Strawberry blonde hair exists in this magical place between red hair and blonde hair. It’s a lovely, playful hair color that exudes warmth and softness. It’s stunning alone, but even more beautiful when paired with warmer red or golden shades or fashion colors like vivid peach or pastel pink hair.
If you’re on a hair journey towards red or towards platinum blonde, strawberry blonde can be a nice stop in the middle, or you can commit to it as your forever color, just like Jessica Chastain or Adele.
We’ve selected 63 examples of what strawberry blonde hair can look like to get you inspired to try the look yourself. Once you’re committed, we have all of the must-know info covered, including the best strawberry blonde hair dye kits to buy, as well as how to actually use them at home.
Strawberry Blonde Hair Guide: Contents
- 63 Strawberry Blonde Hair Color Shades
- 5 Strawberry Blonde Hair Dye Kits
- Best Strawberry Blonde Hair Shade for Your Skin Tone
- How to Dye Hair Strawberry Blonde at Home
- Maintaining Strawberry Blonde Hair Color
- Makeup Routine for Strawberry Blonde Hair
- What Colors Flatter Strawberry Blondes?
63 Strawberry Blonde Hair Color Shades to Inspire
Lighter than red and deeper and warmer than blonde, these strawberry blonde hair color shades are naturally flattering for every skin tone and personal style. Which one will you go for?
1. Wavy Strawberry Blonde Balayage
Our first strawberry blonde hair inspo is an easy one, a warm balayage over dark brown hair that brightens up the face and gives the hair dimension. This example of strawberry blonde doesn’t require too much bleaching or dyeing, but it still has a big impact.
2. Golden Strawberry Blonde Hair
This cascade of golden strawberry blonde waves is truly irresistible! This look combines ombre and balayage techniques to create a magnificent, shiny look that appears very complex. The roots and mids are naturally a warm auburn brown, which pairs well with this warm, golden take on strawberry blonde hair.
3. Copper and Strawberry Blonde Balayage
If you are naturally a redhead or a brunette bordering on redhead, we think this is the best way to rock strawberry blonde hair. The hair was mostly left its natural color but was then touched with streaks of strawberry blonde and platinum applied in a balayage style, which make it lighter and airier.
4. Peach and Strawberry Blonde Balayage
We love the touch of fashion-forward peach in this strawberry blonde hair color since it adds a pop of brightness while still fitting seamlessly with the warm base. This look is actually a balayage since you can see the brunette lowlights and roots peeking through, with shades of strawberry blonde and pastel peach hand-painted over.
5. Face-Framing Strawberry Blonde
We love this combination of copper and strawberry blonde. The copper hair roots and mids shine with health, while face-framing pops of light strawberry blonde give the feeling that the entire head is actually blonde.
6. Cinnamon and Strawberry Blonde
This brunette hair is spiced up with touches of strawberry blonde and is a great look if you’re not ready to go for full blonde. The dark brown hair is balayaged with ginger and strawberry blonde hair dye, which makes it look shiny, warm and interesting.
7. Strawberry Blonde Cascade
Not everyone was blessed with such thick, healthy hair, but we gotta admit that this technique for streaking hair with strawberry blonde hair dye only makes it appear shinier and more voluminous by adding dimension. Take notice of the roots, which were left darker for the sake of hair health and easy maintenance.
8. Extra Strawberry Blonde Lob
This is a really unique take on strawberry blonde hair, served with an extra side of even more strawberry. It’s a deeper and more saturated take on the color that is borderline ginger, with a few very thin dark streaks that add complexity. It’s a lovely tone that works really well with the natural roots on this long bob.
9. Chocolate and Strawberry Blonde
We can’t think of a more delicious combination than strawberries and chocolate, so of course, it also works for hair! The chocolate layers are on the bottom, peeking through waves and waves of rich strawberry blonde.
10. Strawberry Blonde Streaks
Just a few cleverly placed streaks of strawberry blonde are all it takes to seriously jazz up a brown-heavy copper look. In this look, the ends are the lightest part of the hair, which has a very pleasing effect that puts out blonde vibes while the hair framing the face is still fairly dark.
11. Layered Peach and Strawberry Blonde Hair
Layered hairstyles naturally have a lot of bounce and texture, but balayaging over them seriously amps things up. For summer, we love this combination of peach and strawberry blonde tones balayaged over brown hair.
