HAIR CARE Dirty Blonde Hair Color: An Ultimate Guide

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When it comes to blonde hair color, shades of platinum and ash frequently top the list. While both are excellent options and Better Natured® celebrates all hues, don’t overlook the equally flattering hair color in the same family, known as dirty blonde. Not only does it need fewer touch-ups or toning treatments to counteract brassiness (though there’s nothing wrong with maintenance), but it’s also the ideal balance between light and dark while being one of the easiest shades to maintain. Intrigued? Of course, you are! Let’s get to it.

What Is Dirty Blonde Hair Color? 

Dirty blonde is a multidimensional color, falling somewhere between medium and dark blonde. It’s coupled with favorable wheaty, brown undertones contributing to its “dirty” appearance. It’s an attractive, low-maintenance hue that typically flatters those with a warm complexion. 

How to Achieve Dirty Blonde Hair Color

While some people are naturally blessed with dirty blonde hair, it’s also one of the most highly requested dark blonde shades — but you don’t need to head to the salon to get it! Whether you want to enrich your existing dirty blonde tresses or take your current hair color up or down one shade, Better Natured®’s at home hair color in 7N Medium Natural Blonde is the ideal shade to help you add vibrant dimension while concealing grays and roots. Our all-in-one hair color kit provides everything you need for salon-quality, professional-level hair color at home, minus the price tag.

How to Maintain Dirty Blonde Hair Color

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Protect Your Hue with Our Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner

Prevent fading and keep your hair shiny, hydrated, and frizz-free with our vegan Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner. When used together, this dynamic duo helps keep your hair color vibrant for up to nine weeks* while leaving your hair smooth, silky, and less prone to breakage.**

*When used as a system with Better Natured® Color Care Shampoo.

**Against combing breakage on damaged hair when using Better Natured® Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner vs. a non-conditioning shampoo.

Add a Deep Conditioning Treatment  

In addition to your color care shampoo and conditioner, treat your tresses weekly with our award-winning Deep Conditioning Balm. This restorative color-safe deep conditioner provides deep hydration and locks down brilliance, depth, and tone for up to nine weeks.*

*When used as a system with Better Natured® Color Care Shampoo two to three times weekly.

If your hair is in need of moisture, use Better Natured® Moisture Replenishing Masque one to three times a week. The formula is infused with protective lipids that mimic those found naturally in healthy hair, giving your strands much-needed TLC. 

Correct Any Unwanted Tones 

For the most part, dirty blonde doesn’t run the same risk of becoming brassy like platinum or ash shades. However, if your color-treated blonde hair is skewing a little too warm, our Purple Color Correcting Cream neutralizes brassy tones and delivers cooler results in just one to three minutes.

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New to coloring your hair on your own? No problem! Check out our how-to videos and guides with step-by-step instructions on how to use Better Natured®'s at home hair color. If you prefer to correspond with a licensed pro directly, we’re here to live chat, video chat, email, or talk via phone to walk you through the process in the comfort of your own abode. 


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