If you’re thinking of switching up your hair color for a quick and easy fall makeover, you’re not alone. While updating your closet can be an overwhelming task, opting for a hair makeover can be as easy as an appointment with your favorite colorist or even your bathroom sink. If you want to switch up your strands to a shade that doesn’t require a ton of upkeep, keep reading. The following low maintenance fall hair colors are perfect for lazy girls. Just keep in mind that if you’re starting with a dark base color, bleaching will be necessary to achieve a lighter hair color—and the darker your starting shade, the more work it may take to get your desired hue.
Fall Hair Color Idea #1: Ash Blonde
Looking to try a lighter hair color this season? Instead of going for a classic blonde shade or even platinum, consider giving this grayish hue a go. The ashy undertones in this hair color work wonderfully to make light eyes pop and light skin glow. And the best part? Since it’s not strictly blonde, it’s a lot easier to pull off when a few gray hairs start peeking through.
Get the look at home: L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in Medium Ash Blonde
Fall Hair Color Idea #2: Ash Brown
Love the idea of rocking an ashy hair color but not quite ready to go blonde? Opt for this brunette shade that will flatter cooler skin tones and look even better when your roots starts to grow in.
Get the look at home: L’Oréal Paris Excellence Cream in Light Ash Brown
Fall Hair Color Idea #3: Auburn
Yeah, yeah, this hair color is technically in the red family and reds are known for being high maintenance. But since this particular shade borders along brown, the coppery hue can actually be pretty low maintenance if you’re starting with brunette or red hair. So, who’s ready for a new ginger-inspired hair color?
Get the look at home: L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in Chic Auburn Brown
Fall Hair Color Idea #4: Babylights
Instead of all over color, why not add a few subtle babylights? When you weave in lighter shades, you’ll be able to add the appearance of dimension to your hair. And since they’re so tiny, they’ll be barely noticeable when your hair starts to grow in. Psh, and you thought you’d have to go to the salon regularly for touch-ups if you wanted highlights. Not with this look, ladies!
Fall Hair Color Idea #5: Balayage
The number one lazy girl hair color idea for fall? That would have to be balayage. Sure, balayage is technically a technique, not a color, but most times it correlated with sun-kissed bronde. Balayage is the technique of hand painting highlights and lowlights onto hair for allover warmth that requires minimal maintenance.
Tips for Choosing and Caring for Your Lazy Girl Fall Hair Color
We’ve outlined five shades above—which will you choose? Since we selected these shades specifically for lazy girls, here’s what you need to know to ensure you’ll create a gorgeous, lived-in look.
Hair color tip #1: Don’t stray too far from your natural color. Achieving a low maintenance fall hair color works best when there’s not a whole lot of lightening or darkening in the mix, as that can lead to unnatural-looking growth. Instead, try to stick to colors that closely resemble your natural hair so that when your roots grow in, the look still works. That way, you won’t have to worry about frequent touch-ups.
Hair color tip #2: Use a system of products designed for color-treated hair. Even the laziest hair colors need a little extra TLC. So, try a system of shampoo, conditioner, and mask formulated for color-treated hair, like the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Ultra Recovery Mask.