You have undoubtedly heard that blondes have more fun. Well, as a natural redhead, I cannot say if that is true. I have never been blonde. I have had friends my whole life who have either been natural blondes or worked hard to acquire a natural-looking blonde in place of their natural color. But we all seem to have the same amount of fun. There is certainly something about being a redhead that has always made me reluctant to give in to the seemingly global burning desire to be blonde. Blonde is beautiful. But red is rare. Nevertheless, my blonde friends, including my sisters, are dying to know what fall hair colors for blondes are all the rage right now. And as someone who loves to admire the latest trends (I am looking at you, Vogue), I was happy to do the research.
Table of Contents:
- What Is so Special about Fall Colors?
- Top 5 Fall Hair Colors for Blondes
- How to Keep Up with Your Hair Color
- Product to Help Your Blonde Maintenance
What Is so Special about Fall Colors?
Is it just an American thing? Fall in this country is, in most parts of the region, stunning. Spring is pretty, of course, and winter is festive. But fall truly brings out the beauty of the land. I live in Southern Oregon currently. And as early as September, the trees start dropping leaves, the ground is covered with light and dark browns, and the plants everywhere turn to shocking shades of red, orange, and yellow. Of course, the best fashion follows the seasons. You will now see women donning plaids, adopting orange into their wardrobe, and reaching for their Ugg boots that have gotten very little exposure during those warmer months. As the clothes go, so must the hair go. If you are blonde, and you color your hair regularly, you are ready to let go of those summer highlights and super bright white blondes in your tresses and begin the change of the season, to darker, more honeyed, and wheat tones.
Top 5 Fall Hair Colors for Blondes
1. Warm Blonde
If you are an all-over blonde, with no hints of brown, and you have gone bright and platinum for summer, it is time to add a golden sheen. You can warm up the shock of white with a creamy gloss, which simply makes your locks a shade deeper, which will also prepare you to go even a bit darker for the winter if you are so inclined.
2. Honey Wheat Blonde
Honey wheat tones allow you to blend better with your natural color if your natural color is dark. It feels fresh and fashion-forward as it screams "straight from the salon.” It is also a softer look, making you more approachable and “girl next door.”
Bronde? Yes. Bronde. This style blends blonde into your brown, giving you an intro to blonde without having to fully commit to that much change. Remember to ask your stylist for midlights and lowlights, so it fully blends throughout your hair instead of coming out chunky.
4. Root Blurring
I think this one has to be my favorite. If I were to ever experiment with blonde, it would be root blurring. With this approach, you mute the hair color at your roots, allowing your natural color to come through. You are essentially embracing your grow out. As a very low-maintenance woman in terms of time spent in salons, this style is great for me because you only have to head in for touch-ups a couple of times a year, but it still looks like you are putting in the effort.
5. Face Framing Highlights
Face Framing is the go-to style for anyone not interested in actually going blonde, but in love with just a touch of blonde. You can go from your summer blonde to a darker brunette, while still keeping some of that summer feel in your vibe.
How to Keep Up with Your Hair Color
Now you’ve got your hair color, how do you maintain it throughout the entirety of the fall season? Because, hello, you need to show it off to your family at Thanksgiving, and that is still a ways away.
First, remember you do not need to wash your hair every day. This advice goes especially to those who color. The more you wash, the more you are washing away your color, not to mention your hair’s natural oils that protect your hair and scalp. Skip the wash for a few days. Most stylists and naturopaths will tell you twice a week is plenty for shampooing.
Support your color with a toning shampoo and conditioner. Especially with blonde, you want to keep your hair from looking brassy. A good quality toning shampoo and conditioner will aid that process, keeping your hair color looking fresh until you go back into the salon.
Finally, use all-natural products. The more chemicals, toxins, and free radicals you put on your hair, the more you are going to undo all your beautiful color. Stick to plant-based, all-natural ingredients that feed your hair and scalp, not starve it.
Product to Help Your Blonde Maintenance
One all-natural product to keep on your shelf that can help your blonde maintenance is hair oil. In between washes, and even after each wash, you can apply hair oil to your scalp to support its natural oils, keeping your hair and scalp healthy after the harsh chemical process of dying.
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