Do blondes have more fun?!

Posted on 25th February 2019

Blonde hair can often need some extra care and attention; it can appear fragile and damaged, generally due to the use of bleach, colouring and heat. So here are a few top tips to help maintain the colour and keep it looking healthy and fabulous.

Comb don’t brush…
As I mentioned in last month’s post, your hair is at its most fragile state when wet, and blonde hair is far more susceptible to this. Using a brush to detangle your hair whilst wet can tear the cuticles, causing damage or even snapping. We’d recommend using a tangle teezer after shampooing, but a wide toothed comb would be safe to use too.

Regular trims…
To prevent the ends of your hair becoming split and whispy it’s always a good idea to have a regular tidy up. You don’t need to lose much length but by just keeping the ends of your hair blunt will make your hair feel and look healthier and fuller.

Shampoo & Conditioner…
There is such a huge array of shampoo’s and conditioners for blondes but choosing the right one for you is so important. Blonde hair is most common for being dry so a nourishing/moisturising product is highly recommended. You don’t have to spend a fortune to find a great shampoo and conditioner but in general you do get what you pay for and if there were anything to spend a little more on, it would be this! At Beehive we stock a range including; Caviar, Neal & Wolfe and R&Co, all have a slightly different price range but most importantly they are good professional products. Take advice from your stylist, as they know your hair best.

Toning…
What is toning? And why do we do it? Well, blonde hair is very porous and can sometimes be a little too ‘warm’ (golden/yellow), or patchy in colour. Because of its porosity when a colour is applied to it when wet it’ll absorb the tone helping to resolve any issues or create an on trend fashion colour. Your stylist will use a colour that will counteract the ‘yellow’ tone to create the look you are trying to achieve. In general this will be a colour that has an ashy base tone or sometimes a platinum (purple) colour. It’s always advisable to let your hair stylist guide you and apply your toner, unless the product is recommended by your professional I would strongly advice avoiding toning at home.
Although, there is a product we would recommend using at home, purple shampoo! There are several different brands and some much more affective than others; we tend to judge them on how much they stain our hands, so gloves are advisable. Purple shampoo and conditioner has a ‘diluted’ version of the toning element used by your hairdresser at the backwash. It can be drying on your hair though so it’s always better to use maybe once or twice a week maximum and alternate with your moisturising shampoo. Products we’d recommend using are Fudge Clean Blonde Violet Toning Shampoo or Neal and Wolfe Purple Shampoo, both of these can be left on the hair for up to 5 minutes, they also come as conditioners too. Another great product that can be used at home is Revlon Nutri Color Crème, this would be used instead of your conditioner maybe once or twice a week but would definitely suggest purchasing through your salon as there are several colours and shades available and your stylist can ensure your choose the right one for you.

 

For more information on looking after your blonde hair, whether its coloured or natural get in touch… charlotte@beautyinbloom.co.uk

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