There is no better way to give your mane a stunning upgrade than with new hair color. And if you’re looking to bring sun-kissed strands into the winter season, you may want to give blonde roast hair a try. This blonde hair color is perfect for ladies on the hunt for a low-maintenance light-toned option. Not to mention, it’s one of the latest hair color trends that bring caffeine-infused hues to life. If you’re down to switch things up on the hair color front, we can assist. Ahead, we’re sharing everything you need to know about blonde roast hair color and hair-care tips to keep your beauty look in shape.
WHAT IS BLONDE ROAST HAIR?
As you may have guessed, blonde roast hair is inspired by the coffee that is its namesake. It’s a beautiful bronde hair color that expertly blends brunette and blonde shades into a seamless cool-toned hue. This hybrid hair color intertwines the brown and blonde tones down the length of your locks for a color that’s full of natural-looking dimension. In other words, it’s a step-up from solely having a brown shade at the roots.
HOW TO GET BLONDE ROAST HAIR
If you’re game to try blonde roast hair for yourself, there are some things that you need to know. For starters, this hair color involves the balayage highlighting technique. That means a colorist will use a brush to hand-paint and expertly place highlights throughout your hair for a natural, sun-kissed look. So, this is one hair color that’s best to leave in the hands of the pros.
On the flip side, you can bring blonde roast hair color to life all on your own with a DIY session. However, you’ll need to keep in mind that using a hair color bleach, like the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Bleach, to lighten your strands will be a must.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF BLONDE ROAST HAIR
Now that you’re working with blonde roast hair, you’ll want to keep your new hue in mint condition. Upgrade your hair-care and styling routines so your mane can look and feel its best. Consider the five tips below to get the ball rolling.
BLONDE ROAST HAIR TIP #1: UPGRADE YOUR HAIR-CARE SYSTEM
It’s time to bid your go-to shampoo and conditioner farewell. Reach for a duo that’s formulated with color-treated hair in mind. Try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair and Defend Conditioner. This pair is designed to strengthen, restore brilliance, and protect your locks from environmental damage and daily color aggression.
BLONDE ROAST HAIR TIP #2: ADD SOME PAMPERING INTO THE MIX
There’s no harm in showering your blonde roast hair color with a little extra TLC. Give your locks a boost with the help of a hair mask. The L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair Remedy Balm is formulated with an exclusive antioxidant complex that strengthens your hair strand by strand. Swap your regular conditioner for this mask once or twice a week when you feel your locks need some love.
BLONDE ROAST HAIR TIP #3: KEEP YOUR STRANDS BRASS-FREE
By now, you likely know that color-treated blonde hair can sport a brassy appearance over time. So, to help counteract the look of brassiness, it’s essential to keep a purple shampoo handy. Remember, purple and yellow are opposites on the color wheel, so they counteract each other with ease. If you notice that your hair color is starting to look brassy, add the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Brass Toning Purple Sulfate Free Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Brass Toning Purple Sulfate Free Conditioner into your routine. This duo works wonders to moisturize your strands and neutralize brassy tones for a fresh, out-of-the-salon look.
BLONDE ROAST HAIR TIP #4: OPT FOR HEAT-FREE STYLING
Give your strands a break from your heat tools and pick up heat-free styling products instead. The L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Elastic Curl Mousse makes it oh-so-easy to score gorgeous curls without the fuss. All you need to do is apply an egg-sized amount to damp locks, scrunch, and let them air dry. You’ll have soft and bouncy curls to play with.
BLONDE ROAST HAIR TIP #5: MAKE HEAT PROTECTANT YOUR BFF
For the occasions where you need to rely on your heat-styling tools, it’s an absolute must to protect your strands. After all, heat damage is not cute. Play it safe and reach for a heat protectant, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK It Iron Straight Heatspray. This offering provides 450-degree heat protection, calms frizz, and seals in shine.
HOW TO STYLE BLONDE ROAST HAIR
Sporting a fun new hairstyle is a fabulous way to show off your blonde roast hair color. Thankfully, there are so many hairstyles that can give your beauty look extra oomph. Here are a few of our favorites for you to try:
HAIRSTYLE IDEA #1: LOOSE WAVES
When it comes to highlighted hair, loose waves are hard to beat to capture the color's full beauty. To get the look, curl your hair with a wide barrel curling iron—and don’t forget to spray your mane with a heat protectant before styling. Then, gently comb your curls using a wide-tooth comb for a loose, carefree style.
If you’d rather skip the heat, use the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray. Braid your hair, spritz your strands with the volumizing spray, and leave your braids in overnight. In the morning, unravel your hair and you’ll be left with effortless waves!
HAIRSTYLE IDEA #2: FISHTAIL BRAID
Give your mane the best of both worlds with the fishtail braid. This hairstyle keeps your locks stylishly tucked away while allowing you to flaunt a gorgeous woven pattern. Plus, it will make your gorgeous highlights the shining star of your look.
Editor’s note: If you’re a little rusty on your braiding skills, we’ve got you covered. Head on over to our article, How To Do a Fishtail Braid, for a step-by-step tutorial.
HAIRSTYLE IDEA #3: GLASS HAIR
Sleek, straight strands are always an excellent way to show off a dimensional color. So, it’s no surprise that glass hair has become one of the most popular trends that brings glossy locks to life. The high-shine style will have your ‘do on full display. Even better, it’s super easy to get the look. Check out our article, What Is Glass Hair and How Can You Get It, for the inside scoop on this trendy hairstyle.
Next: If you love the idea of caffeine-inspired hair colors, there are plenty of trends to experiment with. Read our article, Why Vanilla Chai Hair Will Be Your New Obsession, for a jolt of inspiration.