Strawberry Blonde Hair At Home Formula | My Epic Journey Part 4 (Current Formula)

by Molly Gardner
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This at-home color formula has been my go-to mix for Strawberry Blonde hair for over three years now.  I am so obsessed with the color!  For me, it’s the perfect balance of blonde and red.

I wanted to share this step-by-step video tutorial of how I mix and apply the color, as well as my strawberry blonde hair extensions.  I get so many questions on the extensions!  The Signature Strawberry Blonde {shade 31} was based off of the color results of this formula.

As a (friendly!) reminder, I can’t help anyone with a personal formula.  I get so many emails with people asking me custom color questions.  I’m not a licensed colorist, so I’d just be guessing, and I would hate to guess the wrong formula.  The only person who can give accurate advice is a licensed colorist who can see your hair in person to assess your base color and your hair color history, as this can affect the outcome any new color.  On this blog,  I share my personal formulas and results.


My hair is grey now, but my hair color ” base level” prior to going grey was a level 7.  Knowing your base level is important, because it will affect how the formula looks on your hair. 

You should aim to use hair dye within 2 levels of your original color.  A Level 1 is the darkest (black) and Level 10 is the lightest (platinum blonde). 

This formula works well for me because I am a natural level 7 and using a mix of dyes that are level 7 + 8.


It took me about 10 mixes of trying different amounts of each shade to find a formula that works for me.  After almost a year and a half of coloring, I finally felt like I had my perfect combo.  

Definitely play around with using different amounts of each shade if it doesn’t come out totally perfect on the first try!

Try increasing or decreasing amounts of each shade in the mix by .25 oz increments to see how it works for you.

  • Adding more 8G Golden Blonde or using less 8RG Red Blonde will make the results more blonde
  • Adding more 8RG Red Blonde or using less 8G Golden Blonde will make the results more red
  • Adding more 7G will make the results darker

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This post has details and tips for gals with grey hair like me, who might need to tweak their application and/or formula slightly.


My girlgetglamorousHAIR extensions are one of my most favorite things I’ve ever done.  I’m so proud of them, I could burst.  The color is absolutely perfect.

Prior to starting gggHAIR, I would try and find extensions and they were always too blonde or too red.  I spent almost two years getting the color of these that just right mix of blonde and red that makes Strawberry Blonde.  I also made sure the hair was high quality “rely” hair, so that it would last longer than any other clip-ins I’d tried, and I created custom weft sizes.

To find the ideal sizes for each weft, I measured on my own head until I found the perfect sizes.  I wanted each piece to fit comfortably and be multi-use.  They can be worn down as a full set or with just a few of the smaller weft pieces in updos and braids.

I can proudly say, my gggHAIR extensions are the best extensions I’ve ever worn.  I love them!

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Thank you so much for reading!  Please let me know if you’ve tried any of the formulas – tag me on Instagram @girlgetglamorous and use the hashtag #gggStrawberryBlonde to help other gals see how the color turns out on different people and hair!

As always, thank you for reading and being a part of the blog!

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xo – Molly

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Dee March 11, 2019 - 12:35 pm

I’m trying 8rg and 8 g in just a few minutes. Hopefully it will turn out a bit darker on my hair since it is stripped of color. Last month I used the lightest red brown I could find and it turned my hair almost black! This was after using color oops. I waited a bit over a month. My natural color is a medium auburn. Although when I cover my gray I use light auburn shades. So here goes. Fingers crossed.

Gwendolyn Carson July 24, 2020 - 5:15 pm

Hi Molly,
I just want to say thank you so much! I’m a natural strawberry blond. My color is what I see you have in your pics. I’m 66 now and have white hairs coming in. There is no match for my color, in box colors. But with a mix of 3 parts 8G and 1 part 8RG I have found a very close match. Thank you for inspiring me to keep the flame burning! Love your blog.❤️


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