13, 01, 2014
For those of us who weren’t born naturally blonde it has always been an idea to go blonde at least once our lifetime. Some of us keep thinking about it, while others just go for it. You only live once right?
Last summer I went for it, and boy was it (and continues to be) fun! It gives you the chance to experiment with not only new makeup looks but also new wardrobe colours. Though I toned it down to a darker blonde for winter I still follow the same hair care routine. Here are my tips:
1. Do hair treatments once or twice a week
After doing any chemical service is it always a good idea to follow up with a hair treatment. Since your hair is in a fragile state, you need to nourish it so doing a treatment or hair mask once to twice a week will help restore your hair.
My pick: Schwarzkopf Oil Miracle Gold Shimmer Treatment
More affordable: TRESemme Intensive Repair & Rehydration Treatment
2. Shampoos made for blonde hair is all you need
Lavender and violet based shampoos are your best friend from now on. Once in awhile blonde hair will become yellow and brassy looking, which can make your hair end up looking dull and dry. So using Colour Theory, purple cancels yellow out so your hair will dramatically appear less yellow.
My pick: Kevin Murphy Angel Wash
More affordable: John Frieda Sheer Blonde Color Renew
3. Wash your hair everyday other day
We already know washing your hair everyday strips away the scalps natural oils for healthy hair. With being blonde it is important to stick with this rule or your hair will end up looking and feeling even more dry than it is. If you can prolong not washing your hair longer then go for it! If you are worrying about your hair becoming flat or oily I suggest using a dry shampoo. Drugstores have them available. You can see which dry shampoo I use in my 2013 Beauty Favorites.
4. Get trimming
We’re all guilty of avoiding that simple trim that would be good for our hair. But we insist on continuing to grow it regardless of how many split ends we have! Some people have a hard time parting with an inch or two but it is one of the best things you can do for your hair when trying to grow it out. Unhealthy dry ends ain’t cute so go get that trim!
5. Being blonde is high maintenance
Every unnatural blonde will tell you it is a lot of keep up. You’ll need a root touch-up every month (depending on how fast your hair grows) and sometimes you will even need to put in new highlights as well. Just be prepared to spend time and money into your hair if you decide to go blonde.