Golden Glow: 20 Light Blonde Hair Color Ideas We Love
Create a bold look with these blonde hair colors and turn heads wherever you go!
Getting a light blonde hair color is a surefire way to change your look. When you’ve always had dark hair like jet black or brown, going blonde may seem frightening. But don’t worry, we’re here to give you loads of blonde color inspiration so you can pick the light hair color that suits you.
Before you have your hair dyed blonde, remember that bleached hair needs extra care. Maintaining it requires extra effort in keeping your hair moisturized. Also, bleaching damages your hair, so make sure to stock up on products that repair hair damage to keep your locks gorgeous.
Ready to go blonde? Here are light blonde hair color ideas for you!
Must-Try Light Blonde Hair Colors
1. Platinum Blonde Lob
One of the most popular light blonde hair colors is platinum blonde, and we can see why! It’s flattering for morenas. Plus, the ashy, metallic-like shade gives you an edgy vibe.
Editor’s tip: Once you go blonde, you’ll need a shampoo that will keep brassy tones at bay while moisturizing your hair. For this, we recommend TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo. Its purple formula neutralizes brassy tones, so your blonde hair stays beautiful for a long time. It also has jojoba oil to give your hair moisture and shine.
Pair TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo with TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Conditioner to get the best results.
2. Curly Light Blonde Hair
3. Silver Blonde Hair
This pale blonde color gives your hair a slightly grayish tone. It adds character to your look, especially when you put your hair in a quirky hairstyle like space buns.
Editor’s tip: When your hair has been damaged by bleaching and frequent coloring, nurse it back to its healthy-looking state with the help of Dove Keratin Repair 1 Minute Serum Conditioner. It has keratin-infused serum capsules that go deep into your hair to repair damage from within. It leaves your hair recovered, beautiful, and more resilient in just one minute.
4. Light Blonde Chin-Length Bob
If you love simple and sleek looks, try a blunt chin-length bob. Then, part it at the center and blow-dry at the lowest heat setting to make it straight.
5. Platinum Blonde Bob With Hat
Even a simple blunt bob can look edgy when you dye it in a gorgeous platinum blonde color. Keep the length of your bob below your chin so you can still showcase your hair color when you wear a hat.
6. Light Blonde Hair With Dark Roots
When dyeing your hair, you can leave your dark roots as they are. This way, you don’t have to schedule a salon appointment as soon as your hair starts growing.
7. Blonde Balayage Hair
Create a natural-looking blonde colored look with balayage. This hair-coloring technique involves hand-painting the colors on your hair to make them look well-blended. With balayage, you also leave your roots dark. Small sections near the roots are then painted blonde so your hair color seamlessly transitions from dark to light hues. The result is a lived-in, sophisticated look.
8. Light Ash Blonde
If you want to try a light blonde hair color that’s almost white, go for light ash blonde. Then, simply leave your hair down to showcase your fab new look.
9. Light Ash Blonde With Dark Roots
Dark roots add depth to your look, especially when you have a light, ashy hair color. They also keep short, blonde hair from looking washed out.
10. Icy Blonde
Another light blonde hair color that’s almost white is icy blonde. But unlike light ash gray, it has less gray, making it look paler but brighter. Icy blonde also has a cool undertone and lets you exude a winter-like, snow-queen vibe.
11. Dip-Dyed Light Blonde Hair Color
Achieve this look by having the bottom half of your hair dyed blonde. The abrupt shift from your naturally dark hair color to blonde creates a bold contrast that adds oomph to your look.
12. Strawberry Blonde Hair Color
This sweet-looking blonde color has hints of red and pink. It gives your look a cheerful vibe, especially when you put your hair in space buns, pigtails, and other cute hairstyles.
This light to medium blonde hair color can be worn in a balayage or with shadow roots. It’s flattering for almost all skin tones, too.
15. Icy Silver
It has the edgy, metallic features of silver blonde and the pale, bright quality of icy blonde hair color. Make your roots dark gray to add depth to your ‘do.
16. Light Blonde Hair Color With Orange Tips
Add character to your short blonde hair by dyeing the tips orange. This flame-inspired look exudes an edgy vibe, especially when you complement it with baby bangs.
17. Light Ash Gray
You won’t run out of stylish ashy options, and this light ash gray blonde color is one of them. Wear it on short hair or on long, layered hair to create a modern and edgy look.
