I realized just the other day that I have been red for a little over a year and I was in shock, I usually don’t stick with a color for more than six months because I tend to get super bored with it but I guess in the last year I have been 50 different shades of red so that’s probably why it has stuck it out this long. Thinking about this post has made me a bit nostalgic for my blonde… I’ve done a post about how to maintain red hair a little while after I colored it and I wanted to share one for all of you ladies out there who have gone blonde because even though it’s my natural color I tweaked it a lot with color so I became a bit of a know it all when it came to how to maintain blonde hair and why not share the wealth?
Anyone remember this post? 25 Tips & Tricks for color treated hair? It still reigns true, it could probably use a few updates though! I have bee so many colors looking back always shocks me that I still have hair and haven’t gone bald. Enough of this stroll down memory lane! Let’s give you what you came for, how to maintain blonde hair?
I stick to these tips pretty heavily when I am getting my blonde on! The biggest of them being deep conditioning, blonde is super harsh on your hair especially if you’re lightening it frequently. That’s part of the reason I went darker so I could give my hair a little bit of time to recover from everything I was putting it through. It’s a lot healthier then it was but still isn’t where I would like it to be, I’m trying out different regimens to get it back there though!
I’m gonna share a few of my absolute favorite products with you that I used when I was blonde and some I am even still using because they are just that great!
Bumble and Bumble Color Minded UV Protective Styling Balm • Bumble and Bumble • $28.00 – This balm is one of my favorite, favorite, favorite products!! It’s protecting your locks from heat, humidity and UV rays! I use it on towel dried hair after washing and before styling!
Dermorganic Intensive Hair Repair Masque • Ulta • $16.00 – I assume that if you’re here you dye your hair blonde so you should already be doing whatever you can to repair the damage that we’re putting it through. This Dermorganic Masque is one of my favorite ways to do that! It’s “rich in rice amino acids that replicate the keratin structure of human hair. Repairs damage, seals the cuticle, neutralizes pH, and restores resilience to salon-treated hair. Made without silicone, propylene glycol or glycerin, use as often as desired for silky smooth hair without fear of buildup. “
OGX Hydrating Macadamia Oil Intensive Mask • Ulta • $7.99 – Again, another deep conditioning mask! I like to use this once a week! It’s super hydrating and definitely gets some of that moisture back into my hair.
TIGI Colour Combat Dumb Blonde Leave In Conditioner • Tigi • $11.87 – Love this stuff! It speaks for itself, a leave-in conditioner specifically for blondes! When it comes to how to maintain blonde hair a leave in is always one of my go-to’s!
Tigi Bed Head Dumb Blonde Reconstructor • Tigi • $15.99 – Protein is your bestie! This reconstructor is jam packed with the much needed protein that your hair so desperately wants and needs when it comes to going blonde.
Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo Spray • $2.93 – Another bffl? Dry shampoo! It cuts down on the amount of times you need to wash your hair and this one from Suave is fabulous!!
Clairol Professional Shimmer Lights Conditioner • Clairol • $12.49 – You definitely want to invest in a toning conditioner to cut down on the brassiness in your blonde. I love doing this with purple shampoo’s and conditioners! Shimmer Lights is my all time favorite! I have a make at home version that I sometimes use but hands down for the money, this can’t be beat!
Pureology Purifying Shampoo • Pur • $29.99 – You also want to use a gentle clarifying shampoo once a week and this is one of my faves!! My stylist recommended it and I am love it!
HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN BLONDE HAIR?