There is a world of blondes between Californian blond and polar blond! Cool or golden, honey or ashy: blond fascinates, but don't go into it blindly! No, no, no. Whether you're a brunette or a Venetian blond, in your twenties or fifties, with caramel or pale skin, choosing your shade of blond is first and foremost about knowing yourself.
Especially since for many, coloured blonde hair is far from being a whim, it's a must. And yes, blonde hair is inherently more fragile to external aggressors, especially UV rays. The pigments specific to light hair are less resistant than those for dark hair. The result is a much faster loss of radiance and shine, which can be restored with a well-chosen colour and appropriate care. So, to avoid disaster, we're here to give you some tips!
Even if the time is ripe for inspirational quotes such as "the only limit is your imagination", we're sorry to say that when it comes to blond hair, it's your base colour that will greatly determine the end result! The darker the base, the warmer the result. Cool blondes are therefore recommended for medium to light bases. Golden-honey blondes will be within reach for brown and chestnut bases. Otherwise, wigs are an option…
Here again, it’ll be hard to cheat if you want harmonious colour! Light or cool blondes are best suited to light or pink skin tones, as the ashy highlights better complement this skin tone. Darker skin tones will fare much better with a golden or warm blonde, a more natural result that will bring out their skin tone. But you can also choose to completely stand out, as long as you respect the previous point.
It’s not an exact science but more a question of complementarity. Generally speaking, cool blondes go best with light eyes (blue to grey), while golden blondes are more suited to darker eyes (green to brown). Subjective? Absolutely! When it comes to style, there is only one opinion that counts: yours.
Don't expect us to tell you that your age determines what you can or cannot do! Our only advice: if your colouring is also used to mask grey hair, be especially careful. These hairs are more fragile than the others, because they are already depigmented. It is therefore best to avoid skipping between too many tones with repeated techniques.
Cool or warm, blond hair requires maintenance and patience. Patience first and foremost at the hairdresser. Because the further away the colour is from your natural pigmentation, the more research (and regular appointments, and therefore a budget!) you will need to be prepared for. For maintenance, depending on the shade you choose, a shampoo that eliminates brassy tones will be good if your blonde is cool, and a shampoo for coloured hair if it is warm. And don't forget repairing and nourishing products to repair the hair fibre, which goes through a lot during depigmentation!
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