February 2, 2022
5 Tips for Taking Care of Blonde Hair
Use Heat Protectant Products
Heat damage is bad news for any hair color but for blonde hair the damaging effects can be irreversible. Luckily, heat damage can be prevented with the right heat protection products. You’ll want to use one in your hair before using any tools that require heat like a curling iron or straightener. If you’re going out directly into the sun, it’s also a good idea to apply a heat protectant to your hair or wear a hat to minimize damage.
If you want to keep your blonde hair blonde, and not have it turn into an orange or bronze, you’ll want to invest in a good purple shampoo. Purple shampoos are suggested for both natural blondes and for those who use coloring treatments. One of the best ways to keep blonde hair healthy-looking is to keep the color and shine which is why we suggest a purple shampoo.
plan ahead for Chlorine
It’s no secret that chlorine and blonde hair are not friends–especially for those of us who spend a lot of money to maintain blonde hair. To keep your hair fresh while enjoying the pool you must plan ahead. A few things you can do are:
- Enter the pool with wet hair so your hair will soak in less chlorine.
- Shampoo/condition your hair immediately after leaving the pool.
- For a natural remedy, try rinsing your hair with lemon juice which is known to neutralize chlorine.
- Use a deep conditioner or hair mask overnight and do not use heat products following chlorine exposure.
Regular Haircuts are a must
Blonde hair tends to be more fragile than other hair colors on the spectrum causing it to need to be cut or trimmed more often. Whether your blonde hair is bleached and therefore damaged from treatments or is natural and tends to be more fragile altogether, you’ll need to plan to get it cut to maintain a healthy look and relieve your hair of split-ends.
limit direct sun exposure
Similar to light skin, light hair is easily damaged by both UVA and UVB rays causing hair to look discolored, brittle and eventually break. Go ahead and either invest in a good sun-protectant for hair, hat and sun-umbrella to avoid damage when outside. If you are able to stay out of the sun for good this is also an option but it’s important to remember that it’s okay to enjoy the sun–just practice safe habits. Another good tip for sun protection while enjoying the outdoors is to plan to go out early or later in the day when the sun isn’t peaking.
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