Everybody loves a blonde, except when the locks become lifeless and dull, however, the Long Island Hair Care Examiner has a few hair care tips to help brighten up brassy blondes that will keep your hair color looking healthy and shiny.
It may seem blondes do have more fun, but it takes work to keep blond hair bright and beautiful. Actually, all color treated hair requires diligent maintenance, but today’s focus will be on the sun kissed strands within the lighter shades and the hair care tips to keep them breathtaking.
A few things happen after creating blonde hair. Bleaching and/or highlighting not only lightens the hair, but in stripping the strand of its pigment, the cuticle opens up, making the hair porous, dry and frizzy. Tinting or dying the hair blonde without the use of a lightening agent, will grab red/orange undertones, causing the hair to be brassy, especially in-between touchups when the color has oxidized, or been affected by the elements.
First hair care tip to brighten up brassy blondes is to NEVER, EVER dye your own hair from a store bought box, EVER! Licensed hair colorists use professional brands that are infused with specific ingredients that keep the color fresh longer. The pros know which mixture to use to avoid brassiness and apply the dye only to the regrowth area to avoid overlapping of color and potential color build up. Yes, not every professional is perfect, however one who is worth his or her own will offer consultations and color correction if the desired shade is not achieved.
Second hair care tip to brighten up brassy blondes is to use the proper after care products as advised by your licensed professional. A blonde shampoo adds a touch of violet to counteract brassiness and a leave-in conditioner will coat the hair cuticle, eliminating frizz for a smoother look.
Paul Mitchell’s latest hair care has received rave reviews and addresses the blonde hair color concerns above. Included in the Paul Mitchell Blonde Collection is Forever Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner that gently keeps blonde hair light, bright and healthy, Platinum Blonde Shampoo with a touch of violet to brighten natural and color treated blondes, along with gray and white hair banishing the brass and Forever Blonde Dramatic Repair leave-in treatment to correct damaged hair.
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