Golden Rules for Maintaining Your Beautiful Blonde Hair Colour
Blonde hair has an enchanting allure, but maintaining that perfect shade of blonde can be a bit of a challenge. Whether you’re a natural blonde or have opted for a stunning blonde hue, proper care and maintenance are key to keeping your locks looking their best. In this blog post, we’ll explore some golden rules for maintaining your beautiful blonde hair color and ensuring it remains vibrant and healthy..
- Use the Right Shampoo and Conditioner:
Choosing the right hair care products is essential for preserving your blonde hair’s radiance. Look for shampoos and conditioners specifically formulated for blonde or color-treated hair. These products help prevent brassiness and maintain the cool or warm undertones of your blonde shade.
- Protect Your Hair from UV Damage:
Exposure to UV rays can cause blonde hair to become brassy and fade prematurely. Whenever you’re out in the sun, use UV-protective hair products or wear a hat to shield your locks from harmful sun rays.
- Regular Deep Conditioning:
Blonde hair, especially if it’s lightened, tends to be more porous and susceptible to dryness. Incorporate deep conditioning treatments into your routine to keep your hair hydrated and prevent breakage. Consider using a deep conditioning mask once a week to restore moisture and shine.
- Be Cautious with Heat Styling:
Excessive heat styling can lead to damage and color fading. Use heat protectant sprays before using hot tools and try to limit heat styling to a minimum. Opt for lower heat settings when possible, and allow your hair to air dry occasionally.
- Schedule Regular Toning Sessions:
To combat brassiness and maintain the desired tone of your blonde, schedule regular toning sessions with your hairstylist. Toning treatments help neutralize unwanted warm or yellow undertones, keeping your blonde color fresh and vibrant.
- Avoid Hard Water Buildup:
Hard water can cause mineral buildup on your hair, leading to dullness and discoloration.
Water in London is hard, meaning it has a high level of calcium and magnesium compounds.
Consider using a clarifying shampoo or a chelating shampoo occasionally to remove mineral deposits and restore clarity to your blonde hair.
- Limit Chlorine Exposure:
Chlorine in swimming pools can turn blonde hair greenish and damage its structure. Before swimming, wet your hair and apply a leave-in conditioner or hair oil to create a barrier between your hair and the chlorine. After swimming, rinse your hair thoroughly with clean water.
- Minimize Wash Frequency:
Overwashing can strip your hair of its natural oils and color. Try to extend the time between washes and use dry shampoo to refresh your hair in between. This helps preserve the vibrancy of your blonde color.
- Get Regular Trims:
Regular trims help eliminate split ends and keep your blonde hair looking fresh and healthy. Aim for a trim every 6-8 weeks to maintain your hair’s shape and vitality.
- Embrace Colour Shampoo or conditioner:
Oway colour conditioners are excellent for neutralising yellow or brassy tones in blonde hair, or to add some colour tone back into your blonde hair.
“I love the Oway colour conditioner Hmelt. They keep the tone of the hair fresh and you can easily add some warmth, cool or even vibrant colour to your blonde hair” says Mads from our Portobello Road salon