12. Strawberry Blonde Micro-Streaks
There is nothing more impressive than freshly applied micro-streaks! The teeny-tiny strawberry blonde streaks add so much texture to the auburn hair, not only making it look lighter and more fun, but also making the hair look about ten times more voluminous.
13. Grapefruit and Strawberry Blonde
Like the tastiest summer cocktail, this hairstyle serves us with a refreshing blend of pink and strawberry blonde shades. While blonde certainly dominates, the wash of pink acts as a cooling tint that makes the hair extra special.
14. Strawberry Copper Haze
This hazy blend of strawberry blonde and copper over chocolate roots is steamy without being too fiery. It’s a great example of a colormelt combined with a balayage, where the mids are primarily the darker copper, while the strawberry blonde totally takes over the ends.
15. Ashy Strawberry Blonde
This hairstyle looks oh-so-dreamy thanks to a very neutral take on strawberry blonde, applied in a heavy-handed balayage over ash brown locks. Since the hair is so light, the strawberry tone has pastel-like qualities, which seem ethereal next to the ash.
16. Ginger and Strawberry Blonde Hair
This is another spicy take on strawberry blonde, this time with hints of ginger hair dye, as well as some deeper copper tones. The right combination of different, gleaming shade gives the hair a very multidimensional quality that registers as red at first glance.
17. Deep Strawberry Blonde
Simple yet stunning, this look definitely falls under “redhead” but with a strawberry blonde tinge. It’s a simple, all-over color that one could achieve at home, but that level of shine can only come when you take good care of your tresses.
18. Strawberry Blonde Sombre
Add some cheer to your life with a strawberry blonde sombre! It’s a great way of going lighter while also enjoying easy maintenance and while still retaining some of your natural depth and darkness.
19. Wavy Strawberry Blonde Balayage
Who needs waves when you’ve got such perfect streaks? Well, waves have never hurt anyone, and in this look, they combine with those extra-thin touches of strawberry blonde streaks over auburn hair to make a beachy, textured look perfect for spring or summer.
20. Strawberry Blonde and Amethyst Smoke
This is one of those looks that are so unique yet soft that will make people gasp. This time around, strawberry blonde is the base color, and smoky streaks of rose quartz and amethyst purple add the loveliest color contrast for a mesmerizing look.
21. Strawberry Blonde Shag
Shaggy haircuts go very well with strawberry blonde hair, giving a flirty, slightly rocker look that is light and great for summer! Get inspired by this take, with razored ends and metallic shades of quartz and peach.
22. Beach Babe Strawberry Blonde
If your hair is naturally blonde already, this look is super easy to achieve! A hint of balayage with bleach will help give you some natural highlights, and then a peachy toner will give that strawberry blonde effect without taking away from those beach babe vibes. Tousled wavy styling is not optional!
23. Orange and Strawberry Blonde Hair
This is an extremely warm, orange-based twist on strawberry blonde that we absolutely adore for those with warmer undertones. The hair has a wonderful sheen, but a few dark brown streaks add contrast and richness.
24. Strawberry Blonde Face-Framing Ombre
There is nothing wrong with a traditional ombre, but we do love how adding a couple of balayage-inspired face-framing strands gives a more intense transformation while also softening the contrast between the top and bottom. In this look, the strawberry blonde color is on the lighter and warmer side of things, giving a lot of spice to the medium brown roots and mids.
25. Pastel Strawberry Blonde with Curtain Bangs
This lovely pastel strawberry blonde is a particularly lovely shade choice if you have cool, peaches & cream skin. In this look, the roots were kept deeper and a little longer, but the strawberry blonde blends into them well with a few streaks. The curtain bangs were given the same subtle treatment, making for a very flattering face frame.
26. Flaming Strawberry Blonde Balayage
There is something radiant and warm about this strawberry blonde balayage, just like the movement of a flame. That dynamic effect comes from hand-applied streaks of gold over a very deep and warm copper color.
27. Blunt Strawberry Blonde Sombre
If you want something a little unusual but still super pretty, we think a strawberry blonde sombre could be up your alley! The blend at the mids here is very soft, and the hair is super glossy, which keeps the transition from feeling too dramatic, while the blunt cut gives a bit of interest and edge.
