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Strawberry Blonde Hair Color

When it comes to coveted hair colors, strawberry blonde hair ranks among the top. Perhaps that’s due in part to what a rare, natural hair color it is 一 but we’d like to argue that it’s because of how uniquely beautiful it is. So if you’re looking to sport the gorgeous shade, but you aren’t part of the roughly one percent of the population that has it as their natural color, don’t worry. Ahead, we’re sharing how to get strawberry blonde hair at home. Plus, how to care for it to keep your new hair color looking sweet. 


What’s A Strawberry Blonde Hair Color? 

If you’re not familiar with what defines strawberry blonde hair, allow us to explain. It’s a gorgeous hue that combines hints of blonde, red, pink and gold for the ultimate warm shade. And like all hair colors, it can vary in depth and be customized to your preferences. 


How To Get A Strawberry Blonde Shade

While you can achieve a strawberry blonde color with tons of dimension using highlights or balayage, doing so will require a visit to the salon. However, if you’re looking for a solid shade or wan’t to save some time and money, you can totally DIY at home. Just consult with experts via the L’Oréal Paris Hair Color Concierge, for pro tips and color recommendations. In the meantime, check out some of our hair color suggestions below to help you get the look.. 


For An Ultra-Warm Strawberry Blonde Color 

If you’re looking to achieve a sunny, warm strawberry blonde color, the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Light Reddish Blonde is for you. It provides a vivid color that lasts up to eight weeks. 


For A Reddish Strawberry Blonde Color 

If you’re looking for a reddish hue with hints of brown and pink, go for the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Medium Reddish Blonde. In addition to being a stunning, medium strawberry blonde hue, it’s perfect if you have gray hair that you’re looking to cover because it provides 100 perfect gray coverage. 


For A Rosy Strawberry Blonde Color 

If a light, rosy shade is what you’re after, you’ve met your match with the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Rose Gold. It provides a shimmering color with tons of dimension. 


For A Customized Strawberry Blonde Color 

For a strawberry blonde shade that’s totally unique to you, check out Color&Co, an online service run by hair color professionals and stylists who understand that at-home hair color isn’t one size fits all. You can take the Color&Co Personalized Hair Color Quiz or consult with one of their experts (or both) to get an assessment of what you’re working with as a base and to share your hair color goals so they can create a custom color box that's delivered right to your door. 


How To Care For Strawberry Blonde Hair 

To keep your new color looking its best, treat your color-treated mane with proper care by following the tips below.


1. Use Hair Care Products For Color-Treated Hair 

When your hair has been colored, it’s important to replace your go-to shampoo and conditioner with formulas that are made for color-treated hair. The L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Bond Strengthening Color Care Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Bond Strengthening Color Care Conditioner are great because they’re gentle on color while working to strengthen the hair by reinforcing weak hair bonds and protecting against future hair damage. 


2. Always Use Heat Protectant 

If you’re going to be styling your hair with hot tools, make sure you always use a heat protectant. We love the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Weightless Blow Dry Primer, Heat Protectant because you can use it on towel-dried hair to protect against damage up to 450 degrees and to give you a smooth blowout. 


3. Tone Your Hair 

If you notice that your hair color is fading, using a hair toning gloss can help give it a pick-me-up. The L’Oréal Paris Le Color Gloss One Step In-Shower Toning Gloss in Copper works to condition the hair, boost shine, and tone your color in just 15 minutes. 


4. Use A Hair Mask

Colored hair can be prone to dryness and dullness. Revive your strands by using the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Signature Masque, Color Care Hair Mask once or twice per week. It enhances shine while nourishing the hair and providing intense hydration. After shampooing, coat your strands in the mask, leave it on for five minutes, and then rinse. 


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Written by: Alyssa Kaplan, Photo Credit: IG/@laurenwilliamshair