05 Jan Best 20 Ways to Care For Blonde Hair & Highlights
This January at our Perth Salon the focus is on caring and nurturing our hair during the hot summer months where we spend a lot of time out in the sun, salt and chlorine. All of thee can wreck havoc on Blonde hair whether you are a natural blonde or have your hair lightened.
To keep your highlights or all over colour looking it’s best we have a top 20 maintenance list that will help to stop your colour from turning brassy, making sure your ends don’t get dried out and protecting your hair from UV rays.
To help you care for your hair and keep it as gorgeous as possible, we’ve pulled together 20 of the best tips for caring for your blonde tresses. Read on below!
1. Use a UV protective spray. Especially in the summer but also year round, make sure you’re guarding your hair against harmful UV rays that can change the color and dry out strands.
2. Get purple shampoo. Strange as it may sound, purple shampoo keeps your hair color from turning brassy, which can happen with other shampoos that aren’t specifically formulated for blonde hair.
3. Deep condition often. If you’ve bleached your hair to be a blonde, you’ve already stripped it of some color and moisture. To avoid looking like you’ve got straw for hair, use a deep conditioning treatment, and use it often.
4. Find a dry shampoo that works for you, and make sure it’s for blonde hair (not brunette). Refreshing your hair without shampooing will help keep the color vibrant for longer.
5. Trust your colourist. If you’re heading to the salon for highlights every 6-8 weeks, your colorist should only be applying bleach to your roots, not your ends. The ends are already bleached and can melt if too much bleach is used too frequently.
6. If possible, use ammonia free developer it is less harsh than other bleaches, and will be much more gentle on your strands. (At One Salon we have a range of developers that will ensure you treat your hair with maximum care while getting the colour you desire.)
7. Before going into a pool, use bottled water to get your hair wet. If your hair is already soaking wet when you go into a pool, it won’t soak up the chlorine in the water, which is what can turn blonde hair green.
8. For natural highlights, mix pure lemon juice and water in a spray bottle and coat hair. Then, sit outside in the sun for about an hour and the lemon juice will naturally lighten up your hair a bit.
9. Process your hair naturally. If you’ve got dark brunette hair and you’re aiming for platinum hair, the full process can take up to 10 hours, and it’s a lot for your hair to take at once. If you gradually get lighter over a few months, you’ll be better off in the long run.
10. Take extra precaution with heat styling. Because blonde hair is more dried out to begin with, heat styling can take a real toll if you don’t use a protective spray or lay off the blow dryer every now and again.
11. Use hair oil for fine hair (which is also great for light hair). Just from the mid-lengths to the ends, a serum for light hair will help to keep your strands moisturised.
12. Once a week, use a toning shampoo. Between a color treated shampoo and a toning shampoo, your color will stay true.
13. Get regular trims. The more your hair has been bleached, the more prone it is to breakage, so dead ends need to be nipped in the bud.
14. Shine spray will be your friend. Once you’ve styled hair, finish it off with a shine spray to keep the color looking vibrant.
15. Opt for a leave-in conditioner once every week or so. In the same way that a deep conditioning treatment will up the hydration of your hair, leave-in conditioner will leave your strands extra moisturized.
16. Make sure there’s not copper in your water supply, which can turn hair green. Combat this with an acidic hair rinse (like an aspirin dissolved in water).
17. Wear a hat if you’re going to be out in the sun for a long period of time. The sun can lighten your locks, but if you’ve paid for hair color, it can also turn your hair brassy.
18. Instead of a towel, use a t-shirt to dry your hair after the shower. Friction with a towel can cause frizz and unnecessary dryness, but the soft cotton of a t-shirt will keep natural moisture in your hair.
19. Blow dry on the cooler setting, especially if you have to blow dry every day. This will do away with some major damage that hot air can cause.
20. In between your full colour service pop in for a highlight refresh colour service with a hair repair treatment at One Hair & Body Care. In just 1 hour you blonde hair colour will be revived and looking great!
One Hair & Body Care stocks all the products you need to maintain gorgeous golden locks – from blonde shampoos, leave-in conditioners to intensive hair repair treatments. Feel free to pop in and ask us how we can help you blonde hair look it’s best.
To book a blonde highlight or all over colour service phone 9388 1728 or request an appointment online.