more you look at it.
Its subtle beauty, its perfect relation with the sun’s rays and the naturalness it suggests are why we consider this color to be one of the more successful ones. But if you’re not lucky enough to have been born with it, it shouldn’t be too difficult to achieve it with dyes and other products. For example, L’Oreal has one of the best products for chestnut hair color, it is called “Cool Chestnut Brown” and it is a creme gloss dye. This product is completely free of ammonia, which means it won’t attack you hair follicles as aggressively as other products. When you want to make changes and look for hair color ideas, you should have some limits to how far you’re willing to depart from your natural shade. The more products you need to use in order to achieve the desired color, the less it is worth it in our opinion. Nothing is more beautiful than long, healthy and shiny hair, no matter what color it is.
Since we’re still on the subject of dyes, L’Oreal has a similar shade in the same collection, a Chestnut Brown (Spiced Truffle) which is slightly lighter than the previous one, and which we believe is closer to what chestnut hair color looks like naturally. Revlon is another brand which is pretty qualitative, and you can try some of their products as well. In their collections, you can find a Medium Golden Chestnut Brown, which is quite different from the two options from L’Oreal. This is why when you decide to change hair color you need to do some research and see what all the good brands have to offer. Each of them will probably have a slightly different nuance of the color you’re looking for, and this can make all the difference.
Finding the right chestnut hair color dye matters not only for aesthetics and preference reasons, but it might matter due to your natural or current hair color as well. If the change you want to make is drastic, then consult a professional hair colorist, because only they know with accuracy what you get when you mix colors, and like it or not, there is a whole science behind it. Moreover, if you had in mind a particular shade but couldn’t find it in stores, in ready-made products, a good colorist can mix several dyes for you until they get the nuance you wanted.