All the blondies out there know that maintaining blonde hair can feel like a full-time job, (okay that’s a little dramatic, but it can be a ton of maintenance). We need to worry about eliminating and preventing brassiness while still keeping our locks moisturized an healthy — which definitely isn’t easy, since blonde dye and toning products are generally super damaging. We’ve rounded up our favorite products to achieve the impossible by not only keeping your hair the shade of blonde that you want, but also by keeping it healthy.
All blondes know (and have to deal with) the fact that blonde hair naturally fades yellow. Nobody wants to shell out a ton of cash for the perfect shade of blonde, only for it to look yellow and brassy a few weeks later. Purple shampoos help to keep hair toned between treatments. Depending on how ashy you like to be, you can use them from every wash to once a week to achieve your ideal shade.
This sulfate-free shampoo is gentle enough to be used daily if you prefer being ashy, or every-other wash if you like more neutral tones. $12
My hair colorist recommends this shampoo to her blonde clients, and after a couple of uses, it’s easy to see why. It’s super effective in removing brassiness, and you’ll see results almost immediately.
This has a 4.5 star rating and is considered a holy grail product to many for a reason. It counteracts brassiness while still leaving hair feeling healthy, and leaves your locks smelling great.
Conditioning products are an absolute necessity to blonde-treated hair. Bleach strips hair of moisture and can leave it super damaged, so taking care of hair with treatments can help to prevent breakage and keep your hair smooth, luminous, and healthy, (and after years of dying my hair blonde and one bleached blonde catastrophe, I’ve tried them all.)
While leave-in products can feel like just another step in your routine, they can do a ton of good when it comes to hair health. These products help hair look and feel healthy, are safe for color-treated hair, and some even help protect against color fading.
This leave-in conditioner leaves hair super silky without weighing it down. It works to “zip up” split ends, and improves hair over time.
OUAI’s leave in conditioner protects against heat and smooths flyaways for silky, healthy-looking hair.
It’s A 10
It’s A 10’s Miracle Leave-In has been tried and true for years, and this one is formulated specifically for blondes. It moisturizes while enhancing highlights, reducing fading, and protecting hair from damage.