The list of celebrities that are naturally blond may surprise you. The truth is that, despite the adage that blonds have more fun, people still take brunettes more seriously. Trust me, I’ve been both. However, that is never stopping me from embracing the glamorous blond look and regularly highlighting my hair to help it look movie star fantastic.
But let’s be real here, beauties – caring for blonde hair can be a real pain in you know what! Your hair can get dehydrated, damaged, and brassy due to natural elements (such as water, the sun, and air pollution). Over-styling and processing it can also lead to dry and damaged locks. Not to mention the must-have beauty tools that can lead to heat damage!
But no worries, my blonde-haired beauties, I have some great tips to help keep your blonde locks hydrated, so you look like you’ve just left the salon!
So, let’s get started with “Barbie’s Beauty Bits Ultimate Guide To Keeping Your Blond Highlighted Hair Hydrated.”
Use The Right Products To Keep Your Hair Hydrated
Highlighting, even lifting a darker shade lighter, which many do in the Summer, can be a very harsh process, taking away many oils and nutrients that it has sealed within the hair’s cuticle.
These processes can cause dry, stretchy, brittle hair. I recommend investing in a high-quality leave-in conditioner and/or deep repair mask to ensure your hair looks its healthiest.
However, just any old product will not work, and there are some GHD styling products worth looking at. From color treatments, hair masks, heat protectants, shampoos and conditioners, and dry shampoos to products exclusively for blond hair, there are many hair products out there when it comes to showing your blond tresses some much-needed TLC.
The key is to make sure you are using products with natural ingredients, as they are less likely to damage or dehydrate your hair.
While conventional ingredients in most hair products may rid your hair of dirt. They are likely to strip moisture, making it more challenging to maintain healthy-looking blond hair. You need to choose the right products to improve the look of your hair and boost your confidence.
Avoid Over-shampooing Your Blond Highlighted Hair
Shampoos remove oils and strip your hair of pigments, so the truth is the more often you wash your hair, the more damage you do to it and the quicker the color will fade. Hence to avoid over-shampooing your hair try to go as long as you can before washing it. Ideally, you want to wash your hair twice a week, but the longer you wait, the better for your colored-treated hair!
A go-to product of mine is Moroccan oil Better Your Blonde Set. This set is formulated for blond shades of hair.
- It comes with a sulfate-free Blonde Perfecting Purple Shampoo (Purple shampoo is a must-have for blonde manes) to counteract brassy tones of unwanted orange and yellow hues.
- Dry Shampoo Light Tones to refresh your style between washes. It also deposits subtle violet pigments to balance brassiness for all blond hair colors.
- Morrocan oil for repair and hydration.
Finish With A Cold Rinse
Almost all hair stylists agree on a cold rinse on the hair at the end of a wash. It boosts the benefits of your conditioner by helping to keep your hair stronger, shiner, and downright healthier because it also seals the hair cuticle and locks in the colors.
Invest In A Shower Head Filter
Knowing what mineral, chlorine, fluoride, and iron levels are in the water where you live is essential. And boy do I know this. Recently I moved to another state, and in the area where I live, the water has so much iron, which is a way to turn your blonde hair brassy quickly.
You can help protect your blonde hair by investing in a good shower head filter that will neutralize the flow of these elements.
Heat Protection From Beauty Tools
If you are addicted to beauty tools (like many of us are), always use a heat protectant spray when styling your hair! While these tools can help you achieve the perfect glam hair, one of the fastest ways to dehydrated, dry hair is to subject it to heat, especially if your hair is highlighted.
The cuticle can often be stripped with color-treated hair making it difficult to hold the nutrients your scalp produces, leaving your hair dry and brittle. Adding excessive heat from a flat iron or curling iron, for instance, on top of the chemical process, can damage and dull your shine.
Hence, giving your hair a little vacation from heat styling is always a great idea. Like every once in a while by styling it in a cute up do. Or try some none heat curlers for the perfect hair-healthy beach wave.
Feed Your Hair
Having enough water in
your body will help to ensure your hair stays healthy and shiny. But,
hair is also made up of protein. A deficit of protein in your diet will
mean less protein in your hair, making it appear dull and lifeless, even
if it is adequately hydrated.
Check your diet, avoid processed foods, and make sure you get all the vitamins and minerals your body needs.
Avoid The Hot Sun As It Can Damage Your Hair
I know this sounds unfortunate, especially if you live in an area with cold winters and love to soak in the sun in the warmer seasons. But sadly, the same as overexposure to the sun damages your skin it is also detrimental to your blond hair.
Harmful UV Summer rays can dry out your blonde highlighted hair and turn that gorgeous shade of blonde to a brassy shade of orange. So, beauties, wear a cute brimmed hat to protect your hair and skin from the sun. Also, that UV/heat protectant you would use for styling your hair, spray this on your hair when you are headed out the door to the beach!
There you have it, Barbie’s Beauty Bits Ultimate Guide To Keeping Your Blond Hair Hydrated When Highlighting! These tips will help restore that luster to your locks and keep your hair looking refreshed, hydrated, and healthy!
What tips or tricks do you have on hydrating your color-treated hair? Comment below to let us know. We would love to hear from you!