Maintaining Blonde Hair

There’s nothing worse than wanting platinum blonde hair and it gradually getting duller and duller.

For  those of us living the faux blonde life, we literally will go to the end of the earth to make it look natural and maintain it

However, the road to perfect blonde hair is not as simple as an hour in a salon chair. Take it from someone who has been dying her hair blonde for years.

Bleaching hair, lets face it, isn’t exactly healthy for your long locks and keeping it looking glossy and healthy can be a struggle. Here are some of my tip tips that I have sworn by ever since I fell down the hole of dying my hair blonde about six years ago.

BOX DYE IS NOT YOUR FRIEND 

To ensure your journey to luscious blonde locks sets out on the right foot, seek a professional! While do-it-yourself kits look like they’ll do the perfect job, they can be very risky. You never know what shade your hair will come out, green, ginger, blonde if you’re lucky. A salon pro will be able to advice you on the right shade of blonde and take you through the process that will cause the least amount of damage to your hair.

GOING PLATINUM WILL TAKE MORE THAN ONE TREATMENT 

If you’re a brunette testing the water, highlights are your best option to start off with, then build up from here. Don’t expect to go completely blonde in one sitting, it won’t happen…unless you want your hair to literally snap off in your hands! Three or four appointments is what it took me to achieve my blonde locks. Steady progression was also the best way for me to see if going blonde was right for me!

DON’T OVER WASH

The golden rule for maintaining blonde hair is shampoo less frequently than normal. Less colour will be striped and the life of the colour will be extended.

PURPLE SHAMPOO IS YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND

Purple shampoo I have found to be a gem when it comes to keeping the brassy tones in my hair at bay. The darker the purple, the stronger the shampoo. Essentially, the brighter the blonde you want to go, the darker the purple shampoo.

BOOK A FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENT

In order to avoid split ends, I always make sure I frequently pop into the hairdressers to get my hair trimmed and the ends evened out. It assists hair growth and makes it look a lot less lifeless!

Believe it or not, after all this time I’ve spent on achieving my perfect shade of blonde, I’ve recently deiced I actually quite like to go back to brunette. Typical really!

However if you’re new to the blonde trend, I hope this post helps a bit!

Han x

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