By Patricia Reynoso
Often compared to espresso and chocolate, brunet has undeniable richness. But if you've noticed that your complexion has gotten paler over time (a sign of aging), your long-loved color can suddenly look much too dark, leaving you wanting to lighten up a little. Or you might try to recapture some of the intensity lost from too much sun and heat styling.
Remain a Brunette Longer
Just like blond hair, brown and black hair can lose its just-colored intensity with each shampoo and heat-styling session. Counteract this with products designed just for your dark locks.
We like: Pantene Pro-V Midnight Expressions Shampoo and Conditioner, $6.49 each, which remove build-up and amp up shine, Matrix Shade Memory Rich Brunettes Shampoo, $15.95, and Conditioner, $16.95, with shea butter and antioxidants, and Wella Professional Color Preserve Thermal Protecting Spray, $14.