Our favourite shades of blonde and how to maintain them
Already rocking blonde hair or looking to go lighter for the warmer months? Now is the perfect time to add some golden, sun-kissed or cool tones into your locks! With so many blonde hair colours to choose from - whether it's ashy hues or striking platinum blonde - settling on your chosen colour can feel like a minefield...
To help you on your colour quest, we've put together 13 of our favourite shades of blonde for both light, medium and dark blonde hair, along with top products to help you keep your colour looking healthy and vibrant.
Light Blonde Hair
1. Platinum Blonde
Maintaining platinum blonde hair between trips to the salon can be a little tricky. So if you want to know how to get ice blonde hair, rather than your mane becoming brassy, purple shampoo is your new best friend.
Our Violet Crush Purple Shampoo works by neutralising yellow tones to re-balance your platinum blonde look, leaving your locks looking perfectly cool-toned. Follow up with the Violet Crush Purple Conditioner to moisturise your lightened strands and keep your hair feeling hydrated.
2. Strawberry Blonde
If your locks are slightly warmer and you’re rocking a strawberry blonde shade, try our Highlight Activating Brightening Shampoo and Conditioner to revitalise dull tones and keep your mane looking radiant.
3. Silver Blonde
With the same slightly icy tones as platinum blonde, to ensure your silver blonde shade is as cool as possible, we recommend using our Violet Crush range to keep any brassy tones at bay in between trips to the salon.
4. Light Ashy Blonde
Ashy doesn’t have to mean dull! To help keep your ashy blonde hair looking perfectly cool-toned, swap your usual shampoo for purple shampoo and visit our purple shampoo 101 guide to find out more about how to use it.
5. Bleach Blonde Hair
Between visits to the salon, bleach blonde hair is prone to dulling and fading. To prevent this, try our Go Blonder Shampoo and Conditioner - formulated to gradually lighten blonde hair by up to two shades!
And if regular bleaching has left your locks looking a little lacklustre, we'd also recommend trying our Lemon Miracle Masque to strengthen fragile hair fibres before and after lightening.Our guide on how to repair damaged bleached hair also has plenty of tips and tricks to help you on your way to healthier looking hair. Or, if you’re looking to lighten your blonde hair naturally, visit our article on ways to go even blonder from home.
Medium Blonde Hair
6. Ashy Blonde
Just like light ashy blonde, you can use a purple shampoo to neutralise dark ash blonde hair. With any blonde, you can experience a bit of brassiness, so neutralise those orange or yellow tones with our Violet Crush Purple Shampoo and Conditioner.
7. Golden Blonde hair
Ensure all the tones in your golden blonde locks are illuminated and bright with our Highlight Activating Moisturising Shampoo and Conditioner. They work together to gently cleanse and moisturise the hair to leave your colour with a full spectrum of brighter tones.
8. Dirty Blonde
When it comes to slightly darker shades of blonde, ‘dirty’ blonde can be a little easier to maintain. Keep your hair looking its best by treating it to our Sheer Blonde Flawless Recovery Deep Conditioner to repair and strengthen any damaged strands.
9. Copper Blonde hair
Constant dyeing and bleaching can take its toll on copper blonde hair, but a surge of moisture works wonders at injecting life back into locks and repairing distressed strands. Try our Sheer Blonde Flawless Recovery Deep Conditioner for a radiant glow and learn how to deep condition your hair like a pro for more tips.
Dark Blonde Hair
Debating between staying brunette and going lighter? Go 'bronde' and enjoy a mixture of the two - the perfect stepping stone into being a full time blonde! Try our Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Shampoo and Conditioner to illuminate your darker locks.
11. Bronde Ombre
Even if you're working with a dark blonde shade, you can still use purple shampoo! We love the bronde ombre trend and it’s a great way to add some lightness into your locks without fully committing to being an all-over blonde. Unfortunately, it's normal for the blonde bits to start looking a little brassy - so we'd recommend our Violet Crush Purple Shampoo to banish any unwanted orange tones.
12. Caramel Blonde
With a warm shade like caramel blonde, it’s important to keep every strand hydrated. Use our Highlight Activating Moisturising Shampoo and Conditioner to moisturise your caramel blonde hair colour and reveal brighter tones.
13. Chocolate Blonde hair
If you want to boost the highlights in dark chocolate blonde locks, try our Brilliant Brunette Rich Radiance Multi-Tone Revealing Shampoo and Conditioner. Fortified with crushed pearls, this duo works to hydrate and nourish chocolate blonde hair to reveal all of the tones. For more inspiration on how to lift your chocolate blonde look, explore our highlights ideas for blondes and brunettes.
With so many different shades of blonde to choose from, we hope we’ve given you enough inspiration for working out how to keep your luscious, light locks looking their best.
Take a look at some of our best products for blondes – from highlight activators to brightening shampoos – and stock up on the Sheer Blonde products that match your hair care needs. Or, for more stylish hair colour ideas, have a read of our other article on shades to try this summer.