Rose gold hair is a shimmering deep pink shade that everyone’s falling in love with. It’s simply this year’s on-trend, all-season, must-have hue. But can you get rose gold hair at home? Let’s find out!
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What is rose gold hair colour?
Rose gold is part of the fabulous family of metallic hair colours like copper and silver that are filling our hearts and our homes (rose gold kitchen utensils anyone?) with their edgy fabulous vibes.
Rose gold is an ashier shade of pink than warmer tones such as strawberry blonde or copper, so it’s more suited to those who have slightly cooler undertones.
That doesn’t mean it can’t be warmed up – it’s a hair colour shade that both blondes and red heads love playing with for its multi-dimensional look.
Check out the latest looks and ideas for inspiration.
Do I have cool undertones?
Use our checklist below to find out your undertones and check that rose gold hair will suit you.
If you have cool undertones:
- Your skin colour has a pale or pink tone.
- Jewel and pastel colours look great on you.
- You would never wear yellow, it washes you out.
- The veins in your wrist are blue.
- Pearls and silver jewellery look awesome on you.
- You blush easily!
If you have warm undertones:
- You naturally have red or golden shades in your hair.
- Your skin tone is golden, tan or olive.
- You prefer to wear bright or rich shades of colour.
- You might have freckles.
- You have green veins in your wrist.
- Gold jewellery looks awesome on you.
Which hair colours suit me?
You can also find out which hair colour suits you by taking our quiz! Just answer a few quick questions to find out what hair colours most suit you! Click on the image below.
You can also try on some virtual hair colours with the Best hair colour changing apps you need to use in 2021!
Can I dye my hair rose gold at home?
Rose gold is an easy enough colour to dye your hair at home. Thanks to this being a hot hair colour trend this year, there are a load of rose gold hair dyes available to buy to get the look at home. The colour you’ll achieve will depend on the colour your hair is now.
If your hair now is medium-blonde or lighter – you have a good base for getting the rose gold look. Make sure you match your base colour to the chart on the side of the hair dye box to get the right results.
If you’re a brunette or darker – you’ll need to pre-lighten your hair to get the right base for rose. Colour cannot lighten colour. This means using bleach to lift your base colour to one that’s light enough. Ask your hair dresser if you feel unsure.
You can also check out our guide, How to bleach your hair at home, DIY style.
Which are the best rose gold hair dyes to use at home?
Here are some of the best ravishing rose gold hair dyes you can buy off the shelf to get the on-trend metallic look at home!
You can read more about them in our in-depth, Best Rose Gold Hair Dyes reviews.
Best rose gold hair dye at a glance.
How can I care for my rose gold hair?
Rose gold hair will fade fast if you don’t give it a lot of love. Look after it with colour-kind products to keep the colour vibrant and locked in for longer.
Bleach London Rose Shampoo & Conditioner
Once a week, use a really nourishing deep conditioning mask to help remoisturise and repair your hair, like this one we’re all in love with Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Hair Mask.
And don’t forget to always follow our most excellent advice in How to look after coloured hair and keep it luscious for longer.