28. Dreamy Strawberry Blonde Hair Colormelt
You can get lost in this dreamy colormelt. This coloring job appears very flowy and organic, which, in reality, takes some serious expert skill. The blend of nearly platinum with both peachy and strawberry blonde tones is irresistibly metallic, with deeper roots for health and depth.
29. Feathery Strawberry Blonde Face Frame
Just a tiny bit of hair dye can have a massive impact, as this feathery hairstyle proves! The bulk of the hair is a deeper coppery-brown shade, but just a couple of strands of strawberry blonde frame the face and transform the entire look. It feels extra fitting thanks to the tousled, wavy styling.
30. Sleek Strawberry Blonde Hair
There is no better way to tell just how skilled a colorist is than by looking at their creation after the hair has been straightened. This sleek strawberry blonde look features some delicate micro-streaks over an ashy brown base, with touched of platinum for lightness.
31. Fiery Strawberry Blonde
Heavy on the orange, this gleaming strawberry blonde has a real fiery side! Starting with natural, dark roots, the hair fades into a real ginger shade and then becomes lighter and blonder at the ends in a very gradual shift.
32. Graduated Strawberry Blonde Bob
This is one of the shortest hairstyles we’ve showcased so far, and it’s just so gosh darn pretty! The soft and wavy graduated bob is a stunning canvas for a soft and ethereal strawberry blonde balayage that brightens the face.
33. Smoked-Root Strawberry Blonde
The contrast between the pastel strawberry blonde tresses and the dark, smoky root is quite intense, on the one hand making the hair seem even lighter and more metallic and, on the other hand, giving some modern grunge vibes.
34. Pumpkin Spice Strawberry Blonde
We’re getting heavy autumnal vibes from this deep strawberry look, which is actually a very soft and subtly blended balayage. The base is a deeper auburn that becomes lighter and warmer at the front and ends, but not in the typical streaks but through a barely perceptible colormelt.
35. Strawberry Blonde Glam Waves
Sun-dappled and shiny, these strawberry blonde waves are to die for! The hair was dyed quite uniformly, but the roots were kept a little darker, while the ultra-glamorous effect comes from uni-directional curls that were then brushed out and teased to voluminous perfection.
36. Metallic Strawberry Blonde Hair
Consider a shimmering take on strawberry blonde! This metallic creation relies on a healthy layer of hair gloss, but also on the contrast between ultra-light strawberry blonde waves and deeper copper roots and lowlights. The look retains all of that gleam even when styled into piecey waves.
37. Strawberry Blonde Analog Wave
This is the kind of hair color only a true artist can create. This look combines both orange-leaning tones and pink-leaning tones of strawberry blonde, along with touches of golden platinum and copper, in hand-painted streaks that give a dynamic, flowy effect enhanced by the unidirectional waves.
38. Ash and Strawberry Cascade
Another simple balayage that we cannot resist, in large part, because that dramatic length gives us serious hair envy! These extra-long tresses are ashy brown at the roots and mids, with a simple balayage of strawberry blonde hair dye starting at the mids until it totally takes over the ends.
39. Espresso and Strawberry Blonde Lob
A long bob is always a lovely haircut, especially with a middle part and some nice waves. We like the simple yet artful way the deep espresso locks were brightened with fine streaks of pale, warm strawberry blonde, for a natural, sun-kissed look.
40. Strawberry Blonde Redhead
Touches of strawberry blonde and gold give this redhead some serious dimension and sheen. The base of the hair is still the dominant color, with tones of auburn and copper that keep it in firm redhead territory.
41. Strawberry Blonde Moonstone
This hair is smooth and reflective, just like a gleaming peach moonstone. This level of dramatic shine can only come from seriously light hair covered in a strawberry blonde hair dye or tint, as well as a finishing gloss. Brushed out curls are the secret to the smooth, flowy waves.
42. Extra Warm Strawberry Blonde
Styled into soft waves, this is a very glamorous look. This golden strawberry blonde hair is in motion, with a seamless color progression that goes through more ginger and more gold iterations, with the lightest level at the ends. We love the coloring job, but admittedly, we think the hair is too warm for the model’s cool undertone, and it would flatter those with warm skin better.
43. Opalescent Strawberry Blonde
If what you really want is for your hair to look like a peachy precious gem, bring this photo to your colorist. The gradual shift from cool-toned roots to strawberry blonde mids and ends really reminds us of the way color shifts in a peach opal as it reflects the light.
