Healthy blond hair is a challenge for many, but it’s not out of reach. Having your locks look vibrant every day is possible without breaking the bank.
Steps to Healthy Blond Hair
For blond hair, it seems like natural (water, sunlight, and air pollution) and artificial (over-styling and chemicals) factors conspire to leave your locks dry and prone to breakage. Fortunately, you can prevent this by taking the following blond haircare steps.
Keep Your Hair Hydrated
Moisture is key in preventing breakage for both natural and bleached blond hair. Deep conditioning hair masks and treatments are a great way to fight dryness and inject vital nutrients into your hair.
Protect Your Hair From Heat
Your hair dryer may be your nemesis. Heat strips moisture from your hair, leaving it brittle, so keep high-temperature treatments to a minimum. A thermal protective spray protects hair from UV rays and heat during styling, preventing dry strands and damage.
Keep Out of the Sun
Overexposure to the sun may do tons of damage to your blond hair. The UV rays will dry out your locks and take their shine away. If you’re out soaking up some sun, apply a UV or heat protectant, and wear a hat.
Use Purple Shampoo
Over time, even for natural blonds, natural and artificial elements can kill shine and discolor hair, turning it brassy. This is where purple shampoo comes in. This specially-formulated product will restore color and shine to blond hair.
Always consult your hairstylist when selecting a purple shampoo to get one that’s best for your hair color and type. Purple shampoos aren’t really for cleaning hair, so remember to use a cleansing shampoo as an accompaniment.
Limit Your Wash Days and Finish Off Cold
Although washing your hair is good for both your hair and scalp, it also removes natural oils. Limiting the frequency of washes keeps your natural oils intact. A cold rinse after each wash further protects your hair and maintains its shine by locking in the nutrients.
Practice Deep Conditioning
Any good blond haircare routine must include weekly deep conditioning. This step replenishes lost oils and moisture.
Use Oils Carefully
Oils are one of the best ways to nourish hair, but this may not always be true for blonds. When not used correctly, they make hair look greasy and may alter its color, especially for platinum or white-blond locks. As a rule, avoid oils that aren’t water-soluble.
Always Read the Labels
Before you pick a shampoo, always read the label carefully. Avoid shampoos containing sulfates. Lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) dehydrate and thin your skin and hair, strip them of natural oils, and cause itchiness, acne, dermatitis, eczema, flaking, and hair loss.
Try Dry Shampoo
Today, dry shampoo is formulated for all hair types and colors – dark and light. Dry shampoos allow you to clean your hair while keeping the natural oils intact. Lighter-colored dry shampoos are excellent for blond hair. Pick the right shade and do away with greasy third-day hair.
Get a Shower Head Filter
The fluoride, chlorine, and iron levels in the water vary depending on where you live. Washing your hair with hard water (water with a high concentration of minerals) dehydrates it, leaving it dry, brittle, and discolored. Having a good shower head filter will soften the water and reduce any possible damage to your hair.
Easy and Affordable
Healthy blond hair isn’t just for celebrities, and you don’t have to break the bank to look good. These blond haircare tips are simple, affordable, safe, and natural. Apply them today and watch your thick, gleaming, luscious locks turn heads everywhere you go!