The title sounds confusing, I know, but you’d be surprised at how many people get their hair colored blonde only to wake up one day, a few weeks later, with yellow, orange, and sometimes even green hair!
They say blondes have more fun, but it’s never fun to step out in public with your blonde hair looking as yellow as a Simpsons character. Blonde may seem like a good color to try, especially if you were born with naturally darker hair, but don’t forget that a lot of care and maintenance goes into ensuring that your blonde hair stays blonde until you decide to switch to another color.
If you’re thinking about getting a blonde hair color soon or if you’ve already colored your hair but aren’t sure how to maintain it so it keeps looking nice and fresh, we have just the thing for you. Here are some tips on how to keep your blonde hair blonde.
Tip #1: Avoid overwashing your hair
Overwashing your hair will strip it of its blonde hair color since you’ll be washing the dye out. You’ll end up with faded blonde hair that’s also dry and brittle. Instead of washing it daily, consider doing only 2 to 3 washes every week. Not only is this healthier for your hair but it’ll also make your hair color, whether it’s ash blonde or strawberry blonde, or any other kind of blonde, last way longer.
Tip #2: Get purple shampoo
No, it won’t give you purple hair (though we won’t stop you if you want that, too). Purple shampoo is especially made for blonde hair. It’s a toning shampoo that contains crushed up violet pigments to neutralize brassiness that can ruin a good blonde look. If you’re using purple shampoo for the first time, you might be overwhelmed by the color as it is often a bold violet, but don’t worry as it will wash out when you rinse anayway.
Tip #3: For platinum blonde hair, get silver shampoo
If you have a cooler shade of blonde like platinum blonde or any shade of blonde that borders on going silver, get silver shampoo.This works the same way purple shampoo does which is by canceling out brassy and yellow tones so your hair stays a nice, icy shade of blonde for a longer period of time.
Tip #4: Use a good toner
If you’re getting your hair dyed at a salon, they’re most likely going to use the good stuff on your hair so you don’t need to worry about that. If you’re doing it at home, however, you’re going to want to make sure that you use a good toner for your blonde hair. Wella T18 is an amazing toner if you’re dyeing your hair blonde as it has visible violet undertones that will make your blonde hair look good. If you’re a brunette who’s going for a darker shade of blonde, get a toner with blue undertones to cancel out the orange from your natural hair color that’s bound to peek through.
Tip #5: Touch up when needed
If you want to keep your blonde hair blonde for a long time, remember to make regular appointments to the salon for touch ups. This is where your hair stylist will take care of your roots, retone your hair, and maybe even give you blonde highlights to keep your hair looking fresh.
Still not sure if you really want to go for blonde? Check out Hairsense and choose from our wide array of hair coloring products to find the best one for you. We also have blonde maintenance products if you want to push through with going blonde!