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Cream Blonde: The Buttery Shade You'll Want To Try This Spring

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Seasoned blondes can probably attest to the fact that blondes do have more fun. From ash blonde balayage to dark brown hair with blonde highlights, it’s the never-ending amount of color combinations that makes blonde hair color so addictive.

If you’ve seemingly opted for every shade of blonde out there, however, you might be searching for new hue to try in time for spring. After a quick scroll through Instagram, we’ve discovered a blooming spring color trend: cream blonde hair.

Interested in trying cream blonde hair? Keep scrolling for everything you need to know to bring this sunny shade into your life.

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What is cream blonde hair?

While winter's chill inspires stylists to flood Instagram with ice blonde hair, warmer tones like honey and butterscotch take over once temperatures rise. With spring on the way, we’re ready for our manes to feel a bit of sunshine. If you’re looking for a light blonde with a touch of warmth, look no further than cream blonde hair.

Cream blonde is a light blonde hue with strands of buttery, yellow-toned blonde blended throughout for a final look that incorporates notes of cool and warm. To achieve the look, your colorist will use bleach to lift the color from your hair before applying a cream blonde hue. If you’re working with a brunette base, you can also opt for cream blonde highlights to add a pop of color and dimension to your mane. While bleach will always cause damage, your colorist can help you manage the look and feel of your strands.

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How do you maintain cream blonde hair?

If you’re still reading, you’re probably eager to call your salon for the next available appointment. Before you dial, hold on a second! If you’re going to delve deep into the world of cream blonde hair, you should know all about the maintenance required to keep it looking its best.

As far as salon maintenance goes, you should expect to hit your salon every six to eight weeks for touch-ups. If you opt for a cream blonde look with darker roots, you can wait a bit longer between appointments. Once you achieve the cream blonde shade of your dreams at the salon, however, it’s up to you to maintain your hue between appointments. That’s why it’s essential to stock up on hair care products formulated to protect your hair.

The first thing you’ll need to do is swap out your regular shampoo and conditioner for a system formulated for color-treated hair. From the L'Oréal portfolio of products, we love Biolage ColorLast Shampoo and Conditioner. The shampoo nourishes and protects to help maintain the color depth, tone, and shine of color-treated hair. The conditioner moisturizes to prolong colors vibrant bloom while leaving hair soft and detangled.

For at-home care, we recommend picking up a weekly hair treatment like the Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Leave-In Treatment. This award-winning, best-selling leave-in treatment for damaged hair and split ends repairs, strengthens, and protects hair shine. It fortifies hair to reduce breakage, split ends and mechanical damage to hair from brushing.

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Who does cream blonde hair work best for?

Whether you opt for a full head of cream blonde, balayage, or a few face-framing highlights, your colorist can completely customize your final look—making this blonde hair color wearable for everyone. We particularly love this golden-tinged hue on fair and medium skin tones.

If you can't stop DMing all your friends photos of cream blonde, it’s time to give your stylist a call and try the hue for yourself!

Interested in trying cream blonde hair? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.

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