Ready to hit the beach? With the latest hair color trend, so are we! Sand hair is the blonde balayage craze that’s going to be taking over the summer beauty scene—and understandably so. On the fence about trying out a new hair color? Perhaps you’ll be convinced once you learn more about this beachy blonde shade. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about sand hair, including what the colors entails, how to maintain it with a sandy blonde hair care routine, and the best hairstyles for showing off the dimensional ‘do.
WHAT IS SAND HAIR?
So, what exactly is sand hair aside from being the latest summer hair color trend? This multi-dimensional hair color is not only the perfect way for those with blonde hair to lighten their locks for summer, but also for those with light brown hair to add some depth to their ‘do. The color features a light brown base with ashy blonde balayage highlights. These highlights are then toned with three hair glosses to neutralize any brassiness and add even more dimension to the hue. Since the color is a mix of brown and blonde and uses the balayage highlighting technique, it tends to have a longer lifespan in terms of touch ups. And who doesn’t love a low-maintenance hair color?
HOW TO GET SAND HAIR
Now that you know what a sand hair color is, let’s go over how to get sand hair. Since this trend requires the specific placement of hand-painted highlights, it’s one that’s likely best left to the pros. This is because they have a trained eye and know exactly where your highlights will look best. Alternatively, you can get the look at home with the help of an at-home hair highlighting kit. Just keep in mind that you’ll be bleaching your strands! Try using the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Bleach in Highlights to recreate the look.
HOW TO MAINTAIN SAND HAIR
When it comes to maintaining sand hair, it’s all about taking the proper hair care precautions. Here are a couple of tips to keep in mind.
HAIR CARE TIP #1: USE A COLOR-SAFE SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER
First thing’s first: you’ll want to ditch your usual shampoo and condition for a duo that’s safe for color-treated hair. Even better, reach for one specifically made for blonde locks! Grab the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Conditioner, which are formulated to neutralize brassiness in blonde hair.
HAIR CARE TIP #2: KEEP YOUR BLONDE BRASS-FREE
Speaking of neutralizing brassiness, your shampoo and conditioner aren’t the only way to keep this ashy color cool-toned. Add the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shade Reviving Treatment to your weekly hair care routine to neutralize brassiness and boost your blonde color.
HOW TO STYLE SAND HAIR
Ready to style your sand hair? Below, we’re sharing a few of our favorite hairstyles for showing off your new color.
HAIRSTYLE #1: BEACH WAVES
We bet you aren’t surprised this hairstyle made our list. Of course sand hair looks great with beach waves—it’s only fitting! Give yourself a heat-free beach wave style by spritzing the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray onto towel-dried hair, scrunching, and allowing your mane to air dry. Once your hair is dry, you’ll be left with loose, effortless waves!
HAIRSTYLE #2: FISHTAIL BRAID
Braids for days! A braided hairstyle is the perfect way to emphasize your dimensional hair color by giving your mane more texture. Rusty on your braiding skills? Here’s Our Easy Fishtail Braid Tutorial.
HAIRSTYLE #3: BEDHEAD
This color radiates carefree, laidback vibes. And what better way to embrace that aura than with a messy, bedhead hairstyle? Grab a bit of hair pomade, like the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty, rub it between your fingers, and work it through your mane to up that undone effect!
Can’t get enough of blonde hair? We have more ideas! Next, consider turning to another on-trend hue: cream blonde. Here’s Why You Should Consider Cream Blonde for Your Next Hair Color.