You’re probably familiar with the saying that butter makes everything better. It’s one we believe to be true, especially when it comes to hair colors, such as buttery blonde hair. This blonde hue checks some major boxes if you’re looking to lighten your strands—it’s dimensional, well-blended, and totally Instagramable. If you want to learn more about the hair color trend, we’re here to help. Ahead, we share what buttery blonde hair entails, how to get the color, and how to upgrade your hair-care routine to keep your mane looking its best.
What Is Buttery Blonde Hair?
Buttery blonde hair is a warm, natural-looking blonde hair color. It features a medium blonde base with a mix of both warm and cool-toned blonde highlights resulting in a mane that’s full of movement. Butter can come in varying shades: a sunny yellow, subtle cream, and even the toasted brown from the bottom of a slightly burned pan. Now, envision this medley of dimensional buttery hues blended on your own head! Each shade can be emphasized or played down depending on the look you’re going for, making the blonde hair color totally customizable.
How To Get Buttery Blonde Hair
While going to a professional is the best way to achieve a true buttery blonde hair color that’s personalized to your liking, you’ll be happy to know you can bring the trend to life at-home. Turn your attention to our L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Ultra Natural Blonde, L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Light Natural Blonde, and L’Oréal Paris Féria in Ultra Pearl Blonde, which contain everything you need for an at-home dye job. Make sure to follow the directions included with your hair coloring kit.
How To Care For Buttery Blonde Hair
Once you have buttery blonde hair, it’s important to take proper care of your ‘do. To keep your buttery strands looking vibrant, you’ll need to upgrade your hair-care routine for color-treated hair. Here are five tips to follow.
Tip #1: Use The Right Hair-Care System
First and foremost, you’ll need to invest in a shampoo and conditioner that’s safe for colored hair. Consider using our L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Protecting Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Protecting Conditioner, which work together to nourish and boost shine in your strands.
Tip #2. Add a Hair Mask To Your Weekly Regimen
It’s also a smart idea to add a hair mask to your routine. To complete your hair-care system, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Repair and Protect Balm a few times a week. Use the mask in place of your conditioner to smooth and protect your buttery blonde hair. It’s specifically formulated for color-treated hair to repair visible damage from processing and deeply nourish your strands.
Tip #3. Keep Purple Shampoo On-Hand
Sure, buttery blonde hair may be warm in tone, but that doesn’t mean it can’t become brassy over time. To prevent unwanted orange and yellow tones in your mane, make sure you have a purple shampoo in your hair-care arsenal. When you notice your hair becoming brassy, swap your color-safe shampoo and conditioner with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Purple Shampoo for Color Treated Hair and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Purple Conditioner for Color Treated Hair. Use the duo once per week as needed.
Tip #4. Use a Hair Gloss
Another way to help neutralize brassiness, restore warmth to your buttery blonde mane, and leave you with shiny, beautiful strands is to use a hair gloss. Our L’Oréal Paris Le Color Gloss One Step In-Shower Toning Gloss in Honey Blonde can be used to enhance the tone of your hair while leaving it shiny and feeling luxurious. Even better, the at-home gloss can be used in the shower and takes just 15 minutes to do.
Tip #5. Be Prepared For Touch-Ups
If you’re giving buttery blonde hair a try, be ready for regular touch-ups. As your roots start to grow out, a harsh line of demarcation may become noticeable, as with any blonde hair color. If you opted to DIY the hue, make sure to have a spare box of dye in your bathroom cabinet for when a refresh is necessary. Those who go to the salon should schedule regular touch-up appointments in advance. That said, if you’re in a pinch, you can use the L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Concealer Spray, Blondes with Dark Roots in Medium Blonde for a temporary root cover-up that’ll last until your next shampoo.
Next up: If you want another blonde hair color trend to consider, check out our article, Why You Should Consider Cream Blonde for Your Next Hair Color.