Anti-Brassy Blonde

One of my best friends is a hairstylist and she comes to my home to cut my hair. Today she came and cut off about two inches and it got me in the mood for a hair post. Recently I went all blonde which made me have to change all of my hair products. There’s no denying that being a blonde can severely damage your hair, so you have to take extra, and I mean EXTRA care of it. Below I will describe the products I use and love and why I use and love them! 

1. Shimmer Lights Shampoo & Conditioner: I use this shampoo and conditioner because it is purple and it cancels out any brassy tone that may be lingering in my blonde. Brassy works for some, not for others. It doesn’t work for me and I prefer ash blonde. I use this every time I was my hair, which is about twice a week. Also, due to heat from your scalp, your blonde can turn even more yellow-y so I highly suggest applying the shampoo to your roots about 20 minutes before showering and leaving it there. Once in the shower, rinse and apply conditioner and leave on for about 10 minutes to really penetrate through the cuticle. Another tip I suggest is to wash your hair with warm water but end the rinse on a cold temperature. This will close the follicle and keep in moisture. I also highly urge you to detangle right before rinsing out conditioner. This will save you so much time post shower. 

2. It’s a 10 Miracle Leave in for Blondes: This formula is a game changer. I always like to put in a leave in conditioner because it makes my hair smooth, easier to handle and provides moisture and hydration all day long. Your brush glides through your hair after applying this. It tones, adds shine, enhances vibrancy and is a UV and thermal protectant. Although the bottle is small, it doesn’t last me too long but it is worth every penny when I restock. 

3. Dry Shampoo: This is for the days I do not was my hair. This is great for a post-workout, it will make you feel so fresh and clean and does not provide that build up feel. I really have never met a dry shampoo that I didn’t like. I use Pantene in particular because I love the smell and results. Also dry conditioners are amazing as well!

4. Blondeshell Keratin Complex Masque: Masking isn’t just for your face, especially when you are a blonde. This step is so crucial, it is basically like a moisture shock to your hair, as if you just conditioned it 20 times. Okay, conditioner on crack! This is really important to do after a lot of heat applied to your hair, dying your hair, being in the sun for an extended period of time and after swimming in a pool. These will all suck moisture out of your hair and the sun and chlorine will cause discoloration. Masks help out the moisture back in and debrass the unwanted tones. I like to leave a mask on overnight with my hair up in a towel and wash it out in the morning. This method works best for me. I urge you to try and give me feedback of how awesome your hair feels the next day.

Another tip I have is to start brushing your hair out from the ends and work your way up. This is for best detangling results. Put your hair up in clips rather than hair ties. Hair ties cause breakage, I barely use them anymore. Also when working out, when a clip just won’t suffice, braid your hair. This will keep your hair out of your face and also cause less damage. I also must say that vitamin C is so great for taking any impurities/buildup, unwanted color out of your hair. You can either crush up some vitamin C tablets into powder form and mix with water to create a paste, or mix an Emergen-C packet with water and apply on hair for about 5 minutes, then rinse and condition. Your hair will look so bright and beautiful. Feel free to apply this paste to your face as well! I hope you found this post helpful and enjoyable. Please leave any blonde or hair care tips you may have. I would love to hear! Thanks for reading, and have a very happy Tuesday!

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