44. Copper and Strawberry Colormelt
We’re getting some vintage vibes from this smooth hairstyle, partially thanks to the gorgeous bangs. It’s a lovely combination of copper and strawberry tones in a colormelt that starts out dark and gradually gets lighter towards the ends.
45. Blunt and Wavy Strawberry Copper Balayage
If you’re searching for both haircut and color inspiration, this look has got you covered! We love a blunt cut, especially when the hair is styled into waves, and there is something about the way a strawberry blonde balayage adds even more softness to such a look.
46. Mahogany and Strawberry Colormelt
What really stands out to us in this look is the contrast between the cool mahogany roots and the warm copper mids, which, of course, become a slightly more neutral strawberry blonde at the ends. This is a very cheerful contrast, thanks to the wavy styling.
47. Strawberry Wine Bob
This adorable bob is sweet and refreshing, like strawberry wine. It’s a complex color with lighter, cooler streaks and just a hint darker, warmer streaks, which come together to give the hair a flowy, liquid feel.
48. Strawberry Chocolate Milkshake Hair
If you didn’t have a sweet tooth before, this hair color would probably give you one. The combination of chocolate roots and streaks of both warm and cool strawberry blonde is creamy and blended, just like the perfect milkshake in summer.
49. Strawberry Blonde Money Piece
Do you love the brightness the extra peachy money piece adds to the look? So do we, so here’s how to achieve it: aim for a heavily streaked strawberry blonde balayage over light brown hair and then add streaks of a more vivid peach right near the front of the face.
50. Light and Warm Strawberry Blonde
A little blonder than strawberry, this hair color still stands out thanks to its incredible warmth. A deeper root adds depth, while small, piecey waves are the magical secret to intense volume and texture that doesn’t look frizzy.
51. Strawberry Sunflower Blonde
This hair color brings to mind words like romance, summer, sunlight, and flowers. It’s an innovative take on strawberry blonde with coppery roots that turn into a more pinky tone at the mids and then make the drastic switch to very warm, golden blonde tones at the ends.
52. Neutral Strawberry Blonde Balayage
This cooled-down redhead has been transformed into a very neutral strawberry blonde, in a soft, sun-kissed balayage. The brown-copper hair has just enough warmth to gleam, while the blonde and platinum touches give a lot of movement to the look.
53. Gleaming Strawberry Blonde with Braid
When you decide to go for a look where the roots are kept dark while the bottom half of the hair is dyed a hyper-light, metallic shade, why not show it off? We love this messy half-braid for purposely bringing out the contrasting colors.
54. Metallic Autumn Strawberry Blonde
We love these warmer, more gold-orange takes on strawberry blonde for autumn, because they allow the hair to reflect what’s going on in the natural world. Of course, it helps to add a glossy finish for a slightly more metallic effect.
55. Chocolate Orange Strawberry Blonde
This warmer twist on strawberry blonde brings to mind the mouth-watering combination of chocolate and orange, which we will gladly consume in any iteration. The deep roots and flowy blonde streaks really do combine like a swirl of melted chocolate or ice cream.
56. Tousled Strawberry Blonde Waves
In the mood for something a little edgier? Solid dyed pastel strawberry blonde isn’t usually that, but by keeping the roots smoky, the look gains a grunge effect. Style the hair into tousled waves to increase the rebel girl vibes.
57. Smooth Strawberry Blonde Colormelt
Smooth, subtle, and metallic – there is something very sophisticated about this strawberry blonde hair colormelt. At first glance, it’s not clear if the hair is blonde, red, or even brown thanks to the impeccable gradient, glossy finish, and soft wavy styling.
58. Sun-Dappled Copper Strawberry Blonde
One of the most common examples of strawberry blonde hair on this list has been streaks of the lighter color over copper tresses, and in this instance, the combination feels sun-dappled and summer-ready.
59. Golden Pastel Strawberry Blonde
This strawberry blonde hair is straddling the border between pastel and gold, and we couldn’t be more in love. It’s a very light shade that requires some extreme bleaching, which is why it’s a smart decision to keep the roots dark – it keeps the scalp healthy and allows for easier grow-out.
60. Warm Strawberry Blonde with Bangs
Warm might be an understatement in this case, because this orange-leaning strawberry blonde is straight up hot! Piecey bangs and razored ends give a bit of edge to this otherwise sweet look, with multiple shades of warm strawberry that create lots of texture.
