Do blondes really have more fun? It could explain why so many people either want to have blonde hair or feel lucky to be born with it. Blonde may be beautiful and draw lots of positive attention, but it’s also tricky to take care of. You need to do several things to keep it looking its best. It’s definitely higher-maintenance than many other hair colours.
1. Blonde Needs the Right Shampoo
Hair care usually begins with the right kind of shampoo. Instead of using generic shampoos, try to find something formulated and made specifically for blonde hair, like Noughty blond shampoo, for instance. After all, it’s logical to expect that shampoo works differently on a head of thick black hair than it does on fair blonde hair, or even colour treated hair that’s currently blonde.
The right shampoo won’t just protect the blonde colour, but will actively work to enhance it. You should look for products that don’t use parabens, petrochemicals, sulphates or silicones. These ingredients are the enemies of healthy blonde hair. Products with high natural ingredient content are best, therefore.
2. Hydration – It Matters
The best way to hydrate your blonde locks is to wash them regularly and use a blonde-friendly conditioner. This point is key to ensure that any damage that gets done to the hair day to day is repaired and your hair is nourished and restored. Problems like split ends and problematic cuticles can be healed with the right conditioning product with the right kinds of hair-friendly active ingredients. Once again, aim for those products with high (above 95 percent) natural ingredient ratings.
3. Stay Away from Heat and Sun
In the previous point we talked about the importance of hydration and enriching the hair with conditioner. The heat and direct sunlight with its UV radiation are two of the things that cause that damage that has to be then repaired with the conditioner, especially when you have colour-treated blonde hair. Of course, heat doesn’t have to come from natural sources, either. You might put your hair through curling tongs, for example. Any kind of heat should be kept away.
4. Use Water-Soluble Oils
You might think all oils are good for your hair, but this just isn’t so, especially for colour-treated blonde hair. In the case of blonde hair, many oils can make your hair look greasy, and like it is being weighed down. Instead of choosing any old oil, take a careful look at the packing and inspect it. If the oil is water-soluble, then it is alright to use it on your blonde hair. If it’s not water-soluble, then put it back on the shelf.
5. Get a Shower Head Filter
Blonde or not, one of these filters is always a good idea because of what’s potentially in the water that you’re using to wash your hair. Most of us don’t realise that the water in different parts of the country doesn’t just taste a bit different, its mineral content is also different. That’s actually part of what makes the water taste different in the first place.
Your shower water may contain iron, chlorine, fluorides and other minerals, all of which can have a negative impact on your blonde hair. In short, these minerals can act as a catalyst for turning your gorgeous blonde hair into brassy unappealing blonde hair. A filter will help you to solve this.
If you want to always keep that head-turning lustre in your blonde hair, then follow these steps and always be sure to take care of that stunning colour.