Many people say, “Blondes have more fun,” which I personally (and very biasedly) think is true, but it comes at a cost.
If you aren’t a natural blonde, which most of us aren’t, you have to commit to some serious upkeep to maintain luscious locks. There are many types of blonde and some require less upkeep than others. Myself, I’m a bleached blonde, and I’m going to fill you in on just how I maintain my hair.
I grew up with platinum blonde hair, which darkened with age. I first started highlighting my hair when I was 14 and I’ve kept it up ever since. Throughout the years, my level of blondeness has varied. I’ve gone through phases of darker blonde, or the awful stage where I box dyed my hair a dark brown (my friends could tell you about those few awful weeks).
As it stands today, I get my blonde by doing a full head of highlights (cap method) with bleach and then applying a pearly toner. To get my colour, my colourist always uses L’Oreal Professional products. To battle the brass once I leave the salon, I use Pureology Perfect for Platinum shampoo and conditioner. But really, any purple or blue toning shampoo and conditioner will work. I used to use L’Oreal Professionals Shine Blonde series, which always did the trick, too.
I prefer the Pureology products since they are completely vegan (not that I’m actually vegan) and contain less harsh chemicals than most hair care products. Plus it leaves my hair extremely soft and silky.
Being a good blonde is a serious commitment, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Are you a blondie? Let me know how you maintain your locks.