The 5 Best Glosses and Masks to Enhance Hot Chocolate HairOctober 27, 2023
Hot chocolate hair is quickly cementing itself as one of our favorite trending hair colors for fall and winter. “Under the expensive brunette umbrella, chocolate highlights give depth and dimension to deeper tones,” hair stylist and trend forecaster Tom Smith previously told Makeup.com. “Traditionally called lowlights, these are a great way of adding detail and interest to those with deeper hair.” The rich, red-based brunette is unequivocally luxe, and it’s an easy way to switch up naturally brunette hair without undergoing too drastic of a transformation. Dark hair is lustrous on its own, but hot chocolate hair really benefits from the extra richness and luster that a color-depositing gloss or mask can provide. Below, find five of our favorites, all of which will give your strands salon-quality shine.
This gloss has a coconut oil base that will hydrate and leave all hair types with a polished sheen. Just one 15-minute application will refresh your color and make the golden tones in your hair pop, with results that last for about 10 days.
This transparent gloss seals your hair’s cuticle for mirror-like shine and locked-in moisture. A gentle dose of lactic acid helps to exfoliate the scalp, which rids hair of shine-dulling flakes and product buildup.
Bring out the warmth of your hot chocolate hair with this deeply conditioning, color-depositing mask. Non-permanent pigments give your color a boost of intensity, while avocado oil adds intense nourishment and shine.
If you find your color looking brassy or dull shortly after you’ve left the salon (especially if you recently made the transition from blonde to brown), you’re in need of a tinted gloss. This one rivals those you would find in a salon, with long-lasting results and a deep, chocolatey tint.
This semi-temporary conditioner revives your brown with a rich, red-based hue that lasts for 10 to 15 washes. In addition to refreshing your hair color, it contains moisturizing ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, avocado oil and a bonding technology to leave your strands looking and feeling their healthiest.