As the weather starts to get warmer, so is it normal for people to turn to lightening their hair. The two go together like mac and cheese. But alas, with lighter hair also comes bigger problems, kinda like with mac and cheese (if you were to eat it all the time), because you can't neglect it in between salon visits.
The honest truth is that you gotta put in the had yards when it comes to protecting it. You see, lightening your hair can actually make it thinner and more prone to damage. And we all know that straw like feeling that comes from overheating our dry/damaged hair!
So if you’re in the mood to lighten your hair this summer, but aren't keen to neglect it while you do it, we thought we’d pop together a few of our go-to items to have on hand to keep your hair feeling hydrated and fresh; while also keeping those brassy tones at bay.
So go blonde this season if you dare! But remember it might end up being a little more hexy than you think.
The ultimate blonde shampoo that eliminates brassiness and yellow tones while protecting it from the outdoors. So if you’re planning on spending a lot of time outside you need to add this to your stash. Pure violet pigment and reflective pearl corrects brassiness, tone highlights and imparts luminescent brightness and shine. Plus these prodz are sulphate free, vegan, cruelty/gluten free and a little less foaming, so will be better for those whose hair is SO SO dry they can’t deal with it anymore.
Darker blondes (and lighter brunettes) rejoice this hair powder was made for your locks! (And it was also made for those ladies who are fans of not washing their hair for days – or let’s face it, even weeks HA.) Spray it on your hair and voila away you go! Alternatively, you can use it to touch up your roots in between salon visits, thanks to it’s dark blonde colour, or use it to give volume and style fine/limp hair.
Every blonde needs a killer weekly treatment and this product will be your BFF. It’s for the ultra damaged tresses. You know the bleached blonde ones that are treated to daily heat styling too? If your hair is super damaged this mask will soak it all up. We highly recommend using it a few times a week if necessary. And we know it may be expensive, but it’s oh’ so worth it. Plus a little goes a long way!
Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 - $47.95
If you’ve ever dyed your hair blonde before you may have had your colourist use Olaplex on your strands. It protects your hair while you colour so your finished lighter colour doesn’t end up as damaged as per the norm. This Olaplex No. 3 is the perfect follow on treatment from Olaplex No 1. or 2. that you may have used in the salon. It's an at-home post treatment, treatment that repairs hair by neutralising pH levels in the broken bonds of the hair shaft, making it soft, smooth and less frizzy. Plus, you will see the results after just one use. It’s professional strength for a reason and a must when you’re a blonde.
Do you favour moisture over hold post blow dry? When you're a blonde you might and this styling treatment will rock your world. Pop a little in your damp hair and it'll smooth and seal your hair, reduce frizz and give you that softness that your blonde hair craves during a blow dry. Of course it can be used with other styling treatments too if you need a little extra hold. But if you're after a hit of moisture then this baby is for you!
Images: Ry.com.au, Mecca, Oribe, R + Co; Words: Yadira Galarza Cauchi
Tell us, what products do you like to use on blonde hair?