2020 may be the year of the brunette, but that doesn’t mean we’ve completely forgotten about our bombshell blondes out there! If you’re still looking to embrace your blonde in the new year, it might be time to try this year’s hottest color trend so far: sand storm hair color.
Wondering if sand storm hair color is for you? Read on for everything you need to know about the low-maintenance shade including what it is, who it’s best for, and how to care for it.
What is sand storm hair color?
Getting sand in your hair might not sound too appealing, but hear us out! If you’re looking for a way to keep your mane on the brighter side without committing to a full head of blonde hair, sand storm hair color is for you. If you have dark hair, your colorist will use foil highlights or a balayage technique to add streaks of sandy blonde throughout your mane to achieve sand storm hair color, mostly focusing on strands around your hairline and face frame. The result? A low-maintenance look that instantly brightens your complexion while leaving your roots natural. If you’re naturally blonde, your colorist can lighten or darken your base to create a sand storm look that’s perfect for you.
If you’re going from dark to light, you colorist will need to use bleach to achieve your desired look. While bleach always leaves hair with a bit of damage, your colorist can work to manage to look and feel of your strands before you leave the salon.
Who is sand storm hair color best for?
Sand storm hair color is customizable, which means anyone can wear the shade. While sand storm hair color can compliment blondes, this look pairs best with those who have a naturally dark base.
How do you care for sand storm hair color?
Ready to take on sand storm hair color? Before you book the next available appointment, let’s talk about maintenance. Anytime you opt for a new hue, you can expect to make some necessary changes to your hair care routine—starting at the very beginning of your product line-up. Swap your regular shampoo and conditioner with a system formulated for color-treated hair. We recommend Redken Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo and Conditioner. Formulated with the brand’s exclusive RCT Protein Complex, this system treats color-treated hair from the root to the core to the tip and helps seal in color.
Hoping to keep brass at bay between touch-ups? Pick up a purple shampoo and conditioner system like Redken Color Extend Blondage Color Depositing Shampoo and Conditioner. The ultraviolet pigments help to preserve blonde hair color between appointments by keeping undertones at bay.
A bleach session or two can leave your strands with serious dryness and damage. That’s why we recommend adding a weekly hair mask like Redken Color Extend Magnetics Mega Mask to your routine. This two-in-one hair mask that is both a treatment and care extender designed specifically for your the color care of your color-treated hair.
Interested in trying sand storm hair color for yourself? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.