61. Gradient Strawberry Blonde Hair
This is another combo of mahogany and strawberry blonde hair that is totally dreamy. Mahogany roots give that cool, solid center to the hair gradient, which becomes a little peachier at the mids until it concludes as a very light and pastel-leaning strawberry blonde tone.
62. Strawberry Blonde Cloud Balayage
For soft, cloudy effects, the secret is choosing a balayage with extra-thick streaks of a light, metallic strawberry blonde hair dye. It makes the hair look impossibly soft and smooth, even with the contrasting chocolate-colored roots.
63. Strawberry Blonde Ends
We’re ending on a dynamic yet totally wearable look! The strawberry blonde in this look totally takes over the ends, acting like a brightening and dimension-giving highlight to copper tresses. It’s warm and fun, a perfect look for any season!
5 Strawberry Blonde Hair Dye Kits to Buy
Ready to bring your inspiration to life? Check out these strawberry blonde hair dye kits that you can use at home to emulate the look you liked!
1. Garnier Hair Color Nutrisse Nourishing Hair Color Creme in Apricot Jam 84
This stunning strawberry blonde hair dye gives a warm and vivid medium blonde hair color with a coppery touch. It’s a nourishing, creamy formula that can lighten the hair by a shade or two but is generally recommended for those starting out with dark blonde or very light brown hair, with few to no grays.
It comes with an ampoule of oils that can be added to the color blend in order to give the hair a nourishing, softening boost, and overall, we think this is one of the best strawberry blonde hair dye options for those making a small color change and wanting minimal damage. Buy it from Amazon!
2. L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying + Shine Permanent Hair Color in 9GR Light Golden Reddish Blonde
This is another super gentle strawberry blonde hair dye option for those already starting out with naturally blonde or bleached hair. It gives the hair a really lovely, peachy-blonde color that isn’t too orange or brassy.
The set comes with a color gel and a developer in a convenient mixing bottle, along with a nicely sized tube of shine-boosting hair conditioner. If you have gray hairs, this shade will help to blend them away into the rest of the hair, although it’s not great for more extreme gray coverage. It’s available on Amazon.
3. Henna Maiden Strawberry Blonde Hair Color
If your hair is already light, and you want a strawberry blonde tint and some gray coverage, maybe you’ll be keen to try this henna-based strawberry blonde hair. While we object to the notion that this product is “chemical-free” (a claim that is literally impossible since everything, including water, humans, and even henna, is all technically made of chemicals), it is definitely an intriguing hair dye choice.
Using it is a little different than using traditional dye since it has to be left on the hair for a lot longer – around an hour and a half for a subtle tint or up to 3 hours for a more coppery shade. Henna hair dyes are extremely permanent, so if you change your mind and decide you don’t like it, it’s going to be very hard to remove. Order it from Amazon!
4. L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color for Light Bleached or Blondes in Peach
If your hair is naturally light, or if you’ve already bleached it, this peach tone gives the most flawless strawberry blonde hair color while also fortifying the hair. This color is really more of a tint that infuses the hair with peachy, pastel shades.
You can mix it with your conditioner if you want an even softer and subtler tint, and it’s also perfect for just adding a few streaks or lightly dyeing the ends of your hair. Since it is a semi-permanent hair color, it will fade a bit every time you shampoo your hair, so it’s a good choice if you’d rather not commit to strawberry blonde. Get it on Amazon!
5. Garnier Olia Ammonia Free Permanent Hair Color in 8.0 Medium Blonde
This hair dye gives a warm blonde that is on the more golden side of strawberry blonde, making it a great shade to choose if you’re nervous about looking too much like a redhead. If you have a lot of grays to cover, this dye is a great choice.
It can also be combined with Garnier’s Intense Fire Ruby or Rose Gold for a more vivid strawberry tone. The dye formula is infused with olive oil, avocado oil, and shea butter, so it also helps to condition the hair while changing its color. Find it through Amazon!
Choosing the Perfect Strawberry Blonde Hair Shade for Your Skin Tone
Strawberry blonde hair is blonde hair that has a bit of reddishness to it. It exists on a spectrum and can be lighter or darker, warmer coppery or cooler and rosier, or it can have a strong golden yellow leaning.
We always recommend choosing a level of darkness or lightness that won’t be too close to your skin tone, since that’s a recipe for looking oddly monochromatic and washed out. In our opinion, it doesn’t matter too much if the strawberry blonde is lighter or darker than your skin since both effects can be gorgeous in different ways.
