There are many sayings and beliefs about blonde women: that gentlemen prefer them over brunettes and redheads or that they tend to have more fun, to name a few. While we may argue that these sayings might or might not be true, there is one thing that all blonde girls can relate to – their hair is very high-maintenance. So even though bottle-blonde models and celebrities make it look like it’s no big deal, you’ll need to learn a lot if you’re planning on going blonde in the future.
Steer clear from the heat
Believe it or not, blow dryers and curling irons aren’t your friends. The less you style your hair, the longer it will stay beautiful. If you’re hoping to get lighter shades of blonde, it means that your cuticles are going to be stripped, which in turn means that your hair won’t retain nutrients like it did before. Your scalp might keep producing the oils and nutrients like it used to; it’s just that your hair can’t get them like it did before you went blonde. Adding heat to already brittle and delicate hair is only going to make things worse, so try to style your hair without heat. It might take a bit longer to do it, but your hair will be grateful!
Get regular trims
You will notice your ends looking a bit ragged much sooner than they used to, so trimming your hair regularly is a must. Any dead ends should be snipped off so that the rest of your locks can thrive. If you’re not happy with your length, you can always get clip-in blonde hair extensions which will help you style your hair even if it’s a bit shorter than you’d like. To keep your mane healthy, get it trimmed every six to eight weeks, and don’t skip them just because you’d like it to grow super long super fast.
Keep your hair hydrated
Hair that’s been bleached needs loads of TLC, but with plenty of love and care, you can restore a lot of the damage that’s been done. Investing in a good leave-in conditioner is a great idea as these products help hydrate damaged hair. Deep repair masks, as well as deep treatments, are a great idea too if the conditioner doesn’t suit you. What you should keep in mind, though, is that the damage can’t be undone with one treatment – you should be persistent, and the results will certainly follow.
Use SPF on your hair
We mentioned already that heat damages your hair, but the same goes for harmful sun rays. This is why, when you plan to spend some time outside in the sun, you should protect not only your skin, but your hair too. If you’re going swimming, applying a bit of plant oil to your hair will do wonders because it will both protect and nourish it. There are moisturizing hair oils that contain SPF you can use, and these will ensure that salt and chlorine don’t damage your hair while you’re swimming or simply chilling by the water. If your hair turns green after you’ve been in the pool, crush a couple of aspirins and add them to your shampoo – salicylic acid they contain neutralizes the green quickly.
The most important thing to remember about caring for blonde hair is that there is a learning curve, and you should give yourself and your hair time to adjust. Celebrities and models have an army of people whose job is to take care of their hair. If your hair doesn’t look as perfect as Margot Robbie’s, don’t despair. Caring for color-treated blonde hair takes a lot of work, so be prepared to give your hair loads of love if you want it to look as good as it did on the day you dyed it.