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5 Ways To Upgrade Your Blonde Hair

It’s time to change up your blonde strands.
June 15, 2022

If blonde hair is your signature color, you’ve definitely uttered the phrase “blondes have more fun,” a time or two. While there may be some truth to that statement for you, sometimes you need a little spice in your life and changing up your hair color is the perfect way to do so. 

Lucky for blondes, there are quite a few varieties of blonde hair, ranging from cool to warm and neutral shades to make a change while sticking to your preferred light hue. Changing up your blonde hair doesn’t mean you have to abandon it.

How To Switch Up Blonde Hair

Keep reading to learn about five different ideas you can use to change up your blonde strands, complete with tips and product picks for blonde, color-treated hair.

1. Add A Tint Of Red Lowlights

Red hair is a showstopper — and you can have the best of both worlds by adding red lowlights to your blonde strands. Adding a reddish hue to blonde hair puts a spin on the base color by helping to add depth, which in turn can help give the appearance of more volume. Lowlights can help to keep your blonde hair color from looking one-dimensional and are the perfect way to achieve a beautiful strawberry blonde hue. 

To try it at home grab the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Red. This temporary hair color spray allows you to get bold color without the commitment and it will wash out after one shampoo. That way, you’re not stuck with it if you don’t love the results. If you love the look, book an appointment with your colorist to get the look permanently, since lowlights will require time and specific hair coloring techniques

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2. DIY A Rainbow Ombré Style 

Itching to try something really bold, playful and vibrant? Go for a rainbow, ombré style by dip dyeing your blonde ends with pastel shades for an eye-catching ‘do. For a temporary look, reach for the aforementioned Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray. Formulated for blonde, bleached and highlighted hair, it comes in a range of shades like blue and rose gold to try out a bold look sans commitment. 

3. Try Out An Icy Hue 

If you want to go even lighter with your blonde hair consider getting a platinum dye job. An icy blonde hue looks gorgeous on just about everyone, but, keep in mind that it is a high-maintenance color. You’ll need to schedule regular touch-ups (or have an at-home hair color kit on hand) since the roots tend to be very noticeable when they grow out. 

To tackle roots, grab the L’Oréal Paris Féria Hyper Platinum Advanced Lightening System Bleach in Absolute Platinum Extreme Platinum. For those starting with a darker base color, use the L’Oréal Paris Féria Hyper Platinum Advanced Lightening System Bleach in Hyper Platinum. This formula can lighten hair up to eight levels, making it ideal for brunette hair colors. It also includes a purple conditioner that minimizes brass with each use while conditioning and strengthening your mane. 

Editor’s tip: If you want to make your blonde hair less maintenance, try darker roots for a more lived-in look.

4. Warm Things Up

Another gorgeous shade you can opt for is bronde, a brownish-blonde hue that features natural-looking roots and warm highlights. A far cry from platinum, this color offers the perfect mix of brunette and blonde to flatter your skin tone without being too light. Since this hue requires a mix of two color combos, consult with a colorist to help bring this beautiful shade to life.

5. Get A New Cut  

Dyeing your blonde hair isn’t the only way to change things up — if you want something more dramatic, try a new look by making a chop. Go for a flattering, textured blonde bob or try something adventurous like a honey blonde pixie cut. If you have severely bleach-damaged hair, going for a chop is a great way to revitalize your strands while changing it up with a stylish new ‘do.

How To Care For Your Blonde Hair

It’s no surprise that blonde, color-treated hair requires a special routine so be sure to swap out your regular hair care products for a system formulated specifically for bleached or blonde tresses. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Color Care Bond Strengthening Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Bond Strengthening Conditioner. This duo strengthens weak hair bonds that occur after bleaching and leaves hair with a soft and smooth finish.

To banish brassy hues, grab the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Brass Toning Purple Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Brass Toning Purple Conditioner.  

This system is gentle on color and works to neutralize brassy yellow and orange tones in blonde, bleached, highlighted and silver hair. It's also 100 percent sulfate-free, paraben-free and gluten-free.

To prevent your color from getting dull, use the L’Oréal Paris Le Color Gloss One Step In-Shower Toning Gloss to refresh your hair color and give it a glossy finish (like you just left the salon). Formulated with coconut oil, this hair gloss will leave your hair nourished and feeling soft after one 15 minute application. 

Next: How To Dye Your Hair Blonde At Home

Edited by: Reece Andavolgyi, Photo Credit: Chaunte Vaughn

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