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How to Care for Blond Hair

Updated on March 31, 2013
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Maintaining beautiful blond hair can be tricky. Too much of the this or that and you may find your beautiful blond hair has turned green or orange or too brassy. Or you may dread getting your blond hair colored because it leaves your hair feeling like straw. Well, here, we'll take you through some simple tips and tricks you can try to help keep your blond hair at its best.

Caring for Blond Hair after Coloring

Freshly colored blond hair needs special care to keep the color looking its best. Don't wash your hair for at least 24 hours after it is colored. This will give time for the color to set and help your color to last longer.

If your hair feels very dry or frizzy after coloring your hair, you can try using an after-sun hair mask. These masks are basically a heavy-duty nourishing hair treatment. This trick will be sure to restore hair softness after a coloring.

Avoid a lot of UV exposure after freshly coloring your hair because your hair may be more susceptible to sun damage. Too much UV exposure may also cause your color to fade quickly. There is something called a UV spray for you hair that you may want to try, just remember that it requires frequent application for continued protection.

Simple Tips for Blond Hair Care

Color Issues: Blond hair is the color most susceptible to something going wrong. Minerals in tap water, swimming in water with salt or chlorine and the sun may all impact the color of your blond hair.

If you find that your blond hair has a green tinge to it, try an acidic rinse. It can be a simple as a couple tablespoons of lemon juice.

If you blond is looking brassy, try a purple-colored shampoo.

Using a clarifying shampoo once a week may help prevent your blond hair from turning green from chlorine or the minerals in hard water. A clarifying shampoo will also help prevent dullness.

Use Restoring Treatments:

Using a tone restoring treatment to prevent the color from dulling. A product that says something like "blond magnifying spray" or "blond lightening spray" will do the trick.

Try using a glaze once a month to boost color and shine.

Use a deep-conditioner once a week. You can purchase or you can make your own at home. I love olive oil and avocado. Mix these ingredients together and liberally apply to hair. Let sit for at least 10 minutes.

Try Baby Powder:

By washing your hair everyday, you may be unintentionally removing natural oils in your hair that are essential to hair health. However, if you have blond hair it is likely that you have finer hair that looks greasy easily. I wash my hair every other day and the days that I don't wash, I brush baby powder through my hair. The baby power absorbs excess moisture and prevents your hair from looking greasy.

Always Use Protectors When Heat Styling Your Hair:

Prevent more damage to your hair by using the lowest heat settings possible and by using heat protection products.

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      Jenna Estefan 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Well, your stylist (or yourself) will wash the color product out of your hair. But after that initial wash, you shouldn't wash it again for another 24 hours.

      Thanks for asking!

    • lisasuniquevoice profile image

      Lisa Brown 5 years ago from Michigan

      Jenna,

      How do you get the color out of your hair if you don't wash it with shampoo for 24 hours?

      Thank you,

      Lisa

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