6 Tips On How To Maintain Those Blonde Locks
We want our blonde hair bright, sunny and vibrant without having to visit our stylist (and our bank account) every 6 weeks. That's not too much to ask for, is it? Here are 6 tips to help keep those blonde locks looking on point.
Tip One - Wash Your Hair Less Often
Essentially washing your hair is what causes the color to fade. So find a dry shampoo, grab a cute hair accessory or hat and rock that look several times per week. Check out my 3 Easy Post - Gym Hairstyle post for some non-wash day hair inspo here.
Tip Two - Make it Last, Go Purple
Listen friends, there is no way around this one. If you want those beautiful blonde locks to last, you have to invest in a blonde formula shampoo and conditioner - Go Purple. If you notice your blonde going brassy, alternate your color-safe shampoo with a purple one. The lilac counteracts orange, therefore acting as an effective toner. I especially love the Kerastase brand!
Tip Three - Keep it Hydrated
Pamper your locks with a hydrating mask 1 - 2 times per week. Bleaching can cause damaged and weak hair and ain't nobody got time for that! I love to apply a hair mask while in the bath drinking a little vino, enjoying a little "me" time. But, if you are a mama, you know that when you are in the bath, that's when the littles apparently need us the most, ugh.
Tip Four - Protect It
We all know that sunscreen for our skin is super key to having a healthy trip to the beach or a long afternoon in the park. Well, our hair needs protection from the sun as well. Whenever your hair is exposed to the sun for a long period of time, it needs protection. You can choose from a few different options; 1.) Use a leave-in conditioner with a UV protector to defend your locks against the damaging rays of sun, 2.) Spray a UV Protector in your hair before or after styling it, and or 3.) Wear a hat!
Tip Five - Keep Your Heating Tools to a Minimum
Blonde locks are subject to damage, particularly right after a visit to your salon. So be careful when blowdrying and styling your hair when using your heating tools. Prep your hair with a heat protectant spray, oil, cream or lotion. Turn down the temperature of your curling iron or hair straightener and try an air dry every once in awhile.
Tip Six - Reflect the Light with Shine Spray
Yes Girl, your bleached blonde hair can be shiny! Blonde hair doesn't naturally have that beautiful shine like bruenettes do (darker hair colors reflect the light, while lighter hair colors absorb it) - super unfair, I know. So we must fake it till we make it! Here are a few tricks to make those blonde locks shine!
- Apply a shine Serum.
- Use a Glossing Spray.
- Keep it hydrated with a Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment.
- Cold Water - At the end of your shower, turn your water to cold and rinse your hair for one minute or so. The cold water will close your hair cuticle and make your hair smoother and shinier.
I hope these tips help to keep your blonde locks bright and vibrant all summer long!