It’s hard to find a girl out there who hasn’t experimented with her hair color at some point or another. I’ll be the first to admit I’ve tried everything from bleach blonde to almond brown. Perhaps the allure lies in the excitement of experimentation or simply the fervor for change.
Whatever the reason, I always admire the girl with virgin locks, free of chemical dyes and harsh processing. These select few have resisted the urge to alter their natural state, viewing the luxurious runway hairstyles as beautifully fleeting trends. And quite often, they are just that. Eventually an ombré gets old and rainbow dip-dyes fade into less than head-turning hues. So stick with your natural shade for a minute or two—you may find it more flattering than you remember.
With delicate, angelic locks, this Fashionista achieves the bleached blonde look, sans bleach. That’s right, it’s completely natural. While the majority of us spend hours in the salon to achieve this coveted shade of blonde (not to mention the trauma it puts our tresses through), this Fashionista does little to nothing to maintain her mane. Whoever said life was fair?
Although it’s still possible to rock this ever-so-light bombshell blonde, I recommend taking a step back to assess the fundamentals before proceeding. First and foremost, a hair color this light and effervescent requires a cool skin tone (think fair with pink undertones). Excessively tan or olive complexions tend to overly contrast a platinum head of hair resulting in an unnatural disaster. I recommend using John Frieda’s Sheer Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner to bring out natural blonde highlights before committing to a permanent change. These affordable, yet effective products brighten blonde undertones while simultaneously providing valued breakage protection.
Now, with the splendor of fall here to stay, retire your tresses to a more natural state. Quite frankly, they’ve been through enough from the salt of the sea to the heat of the summer sun. In my opinion, fall exudes a natural essence sparked by the changing of the leaves. So, follow the seasonal trends and give your mane a needed minute.