Protect Before You Style
As sunscreen is to your skin, UV and thermal protection should be to your hair. Due to intense processing, blonde hair is more fragile than other colors, so be sure to protect it before causing potential damage, whether youre heading to the beach or using your favorite heat tool. Use a heat protector like Oribes Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray and keeping heat tools below 350 degrees on the ends where your hair has been colored more times than the hair at the roots.
Did you know that the best way to kill brassiness is with a bright violet shampoo or conditioner? That's because purple is the opposite of orange on the color wheel, so having violet pigments in [your] products cancels out brassy tones in blonde hairyes, it is exactly like color correcting your strands. We love Oribes Bright Blonde Shampoo for Beautiful Color and matching conditioner, both of which have a lavender pigment for the right dose of color correction.
Cleanse with Care
The ingredients in your shampoo are just as important as its color. Because color-treated blonde hair is so fragile, youll want to stay away from color- and moisture-stripping sulfates and parabens. Instead, look for brightening ingredients like chamomile to enhance your hue and shine. Try the all-natural Davroe Blonde Senses Shampoo and Conditioner. When lathering up, use just a little bit of shampoo and be gentle. You wouldnt scrub your delicate skin harshly, so why do that when washing your hair?
Spray Before Swimming
Though it may seem like an urban myth, too much time in the pool can lead to an unwanted green tint in your go-to shade. Wetting your hair and then using a multi-use purple balm like 12 Benefits Violet Blow-In Balm for Blondes pre-dip creates a barrier that chlorine wont be able to penetrate. If youre still worried, we suggest immediately following any pool time with your violet shampoo to prevent any potential discoloration.
Trim and Touch-Up Regularly
No one knows better than platinum blondes that routine trims are a must to remove dead, straw-like ends. Schedule a dusting, or removal of split ends, every four to six weeks to maintain healthy-looking hair. Color touch-ups vary from person to person, so be sure to figure out the best schedule for your roots. Once youve refreshed your dye job, circle back to these maintenance tips and go forth in all your Blake Lively glory.
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Maura M. Lynch
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