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Make Room For Mushroom: Everything You Need To Know About Mushroom Blonde Hair

24 September 2019
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Phoebe Barber


Phoebe is a London/Leeds based writer with a passion for hair and beauty blogging. She has recently joined the L’Oréal Team, and loves being up with all the hottest hair and beauty trends in the business.

Calling all food fans- and hair colour connoisseurs! We’re giving you all the top tips on this tasty new trend: mushroom blonde hair- the perfect mix of blonde hair and ashy hair, which is good enough to eat. If you’re feeling like a tasty change of your blonde tresses, mushroom blonde is the hue for you. We’re answering all your mushroom blonde questions including: what this new, must-have colour trend is, how to get mushroom blonde hair, who would suit mushroom blonde hair, and the top hair care tips for mushroom blonde- let’s get cooking;

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So, What Is Mushroom Blonde Hair?

Mushroom blonde hair is a multi-tonal look, combining blonde and ashy tones to achieve the ultimate cool-blonde hairstyle. Think bronde, but with an ashier update, converting traditionally light blonde shades to a cooler tone. This winning mixture of darker undertones, with ashy, grey-blonde sections is the perfect mix of both blonde and brunette, lending itself wonderfully to blondes who want to experiment with their darker side, or brunettes wanting to lighten their hair up, sign us up!

woman with long mushroom blonde hair

How Do I Get Mushroom Blonde Hair?

Now that you’re as invested as we are in this gorgeous ashy blonde hair craze, let’s talk about how to achieve this mouth-watering style. When it comes to a change in colour, we always recommend going pro. By visiting your local salon, your hairstylist can find the right ashy toners to suit your skin tone, and eye colour, making sure your hair colour transition is seamless. For brunettes to achieve mushroom blonde, upper layers of your hair will be sectioned and lightened, allowing some of the darker base colours to remain on the lower layers. The highlighted sections will then be toned by your pro, to a cool ashy shade. For blondes, or lighter hair colours, some darker tones will be painted in by your pro in order to get the ultimate blonde/brown mushroom contrast. The top sections will be treated to a dose of ashy toner to achieve a covetable cool-gal blonde.

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Why Should I Get Mushroom Blonde Hair?

Mushroom blonde hair is topping our hair colour wish-list of 2019 for lots of reasons. Mushroom blonde hair manages to tick two top hair buzz words at the moment: bronde hair, and ashy hair. Ashy hair is a must-have because the muted tones encapsulate a covetable cool-vibe, meaning your hair stands out from warmer blondes such as honey blonde, or golden blonde which are also majorly trending at the moment.

Who Suits Mushroom Blonde Hair?

Mushroom blonde is the perfect shade if you’re wanting a subtle change. The mixture of darker and lighter tones means this colour trend is flattering on every face shape: the ashy-blonde tones catch the sun, for a light, lifted feel, and the darker tones frame the face to give you the perfect model caught off guard look. Mushroom blonde can also be a great transitional shade, if you’re planning a colour overhaul from blonde to brunette or vice versa, but fancy a pit stop somewhere in the middle- this shade is definitely for you! Plus: the multi-dimensional aspect of mushroom blonde means that it gives every hair type a sense of thickness and slickness- hello #hairgoals.

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How To Care For Mushroom Blonde Hair

Once you’ve stepped out of the salon with your fresh mushroom blonde locks, it’s important to give your hair the top treatments in order to maintain your admirable ashy tones. For this we recommend washing you new colour with purple shampoo and conditioning with purple conditioner the best friend of every blonde gal. We love Redken Blondage shampoo and conditioner.

woman using purple shampoo on blonde hair

After air-drying, we love using a luxe hair serum to give your hair all the love and attention it deserves. One of our top picks is Kérastase Blonde Absolu Ciaplasme to help smooth on the ends of your colour treated tresses in order to treat any weakened hair, and help protect from heated styling tools.

To finish off, hair oil is a must-have, we recommend L'Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil. This is the ultimate shine inducing, and colour protecting oil that will help keep your mushroom blonde locks sleek, shiny, and smooth- woohoo!

Hungry for mushroom blonde hair? We definitely are! Make sure to book in at your local salon in order to achieve the tastiest of hair trends yet. 
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