We’ll be the first to admit that being blonde can be addictive. One minute you have a few blonde highlights throughout your mane, the next a full head of foils, and before you know it being blonde is your new identity. This may have you itching to know how to make your hair blonder—especially in a pinch. Fortunately for you, you don’t have to spend a lot of time to get the appearance of a blonder mane. Ahead, we’re sharing how to make your hair blonder in 15 minutes or less, five ways.
1. Use a Hair Gloss
If you want to know how to make your hair blonder at home, this first recommendation may capture your attention. An at-home hair gloss can tone your strands to have a cooler, blonder appearance. Think about it: When your hair looks brassy, it tends to look less blonde. But, when you neutralize those brassy tones for an icy mane, you can brighten your strands for an overall blonder look. While there are in-salon glosses you can get, you can use an at-home hair gloss to achieve the look on blonder locks in just 15 minutes. All you need is the help of our L’Oréal Paris Le Color Gloss One Step In-Shower Toning Gloss in Cool Blonde. The gloss doesn’t require any gloves or mixing and works to enhance your hair color while deeply conditioning and boosting shine. Apply it to clean, damp, detangled hair in the shower. Make sure to evenly distribute it from roots to ends. Wait up to 15 minutes before rinsing to reveal hair that looks blonder!
2. Brighten Your Ends
You don’t have to spend hours in the salon getting a full head of foils to achieve a blonder-looking mane. Instead, ask your stylist to hand-paint your ends using the balayage highlighting technique. Brightened ends will instantly give your hair a blonder look, even if your colorist doesn’t do anything else to the rest of your strands. This is also a useful tip to keep in mind during your regular coloring session.
2. Apply a Hair Mask
Just like a hair gloss can help neutralize brassiness, a toning hair mask can reduce orange and yellow tones that can take a toll on your blonde hair color. That’s where the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Anti Brass Purple Mask Treatment comes in. This ultra-pigmented purple hair mask neutralizes stubborn brass and deeply nourishes hair for your brightest blonde in just five minutes. Apply the entire tube onto damp, towel-dried hair after shampooing. Massage gently and leave on for five minutes before rinsing thoroughly. To avoid over-toning, do not use it more than once per week.
4. Use a Purple Shampoo and Conditioner System
If you don’t feel like your hair needs a major brightening session, a purple shampoo and conditioner can help you achieve the blonder appearance you’re after. Try using our L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Purple Shampoo for Color Treated Hair and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Purple Conditioner for Color Treated Hair. This duo is enriched with purple pigments and works to neutralize brass and keep your blonde hair vibrant in between color sessions. You can use the pairing once per week when you notice your strands looking brassy. First, apply the shampoo and massage onto your hair for one to three minutes before rinsing. Follow up with the conditioner, leaving it on for five minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
5. Color Your Roots
For those that haven’t been blessed with a naturally blonde mane, grown out roots can really take a toll on the appearance of your faux blonde strands. That’s why coloring your roots is a quick fix for how to make your hair look blonder. If you don’t have time to head to the salon, you don’t have to. Instead, turn to a temporary root touch up spray, like our L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Concealer Spray, Blondes with Dark Roots. The lightweight root concealer naturally blends with your hair color for seamless blonde coverage until your next shampoo. Shake well and hold the can five to six inches from your roots. Spray roots in a small stream, keeping in mind that less is more.
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