We all know Hollywood actresses like Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively have gorgeous, blonde tresses. They even make it look easy to maintain and care for them. However, we’re certain that they’ve got a few handy tricks up their sleeves to keep their bleached hair on point.
So, whether you are born with naturally blonde hair or you’ve just decided to lighten up its color after a visit from the salon, know that blonde hair requires regular upkeep. From keeping the color from becoming brassy to making sure the tips do not get too dry, here are a few handy hair care hacks to consider. Don’t worry! These tips are safe, so read on.
1. Use a natural protective spray.
When the weather is hot, you’ll need a natural protective spray. This will ensure your hair is protected against the sun’s harmful UV rays that may dry out the strands and change their color.
2. Purchase a purple shampoo.
It may sound strange, but a purple shampoo can keep your hair color from becoming brassy. And just so you know, this shampoo is formulated specifically for bleached hair.
3. Deep condition regularly.
If you are not a natural blonde, it is possible that you have stripped away the natural colors and moisture of your hair. Thus, to keep it from becoming frizzy, it is best that you deep condition more often.
4. Use a dry shampoo.
There are many types of dry shampoo available on the market today, but when making a choice, make sure you read the labels and get one that is made for blonde hair. Use it to refresh your hair and keep its color vibrant.
5. Bleach the roots, not the tips.
Sometimes, you need to visit the salon because the colors are fading. However, you should ensure that the colorist is bleaching the roots and not the tips. Otherwise, the ends will melt because of the chemicals.
6. Rinse your hair with bottled water before swimming in the pool.
Before you go for a swim into a pool, rinse your hair with bottled water. By doing that, your hair won’t be soaked up in chlorine, which may cause the strands to turn green.
7. Bleach your hair using natural ingredients.
To achieve natural highlights, you can use the ingredients you have at home, such as water and lemon juice. Mix them together and put them in a spray bottle. Spritz the solution all over your hair and sit outside under the sun for an hour. Do this every now and then, and you will notice how your hair color starts to lighten up a bit.
8. Do not take shortcuts.
If you are born with dark hair and you want to have blonde hair, you should prepare yourself for a long process that takes hours. Although it can be too much to take for your hair, taking shortcuts might only result in damages.
9. Be careful with heat styling.
Blonde hair is somehow drier than natural hair. That means styling with heat can really take a toll, especially if you do not use a heat protectant. If possible, steer clear of heat styling tools to keep your blonde hair beautiful and shiny.
10. Opt for powdered bleach.
There are many ways to bleach dark hair. However, if presented with options, opt for the powdered bleach. It is less harsh compared to the other options. It’s also gentler on the strands.
11. Apply hair oil if you have fine hair.
To moisturize the strands, apply hair oil from the mid-lengths to the tips. If hair oil is not available, you can use a hair serum.
12. Use a toning shampoo at least once a week.
It is also great if you use a toning shampoo once a week to keep your hair color toned.
13. Spritz some shine spray.
When styling your hair, it is better that you finish it off with a bit of shine spray. That way, your hair color remains vibrant.
14. Use a leave-in conditioner.
Like the use of deep conditioners and toning shampoos, you may use leave-in conditioners once a week or as needed. It will give your strands the hydration and moisture they need.
15. Avoid copper.
Be sure that there is no copper in your water supply. If that element is present, then your hair can turn green.
16. Wear a hat or scarf when going out.
If you are planning to stay out under the sun for a long span of time, then you need to wear a scarf or hat. The sun will only cause your locks to lighten, causing them to become brassy.
17. Trim your hair regularly.
Bleached hair is more susceptible to damage. So, to keep the problem from becoming worse, trim the dead ends regularly.
18. Dry your hair with a shirt.
We usually use towels to dry out hair. But did you know that friction generated with a towel can result in dryness and frizz? To dry your hair, grab anything that is made of cotton like a t-shirt.
19. Blow dry less often.
If possible, avoid blow-drying your hair. However, if you need to do so, blow dry on a cooler setting. This will reduce the damages that are caused by heat.
20. Retouch with a highlighting pen.
In the event that you cannot attend your hair appointment, use a highlighting pen at the roots.
21. Learn new no-heat styling techniques.
To make your blonde hair look perfect and gorgeous, you may learn new no-heat hair styling techniques. You can find lots of them online or ask your stylist.
We hope these hair care tips for blondes did not overwhelm you. Which of them is your favorite?
About the Author:
Jacque is a digital marketing guru, the founder of Cebu Digital Link and saw the need to find natural solutions to our hair care problems. So, together with the team at Osensia, they continually create and introduce luxurious yet all-natural hair care products that renew, replenish, revive, and repair the hair.
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