They say blondes have more fun, but let’s be real here – caring for blonde hair can be a real hassle. Highlighted or coloured blonde hair can need a lot more protection than natural blonde hair due to the presence of bleach. In Summer, this need heightens as the sun, chlorine and salt, can damage the colour and break down its vibrancy and shine. It is therefore important that during the warmer months, you take the necessary protection to keep your hair from becoming damaged. Even if your hair is naturally blonde, make sure you keep it safe in the sun!
We have put together our top 3 tips to help keep your blonde hair the healthiest and most radiant it can be.
- Choosing a shampoo and conditioner
As many have learned in school, the shade purple is directly opposite of the shade yellow on the color wheel. This means that when the purple pigments within the shampoo are absorbed by your hair follicle, it then covers and cancels out any warm yellow tones within your hair.
To keep your blonde tress sparkling, we recommend washing your hair with purple shampoo at least once a week, and alternating shampoos throughout the week. If you find that your hair is super brassy, or becomes yellow fairly quickly, try increasing your usage. If you find that your hair is becoming too ashy, try decreasing how frequent you use this shampoo. You can also adjust how much you tone your hair by how long you leave your shampoo in for.
Keep in mind, purple shampoos are not really designed for cleaning your hair, so feel free to follow up with a cleansing shampoo if you find that your hair gets oily quickly.
- Keep your hair moisturised.
The presence of bleach in highlighted or coloured blonde hair can leave it dry and damaged. Even natural locks need essential care and protection to keep them looking radiant. To help bring dry brittle hair back to life, we recommend investing in a treatment mask once a week to ensure your hair is well moisturised.
Deep treatments/hair masks are a great way to restore the moisture stripped from your hair during the coloring process. Although you cannot undo the damage done in one step (wouldn’t that be great though?!) deep conditioning treatments are vital for colour treated hair, and are a great way to help prevent breakage.
3. Protect it!
Protect it from the heat
That’s right, back away from the blow dryer! The less heat styling, the better! As you now know, lifting your hair color to achieve a lighter blonde shade requires for your hair cuticle to be stripped. Once the cuticle has been stripped, it makes it difficult for your hair to hold onto the nutrients your scalp produces; leaving your hair dry and brittle. Adding an excessive amount of heat styling to your hair, on top of the chemical process, can really damage and dull your shine.
If you are addicted to heat,invest in a leave-in conditioning spray to keep your hair hydrated,It adds a lightweight wavy texture to your hair without damaging the colour and causing dryness.
Keep it out of the sun
We know this sounds unfortunate – I mean who doesn’t love some sun! Sadly, overexposure to the sun is not only damaging for your skin, but also for your blonde hair. Harmful UV rays can dry out your locks, and turn your beautiful blonde shade a brassy shade of orange. If you are planning a fun day in the sun, we recommend bringing a cute hat along to protect your hair, and your skin, from the sun. If hats aren’t your thing, then opt for a UV/heat protectant.
There you have it! These three tips will help restore that lustre to your locks, and keep your hair looking refresh and healthy! What are some tips or tricks you have on maintaining your hair color? Comment below to let us know, we would love to hear from you!
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