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Dirty blonde is back.

In a world where bold rainbow hair colors and ethereal pastels have dominated our social feeds, you might be surprised to learn that one of the must-have looks of the season is none other than dirty blonde hair. Yup, as in the hair color that so many women have transformed with highlights or permanent hair color in the years past. Nevertheless, there's no denying that this laidback color option is here to make waves this season. If you want to get in on the effortlessly lived-in look, follow along for three easy-to-follow dirty blonde tips.

 

Tip #1: Try On A Dirty Blonde Look

Before taking the time to research dirty blonde hair or going ahead and booking a salon appointment, click into the L'Oréal Professionnel Style My Hair app to try on dirty blonde hair color. The Style My Hair app uses 3d technology so you can have a realistic idea of what the hair color will look like on you. And, while you're there, you may even want to experiment with new cuts to pair with your new color. You choose!

 

Tip #2: Seek A Professional's Help

Unless you have naturally dirty blonde hair and plan to let your previous color fade out, it's best that you head to the professional's chair as opposed to trying to get the look from the comfort of your own bathroom. Whenever you're working with bleach, its best to err on the side of caution.

 

Now, to make the most of your dirty blonde transformation, it's best to bring your stylist a picture for a reference. Since dirty blonde isn't a one-size-fits-all color, you'll want to be able to give them clear indications of what you want - as well as what you don't.

 

Tip #3: Embrace A Lived-In Root

Dirty blonde is one of those hair colors that looks especially pretty when paired with a lived-in root. So, instead of asking for a fully saturated hair color, allow for a little growth up top, or even have your stylist create a fake root, as this will give your hair the chance to stretch between color appointments.

 

Tip #4: Upgrade Your Hair Care Routine to Match Your New Mane

Whenever you're working with color-treated hair, you need to take a closer look at your hair care routine. Where many hair care products are formulated with sulfates - the ingredients responsible for all the sudsing associated with your shampoo - color-treated hair calls for sulfate-free formulas- so that they won't strip any strands of color. In addition to the products you use in the shower, be sure to watch how you style your hair, too. Whenever you're working with heat, be sure to use a heat protectant, and, even still, try to heat style as little as possible to avoid damaging your new 'do.

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