The decisive guide to blonde hair colors

The decisive guide to blonde hair colors

As you might have observed, all blonde colors are not equal. Blonde is a color which has many shades. It does not matter whether you are a natural blonde or someone who is looking to change your hair color to blonde; you will have to learn about the various hues which might suit you. Here, we will learn blonde basics and try to provide some inspiration for those who want to change their hair color to blonde.

Difference between cool and warm blonde

Hair colorists generally divide blonde hair colors into three, namely cool, neutral, and warm. Those icy shades which are super light and pale are called cool. We can think of them as platinum blonde hair. On the other hand, those golden, strawberry, or honey blonde shades are considered warm. Those buttery, wheatish colors which fall somewhere in between are considered to be neutral.

How to find your perfect blonde tone?

To find the blonde tone which perfectly matches you, look at your skin tone first. As a general rule, your blonde tone must be contrasting with your skin color. If you have pale skin, those golden, warm tones will look great on you. On the other hand, if you have darker skin tones, cooler blonde tones will be more suitable for you. This general rule does not apply to neutral blonde shades as they will match with almost all skin tones. If you are still unsure of the blond shade, take a look at your gold jewelry so that you get an idea of how gold looks on your skin. If you don't like what you see, you may not like golden blonde hair.

Nevertheless, it’s still essential to incorporate both warm and cool shades because dimensional blonde looks more expensive always. Therefore, even if someone wants a strict warm blonde, it is always good to run a few pieces of neutral tone in between, or you can try some deeper colors at the hair root. Always consult with a hair colorist to know the color and depth options available to you so that you can determine which shade suits you the best.

Always use the right products for your hair

As blonde hair can quickly turn dry and dull, it is a big challenge to keep it healthy. You will need a home regime to take proper care of it. Make sure to discuss this regime to your colorist. Being professionals, they will undoubtedly know which products will suit your hairstyle and hair type. For example, using moisturizing masks weekly is a recommended treatment. Another good move is to start treating your hair much before you go for a blonde appointment. For example, you can begin using protein reconstructing hair once a week. You can start this treatment at least two weeks before your appointment with your colorist. The spray-on, rinse-out treatment prevents breakage and strengthens the hair.

It is also recommended that all blondes should have a color depositing purple shampoo and conditioner in their shower, which will help to keep the cool tones in your hair intact and neutralize any undesirable orange tones or brassiness. If your blonde is cooler, make sure to use both of these whenever you shower. Leave it on your hair for 3-4 minutes and let the purple pigments act on them. On the other hand, a person who is a warmer blonde can use this combination once in a week so that his or her blonde doesn't become too cool. Also, make sure you wash it off within a couple of minutes.

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