blondes really have more fun?!? Short answer: yes! Real answer: Only
when they aren’t busy using copious amounts of purple shampoo. Being a
blonde can be tough work! Lighter coloured hair naturally shows flaws
more easily so it needs extra care, and also there’s the case that there
aren’t actually many ‘real’ blondes around meaning a lot of regular
trips to the hairdressers. I myself have been a natural and unnatural
blonde for many, many years and have definitely picked up a few tips
along the way.
♥ Going Blonde – let the professionals do it
am all for DIY beauty hacks and tricks, but if you really want your
hair done properly and with minimal damage, leave it to the pros
especially if your hair is darker to start with! I spent awhile
colouring my own hair blonde from my natural dark blonde shade and I was
never one hundred percent happy with it and the dry frizzy mess I was
left with just wasn’t worth the money or stress. Find a hairdresser you
like and stick with them, they will get to know you and your hair and
work to create a happy blonde medium.
♥ Chill out on the heated hair tools
dye and peroxide contributes to dry and brittle hair, so if you are
also blasting your hair with the dryer, straightener and curler you’re
going to have a bad time. Use heat protection and have days where you
don’t get out the styling tools. As the weather gets warmer plait your
hair when it’s wet and let it naturally dry in the sun. Once it’s half
dry let it loose and you’ll have amazing loose summer waves!
♥ Use products for coloured/blonde hair
shampoo is absolutely essential for any person who lightens their hair.
The violet tones out any yellow or brass coloured shades in your blonde
mane and keeps it looking fresh. I really like to have a more ash
coloured blonde so I really crank out that purple shampoo and sometimes
use it a few times a week, in reality once a week is fine. I have even
been known to leave my purple shampoo in for a while to give my hair
some purple hues which I love the look of. I use a conditioner for
dry/damaged hair and always follow up with a serum or oil on my damp
hair once I’m out of the shower. A once a week hair mask or overnight
treatment is also a super good idea. My favourite over the counter one
is the Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Mask (from Shampoo n’ things)
or check out Hello Hair online. Coconut oil works a trick too – however
my cat likes to lick it out of my hair while I sleep.
Here’s some products which I am either using now or have used recently. Fudge Purple shampoo is one of my life essentials.
♥ Be gentle and nice
nicer you are to your hair, the nicer it will be back to you. Really! I
use a Tangle Teezer to brush my hair and seriously can’t understand
what I ever did without one. Make sure you are using hair ties without
any metal or elastic which is too tight. I use these knotted wide
elastic ones as they never get caught up in my hair and don’t dent my
hair like those super skinny ones do. I have also found that this style
of hair band doesn’t over stretch too quickly so they last longer.
You can pick these up at Cotton On for around $6
♥ Be prepared to deal with dark regrowth
the worst part about being a blonde. Even though I get my roots done
fairly regularly and my natural hair isn’t that dark, I still experience
regrowth and it annoys the shit out of me. Just know that it will
happen, and it may bug you but it’s going to be okay. I survive by
trying out different partings when regrowth is starting to show and go
for looser more relaxed styles to make it look like it’s all part of the
style. Ombre look anyone?
tried other hair colours, but I am really just meant to be a blonde. It
suits my style, my look, my skin tone and I don’t think I’ll be
changing any time soon.
don’t forget, anyone who thinks hair colour correlates with
intelligence obviously has none – and probably doesn’t have very nice