5 Rules to Follow When Going Blonde
Whether you just got highlights, a full-on dye job, or just thinking about going blonde, these five rules are important to follow to fight the brass and keep it bright and healthy.
1. Trust your colorist. They know how to safely give you the blonde hair you desire, and sometimes this cannot be done in one session. Your hair's health should always be top of mind, especially if you want to keep length.
2. Invest in a good shampoo and conditioner. You've just spent your hard earned money on fabulous blonde hair, now is not the time to skimp on cheap shampoo and conditioner. Your newly blond hair needs some TLC to keep it from fading and drying out.
3. Don't over wash your hair. Here's a little secret: Hairdressers don't wash their hair everyday. Most of them don't even wash it more than twice a week. We know that water and over shampooing can cause our color to fade and our hair to dry out. Even after spin class, just blow dry that sweaty head, apply dry shampoo and you are left with voluminous, fresh hair. Your sweat, once dry, acts as a volumizer, and the dry shampoo will help it smell fresh and absorb any excess oil.
4. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. After going lighter, even the most healthy hair needs extra moisture. Lighteners, even the most high-tech ones, can leave your hair vulnerable to dryness and split ends. To combat this problem, be sure to keep your new blonde hair hydrated with a masque in the shower, an oil, a leave in conditioner., or a pre-shampoo treatment. Your colorist can help you determine which method is best for you and your hair.
5. Get frequent trims. Yes, we know you love your long hair. We respect that. However, blonde hair is more susceptible to damage from water, heat, and the elements. I recommend getting a trim (about 1/2 inch) every 8-10 weeks to keep your hair looking healthy.
Bottom line, trust your colorist to lead you to your best blonde possible. We are not just trying to sell products, we use them ourselves and know first hand what amazing things the right products and cut can do for your hair. Blonde hair takes commitment and a bit more time, but we us blondes know that it's totally worth it!
-By @rachelsrad Rachel Radford Hairdresser, Educator and Owner at Ceremony Salon