Tips to keep blonde hair blonde!
If you have blonde highlights, you will definitely sympathise with the difficulties in maintaining the salon-fresh colour. It can be hard to stop your locks from fading or developing a warmer tone than you desire. For those of you that are struggling with maintaining the bright and glossy finish, we have some key tips to help the colour last for as long as possible.
The actual highlights
Selecting your colourist is vital and great care needs to be taken when you actually apply the colour. Fine strands and variations in tone will help reduce the appearance of future re-growth. One of our favourite experts is Carlos at Vita Hair Salon on the Old Brompton Road. Rather than wanting you to come back regularly for a top up, Carlos encourages you to stay away for as long as possible by using natural Aveda products and carefully applying the colour to ensure minimum re-growth.
Blue or silver shampoo
Speaking of Aveda products, their blue malva treatment is fantastic for neutralising any brassy tones. We also like the similar product from Fudge, which is known as the Clean Blonde Violet Toning Shampoo and this smells gorgeous. However, you should only use these treatments once a week. While they need to be left on your hair for several minutes, be careful not to keep the product on for too long or you could end up with a blue tint!
Everyday hair care
While the intensive treatments are important for keeping the brassy tones away, you cannot use these all the time. John Frieda’s range is actually one of the only salon brands where the products available on the shelf are identical to those used by the experts. The Luxurious Volume Touchably Full Shampoo is designed for Colour-Treated Hair and – like the Luxurious Volume Touchably Full Conditioner – it helps to maintain the vibrancy of your colour. The Sheer Blonde Brightening Oil Elixir is also great for reviving dull and dry hair by restoring brightness and shine.
Blonde hair can also dry out really easily, leaving a straw-like effect. Hair masques are really important for giving additional nourishment and we love the Bumble and Bumble Quenching masque. It really helps with giving a supple softness to your hair, as well as extra strength.