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Hair Masterclass #5 – How to care for blonde locks

July 17th, 2015

If you’ve envied someone with gorgeous blonde hair before, you won’t be alone.  Shiny and healthy looking blonde is something that many of us want, but it isn’t the easiest thing to achieve.  Whether you’re naturally blonde, or rely on your hairdresser (us!) to keep your locks lightened, blonde hair requires special maintenance and care in order to look its best.  While some people’s blonde hair might look effortlessly perfect, chances are they adopt a number of hair care strategies to help keep it looking as gorgeous as possible.  If you’re a blonde, it’s important to make sure that your hair doesn’t dry out and split, and to keep your hair colour from going brassy.  With all of these things to consider, to help you look after your hair and keep it looking fabulous, we’ve pulled together our best essential tips for blonde hair care:

  1. Trust your stylist!  If you’re heading to the salon every 6 – 8 weeks, your colourist should only be applying bleach to the roots, not your ends.  You can rely on our stylists to get blonde colouring right.
  2. Though it will cost extra, ask your stylist to use Olaplex in the bleach.  The extra dollars are worthwhile: Olaplex will make your hair feel amazing, as it helps hair to repair while colouring, meaning that your hair is less likely to break.
  3. Regular deep conditioning is a must for blonde hair, especially if you lighten your hair at the salon.  When hair is lightened it is usually stripped of moisture, so deep conditioning is critical for ensuring that the moisture is replaced.  Our stylists can recommended using Olaxplex No.2 for conditioning your hair – a great product that retains moisture and works well alongside Olaplex that is used in your colour at the salon.
  4. It might sound a bit strange, but purple conditioner is a fantastic product for blondes to use.  Purple conditioner keeps blonde hair from going brassy and helps to retain that beautiful colour.  We recommend Redken Blond Idol Custom Tone.
  5. If you have blonde hair and are using heat styling methods, such as blow drying and straightening irons, be sure to take extra precaution, given that blonde hair is more dried out to begin with.  If you don’t use a heat protector, such as a protective spray, when blowdrying or straightening your hair, heat styling can start to take its toll on your locks.  If you can lay off the blow dryer every now and again, we recommend that.
  6. To protect your hair from splitting and to give it the extra protein it needs to stay shiny, we recommend using a leave in treatment.  Redken Extreme Anti-Snap is one of our favourite products, as it protects the ends of blonde hair from splitting.  As a leave in treatment, this product is exceptionally easy to use, so we recommend using it every time you wash your hair.  A treatment like this will prevent your hair from looking like straw.

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