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Avoiding all the pointless rhetoric about whether you think they have more fun or not, maintaining blonde bombshell status can be hard work. For the coloured blondes, bleaching and lightening can certainly be hard on blonde hair’s ongoing health. Yet whether it’s keeping natural hues in check, or keeping bleached blonde locks healthy, blonde coloured hair can require a little extra TLC than its darker-haired contemporaries!
There’s dry ends and breakage to contend with, perhaps a hint of brazen brass, or maybe a whisper of green after too much time swimming…
Whatever your conundrum, make sure that maintenance pays off with the correct products suited to your hue. It doesn’t have to be a full-time job, we promise! Enhance your hair and achieve the perfect blonde bombshell look with these key moves.
Milk_Shake is for Ice Queens.
Blonde Hair 101: Find your purple poison of choice to keep your tones in check.
Blonde Hair 102: You need moisture, and you need protein. Find a balance between both in your Shampoo and Conditioning routine and products.
Milk_Shake are masters of enhancing cool tones and minimising that brass creep. We love the Milk_Shake Icy Blond Shampoo. Made for platinum or super blonde hair, it’s infused with black pigment (you read right, black!) to neutralise yellow or orange tones for the best ultra blonde hair of your life.
Leave it on for a few minutes for maximum bang for your soon to be brass-free buck.
Pair it with the love of its life, the Milk_Shake Icy Blond Conditioner. This nourishing beauty doesn’t contain pigment, but balances the pigment of the Shampoo perfectly by serving up slatherings of moisturising Grapeseed and Rice oils, plus a hearty dose of those Milk and Quinoa proteins we talked about earlier for stronger hair.
These two are also great for grey or silver tones!
Fragile: Treat with care.
Lock in moisture and keep colour at bay with rich masks and bond repair. Finish off your Milk_Shake system with the Milk_Shake Whipped Cream Leave-in Conditioner, the all-rounder you’ve been searching high and low for. While it might not be the format you’re used to getting your Leave-ins, er, in, It’s a wonderful non-sticky formula that helps to define your hair, making it especially great for frizzy hair, waves or curls. Apply to towel-dried clean hair. style as usual and bababoom!
If you’re an Olaplex lover, keep using the No.3 Hair Perfector for those brilliant bond multiplying properties every week or every couple of weeks. Alternate with an excellent mask, or use a quality mask treatment weekly.
Repeat after us; “Not all oils are created equal!” We recommend getting your hands on a great oil, like the Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil. Don’t underestimate how much you’ll use this, or how brilliant its reparative and smoothing qualities of this stuff are. It’s liquid gold.
L’Oreal Professionnel Blondifier Mask is specifically formulated for blonde hair. Dosed up with Polyphenols from Acai, it’s the moisturising his you need to deeply nourish hair fibres for a smooth and shiny head of blonde hair.
We don’t know about you, but super interestingly to us, the Matrix Total Results Brass Off Custom Neutralization Mask is actually pigmented. This one has violet tones for a ‘two birds one stone’ effect, banishing brass while it works to repair and protect fragile hair for up to 10x less breakage!
Our mask tips: Shampoo first, then apply your mask and lock it in for a good 20 minutes minimum by either wrapping a warm towel around your haid, or donning a shower cap.
Try before you invest with these trio packs!
There’s no harm in kissing a few frogs before you find your prince, right? There are also lots of blonde products available, which means there is a Shampoo, Conditioner, Treatment, Mask, Toner and Heat Protecter perfect for you. Keep trying different shoes until you find the one that fits. They’re out there!
A great way to try a system before you commit to the full or bulk sizes is with a great pack that brings all the pieces together. The NAK Platinum Blonde Trio Pack brings together the NAK Platinum Blonde Anti-Yellow Shampoo with the NAK Blonde Conditioner and the NAK Platinum Blonde Anti-Yellow Treatment to show off just how well these products work as a family. If you’re a platinum blonde, take it for a ride!
To restore luminosity, the Goldwell DualSenses Blondes & Highlights Trio Pack is worth its weight in neutralising Goldwell goodness. Bringing together Anti-Yellow Shampoo and Conditioner from the Blondes & Highlights range plus its 60sec Treatment, expect luminous colour with a reduction in unwanted yellow tones.
As the cherry on top, this zippy little treatment’s claim to fame is that it regenerates hair up to 100% in 60 seconds.
There’s a lot of advice flying around about Blonde hair, but our top tip would be “Don’t settle!” If you keep trying and experimenting, you’ll find there’s a system out there for you.
Extra Pro Tips:
- Keep your trim hair appointments! Fresh ends are sealed ends.
- If you can, Shampoo less. Blonde hair tends to be more porous and over-washing can strip it of its natural oils and goodness faster than you can say “brittle”.
- Pop in a plant-based, SPF-infused hair oil before swimming. By swelling your hair with moisture, this will prevent your hair absorbing salt or chlorininated water and protect it from sun damageA tone can be as good as a colour! Save cash and time and tone at home, or book toning appointments between colour treatments.
- Don’t skip your weekly hair masks. Please.
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