From blonde roast to toasted coconut to vanilla chai, we just can’t seem to get enough when it comes to rooted, lived-in blonde strands. If you’ve been toying with the idea of going lighter, you may want to consider the latest hair color trend: smoked marshmallow hair. A slight twist on the already stunning marshmallow hair trend, we have a feeling you’ll love this shade, too! Ready to learn all about this sweet, trendy hair color? Keep reading for everything you need to know.
WHAT IS SMOKED MARSHMALLOW HAIR?
Wish you could rock a blonde mane but aren’t quite ready to commit to the constant upkeep and root touch-ups? No problem—smoked marshmallow hair is the answer to your hair color prayers. This lived-in blonde hair color is an intensely rooted look that starts with brunette roots that fade into an icy blonde hue. The color involves a combination of highlights and lowlights in order to make the transition between shades seamless while allowing your grown-in roots to be less noticeable.
HOW TO GET SMOKED MARSHMALLOW HAIR
Want to try smoked marshmallow hair for yourself? This hair color trend is one that’s best left to the pros. Ask your stylist for a rooted, ashy blonde color. They’ll be able to expertly place your highlights and lowlights for a totally on-trend, low maintenance ‘do.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF SMOKED MARSHMALLOW HAIR
Now that you know about the latest blonde hair color trend, it’s time to go over the best way to maintain it. Here are a few hair care tips to keep in mind.
Tip #1: Use a hair care line for color-treated hair
The most important thing to know in regards to keeping your new color looking its best is to use hair care products that are formulated for color-treated hair. We recommend the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Conditioner, and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shade Reviving Treatment to keep your blonde mane brass-free.
Tip #2: Invest in a purple shampoo
Think of the color wheel you learned about in elementary school. Colors that sit opposite of one another balance each other out. This is how purple shampoo works. The purple hue counteracts any unwanted orange or yellow tones throughout your blonde mane. It’s especially important if you’re trying smoked marshmallow hair because you’ll need to keep your blonde cool-toned. You can learn more about purple shampoo and why it’s a must in our article, How to Use Purple Shampoo on Blonde Hair.
Tip #3: Keep your roots in check
While this is a low maintenance hair color in terms of upkeep, you’ll still have to touch up your roots here and there if you have gray strands you’d like the remain hidden. To do so in between salon visits, grab a temporary root cover up like the L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Cover Up or the L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Precision Pen.
HOW TO STYLE SMOKED MARSHMALLOW HAIR
Wondering how to style this low-maintenance hair color? Use the following ideas for inspo.
Hairstyle option #1: Beachy waves
Beach waves don’t have to be saved for summer. Simply spritz the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray throughout damp hair, braid, and allow your hair to air dry. Once your hair is dry, remove your braid to reveal effortless, beachy waves! This undone style will totally show off your dimensional hair color.
Hairstyle option #2: Messy bun
Want your locks pulled up and out of your face? A messy bun is the perfect carefree hairstyle for getting your locks out of the way while still showcasing your gorgeous color. Here’s How to Create a Messy Bun.
Hairstyle option #3: Fishtail braid
Braids are another must when it comes to hairstyles that show off a beautifully blended hair color. Why not try a fishtail braid? We promise you’ll be on the receiving end of countless compliments. Check out Our Easy Fishtail Braid Tutorial.
Want to stick with a brunette mane? Don’t worry—we know a hair color trend for that! If brown hair is more your style, it’s time to learn How to Get an Illuminated Brunette Hair Color.