“I’ve come to the realization that I’m happiest when blonde.”
I did it… after years of thinking about it but being to scared to take the leap, I became a blonde. I sat in my colorist’s chair, surrendering my most loved part of myself to him, and watched him work his magic. Was I nervous? Hell yeah! But it was time for a big change and I’m so happy I did it.
Going blonde was the easy part. The hard part is keeping my icy blonde hue beautiful and vibrant. Through sage advice from the experts and my own trial and error, I’ve learned a few tricks along the way to prevent the brassiness that can creep up on us blondes and keep my hair hydrated and healthy. Without further ado, here are my tips:
Protect with a UV spray. Just like the sun can affect your skin, it can also take it’s toll on your hair. Apply a UV spray all year to keep your colour vibrant and prevent dry out.
Purple conditioner is a must. It looks weird but if you have blonde hair then it’s probably your best friend. Nothing else works that well to prevent brassiness.
Deep condition often. Once a week, I take the time to give my hair a good deep conditioning. I apply a hair mask on damp hair, wrap it up in a high bun and leave it on for 30 minutes to work its magic. It makes my hair so soft, I literally can’t keep my hands off of it. My go- to deep conditioner for a long time now has been the Kerastase Masque Chromatique. It’s super thick and smells amazing too.
Get a trim. Every three months, Ahead to the salon for a trim. It might seem excessive to some, but after cutting off more than 6 inches to rid my head of the straw that had been growing where my hair should be, I learned my lesson. A trim keeps your hair healthy. I now book my appointments ahead of time to make sure I don’t go too long without one.
After styling, let it shine. Once you’ve finished styling your hair, run shine serum through your strands. It will reflect the light and make your hair glow.The Kerastase Fluide Chromatique nourishes and protects hair while giving it beautiful shine.
Style it with a hat… especially if you’re planning on being out in the sun for a long period of time. Yes, he sun can lighten your strands, but if you color you hair, t could also turn it brassy.
Avoid towel drying your hair. They tend to cause frizz and dryness. I love using the AQUIS waffle hair turban. It’s made of a super light material that’s gentle on the hair and cuts drying time in half (no joke!). It is on the pricey side, but believe me it’s worth every penny.
What are your tips for keeping your hair healthy? Share them in the commons below.
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