Let’s be real, blonde hair is difficult to maintain. Having had some bad hair cut & color experiences in the past, I’m kind of a crazy person when it comes to my hair now. If it doesn’t look the way I want it to, I freak out. Luckily, my hairdresser, Jessica puts up with me, and I’ve finally reached #hairgoals! Below is my blonde hair care routine and everything I do to keep my hair looking good!
My hair type: My hair is naturally blonde, though it has gotten darker over the years and is more of a light brown now. My hair is also quite frizzy! Even though it’s thin, I have a lot of hair and it can be a pain to work with. I cut my hair into a long bob a couple months ago and I LOVE it! It’s so much easier to style, and I think it suits me more.
What I ask for at the salon: I want my hair color to look natural and be low maintenance. To achieve this look, my hairdresser does the balayage technique which is painting on the hair in a way to create a gradual blended effect. She also doesn’t bring the color up too high to my root, so that it looks natural as it grows out.
How often I get my hair done: I get my hair colored every 5-6 months and cut about every 2 months.
Products I Use:
The products you use can make or break your hair. If you color your hair, it’s better to splurge on good products now to help keep your hair healthy and the color last longer.
Shampoo & Conditioner: I try to only wash my hair twice a week and I alternate my shampoo and conditioner between the Joico K-PAK Color Therapy and the Schwarzkopf BC Color Freeze Silver Shampoo. The Joico shampoo and conditioner keeps my hair nice and soft and the purple shampoo stops my hair from turning brassy. If you have blonde hair, I highly recommend using a purple shampoo!
Styling Products: After I get out of the shower, I spray my hair with the Biolage Keratindose Pro-Keratin Renewal Spray and use a wide tooth comb to comb it out. The Biolage spray is great for damaged/over-processed hair and it helps to detangle my hair. I also really like the It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in Product.
To make my hair last longer between washes, I use a dry shampoo on the 2nd or 3rd day. I love the Batiste Dry Shampoo and have gone through a couple bottles already.
Curling Iron: I usually curl my hair, because I like the wavy look and it actually takes less time for me to curl it than straighten it. I don’t use anything fancy here, just a 1-inch curling iron from Target. Tip: Brush out the curls a bit so it doesn’t look too done up, then hairspray and you’re good to go!
Phew, I know that seems like a lot of stuff, but it’s really simple, and I don’t spend a lot of time on my hair. If you have any other recommendations for me or questions, let me know!