How to get the bronde hair color of your dreams
Hairstyle goddess Blake Lively adopted a new bronde hair color a few weeks ago and ever since, the internet and anyone who loves the former Gossip Girl's mane (who doesn't?) has fallen head over heels for the multidimensional shade once again. If you're contemplating some bronde locks of your own, find out how to get the look below!
Know what you want
As with all new hairstyles, you should have a really good idea of what kind of bronde look you really want. The best thing you can do is gather inspirational photos of your favorite celebrities, models and bloggers, then ask yourself a few important questions.
Do you want to change your whole look or add dimension to an existing base color? Are you into natural looking bronde locks or would you be down for something a bit closer to ombré territory? Would you prefer highlights or a more natural, sunkissed glow on the ends?
If you're still not sure after all that, try talking to a professional colorist for some advice. They'll be able to explain how all of your options will work with your existing color, and the processes you'll need to go through to achieve your desired bronde hue.
Keep your hair healthy
Just like any other hair color, bronde looks best with strong, healthy hair. So, before and after you go bronde, make sure you have a great haircare regime in place. Condition your mane regularly to keep it hydrated, soothe parched strands between washes with leave-in conditioners, hair oil or serum, and make time for a weekly hair mask. You should also get a trim every 6-8 weeks (at least) to remove split and damaged ends.
Maintain the color
Over-shampooing, heat damage and UV rays can all accelerate fading. For longer lasting color, protect your strands from the sun with a hat and a UV protectant, lay off the heat styling whenever you can, and try using dry shampoo to revive second day and third strands so you can go longer between washes.
After all that, we suggest you check out Blake Lively's Instagram for some extra tortoiseshell hairspiration (if you haven't already)!