A simple hair color guide for different shades of blonde

Mitch | 15 February 2018

Check out the different shades of blonde so you know exactly what to ask for when you’re in a salon to meet with your colorist.

Most of us Filipinas are natural brunettes and it’s only recently that we have become a lot braver when it comes to choosing different shades of blonde as our hair colors. We’ve slowly started experimenting with “unnatural shades” but we gotta say, we’re totally rocking the funky hair color trends! If you really are going this direction, you have to know that it’s a big big deal for your hair (because of bleaching!), so you have to be sure you know exactly what you want so that all the efforts (not to mention the risk of damaging your hair) are totally worth it.

To get you started, we’ve got here a list of different gorgeous shades of blonde— it should help you decide exactly which one to go for!

5 Shades of blonde: Choosing the right hue for you

shades of blonde: platinum blonde
Channel your inner ice queen with a platinum shade of blonde. Credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Platinum

Channel the inner ice queen in you and go for a chilling platinum shade. It’s a super trendy color that will give your look a dramatic update, especially if you’re currently a dark-haired hottie. Just a few things to consider though, should you choose to go platinum: it would typically take at least two rounds of bleach process to get your dark hair to turn white, so your hair would become more prone to damage. To make sure your tresses are strong enough to stand all that stress, you have to prep it. About a week or two before your salon schedule, give your hair a few deep conditioning treatments like TONI&GUY Damage Repair Mask. Getting your hair healthy will help minimize dryness and breakage.

shades of blonde: golden blonde
Bring out your drama in your dark eyes with a golden blonde hair color. Credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Golden

A golden blonde hair color can bring out your dramatic dark eyes because of the contrast it creates. It’s a beautiful classic shade, but for us, Pinays, going for a blonde hair color with a golden tone is a chic way to make a statement with your looks.

TRESemmé Platinum Strength Shampoo

Editor’s tip: After washing your hair with a damage repair or strengthening shampoo (like TRESemmé Platinum Strength Shampoo), condition with Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner. It’s specially designed to protect colored hair from dryness and dullness and works at enhancing the vibrancy of your color and keeping it from fading.

shades of blonde: strawberry blonde
Strawberry blonde is a great shade for those with pale skin. Credit: iStock

3. Strawberry

Strawberry is a reddish shade that looks good on those with pale skin because it gives warmth to their look. If you are a morena though, you might want to skip this shade and go for something cooler.

shades of blonde: ash blonde
Ash blonde is one of the most versatile shades of blonde. Credit: iStock

4. Ash

Ash blonde is quite popular here because it’s easier to pull off than the other shades of blonde. It has an ashy or gray tint which suits a lot of different skin tones but looks best on those with a lighter complexion. If you have a dark hair, it might need some sort of bleach or peroxide to remove the pigment of your hair so you can achieve the color you’re looking for. Don’t hesitate to ask your hair colorist to use a conditioning hair color and let him or her know if you experience any sort of discomfort during the process.

shades of blonde: dirty blonde
Go for a dirty blonde ombre for a more natural look. Credit: indigitalimages.com

5. Dirty

If you don’t want to go for an all-out blondie look, you can choose a dirty blonde shade and combine it with your dark locks through an ombre or balayage style.

Whichever shades of blonde that you’re after, make sure to retain your hair color while at the same time keeping it healthy and moist. Simple routines like using a leave-in conditioner or washing hair with lukewarm or cooler water temperatures could make a huge difference over a long period of time.

Once you fully understand about hair coloring, it’s time to show the world that you, too, can be a blonde bombshell!

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