You’ve gone to the salon and your hair dresser has finally blessed you with your ideal blonde. But, you notice that shortly after your colour is nothing like the day you walked out of the salon. I get it! Maintaining your blonde can be difficult.
Today I’m saving you from green and orange hair, and am giving you 5 tips to help maintain your beautiful blonde mane.
DON’T WASH IT!
Step away from the shampoo!!! If you’ve just gotten your hair done, don’t wash it for at least a couple days! Your hair is fragile from bleaching as well as needs an extra couple days to let that toner sink in!
Make sure afterward you’re washing your hair as little as possible. Washing will lead to your toner fading and your hair possibly going darker or even a shade of orange or yellow. Find yourself a great dry shampoo that absorbs all the oils building up in your hair. I recommend the Batiste Dry Shampoo.
If you have blonde hair, you should definitely have a purple shampoo at home. Purple shampoo distributes a purple pigment throughout the hair to cancel out any brassy tones your hair may develop. Purple is used as it is on the opposite side of the colour wheel to yellow and will cancel out any of those tones.
Tip: Make sure when using a purple shampoo that is is a very dark tint of purple. Some companies sell shampoos for blondes with a light lilac tint. This will not work. Some recommendations are the Color Endure Violet Shampoo by Joico or the Clariol Shimmer Lights Shampoo
Swim With Care
Simple matter of the fact is that that swimming, particularly in chlorinated pools can turn your hair green. There is copper in chlorinated water that is oxidized by chlorine and will produce a green tint to blonde hair.
Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools. If you are going to go in them, use a swim cap or wet your hair prior and put some conditioner through your hair. This way, less of the chlorinated water can be absorbed into your hair.
Maintain Your Hair
Finally, make sure you are keeping up with your salon visits. Don’t neglect the blonde you have, maintain it. This means root touchups when your hair dresser recommends them (typically every 6-8 weeks). By doing so, you remove the risk of breakage, over processing of hair and walking around with some less than pleasing hair.
Now use these tips and go enjoy your beautiful bright blonde!
About the Author
Nicole Sweetman-Rice is one of Vitalize Magazine’s premier beauty, and fashion writers! Knowledgable in all things makeup, fashion, and skin care, Nicole has a love for sharing her knowledge about up and coming trends, tips and more! Read Nicole’s articles and learn how to become your best and most beautiful self; whether it’s Targeting Your […]Read Bio Read Posts