I’ve been slowly going more and more blonde over the past year or so and with that comes a whole new world of haircare. I am extremely lazy when it comes to my hair and usually can’t be bothered with anything that takes longer than 10 seconds to apply, but with blonde hair comes great responsibility, so here’s my blonde hair routine to keep those brassy tones at bay!
Shampoo | With being on Roaccutane, I actually only wash my hair about once a week (which is the one thing I’m going to miss when I come off them) so I tend to go all out when I eventually shove my locks near water. If I’ve been using a bit of dry shampoo, then I sometimes cleanse my scalp with Bumble and Bumble Sunday Shampoo which is a fantastic clarifying shampoo which lathers well and leaves hair very clean but super soft. If it’s a normal day, then I’ll use the Kerastase Resistance Therapiste Shampoo which my hairdresser actually recommended to me. The whole range is amazing though, very nourishing but doesn’t make hair feel heavy which is the perfect combo for me!
Condition| Naturally, bleached hair is a bit more brittle than normal hair and I do straighten it every time I go out so it needs a bit of TLC. The Pureology Perfect for Platinum range is designed for those who, obviously, have lightened their hair quite a lot but I find it ideal for the ends of my hair. I just slather the bottom half in this, wait five minutes and rinse off for silky smooth locks. If I’m doing more of a treatment, I’ll smother my hair in the L’Oreal Professionel Vitamino Colour Masque and leave it on for as long as I can before washing off to give my ends a hydrating boost!
Toner | The most important thing you can have in your blonde haircare selection is a toner. I know this sounds like something just your hairdresser puts on as soon as they dye your hair, but you can use it at home just like they can. I adore the L’Oreal Professionel Expert Silver Shampoo, it’s so pigmented and it works a treat! To keep the brassy tones out of blonde hair: wet your hair then towel dry as much as you can, apply purple/silver shampoo, clip your hair up and wait for 10-15 minutes (I usually do the dishes or something!) then rinse off and follow with conditioner as usual. Throw a towel around your shoulders so you don’t get purple everywhere and don’t get it on your clothes if you can, I’ve stained a pair of joggers already, oops.
At the moment I tone my hair every time I wash it, so my routine is: normal shampoo, silver shampoo, conditioner then I use a good dose of Bumble and Bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil afterwards! How do you look after your hair? What’s your blonde hair routine?
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