Dark Blonde vs Light Brown: Which One for Hair Color Change?

The “dark blonde vs light brown” debate often comes up when it’s time to try a hair color change. And that’s when you intend to do it yourself.

So, you can’t decide whether it’s a light brown or dark blonde. This can prove to be a challenge since if you don’t know the natural color, how can you change to another?

But the truth is that you shouldn’t worry too much about the color. Whether it’s light brown or dark blonde shouldn’t be your concern.

What you should be more concerned about is the LEVEL of the color according to the International hair color level system.

Dark Blonde vs Light Brown: Color Pallete

Now that you understand that, here are a few more factors to consider:

Is My Hair Blonde or Brown? Deciding

How people describe hair color doesn’t really matter. Instead, what matters is the International Hair Color Level System.

You should consider learning the haircolor chart and closely examine your hair with it.

This should reveal to you what area your hair color falls and that should be used for coloring your hair. A level 7, for example, in the above chart has a yellow/orange underlying pigment.

So, if you determine that your hair color is level 7, you’ll be able to decide to which haircolor you might want to dye your hair.

If someone were to have dark blonde hair at a level of 7 but want to change it, warm highlights like honey, caramel, or toffee will be the most suitable.


Another thing to consider is your natural hair color. Some hair colors classy, elegant, and sweet to look at but very difficult to replicate.

So, if you have one of that, it might be better to keep it. You can just style it or play it up with a few highlights one/two levels up.

It’s important not to do anything dramatic to such nice coloring hair if all you’re looking for is a great look, which you already have.

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