Hiding your dull blonde locks under a hat again? It’s time to brighten your blonde and show off your beautiful locks. Any shade of blonde can suffer from dull, fade-out issues. From platinum to ash blonde to warm, natural blonde, all shades need regular care and maintenance to keep each tress looking bright and fresh in between colorings. We’ve put together several tips and tricks to keep color-treated blonde hair looking vibrant and healthy (including tips for the best DIY hair color for blondes! – even if it’s been a few weeks since coloring.
Use blonde-boosting products
Many standard hair care and styling products can leave hair dull and unmanageable. Using specially-formulated blonde-boosting products can keep your tow tresses bright and summery. A good foundation to start with would special shampoos and conditioners created to keep your blonde hair stunning, such as Ion’s Cool Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner.
Avoid daily heat styling
Grabbing for the flat iron, curling iron and hair dryer is so natural. Unfortunately, heat styling with standard heat products that don’t protect your hair from heat damage can dry out hair. Give your hair a break a few times a week, and if you’re going to heat style, follow these tips:
- Use a moisturizing product that will help protect your color-treated hair such as Ion’s Keratin Heat Styling Cream that’s color-safe and sodium chloride-free
- Boost your blonde weekly with a treatment such as Ion’s Color Defense Weekly Blonde Boosting Treatment
Fight mineral build-up
The minerals in hard water can take your color-treated hair from shimmering blonde to dishwater dull over time. You can filter or treat hard water to remove the minerals, but you also can fight mineral build-up with a hair clarifying treatment. It’s so easy to use the Ion Crystal Clarifying Treatment to remove hard water minerals as well as build-up from styling products, chlorine and other chemical residues. Use it before coloring your hair and then after (follow all package instructions for best results) to keep blonde tresses soft, shiny and damage-free. Try Ion’s Hard Water Shampoo, as well, to keep your hair mineral-free.
Tip for swimmers
If you spend a lot of time in a chlorine pool, you’ll need to take precautions to protect your color-treated blonde hair. Heavily chlorinated pools can cause blondes to take on a greenish hue, but chlorine also can dry color-treated hair quickly and cause it to lose its natural luster. Use a specially formulated swimmer’s shampoo after swimming in a chlorine pool.
Shampoo less frequently
Most hair types, even color-treated blondes, don’t need daily washing. A clarifying shampoo for color treated hair will help bring back the blond brightness, but consider washing every other day. Frequent hair washing can dull and dry even non color-treated hair. To keep your bombshell blonde looking amazing in between colorings, try Ion’s Cool Blonde shampoo that’s designed specifically for blonde, white or silver color-treated hair. It will brighten and help fight against brassiness and yellowing.
You can keep your color-treated blonde, bright and beautiful with these few simple care tips. And if you’re tired of being blonde, check out these ideas for a new sassy, sexy shade for your next coloring treatment.