Finding the right light blonde hair color for your skin tone is easy. Finding a stylist who can help you reach your #hairgoals without damaging your hair might be even easier. But taking care of your new platinum ‘do? That’s a totally different question.
You see, while blondes may have more fun, it’s certainly not the case in the hair care department. It’s incredibly high-maintenance, and there are a lot of things you have to keep in mind if you want to keep your dye job looking gorgeous and healthy for a longer period of time. These 8 tips should help keep your locks in top shape:
8 tips to maintain your light blonde hair color
1. Use the right products.
This is probably the most important part. Once you’ve left the salon, make a beeline to the supermarket and load up on hair care products that are specially formulated for colored hair, like Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner. This helps maintain your hair color’s vibrancy and adds life to your ‘do.
2. Keep it moisturized.
Bleaching can damage all kinds of hair, but it’s especially harmful towards naturally dark hair like ours. The result? Your light blonde hair color will appear like dry, straw-like ends—not a good look! Nourish your hair and replenish the nourishment it lost during the chemical treatment.
Editor’s tip: Give your tresses extra TLC by using a deep conditioning treatment like TRESemmé Platinum Strength Treatment Mask at least once a week. It will help repair the damage done to your hair.
3. Shield it against the sun.
Yes, the sun can naturally lighten your hair, but it can also bring out the brassy tones in your dye job—and trust us, you do not want that look. Try to stay indoors when the sun is at its peak and wear a hat or a scarf when you head out into the sun.
4. Dry shampoo is your best friend.
Frequent washing can make your dye job fade faster. If you want to stay blonde for a longer time, try to cut down on your shampooing. We know that’s a difficult task here in sunny, humid Philippines, but as they say, tiis-ganda! Try to wash your hair only once or twice a week, and use dry shampoo in between.
Editor’s tip: Refresh your blonde hair TRESemmé Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo to revive limp strands and get rid of grease.
5. Apply serum for extra shine.
Your blonde ‘do can easily look dull and straw-like without proper care. A quick pass of a blow dryer can add a much-needed sheen to your locks.
Editor’s tip: Use TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops to instantly infuse shine to each strand. Apply it only on the ends and avoid the scalp to prevent buildup.
6. Minimize heat styling.
Your hair irons and blow dryer can wreak havoc on your blonde hair if you often use heated tools to style your hair. Think of your dyed hair as a luxurious silk blouse that you have to take extra care of. Give your styling tools a break and use the lowest temperatures possible when you do have to use them. Don’t forget to use a heat protectant like TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist so your locks stay protected against hair damage!
7. Watch your water.
Yes, the quality of the water in your bathroom can affect the way your dye job looks! Your hair can turn green if there’s copper or chlorine in your water supply. A water filter for your showerhead can do wonders for your colored locks. Speaking of chlorine…
8. Swimming shouldn’t be your sport.
Bleached light blonde hair color doesn’t go well with the ungodly amounts of chlorine in the average swimming pool. If you do have to take a dip, rinse your hair with bottled water beforehand—your hair will already be soaked, and it won’t be able to absorb the water in the pool anymore. Don’t forget your swimming cap!
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