Choosing the right blonde for you
If you’re planning on switching up your hair colour at home for a new blonde getting the right shade for you can really make a difference so here are a few things to keep in mind.
Warm vs Cold
When choosing your blonde shade you first need to decide what sort of tone you would like. If you’re after an icy cool blonde then you should choose a shade more on the cooler side of the shade finder e.g Preference Le Blonding 11.11 whereas if your looking for a blonde with more of a warm golden tone then Preference 03 would be the one for you.
Level of lift and expected results
Another thing to consider to achieve your perfect box dye blonde is your base colour and the level of lift of the box dye you use as this will impact the results. As you can see from the example on the right hand side to get the lightest of blondes it would be advised that your current shade is similar to that of the first 3 on the shade guide opposed to the darker side as you are unlikely to get the level of lift you require. Having said this some box colours can achieve some serious levels of lift with L’Oreal Paris’ new Preference le Blonding range being a great example. The new range boasts up to 3 levels of lift while also having -70% less breakage* which makes it a great option for a strong healthy blonde.
Bleach with bonding: A new platinum option for home colourers
If you’re looking for the purest of blondes bleach is always a popular choice and now there is a brand new box dye which reduces the chances of hair breakage by -80%**.
L’Oreal Paris’ new Preference Ultra Platinum Bleach 9 Level Lift with Protective Bonding Complex provides a unique addition to your bleach at home options due to its new formula with bonding complex inside.
What is bonding complex ?
The bonding complex is a perfect mix of lightening and bonding agents for maximum lift and proven hair protection. Combined with an anti brass care to deeply nourish hair, reduce breakage & neutralise brassy tones.
Post Blonde Care
Getting your perfect blonde at home doesn’t stop after colouring and we would recommend that post colour care is an essential final step to maintain your new strong blonde look. If you’re looking for an affordable option Elvive’s 4 step Bond Repair range powered by citric acid can strengthen any weakened hair bonds caused by dying. Not only does this routine make your blonde glisten with up to 90% more shine*** but it will also reduce breakage by up to 98%*** so you can keep your blonde for longer.