There is no doubt that caring for blonde hair can be challenging! Royston Blythe recommends that you stick to the rules and keep in touch with your stylist to ensure that your blonde hair looks fabulous all the time!
Don’t Over Wash Your Hair
Hair becomes yellow (lighter blondes) or brassy (darker blondes and brunettes) for many reasons, but how often your wash your hair plays a huge role! Wash less! The more you wash the hair, the faster it will go yellow or brassy because shampooing strips the colour pigments. Always try to use sulphate and paraben-free shampoo to limit colour fade.
Find the Right Shampoo and Conditioner
Choosing the correct shampoo and conditioner that has been personally prescribed for your blonde locks is a must. There are many shades of blondes and each blonde has a different texture and differing issues - too curly, dry and damaged, oily! Finding the correct shampoo to remove brassy tones and a conditioner that rehydrates your tresses is a must, but take expert advice!
Keep Your Hair Hydrated
Keeping your hair hydrated is essential if you want to keep it looking healthy. Dehydrated hair is in most cases, a result of sunlight exposure, mechanical damage (brushing, styling), heat exposure and of course chemical exposure (peroxide, ammonia, pool chlorine, salt, acids and alkalis). Blonde hair generally requires more intense chemical exposure which leaves the hair more porous.
Porous hair readily gains and looses water to the air around it because it is no longer protected by a tight seal of cuticles. To overcome this problem we recommend our clients treat their hair to a weekly hair mask. We love Kerastase Nutritive Masquintense to protect the hair from oxidation and prolong a nourished feeling in between salon visits.
Protect From the Damaging Effects of Heat Styling Tools
Straightening irons, the magic wand or simply your trusted hairdryer can cause considerable damage to your tresses. It is always good to go au-natural when at all possible, but, we completely understand that this is unrealistic for most of our clients. If you need to use heat to style your hair (let’s face it – who doesn’t) then protection is an absolute must. At Royston Blythe, we recommend Chroma Thermique – a colour thermo radiance protecting milk for colour treated hair. Highlighted or coloured blonde hair needs extra protection from heat to prevent frizz and split ends, just apply Kerastase’s clever heat protection milk to the ends of your hair before blow-drying.
Keep Your Hair Out of the Sunshine
The sunshine not only alters the colour of your hair but has a huge impact on moisture levels. Hats and scarves are the best immediate defence, but if you’re hair is going to be in direct sunlight it’s imperative that you prep it using a heat protection product with UV Filters. Many of our clients take care of their hair whilst on holiday yet forget about the damaging effects of the English sunshine during day to day summer life. If you would like to know more about the best hair products to shield your hair from everyday sun damage, ask your Royston Blythe colourist during your consultation.
Regularly Visit Your Stylist and Colourist
We strongly recommend that you leave highlights, ombre, balayage and platinum blondes to the experts. Lightening hair will always have a damaging effect, by visiting a professional colourist, not only can guarantee that the colour is going to look good but you can also rest assured that the hair will be left in the best possible condition. At Royston Blythe you can opt for an Olaplex Treatment that will specifically ensure the best results when lightening the hair.
Regular trimming reduces split ends – you should consider a visit to your stylist every six to ten weeks to keep your hair in optimal condition.