For all those blondes out there, most of you will know how hard it can be to maintain those glossy, perfectly blonde toned locks. But we’re here to help! We’ve put together some of our favourite products that helps us keep our blonde hair looking gorgeous.
One of the most important steps to maintaining your colour is using the correct hair care. For blondes, this means a shampoo and conditioner that will help remove any brassy tones. In particularly after a long summer our hair can take on that slightly yellow shade and our highlights end up brassy. To stop this happening, introduce a purple toned shampoo to your hair care routine. The purple in the shampoo helps to remove any brassy yellow tones and is great for keeping lighter blondes that creamy colour we love. Use this once a week (or more if your hair type finds it ok) to refresh your colour. Our favourites:
Fudge Clean Blonde Violet Shampoo & Conditioner is one of the most powerful purple shampoos out there. It is the perfect shampoo to neutralise and cleanse whilst removing unwanted yellow and brassy tones from blonde hair.
Paul Mitchell Forever Blonde Shampoo & Conditioner is the one to go for if you prefer a sulfate-free shampoo. It also restores lost moisture and elasticity as well as using botanicals like chamomile and lemon peel to keep blonde hues light and bright.
Finally, Redken Blonde Idol caters for two different types of blonde – cool and warm. Blonde Idol Shampoo balances and brightens blonde hair and is sulfate-free with a pH balanced formula. For conditioner choose between Blonde Idol Dual Conditioner Gold for warm, golden blondes; and Blonde Idol Dual Conditioner Violet for cool, platinum blondes. Its dual-chambers release a custom calibrated blend of color-depositing and conditioning formulas that can be adjusted as needed over time and between salon visits.
As well as your shampoo and conditioner, there are also treatments and hair masks that will help to maintain your blonde tones and repair the hair. Some of our favourites are:
Clynol Colour & Care Enhance Leave In Treatment provides extended colour protection and brilliant shine to colour treated hair. Deeply rebuilds the hair structure from within.
Paul Mitchell Forever Blonde Dramatic Repair is a great treatment for fragile blonde hair and helps to restore health and vitality in an instant. Blonde hair can often become dry and this product will sooth and replenish the hair as well as sealing cuticles. Simply spray onto towel dried hair and style as normal!
To give your hair a deep treatment and maintain its colour, try Redken Colour Extend Magnetics Deep Attraction Mask. The mask attracts to colour molecules, trapping them into the hair fiber to help preserve colour richness. Apply to wet hair and leave in for 5 to 15 minutes depending on the condition of your hair. This mask can also be used weekly or daily if needed.