10 TIPS FOR LOOKING AFTER BLEACH BLONDE HAIR AT HOME
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Tips from a top colourist on the best way to care for fade light hair from home while salons are closed
We as a whole realize that blondies have more fu… Alright, how about we cut the BS. Indeed our hair may be one feisty shade of platinum, however being a blondie is additionally wicked difficult work.
Sublime however it very well might be, except if you need your closures to part, your lengths to frizz, or your underlying foundations to turn an amazing shade of bold yellow – you must have to realize how to think about light hair.
Follow these top tips from shading sovereign Harriet Muldoon at the Larry King salon in London to guarantee your blondie shading remains tasteful, not bold.
During lockdown there are clearly genuine worldwide wellbeing concerns confronting us, yet I likewise realize that for all my blondies out there the concern of keeping up their hair is another worry.
In contrast to our brunette companions, a decent fade work requires lifting and utilizing more grounded peroxides so I hence could never exhort doing it without anyone’s help. These are aptitudes that have taken us years to awesome, realizing how to keep the hair in its best condition, and any errors you make might be more earnestly to fix over the long haul.
In any case, while I’d never suggest fading your own hair from home, there are a few different ways to take care of your hair and keep it looking its most splendid and best from your own restroom.
The most recent couple of months I have been examining items with my kindred shading Queen, Amy Fish, and working out which ones we can prescribe to use at home that will give tone and astounding sparkle.
These are semi perpetual tones utilized by colourists to address or upgrade to make your shading customized.
As the weeks pass by and your blondie needs some shade adding in, we would suggest Redken’s Color Extend Blondage Purple Shampoo, the item no platinum blonde can live without.
This conditioning and reinforcing cleanser will keep your blonde more splendid, and is the one I frequently utilize this as one of my toners in salon.
Top tip: possibly apply on to the root territory if the closures as of now have enough tone. On the off chance that your hair needn’t bother with much tone or you have features I suggest blending in with your standard cleanser.
For all the brilliant young ladies, Christophe Robin’s Shade Variation Mask in Golden Blonde will reboost your rich/vanilla blonde shades.
Hair veils are fundamental, for after harm has been done as well as for giving your blonde the TLC it needs.
With regards to timing, the more drawn out the better. Leaving a veil for a couple of hours will give it an opportunity to do something amazing, working inside the fingernail skin making the hair more grounded.
Enveloping your hair by stick film or a shower cap will fill in as a cover, utilizing your body’s warmth to seal in the dampness working its way into the fingernail skin.
Redken Blonde Treatments
Much like the way we are all into applying hyaluronic acid on our faces, we should do the same for our hair.
Redken Colour Extend Vinegar Rinse rebalances hair ph and gently clarifies for enhanced smoothness and shine.
Pureology Superfood Hydrate Mask is one of our favourites, great for blondes and contains coconuts and avocado oil… dreamy.
Creating multi tonal effects is also a skill, so I would again advise you don’t try and give yourself these at home. However, Colour Wow have a root cover-up which can be painted on the hairline and brushed through the parting if you want to soften the blend.
Here’s our edit of GLAMOUR’s favourite hair masks and treatments:
Best three-step hair mask
Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector, $28, Look Fantastic
The third step in their game-changing treatment plan (the first two are in-salon only), this re-builds broken bonds in damaged hair. Best used on top of the first two, but also brilliant on it’s own.
Best hair mask for an at-home salon treatment
Davines NouNou Nourishing Repair Mask, $36, Cult Beauty
Buttery and thick, your hair will feel better just looking at this tub. For optimum results, slather it on and wrap your hair in cling film while it gets to work. Makes for a hilarious selfie too.
Best mask for textured hair
Dizziak Deep Conditioner, £22, Cult Beauty
This deeply nourishing mask is enriched with Quinoa protein to boost repair, Babassu oil to restore elasticity and coconut and argan oil to safeguard against frizz making it especially effective on Afro and textured hair. Plus, it is completely free from parabens, sulphates, silicones and is cruelty-free.
Best smoothing hair mask
Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Masque, $66.00, Space NK
We could bang on about how this nourishes, smooths and adds shine to hair (because it does) but instead we have to talk about the smell. It’s simply heavenly. You will be sniffing yourself all day. Strangers will be sniffing you. You won’t care because you’d sniff a stranger if they smelt like you did.
Best strengthening hair mask
Virtue Restorative Treatment Mask, £28, Cult Beauty
This contains Alpha Keratin 60ku, a protein almost identical to the keratin we find in our own hair which allows it to bind directly to areas of damage and strengthen weakened hair. The result is stronger, healthier looking strands each time you use it.
