Hair Color Ideas

Why You Should Consider Cream Blonde for Your Next Hair Color

Dare to go blonde for spring? Whether you’re already blonde and want to switch up your hue or are looking to ditch your current hair color for a lighter alternative, we have great news for you: There’s a new blonde hair color in town. Not only that, but it’s also the perfect way to test out if blondes really do have more fun this spring. Ready to learn all about the latest hair color trend? Below, learn why you should consider cream blonde for your next hair color, how to get cream blonde hair, and a few hair care tips to keep your color-treated mane looking its best.

WHAT IS CREAM BLONDE HAIR?

Cream blonde hair involves the perfect combination of cool and warm blonde tones—meaning it’ll basically flatter any skin tone and undertone! Think of a medium blonde base mixed with a few platinum blonde strands as well as yellow-cream ribbon highlights blended on the top layers of your mane for an overall natural, sun-kissed look. The color is an ultra-flattering, natural-looking way to try out blonde hair for spring.

HOW TO GET CREAM BLONDE HAIR

Since this hair color involves expertly placed highlights to create its natural appearance, it’s one that’s best left to the pros. Ask your stylist to incorporate a mixture of white and cream blonde strands throughout your mane for a blended, dimensional ‘do. Just keep in mind that if you’re starting with a darker hair color like black or brown, you’ll need to lighten your hair quite a bit and use bleach in order to get the color. Depending on how dark your hair is, it could take multiple sessions to get you to a cream blonde hue—so be prepared to be patient!

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF CREAM BLONDE HAIR

Now that you know more about the cream blonde hair color trend and how to get it for yourself, you may be wondering how to keep your color looking its best. Find a few hair care tips for your blonde ‘do below.

TIP #1: USE A HAIR CARE SYSTEM FOR COLOR-TREATED HAIR

The most important thing when it comes to maintaining your cream blonde hair color is to switch to a hair care routine that’s formulated for color-treated hair. The L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair Remedy Balm make up a color-safe hair care system that defends against damage and daily color aggressors.

TIP #2: MAINTAIN YOUR ROOTS

Of course, keeping your roots in check is key to keeping your blonde hair looking straight off the runway. In-between salon visits, use the L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Cover Up to temporarily disguise any unsightly roots. The convenient root spray can be used to temporarily conceal your roots and grays, lasting until your next shampoo.

TIP #3: GRAB PRODUCTS SPECIFICALLY FOR BLONDE HAIR

We mentioned the importance of using a color-safe hair care system, but it’s also worth mentioning that you can check off two things at once by using a color-safe line specifically made for blonde hair! The L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shade Reviving Treatment deeply hydrate over-processed hair for pure shine and a soft, luxurious touch while balancing blonde hair and neutralizing brassiness. Score!

TIP #4: SHOW YOUR LOCKS SOME TLC

Color-treated hair deserves some extra love. Give your hair just that by pampering your strands with a hair mask or deep conditioner. A few times a week, swap your conditioner for a nourishing mask or the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner.

TIP #5: SKIP THE HEAT

Last but not least, give your mane a break from heat tools and opt for heat-free styling alternatives instead. We recommend using the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray to define your hair’s natural shape and texture. Spritz it throughout towel-dried hair, braid, then allow your hair to air dry. Once your hair is dry, take out your braids to reveal loose, effortless waves!

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