By: | Updated: 06/03/2019

What You Need To Know About Auburn Hair Color

Auburn hair color is always gorgeous, but choosing just the right shade and style of auburn can be a bit tricky. From bold cherry reds to subtle auburn tips, the options are endless!

Remember to take into consideration your complexion when choosing your new auburn hair color. You can easily find the shade the best suits you.

Darker shades of red hair will not flatter those with a paler complexion, so choose your hair color wisely. There are a ton of auburn shades and hues available – don’t despair!

Remember, if you are going from a dark color to a softer shade, you should bleach your hair before coloring. Also, you should take caution to protect your hair when swimming or exposed to ultraviolet light. As well, make sure to use only products that are designed for color-treated hair to protect your auburn shade.

With auburn shades, you can also experiment with balayage and ombre tones as well as streaks and highlights. Really embrace the redhead goddess within and go wild!

How To Color Your Hair Auburn At Home

What color is auburn hair? It’s dark ginger or reddish-brown shade of red that has a variety of hues and tones to it. It has always been a stunning shade, but now it is growing in popularity.

If you wish to dye your hair auburn, your best bet is to see a stylist. But you can also color it at home as well if you follow this simple advice.

First, make sure you have the following supplies:

  • 1 or 2 boxes of hair color, depending on the length of your hair (choose a shade that suits your complexion best)
  • Old towels
  • Bowl
  • Hair dye/tinting brush
  • Rubber gloves
  • Shower cap
  • Comb
  • Conditioner (may come with the hair color)


  1. Wash your hair 24 hours prior to coloring. Do not use any product after you shampoo.
  2. Wear old clothes and/or put a towel on your shoulders. You may want to cover the floor as well.
  3. Brush out any tangles/knots.
  4. Section your hair into 4 sections.
  5. Clip up all but one section.
  6. Mix hair color according to package directions, after putting on the gloves.
  7. Apply hair dye in ¼ inch pieces one section at a time
  8. Use your fingers to work the dye thoroughly into your hair.
  9. Cover your hair with a shower cap and allow the dye to sit on for the indicated time.
  10. Wash the dye off your hair completely until water runs clear.
  11. Condition your hair and allow it to dry.

Do not wash your hair for at least 24 hours after dying your hair. Auburn hair color will last longer if you take steps to preserve the color. Only wash your hair two times a week. Use dry shampoo between washings and condition your hair daily. Red hair color washes out with warm water so use cold water when you do wash your hair.

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