Ash brown hair is super cool and such a hot look right now. From dark to medium to light ash brown, there’s a shade to suit everyone. It’s no wonder you’re looking to find out more about the finest ash brown hair dye in town.
Ashy brown hair colours are rocking our world right now with their versatile, multi-dimensional gorgeousness.
Ash brown hair is a cool blend of grey/silver and brown that creates a smokey, ashy colour.
It’s loved for being a multi dimensional natural look and a perfect colour partner for blonde ombre, balayage and highlights. It gives the results over pre-lightened, blonde or light brown hair to achieve the ashy brown effect.
Check out the latest ash brown looks for ideas and inspiration. You can also try out a hair colour app to see if ash brown suits you.
Can I dye my hair ash brown at home?
Ash brown is a super easy colour to do yourself at home. It’s an all over colour with plenty of at-home hair dyes on the market that will you help you get the ashy brown look.
If your hair colour is darker than light brown – Your hair will need to be lightened first with bleach before you can colour it ash brown. You can’t lighten colour with colour!
If your hair is lighter than ash brown – you’re good to go. Make sure you read the advice on the box of ash brown hair dye you choose to match it to the colour your hair is now.
Which are the best ash brown hair dyes?
When it comes to dyeing your hair ash brown, there are loads to choose from! These are our fave ash brown hair colours you can buy today!
What we loved about this one was that it got rid of our red/brassy undertones. It was a sultry, rich colour with cool hues and although it was quite dark brown to begin with, it gradually faded after a few washes to a lighter ash brown. This is our favourite one on the list.
This is a great permanent and natural looking hair colour.
There is a mix of three tones and conditioners.
It’s gentle on your hair and scalp as it’s oil-infused.
“This dye was really easy to use. The creme is thick and doesn’t drip like most dyes I’ve tried. My hair was so soft and shiny afterwards.”
“After using this, my hair is soft and shiny. It got rid of my pesky grey hairs that are the bane of my life!!”
“I thought there would not be enough to cover my whole head but there was even some left over in the bottle!”
This is a medium ash brown which we tried on lighter brown dyed hair. The dye was applied easily and the conditioner is very generous in size so there was was plenty for the next wash.
The result? This is one for warmer tones as there was a little red to the dye, so it’s not a true ash colour. The result was more mahogany than ash but still a really deep, striking brown colour. Go for this if you want warmer ash brown tones.
A thick and saturating mousse-like, foam hair dye.
The non-drip foam sinks into your strands for deeper colour saturation.
It’s applied easily from root to tip and even in hard-to-reach areas.
The after-colour conditioner is really nourishing and helps to seal in the colour for long-lasting results.
“The hair dye itself is so easy to use and it smells lush. There’s no warmth to the colour, it’s proper ashy brown.”
“The dye is a beautiful ash brown colour. Not too dark, and has covered up most of the warm tones I was trying to get rid of! So happy!”
We love John Frieda Precision Foam. It’s easy to apply, doesn’t drip and really saturates your hair with colour.
This is a medium ash brown but it came out darker than the box on our medium brown, coloured hair. But brown dyes are notorious for producing results darker than the box so if in doubt, go for the light ash brown hair dye.
What we loved about this one was that it got rid of our red/brassy undertones. It was a sultry, rich colour with cool hues and although it was quite dark to begin with, it gradually faded after a few washes to a lighter ash brown colour.
A dye that promises vivid and long-lasting colour.
Kind to your scalp thanks to the non-drip smooth velvety texture of the colourant cream.
And oil-infuse hair dye that’s uber-conditioning and leaves no dryness.
“I have natural light brown hair colour and had a full head of blond highlights when I used this dye. It’s now a lovely colour with sprinkling of highlights. Love it!”
“This is a lovely cool natural brown colour that looks a lot like the colour on the box. It blends grey hair in with good coverage and an overall ashy look.”
“The final colour is lovely and consistent all over. My hair is a definite ashy brown.”
This hair dye from Olia is a cool, ashy wonder. We used this on pre-lightened hair that was super dry after the harsh lightening treatment.
We love all of the OIia dyes for the nourishing oils that sinks into our hair just like a deep conditioning treatment.
We left this in for 10 mins less than advised to try and achieve the lightest ash brown colour and it worked like a dream. Not a hint of yellow. This is the dye with the most visible shimmering grey tones of all the dyes on this list.
What we loved about this one was that it got rid of our red/brassy undertones. It was a sultry, rich colour with cool hues and although it was quite dark to begin with, it gradually faded after a few washes to a lighter ash brown. This is the favourite ash brown hair dye for us.