Blonde hair care can be challenging to maintain and keep healthy. In this post you will find my own “blonde hair story” and tips/products that have helped keep my blonde hair healthy.
I have been dying my hair blonde since I was in high school (except the time I went brown just in time for my senior pictures, LOL). My hair is naturally a darker blonde color, so I am able to reach my current color with all over highlights, and still incorporate some of my natural color.
My first recommendation is to find a great hair dresser. Blonde can be challenging for a hair dresser, and it is important to find someone that has had a lot of experience with blondes. Tip: if you are considering a new hair dresser check out their social media for looks they have done before, if you aren’t seeing a lot of blondes they might not be the person for you.
A great hair dresser makes the world’s difference. When I moved to Boston I left my longtime hair dresser in Vermont and tried someone new. I thought going to a high end, expensive salon would mean that my hair would turn out great, that is so not true. I was paying $200+ to have my hair over bleached and severely damaged. I started going to a hair dresser in my hometown who was blonde (always a good sign) and had a lot of experience with blonde hair. I have been going to her for over a year now, and while it has been a long journey my hair is finally healthy again.
Being blonde isn’t cheap, that’s for sure. It is important to invest in quality products if you are blonde or thinking about going blonde. Higher quality products will keep your color vibrant and your hair healthy. Skimping on products can turn your hair brassy and weigh your hair down.
Here are my top product recommendations for healthy, vibrant blonde hair:
1.Get yourself a good purple shampoo. Purple shampoo will help tone your hair and keep it from getting brassy. This one is my all time fave. Pravana the Perfect Blonde Purple Toning Sulfate-Free Shampoo, $17.99
2. Detangle & Protect. A leave-in conditioner is absolutely necessary. Bleached hair can get dry and tangled, which can lead to damage and frizz. The Framesi Color Lover Primer, $16 is one of my all-time favorites. It leaves my hair soft and frizz free without weighing it down. It also protects against heat damaging.
3. Hair oils are key. After I use my leave in conditioner I follow up with a hair oil. I have fine hair, and this is the only one I can consistently use without looking greasy. Tip – only apply at your ends. Moroccan Oil Light Treatment, $35.41.
4. Base your shampoo and conditioner off the needs of your hair. If you hair is on the finer side like mine, you need all the volume you can get. I only wash my hair every other day, but I switch rotate shampoo and conditioners. When I need more moisture I use the Morrocan Oil Repair set, and on days I need volume I use the Framesi Color Lover Volume Boost set.
5. Masks matter. I use a hair mask once a week to help with the damage I get from heat styling my hair. Hair masks can be super pricey, this one is worth the investment. Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment, $23.08
Hope you all enjoyed! What hair products are you loving for healthy hair?