• For example, if you have a medium skin tone, you can opt for a copper-heavy strawberry blonde that’ll be a little darker than your skin or go for a light strawberry blonde that will be darker than your skin.
• Strawberry blonde hair in all of its iterations is flattering to warm, cool, and neutral undertones alike. The only people who may have a difficult time with this hair color are those with olive skin tones since orange-based shades bring out the sallow greenness in the skin. If you do have olive skin, it’s better to opt for a slightly cooler and more pink-based strawberry blonde shade.
• For those with neutral skin that looks very beige and can sometimes appear dull, all shades of strawberry blonde hair do a remarkable job of bringing it alive and making it look very clear and luminous.
• For those with cool, pinkish undertones, strawberry blonde is just as flattering, helping to slightly tone down the pinkishness and to make the skin look healthy. It’s best to opt for more coral or pinkish shades of strawberry blonde since very golden-orange strawberry blonde shades can sometimes bring out too much pinkness in the skin.
• Those with warm undertones to their skin will do best with warm strawberry blonde hair colors that lean more towards gold, copper, or orange. Pinkish strawberry blonde shades are not totally off-limits, but they won’t be as flattering to your natural golden-yellow undertone.
How to Dye Hair Strawberry Blonde at Home
There are a few different ways to achieve strawberry blonde hair. If you have naturally blonde or very light brown hair, then you can simply buy a strawberry blonde hair dye kit and use it on your hair.
However, if you have darker hair, then you might have to bleach your hair first in order to make it light enough. After that, you can use a regular strawberry blonde hair dye, or you can use a very diluted semi-permanent red hair dye.
You also have the option of experimenting with streaks of strawberry blonde through your blonde hair in order to achieve a more complex and multi-dimensional hair color. Strawberry blonde balayages or streaks can look really stunning, especially on those who have naturally copper or red hair.
Another way of achieving this kind of look is to bleach the hair in a balayage and then overlay a reddish tint over the entire head – the natural hair color will look more copper or auburn, while the streaks will turn strawberry blonde.
Before either bleaching or dyeing, make sure your hair is as healthy and protected as it can be. Try to avoid washing your hair a few days in advance, although you can definitely use protein or oil-based hair masks to nourish it.
Another step we recommend, especially if your heart is set on a very particular shade of strawberry blonde, is to conduct a patch test by testing out the hair dye on just a small piece of hair towards the back of your head (or you can clip a few strands from your head to dye) in order to see how the color will turn out. It’s very difficult to predict just how dark or saturated the color will come out, as it depends heavily on the hair color you’re starting out with.
You Will Need
- Strawberry blonde hair dye kit
- Mixing bowl or bottle
- A pair of gloves
- Hair dyeing brush
- Shirt you won’t mind damaging
- Non-metal hair clips
- Hair conditioner
The Dyeing Process
• First things first, prepare yourself! Put on that old shirt you don’t mind staining with strawberry blonde hair dye, pull on your gloves and part your hair into 3-4 sections and then clip each section up.
• Next, prepare your strawberry blonde hair dye! In a bottle or mixing bowl, combine the color and developer that came in your hair dye kit. You can also make your own custom blend if you have a bit more hair dyeing experience or rely on a semi-permanent dye that doesn’t require mixing if your hair has already been bleached or is naturally very light.
• Starting with the front, unclip your first section of hair, and from that section, pull an even smaller subsection.
• Starting at the roots (or a little away from the roots if you’re going for a modern, easy-to-maintain look), either squirt the dye directly on the strand or apply it with the brush and then brush it downwards to the ends of your hair, adding more dye if necessary.
• With your fingers, lightly massage the hair dye into the hair to ensure it covers each strand more thoroughly.
• Separate out the next subsection and apply the strawberry blonde hair dye to it. Continue doing this until you finish dyeing the entire section of hair.
• Clip the now dye-covered section of hair back up and unclip the next section to be dyed. Dye it with the same methodology described in steps 3-5.
• Once your entire head is covered, we always suggest going back and touching up the roots a little bit. Feel free to unclip sections here and there to double-check your work.
• Now it’s time to wait between 30-45 minutes depending on the hair dye you choose – check the instructions to see exactly how long. You can pop a shower cap on if you’re worried about making a mess. Don’t throw out any leftover dye since you may need to make fixes later.
