If you’re blonde, then you know that it’s a process to not only getting the blonde that you want, but also keeping it bright. While there are many types of blondes, each of them is subject to dullness and fading. If your hair is naturally blonde, it will have fewer stages to get to an icy blonde versus a brown and you won’t have to worry about as much brassiness or warm tones. Whatever your journey, we want to help you to keep your blonde brighter for longer.
First Things First
Wash your hair less. You know how your favorite pair of jeans fade in color the more you wash and wear them? Well, your hair isn’t much different. The more you wash it, the more the color fades out. If you don’t already use dry shampoo, you need to. Dry shampoo is your new best friend. Be sure to choose one specifically made for blondes. Applying it at night before you go to sleep will help absorb the oils overnight.
It’s important to choose the right shampoo that will not strip the color away. Choose a color-safe shampoo like Kérastase’s Blond Absolu or Unite’s Blonda. Kérastase’s
blond absolu is an ultra-violet, anti-brass shampoo that neutralizes lightened, cool blonde, bleached, or grey hair. Additionally, this unique Purple Shampoo instantly neutralizes brassy and yellow undertones to maintain cool blonde shades while powering against daily hair damage. It is formulated with hyaluronic acid to fill and strengthen fiber damage, leaving hair soft and shiny. Unite’s Blonda maintains and perfects cool tones through deep ultra-violet neutralizers, hydrates and fortifies the hair fiber, and illuminates hair from within. Both Kérastase and Unite have a full treatment collection specifically for blondes that Fuel Salon and Spa highly recommend.
If you rinse your hair with cold water instead of warm or hot, it will close the hair cuticles, which will reduce fading and increase shine.
If you have lightened your hair at home and are struggling to get it to the right shade of blonde, we highly recommend you make an appointment to get into the salon and get it professionally corrected. Your stylist has studied the science behind hair lightening to make it the right shade. The challenge with doing it yourself is that you may not know which colors to choose to either improve your natural color or to change it from brown to blonde. When in doubt, leave the hair lightening to us, and use these tips outlined above to maintain your beautiful blonde.