Whether you were born blonde or you’re an honorary blonde, keeping your light locks looking their best requires proper hair care. To avoid turning your blonde hair brassy, fried, and dried, we’ve pulled together 9 of the best blonde hair care tips from the experts at Flirt Urban Salon in San Diego.
Protect Blonde Hair From the Sun
The sun’s harmful UV rays can change the color of your hair and dry it out. Hats are the best defense, but if your hair is going to be in direct sunlight, guard it with a UV protective spray, especially in the summer. We recommend Bumble and bumble’s Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer, which is available for purchase at Flirt.
Use Purple Shampoo
As weird as it sounds, purple shampoo helps keep blonde hair from turning brassy. As may have learned in school, the color purple is the opposite of the color yellow on the color wheel. This means that the small amount of purple pigment absorbed when washing your hair cancels out red and yellow undertones, reducing the brassy colors and restoring your hair to its former cooler color. We recommend washing with purple shampoo at least once a week. Consult with your hairstylist to ensure you choose the perfect shampoo for your hair color. It also helps if the shampoo is sulfate free.
Use Dry Shampoo Between Washes
Over-washing your hair can be bad for your hair color. You really only need to wash your hair two to three times a week with a quality shampoo. If your hair gets oily between washes, try a dry shampoo like Bumble and bumble’s Prêt-à-Powder, equal parts dry shampoo, style extender and volumizer. Bumble and bumble will also be launching two new dry shampoo sprays in the fall (we’re so excited). Keep in mind that using dry shampoo too often between washes can cause residue buildup.
Keep Hair Blonde Hair Hydrated
Bleached hair is often dehydrated. Nourish it several times a week with a leave in-treatment like Bumble and bumble’s Save The Day Daytime Protective Repair Fluid infused with Camelia Oil and UV filters to help repair past wear-and-tear and fortify against future damage.
Protect Blonde Hair from Pool Chlorine
Chlorine in swimming pools can give blonde hair a green tint. Before going swimming, get your hair wet with bottled water or shower water. Wetting your hair beforehand will help you avoid soaking up the chlorine in the water. For added protection from chlorine, you can apply a deep conditioner to your hair and cover it with a swim cap.
Use a Heat Styling Protective Spray
Blonde hair dye can strip your hair cuticles, making it harder for your hair to hold on to nutrients, which can cause your hair to be dryer and more brittle. Using hot tools and blowdryers on top of your chemically-treated hair can damage your do. Take a little vacation from the hot tools every now and then, or use a protective spray like Bumble and bumble’s Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer. If you have to blow dry, use the cooler setting.
Trim Your Hair Regularly
The more your hair has been bleached, the more prone it is to breakage. Getting your hair trimmed regularly helps nip dead ends in the bud so they don’t restrain the growth of your hair.
Olaplex is an in-salon and take-home treatment that works to rebuild and reconnect damaged disulphide bonds in hair that are broken during the chemical process of hair coloring, and during styling with hot tools. Learn more about Olaplex here.
Consult with a San Diego Hair Stylist
These are just some of the many ways to maintain blonde hair and keep it hair healthy. If you’d like to learn more about how to care for your blonde color, stop by Flirt Urban Salon in Downtown San Diego for a consultation with one of our hair stylists. We’re happy to answer any of your questions and provide you with tips on the best hair products and color treatments. We offer the full line of Bumble and bumble products as well as Olaplex and Smartbond treatments. Call us today at (619) 501-6890.Contact Us