Whether blessed with blonde locks or sporting colour from a bottle, fair headed ladies have a knack for turning heads. But they also have their work cut out for them, thanks to their extra-porous strands.
Blonde hair can quickly become dull, damaged or discoloured, so a little TLC’s essential to keep it shining bright. For less tress stress and more good hair days, here are the six golden rules for golden locks.
1 – Bring out highlights with chamomile
To keep your colour fresh and vibrant, choose a shampoo and conditioner specially formulated for blondes. And that doesn’t need to mean harsh chemicals. One of the best lightening extracts can be found in nature, and it’s used by the botanical haircare experts at KLORANE.
KLORANE Shampoo with Chamomile has natural lightening properties, bringing out gorgeous blonde and golden highlights in blonde and light brown hair. The ultra-gentle formula is suitable even for babies, and can be used as often as required to leave hair soft, silky and luminous.
2 – Protect hair when hitting the pool
Only fair maidens would know the pain of freshly coloured hair turning an icky shade of green after a few dips in the pool. Chlorine is the mortal enemy of blondes, but thankfully its effects can be reduced.
Wetting your hair before diving in makes it harder for chlorine to cling to your strands, and you should always shampoo and conditioner your hair straight after your swim. For extra protection, apply a barrier product like a leave-in conditioner, and tuck hair away under a swimming cap.
3 – Disguise sneaky regrowth with dry shampoo
If you’re a living breathing female, you’re probably already addicted to the wondrous stuff that is dry shampoo. Not only for mopping up oil, but for adding instant volume and texture. But did you know that it’s also great at camouflaging regrowth on bleached blondes?
KLORANE Dry Shampoo has an added benefit, too. It’s formulated with oat milk, which keeps hair naturally soft and healthy.
4 – Avoid heat styling when you can
Bleached strands feeling a little fragile? It’s important for processed blondes to skip the heated tools whenever possible. For natural, undone waves, simply plait damp hair before bed. And, for the love of kittens, please use a snag-free hair tie!
5 – Strengthen over-processed strands with quinine
If you’re committed to the blonde cause, you’ve probably been left with particularly frazzled locks from time to time. Despite new protective colouring techniques, bottle blonde hair is susceptible to weakness and breakage. But don’t despair; there’s an ingredient that can rescue your brittle locks.
KLORANE’s Weak & Thin range boasts cinchona extract, grown and harvested in Ecuador. This wonder ingredient has been chosen due to its high quinine content. Among other benefits, the magical molecule has strengthening and stimulating benefits for the hair. An essential for any wannabe Goldilocks.
6 – Consider your skin tone
Darker babes should consider their skintone before taking a walk on the light side. Because different shades of blonde suit different complexions. Look at the veins on your wrist: if they appear bluey, you’re classified as ‘cool’; if they’re green, you’re ‘warm’; if you can’t decide, you’re likely ‘neutral’. Your hairdresser should be able to guide you on the right shade for your complexion, or you can check out this guide we prepared earlier.