I recently got my hair done and added some white blonde balayaged pieces that I’m really loving! My hair was already blonde (with some darker roots), but I love the look of some really bright pieces to add dimension.
However, adding such an intense blonde color can really damage and fry the hair. If you have blonde or bleached hair, here are some tips for keeping it healthy that my hair dresser passed on to me:
•Try not to blow dry or style every day. Whether this means air-drying and going for an au-natural look or just not washing your hair as frequently, it’s worth it. When I HAVE to blow dry my hair I use the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer and it definitely blows me away – pun intended. It’s virtually silent and dries all of my hair (and there’s a lot) so quickly.
•Use heat protectant spray before blow drying. Kenra’s Blow Dry Spray is my absolute favorite. Bonus: in addition to protecting against heat, it cuts blow dry time by 50%. I also use R + Co’s Park Avenue Blow Out Balm, which makes look like you went into the salon for a blow out.
•Sleep on a silk pillowcase to prevent breakage (this applies to any hair color, really)
•Use a dry oil or mist after styling to keep the ends smooth, shiny, and silky. I recommend Kevin Murphy’s Shimmer Me Blonde mist, as it is actually made for blondes, hence the vibrant purple color. This is one of my favorite products of all time; it makes the hair so glossy and you can literally see it shimmer in the sun.
I also wanted to include some tips for preventing brassiness and keeping hair nice and blonde for an extended period of time:
•Having your stylist use a toner over the hair color helps in brightening it up. I ask for a toner that will make the color ashier, as opposed to gold or yellow.
Have a tip or a good product to share? Leave a comment! xo