If you’ve spent the last four months staring at your lackluster quarantine hair in the mirror, you’re probably eager for a change. A trip to the salon is always a great way to recuperate and refresh, especially after the few months we’ve just had. Whether you’re looking to put an end to those overgrown roots and split ends, or you’re just in need of a new hairstyle, going to a salon is one of the best things you can do for yourself.
Although salons are slowly re-opening, social distancing protocols are still in place—which means you’ll want to keep your hue as low-maintenance as possible to avoid heading to the salon too often. Lucky for you, the latest hair color trend taking over our social media feeds is the ultimate low maintenance color. We’re talking about undone blonde. Never heard of the hue before? We’ve got you covered with everything you need to know about this popular post-quarantine color.
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What is undone blonde hair color?
Usually, summer hair colors are all about bright blonde shades and colorful, vibrant hair colors. However, with the uncertain times we are living in, people are looking for ways to make trendy summer colors a bit easier to maintain. Enter: undone blonde.
Undone blonde is a darker-toned, gold blonde hue that has more of a natural sun-kissed look as opposed to your typical platinum or ice blonde. To create this color, your colorist will give you a smoked-out root, paired with brighter blonde ends. The result? A low-maintenance summer look that won’t require frequent trips to the salon.
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How To Care For Undone Blonde Hair
It’s important to note that while undone blonde isn’t as bright as platinum, your colorist will still need to use bleach to lift your base color. While bleach will always cause damage, your colorist can work with you to help maintain the look and feel of your strands.
In order to keep your hair looking and feeling as fresh as it did when you left the salon, proper hair care is important. Using the right shampoo and conditioner can make a huge difference when it comes to maintaining the health of your color-treated strands. We recommend using Redken’s Color Extend Magnetics Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner to cleanse, strengthen, and detangle color-treated hair gently. If you’re looking to maintain the brightness and tone of your blonde strands, a few times a week, swap out your regular shampoo and conditioner for a purple shampoo and conditioner. We love the Matrix Total Results So Silver Shampoo and Nourishing Conditioner system, which neutralizes brassy warmth, corrects yellow tones, and targets brittle and dry hair while adding a glossy shine.
Color-treated hair can always use a little extra TLC—especially blonde hues. To keep your freshly dyed hair hydrated and healthy-looking, we recommend incorporating Shu Uemura’s Deep Conditioning Mask into your hair care routine once a week. This product works to instantly restore the hair’s protective layer, delicately preserve hair color, and deeply nourish the hair fiber making it a perfect hair treatment after a trip to the salon.
The Best Ways To Style Undone Blonde Hair
Now that you know how to care for your undone blonde hair color, you’re going to want to style it. Keep reading to find three style inspirations you can try out with your newly colored hair!
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Half-Up Half-Down Bubble Pony
The last thing you want is to have hair in your face on a really hot day. A half-up half-down bubble pony is a quick and easy heatless way to style your hair, whether you're going to the grocery store or relaxing by the pool.
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Loose waves can instantly add volume and show off the dimension of your color with ease. If you’re looking to keep your waves looking shiny and smooth while also ensuring heat protection, we recommend using L’Oreal Professionnel’s Vitamino Color A-OX 10-In-1 Leave-In Spray.
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If you’re looking to channel your inner mermaid this summer, then you need to try a fishtail braid. Fishtail braids can be worn in numerous ways and are the easiest way to live out your mermaid fantasy without stepping foot in the water.
Looking to try undone blonde hair for yourself? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.