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.

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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 this paraben-free, sulphate-free and fragrance-free dry-shampoo from Supergoop. It comes in powder form and is ideal for coloured hair.

 SUPERGOOP Poof 100% Mineral Part and Scalp Powder SPF 45

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This Batiste dry shampoo is a life saviour and can instantly revitalise dull hair.

Batiste dry shampoo

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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 bleached hair craves. Don’t forget to use a serum post your hair wash especially if you use hair styling tools.

Here 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.

Sexy Hair VIBRANT SULPHATE FREE COLOR LOCK SHAMPOO

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A luxurious conditioner for blonde hair, this product helps maintain colour vibrancy and leave your hair nourished.

Joico COLOR ENDURE CONDITIONER

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This paraben-free serum is light and will help deeply moisturise your hair strands without leaving a greasy trail.

Holika Holika BIOTIN DAMAGE CARE OIL SERUM

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Use intensive treatment

If you can’t visit the salon, then getting intensive hair treatment at home is your best bet. Olaplex has a wide range of hair perfecting masks that help rebuild broken hair bonds, strengthen weakened hair and add supple shine to them.

This cult favourite is renowned for bringing coloured hair back to life while adding bounce, shine and strength to colour-damaged hair.

Olaplex Hair treatment

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Neutrogena’s Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask will add smoothness to your hair instantly.

Neutrogena’s Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask

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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, this shampoo is ideal for frequently bleached hair and helps to get rid of unwanted brassy tones with every wash.

Fudge Professionals CLEAN BLONDE DAMAGE REWIND VIOLET-TONING SHAMPOO

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Another weekly shampoo for blonde hair to instantly neutralise yellow hair strands and drench hair with hydration.

Philip Kingsley PURE BLONDE BOOSTER COLOUR-CORRECTING WEEKLY SHAMPOO

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Mask it

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 this 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.

Aveda Invati Advanced Intensive Hair and Scalp Masque

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This premium repair mask contains ETHICAL Shea butter and oil, a legendary natural key ingredient, KARITÉ NUTRI intense nourishing mask to impart shine and repair hair damage.

Rene Furterer Karite Nutri Intense Nourishing Mask

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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 percent natural and nourishing ingredients to eliminate dry, split ends and frizz.

Aveda Nutriplenish Multi-Use Hair Oil

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Juicy Chemistry’s Marula, Argan & Lavender hair oil is ideal for dry and unmanageable hair.

Juicy Chemistry’s Marula, Argan & Lavender hair oil

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