Doesn’t it seem like every day there’s another hair color trend popping up? With so many different hues out there, which one should you pick the next time you decide to dye your hair? Well, if you’ve ever thought about going platinum, you’re going to want to hear about silver blonde hair—an updated take on the classic platinum look. Keep reading to learn more about silver blonde hair—which just so happens to be the hair color of the year—including how to get the look and how to maintain your beautiful new hair color.
WHAT IS SILVER BLONDE HAIR?
One of the most popular shades of the moment is silver blonde hair—and we're definitely fans! Silver blonde hair is a hybrid hair color that blends traditional blonde hair with a silver hue for a platinum-esque look. The slight metallic shimmer from the silver tones leads to a more modern, holographic hair hue, while the blonde keeps things from veering too far out there. Basically, it’s the perfect blend of everything you could want in a hair color!
3 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE GOING SILVER BLONDE
Choosing to change your hair color might seem as simple as looking at a picture of your favorite celebrity and deciding that’s the look for you, but when it comes to the actual logistics of dyeing your hair, there are a few things you’ll want to take into consideration first. To figure out whether or not silver blonde hair is the right color choice for you, ask yourself the following three questions.
QUESTION #1: HAVE YOU DONE YOUR RESEARCH?
Regardless of what color you decide to dye your hair, it’s important to research the process first. That goes for silver blonde hair as well. For starters, look at lots of pictures of silver blonde hair to pick out the shade you want. Some hair colors require more work to achieve—and more upkeep—than others (silver blonde hair is definitely one of them), so you’ll want to keep that in mind before taking the plunge. Finally, dramatic hair color changes are best left to the professionals, so you’ll want to find a colorist who can skillfully change up your look.
QUESTION #2: ARE YOU PATIENT?
Silver blonde hair is a dramatic hair color that can require quite a bit of work to achieve. In order to get the look, you’ll need to bleach your hair first. And the darker your starting color, the more sessions may be required to reach your desired level of silver blonde hair.
QUESTION #3: HOW COMMITTED ARE YOU TO YOUR NEW ‘DO?
Some hair colors are higher maintenance than others. If you want to keep your silver blonde hair color looking fresh, regular touch-ups will be key—otherwise, your roots will be visible.
HOW TO GET THE PERFECT SILVER BLONDE HAIR COLOR
When it comes to creating a beautiful silver blonde hair color, you may want to visit a pro colorist who can guide you through the process from start to finish. Remember that you’ll need to have your hair bleached first and that it might take multiple sessions in the salon chair until you achieve the silver blonde hair of your dreams, especially if you’re starting with a dark base shade.
More of a DIY gal? You can get the look at home by using the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Soft Silver Blonde. This permanent hair color will leave you with a super shiny, luminous hair color, just be sure to follow all directions included with the at-home hair color kit.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF SILVER BLONDE HAIR
TIP #1: USE A COLOR-SAFE HAIR CARE SYSTEM
Reach for a system consisting of a shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask formulated for blonde, color-treated hair. Try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shade Reviving Treatment.
TIP #2: KEEP IT BRASS-FREE
A key component of silver blonde hair is its cool, ashy undertone. And as you likely know, color-treated blonde hair has a tendency to become brassy and warm overtime. When you notice brass making an appearance, it’s time to add a purple shampoo and conditioner into your routine. Choose from the following.
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: Together, this purple pair neutralizes unwanted warm yellow and orange tones to help keep color vibrant between colorings. Use once per week when your hair starts to get brassy.
L’Oréal Paris EverPure Brass Toning Purple Sulfate Free Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Brass Toning Purple Sulfate Free Conditioner: This sulfate-free duo hydrates your strands while neutralizing brassy yellow and orange tones in blonde, bleached, highlighted, and silver hair. Use two to three times a week when you notice your strands getting brassy.
TIP #3: SHOW YOUR STRANDS SOME TLC
Color-treated hair, especially bleached, color-treated hair, deserves some extra love in the hair care department. When you notice your strands need a boost, add a hair treatment or hair mask into your regimen. We love the L’Oréal Paris Elvive 8 Second Wonder Water Lamellar Hair Treatment, which works in just eight seconds to visibly transform damaged hair in a single use, leaving it feeling healthy, shiny, and silky.
HOW TO STYLE SILVER BLONDE HAIR
Pair your silver blonde hair color with an equally gorgeous hairstyle! Blonde hair + messy texture = an inspired match. After hopping out of the shower, gently blot your hair and allow it to air dry. Then, apply a bit of the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty, scrunching as you go to define your layers and create an “I woke up like this” ‘do.
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