18. Light Milk Tea
This milk tea hair color consists of blonde and brown shades and ashy undertones. It’s a trendy hue that gives you a fresh and youthful look.
19. Light Blonde Hair With Dark Bangs
The contrast between your blonde hair and brown bangs exudes an edgy vibe. You can leave your bangs messy to give more character to your look.
20. Light Golden Blonde Hair Color
This vibrant hue takes inspiration from the color of the sun. It radiates warmth and energy—perfect for a cheerful personality.
How to Take Care of Your Light Blonde Hair
1. Use the right products.
This is probably the most important part. Once you’ve left the salon, make a beeline to the supermarket and load up on hair care products that are specially formulated for colored hair. In fact, your bleached hair can benefit a lot from a keratin-rich conditioner for colored hair like Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Color Revive Ultra Conditioner. It has keratin relaxers to tame frizz, keratin serum to revive hair from intense damage, and keratin essence to restore shine to dull hair.
2. Keep it moisturized.
Bleaching can damage all kinds of hair, but it’s especially harmful to naturally dark hair like ours. The result? Your light blonde hair color will appear like dry, straw-like ends—not a good look! Nourish your hair and replenish the nourishment it lost during the chemical treatment.
Editor’s tip: Treat your hair to a repairing mask like Cream Silk Treatment Keratin Damage Repair. This daily treatment has keratin to repair your hair structure and reduce frizz. It also has collagen which binds water to your hair, providing strength and elasticity. It helps repair and renew extremely damaged, salon-treated hair.
You can also use Vitakeratin Expert Salon Treatment Deep Repair. It is infused with vitamin E to help nourish your hair. And aside from having salon-quality keratin, it is also blended with argan oil to help repair damage.
3. Shield it against the sun.
Exposure to sunlight causes photo-yellowing, leading to damaged, discolored hair. When going out, protect your hair from the sun’s rays by wearing a hat or a headscarf. Using an umbrella can also help.
4. Minimize heat styling if you have a light blonde hair color.
Your bleached hair is already damaged to begin with. So, when you frequently use heated tools like straightening irons and curling wands, you are subjecting your hair to more stress. To keep your light blonde hair from getting damaged further, give it a break from heat-styling tools. When you need to use a blow-dryer or hair straightener, put it at the lowest heat setting possible to minimize damage.
5. Watch your water.
Yes, the quality of the water in your bathroom can affect the way your dye job looks! Your hair can get discolored if there’s copper or chlorine in your water supply. A water filter for your showerhead can do wonders for your colored mane. And speaking of chlorine…
6. Keep your hair away from pool water.
Bleached light golden blonde hair color doesn’t go well with the ungodly amounts of chlorine in an average swimming pool. If you do have to take a dip, rinse your hair with bottled water beforehand—your hair will already be soaked, and it won’t be able to absorb that much water in the pool anymore. Don’t forget your swimming cap!
7. Don’t shampoo your light blonde hair every day.
What’s the best way to keep your blonde colored locks looking fabulous? Easy: conditioner! While shampoo is excellent for getting rid of oil and dirt on your scalp, it also strips away moisture from the rest of your hair. Conditioner helps replenish that moisture after cleansing so that you can go longer between washes without sacrificing shine or moisture.
8. Don’t skip the regular hair trims.
We know how much you love your locks—and we’re here to make sure they stay healthy and beautiful! Light blonde hair is fragile and needs extra care, so it’s important to keep the ends trimmed regularly. This will prevent split ends and breakage, which can lead to damage or dullness. Now, this tip isn’t just for blondes—everybody should be getting regular haircuts!
9. Use a silk pillowcase.
That’s right: if you sleep on a silk pillowcase, your light blonde hair will be healthier, shinier, and less prone to breakage. Why? Because silk is naturally anti-static and doesn’t allow for the build-up of moisture that causes frizz and split ends. Not only that, but it helps prevent rubbing against your pillowcase (which can also cause breakage).
10. Dry your hair with a microfiber towel.
Have you ever noticed that when you dry your hair with a regular towel, it gets frizzy? That’s because the fibers in regular towels aren’t soft enough to prevent breakage.
When you use a microfiber towel, however, your hair is gently dried, minimizing damage to the cuticle or strands.
There you have it! Experimenting with light blonde colors is fun. Just remember to take extra care of your hair to protect it from extreme dryness and damage.