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!
Gorgeous shades of blonde to try
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. Getting your hair healthy will help minimize dryness and breakage.
Editor’s tip: Keep your colored hair from getting dry and damaged with a once-a-week treatment of TONI&GUY Damage Repair Mask. It helps bring back lost moisture and shine so your hair remains smooth and soft even after dyeing.
Golden blonde creates a beautiful contrast with dark eyes, giving you a dramatic look especially when you’re going out in the evening. 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.
Editor’s tip: After washing your hair with a damage repair or strengthening 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 hair color and keeping it from fading.
3. Strawberry blonde
Strawberry is a reddish shade that looks good on those with pale skin because it adds warmth to their skin. If you are a morena though, you might want to skip this shade and go for something cooler.
Ash blonde is quite popular here because it’s easier to pull off than 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 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’ want. 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.
This is another shade you can try if you want a low-key blonde color. As the name implies, bronde is a mix of brown and blonde shades that suit almost all kinds of skin tone. Like dirty blonde, you can make your bronde hair more dramatic by getting it ombre- or balayage-style.
7. Honey blonde
Want that just-got-back-from the beach glow? Honey blonde can help you get that. This warm shade goes well with fair and morena complexion, making your skin look sun-kissed.
Editor’s tip: Keep your hair nourished and hydrated by applying Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream. This product helps keep frizz at bay, too.
8. Sandy blonde
This shade of blonde is similar to ash blonde; it just has more hints of gray. The effect as a matte, somewhat coarse-looking hair color that’s both chic and edgy. The contrast between dark roots gives your hair more oomph, so if you want to make a statement, go for sandy blonde.
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!
Next read: Want light blonde color? Let us break down the different shades of light blonde hair color so you can choose the best one for you.