We love glorious blonde hair but maintaining them can be a lot of hard work. When hair goes through the brunt of bleach, they often lose their soft texture. This is particularly true with bleach blonde hair – whether you have sun-kissed goldilocks or the lightest of it all.
If you are on a quest to salvage your bleached hair, look no further. Ahead is a guide to must-have products in your hair-care arsenal along with some tips to help revive your bleach blonde hair.
Wash your hair a little less
Washing your bleach blonde hair three to four times a week is plenty. Over-washing your hair will sweep up the natural oils and make them dry and brittle. If you are someone who can’t live without washing their hair frequently, then using dry shampoo between washes is a good idea.
Check out the paraben-free, sulphate-free and fragrance-free dry-shampoo from Supergoop. It comes in powder form and is ideal for coloured hair.
This Batiste dry shampoo is a life-saviour and can instantly revitalise dull hair.
Use the right hair-wash routine
The right hair-wash routine can help maintain the integrity of bleach blonde hair. Wash your hair twice a week with a gentle, sulphate-free and moisture-rich shampoo and conditioner that does not strip your mane off natural oils or dry them out. Alternatively, you can also add hydrating and keratin-rich shampoos or conditioner to the mix to help restore the moisture and hydration that your beached hair craves. Don’t forget to use a serum post your hair wash especially if you use hair styling tools.
Sexy Hair’s Sulphate Free Color Lock Shampoo is a highly recommended sulphate- and paraben-free daily shampoo that lends extra care to your mane by protecting it from daily aggressors and heat exposure.
A luxurious conditioner for blonde hair, Joico Color Endure helps maintain the colour vibrancy and leave your hair nourished.
Biotin paraben-free serum is light and will help deeply moisturise your hair strands without leaving a greasy trail.
Use intensive treatment
If you can’t visit the salon, then getting an intensive hair treatment at home is your best bet. Olaplex has a wide range of hair perfecting masks that help re-build broken hair bonds, strengthen weakened hair and add supple shine to them.
Cult favourite Olaplex Hair Perfector is renowned for bringing coloured hair back to life while adding bounce, shine and strength to colour-damaged hair.
Watson’s 60 seconds Intense Repair mask will add smoothness to your hair instantly.
Neutralise the brassiness
Brassiness is inevitable with bleached hair. Washing your hair with a purple or blue shampoo will not only stave off that brassy-yellow tone but also target the problem before it happens. It is great for maintaining the blonde tone of your hair as much as possible if you can’t visit a salon. But make sure not to overdo it. Use it once or twice a week or as required. The experts recommend waiting two weeks after colour before you start incorporating purple shampoo into your hair routine.
Specially formulated for blonde hair, the Fudge Professional shampoo is ideal for frequently bleached hair and helps to get rid of unwanted brassy tones with every wash.
Philip Kingsley Pure Blonde Booster is another weekly shampoo for blonde hair to instantly neutralise yellow hair strands and drench hair with hydration.
Incorporate a high-quality mask in your hair-care regime to achieve salon-quality results at your home. The best way to apply a hair mask is to use it liberally on freshly washed hair and then comb it through to make sure it is evenly distributed. You can wear a shower cap and let your hair cuticles soak that extra moisture for about 20 minutes. Experts recommend using a moisturising hair mask at least once a week.
Add the Invati Advanced Intensive Hair and Scalp Masque from Aveda to your hair care routine which is perfect for strengthening and hydrating dry, coloured hair. This deeply hydrating mask is formulated with a cocktail of nourishing ingredients to boost repair and restore damaged tresses to their original glory. Plus, it’s free from parabens, sulphates, gluten and is vegan and cruelty-free.
Tsubaki premium repair mask contains rich active ingredients and innovative penetration technology to impart shine and repair hair damage.
Opt for oil
Using specially formulated oils such as Argan, coconut and olive oil can nurse your bleach blonde hair back to health and restructure hair fibres to undo the damage.
The Nutriplenish Multi-use Hair Oil from Aveda is made up of 100% natural and nourishing ingredients to eliminate dry, split ends and frizz.
Naturals by Watsons Olive Hair Oil is formulated with 100% vegan olive oil and has zero parabens, paraffin, phthalates, gluten, BPA and mineral oil.
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