As many of you know I went from brown to blonde about 7 months back. I am not going to lie it was hard work! I will do a blog post on that process at a later date. Recently I have been getting lots of questions on how i maintain my bleached hair. I would just firstly like to say that this may not work for everyone it’s just how I do it!
1 – Dont wash your hair more than 3 times a week.
Some people find this really gross but it is actually really unhealthy to wash your hair every day. It strips the natural oils out of your hair. Not only will it strip a lot of the colour out but it will dry your hair out so much more. If you are worried about getting greasy hair opt for a dry shampoo. One of my favourits is Batiste. There are so many great ones on that market at the moment. You can actually train your hair so it doesn’t get as greasy as often by leaving it longer and longer every time you wash it.
When it comes to shampoo its really important you pick the right one for you! I have listed a few ones down below that are for more targeted goals. so whether you are trying to get rid of the brassyness, restore the condition or sooth a sore, itchy scalp there just should be one for you!
- Getting rid of brassy tones – Lee Stafford Bleach Blondes – I highly higly recommend this one to get rid of all the brassy tones!
- Restoring the condion of your hair – Tresemme Mositure Rich Shampoo
- Soothing your scalp – Head and Shoulders itchy scalp – This shampoo is my favorite. It kinda tingles but in a good way!
- Sulphate free – L’oreal Paris Ever Pure – This is a great all rounder! It has no sulphate and is very nourishing
- Adding shine – Aussie Miracle Shine – It also smells amazing!!
3 – Conditioner
Conditioning your hair is essential. Especially if you have used bleach. So please don’t skip this step! Your hair is far more prone to snapping off if you don’t use a conditioner! I am not fussy with my conditioner I have never used one that hasn’t done the job.
There are some amazing hair treatments out there! I use mine twice a week as my hair is quite brittle. One of my favorites is Lush’s Marilyn Hair Treatment. It gets rid of all the brassy tones in your hair and leaves it super soft!
[Quick Tip! – After applying your hair treatment wrap it up in cling film to heat up your hair faster!]
I will link some other great hair treatments for blonde hair down below!
- Lee Stafford Hot Shots
- John Frieda Sheer Blonde Hair Repair Intensive Conditioning Treatment
- Touch of Silver Intense Treatment
This one is a biggy! Once you have got your desired colour and you want to touch up the roots (at home) try not to dye over already blonde hair. Try to avoid the ends and just apply the dye to the roots. IF you have bought a dye kit especially designed for lightening hair it will usually have separate instructions for just root touch ups. Just something to bear in mind!
6 – A few extra tips!
- Always use a heat protection when styling with heat
- Never rub your hair with a towel it can damage it quite considerably
- Get a hair cut regularly to get rid of the dead ends
I hope this helped someone out there! Stay tuned for my brown to blonde post! If you have any tips for me please let me know down below!
Have a beautiful day! xxx