Hello friends!! Oksana here today with a comprehensive haircare guide for blondies like me!
Do you ever feel like you just can't figure out how to keep your blonde locks looking gorgeous? Between sun damage, brassiness, and dryness, it can be tough to keep blonde hair healthy and beautiful. But don't worry - I'm about to share my top 10 tips and tricks to maintain the vibrancy and health of your blonde or highlighted hair. With the right products, techniques, and a dedicated care routine, you can keep your golden locks looking fresh and healthy! Read on to uncover all my secrets for lustrous, vibrant, head-turning blonde hair. Get ready to take your blonde hair game to the next level!
1. Gentle Shampoo and Conditioner
Always use sulphate-free, colour-safe shampoo and conditioner to protect your colour. Although not everyone immediately thinks of blonde as "coloured" hair, if you want to keep your blonde tones from fading, it's important to use products that are safe for coloured hair. You can combat brassiness with a purple shampoo - I recommend using it once a week to neutralize unwanted yellow tones and keep your blonde shades cool and fresh!
2. Deep Conditioning
Treat your hair to a deep conditioning mask at least once weekly! This helps replenish moisture lost during the highlighting process and keeps your hair silky and manageable. A couple of my favourites are the Masque Cicaextreme for deep restoration after bleaching, and the Masque Intense Régénérant, a revitalizing moisture mask with an irresistible scent.
3. Heat Protection
Shield your hair from heat damage by applying a thermal protection spray before using hot styling tools. This simple step is absolutely essential in order to safeguard your hair's vibrant colour and preserve its overall health and strength!
4. Regular Trims
Schedule regular trims every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends and maintain the shape of your hairstyle. This ensures your blonde tresses look polished and healthy, plus you get to hang out with your favourite stylist as a bonus! If you're someone who struggles to remember to keep up with these kinds of appointments - pre-book your next trim(s) at the end of your appointments!
5. Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure
Prolonged sun exposure can lead to colour fading - and can damage your beautiful hair in the process! Protect your hair from UV rays by wearing a hat or using products with UV filters for extended periods outdoors.
6. Hydrate from Within
Make sure to drink enough water and eat a well-balanced diet packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Your hair's health begins from the inside, so take care of your body to encourage strong and lustrous locks.
7. Professional Treatments
Treat yourself to professional salon treatments occasionally, such as glossing or toning services. These can revive your colour and add extra shine to your blonde hair! I also highly recommend trying one of our Fusio-Dose Treatments! They can be customized to meet your unique hair needs, can be added to any service that includes a hair wash, and deliver amazing results quickly!
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8. Adjust Your Routine Based on Needs
Pay attention to your hair's changing needs. If you notice it becoming dry, try deep conditioning more frequently. And if you're dealing with brassiness, consider using purple shampoo more often!
9. Protective Styles at Bedtime
At bedtime, loosely braid your hair or switch to a satin pillowcase to minimize friction and prevent breakage. Unlike regular cotton pillowcases, satin doesn't absorb as much of your hair's natural moisture, leaving it smoother and more hydrated. Sweet dreams and beautiful hair await!
10. Regular Check-ins with Your Stylist
Make sure to chat with your hairstylist about the condition of your hair and any touch-up appointments that may be needed. Keeping in touch regularly will help maintain the freshness and vibrancy of your blonde, and we genuinely enjoy spending the time with our clients to make sure you look and feel beautiful with your hair colour!
Remember, a consistent and personalized hair care routine is key to keeping your blonde or highlighted hair looking its best. Adjustments to product usage and salon visits should be made based on your hair's unique needs and your desired look. If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a DM or book in at the salon for a free consultation!
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