Hello to all my fellow blondies! Isn’t the saying: “blondes have more fun”? Well, I can’t deny that we definitely have more fun, however, the upkeep for our hair is not. Dark roots, salon appointments every 4-6 weeks, lots of money, and brassy colors are just a few things blondes constantly worry about. There are a few products that will make your life a whole lot easier if you are a blonde.
If you are blonde, I would hope you already use purple shampoo! Purple shampoo is a lifesaver when your hair turns that dull, brassy color between retouches. How it works: yellow and purple are color compliments, which means they are on opposite sides of the color wheel, and when combined they neutralize into a white color. So, those unwanted yellow tones in your hair become a white color when purple shampoo is used. It takes a couple washes in order for there to be a visible difference, but it is a godsend if used regularly. Usage depends on your hair color, texture, thickness, etc. My hair experiences those brassy tones very easily, and I like keeping a white-ashy tone so using purple shampoo regularly works for me.
What I Recommend:
Clairol “Shimmer Lights” Silver Shampoo: I know in my last post I said most drugstore shampoos are not good, however, this Clairol shampoo is the OG of purple shampoos. I noticed a difference in my color after one use. I’ll be honest: this shampoo does not smell very good. I normally use a different conditioner so my hair will smell nice. The other downside: if you do not rinse the shower curtain and tub after use it will stain!
Available $7.49 (8 oz) on Amazon : Clairol Silver Shampoo
Joico “Color Balance Purple”: I absolutely love this shampoo/conditioner line! It smells great and works great too! I was introduced to this brand through a friend, and I am so grateful! This product is not as strong as the Clairol so it does not stain (still wash it off the curtains and tub though!!). It also doesn’t have a chemical smell either. It has a nice light fragrance, and leaves your hair looking amazing!
It is currently on sale at Ulta for $14.99 for a 33 oz bottle! Ulta Joico Shampoo
Lush “Daddy-O”: Let me begin by praising this company. Lush is 100% vegetarian, they fight against animal testing, everything is handmade, all products are through ethical buying (bought through local/small farmers), 100% recycled packaging, and they have products that “give back”. You have probably heard of Lush because of their famous bath bombs, but they also have shampoos, conditioners, face/body wash, and hair products! This company is truly amazing. Although their products are a bit pricey, but are worth it when reading all they do for communities.
Available at Lush for $21.95 (8.4 oz) Lush Daddy-O
Milk_shake “Silver Shine”: My hair stylist has introduced me to this brand. Milkshake is a new brand to hit the US. The company is apart of Z One Concept which is an Italian company, and known to be “the most innovative emerging brand of the latest years”, according to their website. Their philosophy is to, “use the power and beauty of nature to get healthy, gorgeous & vibrant hair.” Their products are cruelty free and a good price point. My only critique is that many of their products have a very strong, sweet smell. The silver shampoo,in particular, is blueberry scented, which I can’t stand! If you like sweet smells you will love this brand!
Available at Milk Shake US for $22 (10.1 oz)
Colored-blonde hair is more prone to damage and breakage, so a deep conditioning treatment every couple weeks is a must, especially if you heat style your hair. Deep conditioning can provide dry and damaged hair with moisture making it silky smooth.
What I Recommend:
Olaplex Hair Perfector: This treatment is a bond builder, not a conditioner per say. Olaplex re-links the broken broke disulfide bonds which provides structural repair from within the strands. This treatments should be applied once a week between salon appointments. This is 500% worth the money. After using this treatment a couple times my hair felt completely different. After one usage it protects your hair from further damage.
Available at Olaplex for $28 (3.3 oz)
Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstuctor: I found this product at my local beauty supply store in packets for only $2.50 and couldn’t resist trying! I do not think this product works from the “inside-out”, but it sure does leave my hair feeling silky smooth. I use this product when my hair is extra frizzy and needs a bit of taming. For the price tag you can’t beat it!
Available at Amazon for $11.88 (16 oz)
Bumble and Bumble “Quenching Masque”: I love this masque because it is hydrating, but not greasy! BB is always a bit pricey, but I have found most of their products to be worth the money. This product actually strengthens the hair and leaves incredible shine!
Available at Sephora for $38 (5 oz)
Last, but not least: oils. I spoke briefly about this in my last post. Oils are essential for blonde, damaged hair! Putting oil into your hair nourishes, softens, silkens, tames, de-frizzes, detangles, strengthens, heat/UV protects, and adds shine to your hair! With all these benefits why wouldn’t you use an oil?!
What I Recommend:
Bumble and Bumble “Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil”: This oil is a lightweight oil that works miracles for hair. I put a little dab in my hair every morning and night. This oil does not make the hair greasy and makes your hair feel silky smooth. If put in damp hair it penetrates the hair follicles treating damage more than if put in dry hair. The bottle lasts forever. I have seriously had mine for about a year. Well worth the money!!
Available at Sephora for $40 (3.4 oz)
Moroccanoil Treatment: This oil is argan infused that is light and smells awesome! This treatment detangles, boosts drying time, increases shine, strengthens, and controls frizz. After using this product you will be able to brush with no issues and run your fingers through your hair it will be so soft. This is also a brand that I am very fond of, but is very expensive.
Available at Sephora for $34 (1.7 oz)
Milk_Shake “Incredible Milk”: Once again, I really like this brand, and like the results of their products, but hate the smell. This smells like birthday cake and is very sweet smelling. However, this treatment has numerous benefits. It repairs hair, protects from UV rays and heat, maintains color, detangles, maintains hair style, adds shine, body, and volume,controls frizz, prevents/treats split ends, helps styling, and smoothes the cuticle of the hair. This product is amazing for the price… if you can stand the smell.
Available at Milk Shake for $22 (5.1 oz)
That is it for today! I hope, by trying some of these products, your blonde hair will be blonder and healthier than ever before! Thanks for reading 🙂
XOXO Steph ❤