With summer in full swing, it seems that there’s no better time than the present to embrace lighter locks—specifically, blonde locks. If you’re wondering how to make your hair blonder, you’re not alone. Luckily, there are actually quite a few ways to do just that from the comfort of your own home—no salon visit required! To give your blonde strands a boost, we’ve compiled a list of our top five tips for achieving a blonder hair color. From highlights to shampoo, read on to learn how to make your hair blonder in five different ways.
#1. USE AT-HOME HAIR DYE
One of the easiest ways to achieve an all-over blonder hair color? An at-home hair coloring kit! If you want to use this method, make sure you’re starting with a light brown or already blonde base. To make your hair blonder, look for options that are platinum, ashy, and light, like the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Absolute Platinum Extreme Platinum and L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Extra Light Ash Blonde.
Editor’s tip: Need to lighten your strands before coloring? Use an at-home bleach, like the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Bleach. Just make sure to wait 14 days before reaching for your blonder hair dye.
#2. TONE YOUR HAIR
If you’re already at a happy level of blonde but would like to give your strands a boost, consider turning to hair toner. This will help neutralize any brassy tones in your mane, allowing your hair to appear brighter and, in turn, blonder. An easy way to tone your hair at home is to use a toning purple shampoo and conditioner.
When you notice your hair getting brassy, use 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 in place of your regular shampoo and conditioner. Prefer a sulfate-free option? Try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Brass Toning Purple Sulfate Free Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Brass Toning Purple Sulfate Free Conditioner.
#3. TRY DIY HIGHLIGHTS
Consider giving yourself DIY highlights to add some blonde definition to your locks. We know this sounds scary, but it’s totally possible to highlight your hair at home—it’s all about using the right highlight kit. We recommend doing cap highlights with the L’Oréal Paris Frost & Design, as this is one of the most foolproof methods. Learn all about the technique from this article: How to Get Beautiful Dimension with Cap Highlights.
#4. UPGRADE YOUR HAIR CARE ROUTINE
Aside from purple shampoo, there are other hair care products you can regularly use to promote blonder strands. Enter the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shade Reviving Treatment. Together, this system works to neutralize brassiness and balance blonde hair. Use the shampoo and conditioner daily (when you aren’t using a toning system) and the treatment a few times per week.
#5. USE TEMPORARY HAIR COLOR
You don’t have to turn to bleach or lighteners to get blonder strands. In fact, this final option for how to make hair blonder can even be used on dark brown and black hair. If you’re down for a temporarily blonder mane, turn to a temporary hair color spray. You can DIY shimmering, golden blonde highlights with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Gold. Follow the step-by-step tutorial in our article How to Get Easy Highlights At Home with a Hair Color Spray to get the look. This temporary spray washes out in just one shampoo, so you can play around with the placement of your highlights and part ways with them whenever you’d like.
Next up: Now that you know how to make your hair blonder five different ways, you may be wondering what other tips you should know regarding blonde strands. Don’t worry, we have you covered! Head over to our article, 10 Hair Color Tips for Blonde Hair.
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