Happy middle of the week! This has been busy week for me and just getting busier. So sorry for being MIA lately.
I got to celebrate my birthday with my friends and family and I had a great weekend! But now its time to get back to business.
Todays post is dedicated to all my fellow blondes out there! I’ve had blonde hair for as long as I can remember. As a kid I had naturally blonde hair that eventually turned into an ashy dark blonde. As an adult it’s turned more of an ashy brown color. So I started coloring my hair to keep it blonde ever since I hit the pre-teen years. I always had short hair, so every month or two I went in for a cut. Now that I’m trying to grow it out, I’m realizing just how damaging the blonde is to my hair!
I’ve tried several different products to try to keep it as healthy as I can. These products have really helped prolong my blonde hair and also keep it healthy. So I figured I could share some tips and tricks on how to keep your blonde hair as healthy as possible!
- Use a toning Shampoo. The purple coloring will help keep your color from turning brassy (yellow/orange). I use a toning shampoo maybe once a week, or every 3 shampoos. I use the Shimmer Lights Shampoo. This shampoo is straight up purple goo in a bottle! It’s a tad bit pricey, but the bottle is huge. You also don’t need to use the toning shampoo EVERY time you shampoo, so this entire bottle will last you a super long time. It doesn’t have the greatest smell, but it does its job!
- It’s important to deep condition your hair frequently because the bleach will strip the moisture from your hair, making it more prone to breaking. I’ve tried several deep conditioners and my favorite thus far is the Loreal Total Repair Damaging Erasing “balm”. If you ask me, it does all things that a deep conditioner does. It has a very thick consistency, but that’s why I love it so much. I leave it on my hair for about 3-5 minutes and it leaves my hair feeling Ah-MA-ZING..
- To keep the color lasting longer, dry shampoo is a great alternative to actually washing your hair. Dry shampoo is a staple in my hair care. I use Batiste Dry Shampoo, way more than I’d like to admit. I try to wash my hair every 2-3 days, but this keep my hair fresh until then.
- It’s SUPER imperative you put some type of product in your hair before heat styling it. It doesn’t matter if it’s a mousse, serum, elixir, spray, you name it! You need to have some sort of barrier between the heat and your hair. I use an elixir before I straighten my hair because it not only protects, but also provides shine/softness & nourishes the hair. I use a SUPER small amount of the Naissant Argan Oil Elixir on dry hair, and focus it on my ends. When I curl my hair, I generally just spray a flexible hold hair spray in my hair before I start to curl it, which helps keep my curl and protect it from the heat.
- Using any sort of leave-in treatment after the shower will also help keep your hair hydrated and healthy. I use the Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Leave-in Treatment. This stuff does it all! It heat protects, and helps fortify distressed hair. I also love the smell of it.
- Try to let your hair air dry, then style it with heat. If you NEED to dry it, try drying it on the cooler settings.
- Most importantly, get regular trims with your hair stylist. Even if you’re trying to grow your hair out, it’s important to go every couple of months to get the ends trimmed off. It helps keep your hair looking and feeling healthy.
If you are a blonde and have some tips or products you use, let me know.
Hope you all enjoy the rest of your week!