Don't Let Brown Hair Go Dull or Brassy With These Haircare Products From Sephora
It's not just blondes who face washed-out color or brassiness in their styles. Cooler-toned, ashy brunette shades like mushroom brown can end up a little too warm over time, and warmer browns and "twilighted hair" could turn dull from sun exposure, hard water, or repeated chemical processes.
Plus, they offer moisture and protection so you can have the very best brown or black hair possible, whether it came from birth or a bottle. Check out Sephora's best haircare products for all brunettes ahead.
dpHUE Cool Brunette Shampoo
Deep blue pigments in the dpHUE Cool Brunette Shampoo ($26) cancel out the red, orange, and yellow undertones that may develop in color-treated hair over time (or with sun exposure). The foaming cream helps neutralize this brassiness in brunettes, adding in silk proteins and hibiscus extract to soften and brighten hair as it cleanses, too.
dpHUE Cool Brunette Conditioner
The lightweight dpHUE Cool Brunette Conditioner ($26) features the same blue pigments to cancel out unwanted warm undertones in brunettes, and silk proteins continue to add softness and reduce breakage. Plus, there are no silicones, parabens, or sulfates that could potentially cause buildup or brittleness with this conditioning option.
Living Proof Color Care Whipped Glaze
Choose from mini or full-size versions of this Living Proof Color Care Whipped Glaze ($16-$29), a leave-in mousse with temporary dyes to make hair more vibrant and color-balanced. The glaze for Darker Tones is best to help an all-over brown color, or there's also one just for highlights (and blond hair); both protect against damaging hard-water minerals and UV rays.
IGK Mixed Feelings Leave-In Brunette Toning Drops
A little can go a long way with these IGK Mixed Feelings Leave-In Brunette Toning Drops ($29). The more drops you add to shampoo, conditioner, or leave-in cream, the more toning of orange and red brassiness you can get. This serum also has vitamin-rich blueberry extract plus artichoke extract to reduce fading, so those benefits are added to whatever product it's mixed with as well.
Kérastase Reflection Sulfate Free Shampoo For Color-Treated Hair
The zinc gluconate in this top-rated Kérastase Reflection Sulfate Free Shampoo For Color-Treated Hair ($31) traps color pigments to preserve and protect hair after a dyeing process. That process often leaves hair weaker (even if no bleach was involved), so the Kérastase Reflection Conditioner For Color-Treated Hair ($34) and Kérastase Reflection Mask For Color-Treated Hair ($56) offer extra care for any especially brittle ends.
Klorane Dry Shampoo With Nettle For Dark Hair
This Klorane Dry Shampoo With Nettle For Dark Hair ($10-$20) has fine, beige mineral powders that blend into hair (meaning no white residue that's sometimes visible on brunettes). There are also starches to remove excess dirt and odor and nettle to help with oil, so you can wait that extra day before washing when you like.
Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk Natural Tint
There are also beige mineral pigments in this Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk Natural Tint ($10-$29), but this is a gentle, plant-based formula with oat milk to soothe sensitive scalps. It also extends blowouts by absorbing oil, dirt, and odors so hair looks — and feels — cleaner in between shampoos.
Together Beauty Black Bird Shampoo
This Together Beauty Black Bird Shampoo ($26) is powered by black rice, which adds depth — and tones out brassiness — in all shades of brown and black hair. The charcoal-colored shampoo is also rich in black walnut extract and mongongo seed oil, both adding an extra boost of glossiness.
dpHUE Gloss+ Semi-Permanent Hair Color and Deep Conditioner
Tone highlights and counteract fading with this dpHUE Gloss+ Semi-Permanent Hair Color and Deep Conditioner ($35), which enhances your hair's current hue with actual semipermanent color. There are 11 shades (including light brown, medium brown, dark brown, and black) to use solo, or mix it with the clear gloss option for even more shine.
Verb Dry Shampoo For Dark Hair
The top-rated Verb Dry Shampoo For Dark Hair ($18) is a talc-free dry shampoo with calming oatmeal and moisturizing glycerin to make sure your hair feels good and you feel good about your hair. There are also beige undertones, which make it great for adding volume to darker styles without any chalky residue.
Verb Ghost Wash and Go For Dark Tones
This Verb Ghost Wash and Go For Dark Tones ($28) is just for brunettes as it comes with a full-size version of the Verb Dry Shampoo For Dark Hair, plus travel sizes of the brand's Ghost Shampoo and Ghost Conditioner, which have more than 30,000 total loves from other Sephora shoppers.
Bumble and Bumble Bb. Color Gloss — Brunette
This Bumble and Bumble Bb. Color Gloss — Brunette ($34) can help tone highlights or brassiness in brown hair, and there's even a clear version that simply adds shine. There's also argan oil inside to help soften both natural and color-treated brunette hair.
Sephora Collection Snag-Free Hair Elastics
Sure, it's not technically a haircare product, but if you want a band that better blends into lighter brown hair, these Sephora Collection Snag-Free Hair Elastics ($4) can do just that. Plus, they've earned an average 4.4-star rating from other shoppers out of more than 1,000 reviews.
Bumble and Bumble Bb. Color Stick
If your roots are showing and they're a different color than your current one, the Bumble and Bumble Bb. Color Stick ($26) can quickly fix that in brown or black hair. This portable crayon is quick-drying and water-resistant, so the temporary color stays on your head . . . and doesn't make its way to your forehead or clothing.
Moroccanoil Color Depositing Mask
This Moroccanoil Color Depositing Mask ($7-$28) can enhance brown hair into cocoa or bordeaux hues by adding a bit of temporary dye for a color boost. While that happens, hair is also treated to argan and apricot kernel oil to repair loose ends and hydrate the scalp, and there's a blend of amino acids to aid in detangling, too.
Christophe Robin Shade Variation Masks
The Christophe Robin Shade Variation Mask — Warm Chestnut ($18-$53) and Christophe Robin Shade Variation Mask — Ash Brown ($18-$53) help hair color look its very best. For example, color-treated chestnut hair can turn a dull brown over time, and natural chestnut hair can become ash-toned. But then natural or color-treated, cooler-toned brown hair can turn a more brassy mahogany when something more ashy is actually desired. These hydrating masks have you covered in both those departments as they fix natural oxidation while color correcting.
Bumble and Bumble Brownish Hair Powder
The oil-free Bumble and Bumble Brownish Hair Powder ($36) adds life back to limp hair and doesn't leave a white finish on chestnut to mahogany hair, either. It dries in a matte finish after it's finished the job of absorbing excess oil and any odors.