Blonde hair requires special care to maintain its colour and health.
Here are some common mistakes people make when caring for blonde hair:
1. Not getting a haircut often enough: Those with dyed blonde hair are more susceptible to dryness and damage due to the intense processing techniques their hair goes through to become blonde. Blondes need a little bit more loving because each hair is put under more stress to get to the desired end result. Hairstylists at Samuel Chapman Salons recommend getting a haircut every six - eight weeks to keep your hair in optimum condition .
2. Not preserving your colourist's hard work: The colour process when you go blonde can take its toll, especially if your natural hair colour is between a darker brown to black shade. You're likely to spend up to three or four hours in the salon to get your colour done, not to mention the money that you're spending on the appointment itself. To preserve your blonde locks in the best possible way, you should be using a protein based hair treatment at least once a week. If you have a day at home wash your hair, put on your nourishing treatment and wrap your hair up to soak in. Just make sure you thoroughly rinse out later on with luke-warm water... and if you're brave enough, a cold shot of water at the very end will help to really close down the cuticle and give your hair super shiny and soft hair.
3. Using the wrong ingredients: Using the wrong ingredients can cause damage and cause discolouration to blonde hair. Avoid using products that contain sulfates, which can strip away natural oils from your scalp and leave your hair feeling dry and brittle. Sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners specifically formulated for blonde or coloured hair help to replaces the nutrients that your hair naturally loses during the lightening process keeping it healthy.
4. Exposing your hair to UV rays or salt/chlorine water: Blonde hair turns brassy when it's exposed to the sun's UV rays or salt/chlorine water. Having blonde hair during the summer means you need to take extra care of your hair by wearing hats or using protective sprays. Make sure that when you go swimming in to a chlorinated pool or salt water that you saturate your hair with clean water first and apply a leave in treatment. Any porosity within your hair will soak up the water and treatment like a sponge giving it a barrier to prevent the chlorine or salt from entering.
5. No colour protection when it comes to heat styling: High temperatures from your hairdryer, straighteners or tongs can be very damaging to hair that has been lightened. You have to keep in mind that your hair has already been through a chemical process and so it should be looked after at all costs. It's important that you always apply a heat protector throughout your blonde hair before applying any heat to act as a barrier and preventing any further damage.
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