Best Argan oil hair mask
L’Oreal Professionnel Professional Mythic Oil Masque, $35.48, Look Fantastic
Teeming with nourishing Argan Oil and Myrrh extract, your hair will literally drink up this mask, leaving your hair looking its shiniest and healthiest yet.
Best hair mask for dry hair
Coco & Eve Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque, from $49.90, Cult Beauty
A triple whammy of naturally nourishing ingredients (virgin coconut oil, argan oil and shea butter) will transform your hair in one application, eliminating dryness and frizz. Plus, it comes with a handy brush helping you to distribute the mask evenly.
Best hair mask for fine hair
Moroccanoil Hydrating Mask Light, $38.00, Look Fantastic
If you’ve tried the original Argan oil from Moroccanoil, you’ll already know this brand is sent from the haircare Gods. As an extra treat, smooth this on for a mere 5 minutes to take yourself to hair heaven.
Cheapest hair mask
3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Conditioner, £2, Superdrug
Silky smooth, sweet smelling locks for under a fiver? Sign us up. The best the high street has to offer.
Best leave-on hair mask
Sachajuan Overnight Hair Repair, $50, Cult Beauty
The name might be complicated (it’s pronounced sash-ah-wan. We think…) but the application isn’t. Simply slap it on wet hair and leave it on overnight. No need to wrap (it won’t stain pillows), no need to rinse. Light enough to use on fine hair too.
Best conditioning hair mask
Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask, from $36.00, Briogeo
This rich formula gets straight to work on parched locks in desperate need of hydration. The avocado oil seals in moisture while the B-Vitamin Complex helps to repair split ends. The large pot also goes a long way so the cost per hair is easily justified. Say hello to silky smooth hair!
Best anti-breakage hair mask
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, $49, Look Fantastic
This cult favourite is renowned for its rich formula, which moisturises hair deep down into the cuticle, making it perfect for damaged hair as well as coarse and textured hair to add silky, supple bounce and shine.
Best weekly hair mask
Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask, $17.37, The Body Shop
This weekly treatment from The Body Shop won’t break the bank and will instantly ramp up the gloss. It includes banana puree and nut oil to nourish hair, meaning your locks will be left looking significantly less frizzy and instantly shinier.
Best affordable hair mask
John Frieds Frizz Ease Dream Curls Conditioner, $6.97, Superdrug
Soothes and adds shine to often troublesome curly hair, without weighing them down.
Best sheet hair mask
All Soft Mega Sheet Mask, $8.00, Amazon
Not only is this one of the funnest hair treatments we’ve ever tried, but this innovative sheet mask tackles frizz and deeply nourishes each strand.
Best vegan hair mask
Pureology Strength Care Superfood Treatment, $42.86, Look Fantastic
Superfood ingredients like goji berry extract and olive oil make this a delicious remedy for dry and dehydrated hair – and it’s 100% vegan to boot.
Best spa-like hair mask
Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment, $30, Marks and Spencer
Healing and strengthening without weighing hair down, this hard-working treatment works to rebuild from the inside out. If you need convincing, bear in mind the brand was co-founded by Jennifer Aniston (and her trend setting, head-turning, Brad-Pitt-dating hair). Need we say more?
Evo The Great Hydrator Moisture Mask, $29, Amazon
Not only is this mask a wonder for colour damaged hair, but it also contains UV protectors to shield from sun damage. If you’re going on a 2 week beach holiday take this with you, and not too many smug Instagrams please.
Best do-it-all hair mask
Josh Wood Colour Everything Mask, £19, Boots
The ultimate in multi-tasking, this locks in colour, prevents fade and leaves your strands positively silky thanks to a blend of nourishing Amazonian butters, soy amino acids and nut oils.
Best five minute hair mask
We Are Paradoxx Game-Changer Multi-Task Hair Mask, $27.99, Feel Unique
An exciting eco option, We Are Paradoxx are organic, natural and use 90% less plastic. This thoroughly smoothing mask contains strengthening kelp seaweed and nourishing argan oil, coconut oil and avocado oil, getting to work on conditioning hair in as little as five minutes.
Best hair mask for bleached hair
Blond Absolu Masque Ultra Violet Treatment, $38.12, Kerastase
Grey, silver and platinum are the icy cool tones topping the bleach charts right now, but such shades require maintenance. To neutralise brassiness while drenching brittle hair with hydration, this mask is tinged with violet and packed with nourishers.
Best overnight hair mask
Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Overnight Recovery, £20, Percy & Reed
When washing, applying, waiting (and waiting), then washing out a hair mask seems like a bit of a chore, turn to this genius product. Apply to wet or DRY hair (seriously?), sleep in it without the worry of it soiling your sheets (whaaaaa?) and rinse out in the morning without having to use conditioner (yesss gurl). Snaps for Percy&Reed please.
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