Dishwater Blonde is a dirty mousy blonde shade with soft brown tones in it. From warm to cool tones, this shade can be customized to suit your style, skin tone and eye color.
Understanding your skin tone is crucial. Here are some tips from Carlsbad, CA hair color specialist Stephanie Zurita.
“Look at your skin with silver and gold against it. Does one compliment while the other contrasts? If both are a good fit for you, you’re probably neutral,” says Zurita. You can check the veins in your wrist. If they’re purple or blue, you have a cool tone; Green means you have a warm tone; and if blue-green, you are neutral. As for skin, pink or rosé is cool, gold or yellow is warm, and if both, you’re neutral. “The idea of knowing your skin tone and eye color is to channel that effortless dark blonde. This would obviously pick up some highlights from the sun,” Zurita says.
Lifestyle, budget and maintenance – these things need to be discussed with your stylist.
Although this color can be low maintenance, it still requires some maintenance. Use salon-quality products to ensure the blonde’s health, integrity, and longevity. Zurita’s favorite is Kevin Murphy’s Everlasting Color. “It keeps hair in its ideal pH range so color and hair fiber look their best between salon visits,” she notes.
Feeling inspired to change your hair color? Check out these photos of gorgeous dishwater blonde shades to show your stylist.
#1: Dishwater blonde ombre on light brown hair
Ombré blonde highlights on light brown hair look great on all hair types. With years of experience, lightening the ends is the best way to refresh your hair color. Don’t forget to ask your stylist about color-safe products that will help preserve your hair’s integrity.
#2: Natural bronde balayage
A bronde balayage is great for transitioning light, pale blondes. A natural rinse-water blonde hair color makes for a low-maintenance balayage. A healthy alternative to living in a blonde kingdom.
#3: Light dishwater blonde
A light rinse water blonde with a bit more brightness has a yellowish pigment to keep the reflection vibrant. A perfect interpretation of ashy tones that still allows for some reflection. Ask for a dishwater blonde hair color with some contrast.
#4: Multicolored dimensional blonde hair
Get natural looking curls with multicolored dimensional blonde hair. A natural looking ash blonde shade complements your cool skin tone and is easy to maintain when used correctly. With ashy blonde tones, they appear a little darker and more muted than light blonde tones. Curl your locks and you’ll see all the swirling multi-dimensional shades of blonde.
#5: Highlights in dishwater blonde
Dishwater blonde highlights with super light pops around your face are gorgeous! A beautiful way to add lightness in strategic areas while still letting your natural brunette base shine through. Dishwater blonde hair with highlights is a great shade for olive complexions.
#6: Dishwashing liquid silver blonde
A silver blonde in the rinse water is a great way to transition to your natural gray. Ask your stylist to choose a lighter blonde and tint silver or ash to camouflage your natural tones. It makes growing out seem a bit easier and softer.
#7: Mushroom Blonde Hair
A mushroom blonde is a gorgeous trend that’s perfect for hair that’s resistant to lifting. A flush water blonde color can add coolness to any screaming warm blonde. Avoid shades of blue, ask for taupe or beige to get the reflection.
#8th: Dishwater Beach Blonde
A beachy blonde hair color is very underrated and generally underrated. Weaving highlights into your hair gives you the best natural looking beachy hair. Make sure your stylist puts them in very small cut foils that blend with your natural color. Natural rinse water hair color just became your new favorite hairstyle and color to try.
#9: Multidimensional creamy blonde
Getting highlights doesn’t have to be a big life change! While maintenance can be difficult, a multi-dimensional, creamy blonde is a little easier to maintain. If you have light brown hair, a messy, dishwasher safe hair color will work best for you when it comes to maintenance.
#10: Warm mousy blonde hair
Warm blonde hair is usually a mixture of ash and gold toner. Two shades you wouldn’t mix right away, but they create stunning, dimensional, glossy color. The color wheel is very important for figuring out what hair color works best with other hair colors.
#11: Golden dishwater blonde
Blonde with golden highlights is a beautiful blend of warm and cool tones. A low contrast rinse water color is soft but adds enough dimension to create a seamless blend. One of the most requested shades because growing out is so soft and easy!
#12: Lived-In Platinum Blonde Color Melt
A blonde color melt is an easy-care, high-quality blonde. If you plan to spend less time in the salon, then this coloring technique is the best. Platinum colors pair best with cooler skin tones.
#13: Ash brown hair with dishwater blonde ends
An ash brown with rinse water blonde tips is a gorgeous high contrast ombré. If you want to go a little lighter, I suggest using a little more lavender instead of silver with the shade. This adds brightness without warmth.
#14: Easy care dirty blonde
A low-maintenance dirty blonde is best achieved by adding highlights that are just a few shades lighter than your natural hair color. Let your stylist know that you want to prevent your strands from touching your scalp so they don’t form a line of demarcation when your hair grows back. Tone with a light warm color to recreate that dirty blonde hair color.
#fifteen: Sandy Ash Blonde with dark roots
Sandy ash blonde hair with dark roots is subtle enough for a change, but not life-changing. To keep the cool, ashy hue, invest in a quality purple shampoo that’s used every two weeks. This will neutralize the yellow and help preserve your color. Dirty, dishwater blonde hair color is beautiful all year round.
#16: Dishwater blonde lowlights with shadowy roots
While most highlights require some level of maintenance, not all of us can keep up, but we love hair color ideas! To solve this dilemma, ask for subtle babylights, rinse-water blonde lowlights, and a shadow approach to match your natural color. In this way you achieve the easiest maintenance while at the same time having a new, fresh, beautiful hairstyle.
#17: Faded dark blonde hair
Faded blonde hair can be achieved by asking for ashy tones or cooler shades. Stay away from light or light shades of blonde if you prefer a darker rinse-water blonde. This is perfect if you’re looking for a smooth blend without high contrast.