• Once enough time has passed, pop into the shower to rinse out the dye. You can use a hair conditioner to help it along but avoid shampooing your hair.
• Once the water runs clean of dye, you can get out of the shower and either wait for your hair to air-dry or gently blow-dry it on very low heat.
• Look over your hair, and if necessary, add more strawberry blonde hair dye to make fixes. Once it’s all perfect, you can enjoy your new look!
Tips for Maintaining Your Strawberry Blonde Hair Color
Thankfully, strawberry blonde is one of those hair colors that are easier to maintain. Once the hair has been made lighter, it will remain light, while reddish tones tend to grab on to the cuticle very well, so they don’t fade.
Even so, it is also good to practice good hair color maintenance habits in order to keep the hair looking healthy and shiny and to prevent dullness or breakage.
• Our first suggestion for dyed hair is always to limit how often you wash it. Washing every day is a big no-no, but ideally, you should wait at least a few days in-between hair washing.
• When you do wash your hair, avoid sulfate-based shampoos since they are very strong and will pull the strawberry blonde color out of your hair.
• Additionally, avoid washing your hair with very hot water and stick to cool or lukewarm temperatures instead. Both your hair and skin will thank you since hot water is very stripping and dehydrating, so it can damage both the skin and dyed hair.
• If you do notice your color beginning to fade, you can occasionally refresh it with a red shampoo that will help deposit a bit more tint. Don’t use this kind of shampoo every time you wash your hair, however, since it can deposit too much color and make your hair look more ginger than strawberry blonde.
• Other things you should probably avoid include intense heat styling, direct sun exposure (which you can mitigate with UV-blocking hair oil or mousse), and chlorinated water (swim caps at the pool are a must!).
• If you’ve dyed your hair all-over, including the roots, then you will likely have to do touch-ups with strawberry blonde hair dye every 4-6 weeks. If you would like to avoid having to re-dye so often, then opt for a strawberry blonde balayage or sombre, which will allow for easier grow-out.
Your Makeup Routine for Your Strawberry Blonde Hair
It’s easy to forget that sometimes hair color changes also require a few tweaks to your makeup. Here are our tips for ensuring your makeup and strawberry hair color live in harmony.
• For your base, don’t feel the need to change things too much. As long your foundation or BB cream matches your skin tone, you’re all good, and strawberry blonde looks just as great with high-coverage products as it does with very natural, lightweight tinted moisturizers.
• When it comes to blush, we suggest choosing from the same color family as your hair, so if your strawberry blonde hair is warmer, pick a peachier blush, while if it’s rosier, a neutral blush will do.
• When it comes to your eyebrows, you will likely want to switch to an eyebrow pencil or pomade with a warm undertone that will more closely match your hair.
• If you like your brows to look a little darker than your hair, then an auburn shade will do, while a warm blonde or ginger shade will be a perfect match.
• If you don’t want your brows to match your hair too closely, opt for a blonde color with a very slight yellow undertone.
• When choosing a color story for your eyeshadow, remember that your strawberry blonde hair will also influence things. No colors are off-limits, but just remember that they won’t exist in a vacuum. For example, greens will look more vivid against warm hair, while coppery and peach tones will look softer and more harmonious.
• Wear any lipstick color you like! Warm tones like brick, coral, and peach will appear softer against your hair, while cool tones like blue-based reds or pinks, berries, and mauves will offer an interesting but still flattering contrast.
What Colors Flatter Strawberry Blondes?
Whether it’s more pink or orange, strawberry blonde hair is definitely an intense color that will impact your entire look. Keep that in mind when selecting the colors for your next outfit!
• When in doubt, keep things neutral! Strawberry blonde hair is the kind of hair color that works with white, black, gray, or earth-toned outfits very easily.
• For cooler strawberry blonde hair, keep things harmonious by keeping your outfit cool toned as well. Enjoy purples, slate grays, and blues.
• For warm strawberry blondes, oranges and yellows will give that same harmonious effect instead.
• When you really want to stand out, go opposite on the color wheel and rock a green look instead!
• There is something very sweet and fetching about pairing pastels with lighter variations on strawberry blonde, and it’s especially nice if you already have a bit of an anime princess-vibe.
• On the other hand, if you want something striking yet elegant and sophisticated, jewel tones are the way to go, especially for evening wear.
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