Hair Tips for Blondes

by Sherria

Can you believe that I was once a blonde?!

Senior Year 2007

As a kid, I would get complements on my mixed copper and brown toned hair. After keeping the same hair color for about 20 years, I decided to switch it up a bit. During my senior year in college I took the drastic approached and dyed my hair honey blonde. Some of my friends said that I looked like an Aborigine, but I didn’t care. I loved my blonde hair. The only problem with dying my hair that light was keeping it moisturized. Below are a few tips I learned from various hair stylists to keep your hair healthy as a blonde.

Hair Tips for Blondes

#1 Always Moisturize: If your hair is already prone to dryness then dying it any color might not be a good idea. However, make sure to ask your stylist about moisturizing colors. The stylist might try a semi-permanent color on your hair instead of permanent color. If you decide to go through with permanent color, use shampoo for color-treated hair. I highly recommend Aveda products. They are great for all hair types.

Aveda Color Conserve Line (Go to Aveda.com to purchase. This line can usually be purchased at your local hair salon/spa)

#2 Cut Split Ends: Whether you are blonde, brunette, red head or rainbow head, please remember to trim your ends. Trimming is recommended every 6 weeks. This will help to eliminate dead ends and shedding.

#3 Don’t over-process: Regardless of ethnicity, if you have used chemicals on your head (i.e., perm or relaxer) recently, DO NOT get your hair dyed. Wait at least 4 weeks to get your add color to your hair. Even if you think you have the strongest hair follicles ever and an iron scalp, you’re better safe than sorry. So, WAIT!

My favorite blonde at the moment, my girl RiRi:

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