10 Ways to Wear Ash Hair Color

Try these ash hair color combinations and make heads turn.

Ash hair color has been trending in the past couple of years. This grayish hue has been used either as stand-alone hair color or as base for other hues. The effect is a stylish and sophisticated hair color that makes you stand out.

If you want to wear ash hair color, here are chic ways to do it.

1. Smoky Ash Blonde

Ash hair color: Caucasian woman with long smoky ash blonde hair smiling
Show off a smokin’ hot look with a smokey ash blonde hair color. Credit: Shutterstock

Go for a dark gray and dark brown base with ash blonde highlights to lighten your hair in a subtle way. The silvery hues add a slightly edgy touch to your look. Choose this color when you want to go blonde but don’t want your hair to be screaming this golden hue.

Editor’s tip: Keep your ash hair color from turning brassy by using TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo and TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Conditioner. This duo has purple formula that neutralizes brassy tones so you can wear your ashy and blonde hair colors for longer. 

2. Silver Ash Hair Color

Ash hair color: Woman with long silver ash wavy hair wearing a black top
Say hello to better hair days ahead with silver ash tresses. Credit: Shutterstock

Give your hair an instant makeover that’s sure to get people’s attention. This silver ash hair color has an ethereal air because of its silver-gray tones, making you look like a character straight out of a fairy tale or a superhero comic book. A bit of shine on your hair can keep your look fierce and edgy.

3. Ash Bronde

Ash hair color: Woman with long ash bronde hair wearing a blue floral dress
Make your bronde tresses look more natural with the help of ash hair color. Credit: Shutterstock

The beauty of ash hair is that you can use it to make your highlights look more natural, like this hair color combo. The ash base tones down the bronde hair color and gives it a classy, matte finish.

Editor’s tip: Keep your bleached hair from drying out by using Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner

4. Ash Gray

How often should you change your hair color: Woman with shoulder length dip dyed gray hair wearing a black coat and black hat
Ash gray hair? It’s a yay for us! Credit: Melodie Jeng

Gone are the days when gray hair is synonymous with old age. Add character to your jet black tresses by going for ombre or dip-dyed ash gray hair. The dramatic contrast will definitely make your friends do a double take.

5. Purple Ash Hair

Ash hair color: Woman with shoulder-length purple ash hair smiling outdoors
Purple ash hair gives your look more character and lets you express your playful self. Credit: Shutterstock

Have you always wanted to try purple hair but are nervous that it might be too bold? You can tone it down with an ash base. Purple ash hair is the combination of hip and playful that makes for a totally unique ‘do. Pair it with an equally trendy haircut like a blunt bob or lob for a young and fresh look.

6. Ash Brown Highlights

ash hair color: girl is outdoors and she looks pretty in hair hair and white dress
Try ash brown highlights and enjoy a classic look. Credit: Shutterstock

Ash brown highlights are perfect for girls who haven’t tried coloring their hair because it’s subtle and doesn’t completely change the entire hair’s color. It also suits both morenas and mestizas.

7. Ash with a Hint of Yellow

ash hair color: Back view of model is seen which features a hint of yellow hair color
Yellowish ash is making waves. Credit: Shutterstock

Light-skinned Pinays can try this yellow-hinted ash color hair because it complements their skin more than other hues. This color can also be applied as highlights if you aren’t comfortable yet with a full head of colored hair.

Editor’s tip: Whether your hair is straight or curly, long or short, this Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream makes sure it’s frizz-free and smooth all day.   

8. Bluish Silver

ash hair color: girl with wavy and long bluish hair is looking at an angle for her perfect pose
Be bold, go for blue hair color. Credit: Shutterstock

There’s blue, there’s silver, and then there’s bluish silver! It’s edgy and ethereal at the same time. Of course, with the silver and blue tones, you’ll need to religiously follow a hair regimen for bleached hair to maintain your hair color’s luster and life.

Editor’s tip: Bleaching can cause great damage to your hair. Let your hair recover by using Dove Intense Repair 1 Minute Serum Conditioner. It has serum capsules that help repair your hair from within. Use this every day to help undo the damage and nurse your hair back to health.

9. Full Ash Brown

Girl with long hair is outdoor and is enjoying the sun
Full ash brown is a classic style. Credit: Shutterstock

We can never underestimate the beauty and impact of ash brown hair color. It is subtle and looks very natural on Pinay hair. It complements beautifully sunkissed skin color, so if you’re a morena, this is perfect for you.

10. Two-tone Ash

ash hair color: Back view of nice two-tone hair color is shown
Combine any ash color with another color and be amazed by it. Credit: Shutterstock

If you can’t pick a specific color, go for two-tone hair color! Ash color near the roots and reds at the tips make for a dramatic and edgy combination.

Whether you’re going for quirky or rocker-chic, ash hair color gives you the flexibility and versatility that you need. Show these hair ideas to your stylist the next time you want a dye job, and give ash a try.

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