In the midst of an inevitable bleach break, we know that our clients are wondering how to maintain their blonde and keep their hair in the best condition possible. Although we are all dreading the grown out roots and the brassy tones our hair is beginning to take on, we do have a few tips and tricks to help this bleach break feel a bit more manageable. On the plus side, we can all use a break from bleaching our hair and now is the best time to get your hair as healthy as ever– this way when our doors open again your hair will be in great condition!
Here are 6 tips to maintain your blonde:
Try to stray away from applying heat to your hair if you don’t have to! Rather, allow your hair to air dry and throw in some braids to achieve a loose wave! Avoiding heat is one of the best things you can do for your hair– especially if it is bleached. If you need to use heat, just be sure to apply Melu Hair Shield to protect your hair from potential damage.
We know that the thought of leaving a mask in your hair for 15-20 minutes can sometimes feel like a burden, but what better time than now? Head over to our list of top 10 Netflix recommendations, pick a show to binge, and apply one of the Davines Circle Chronicles Masks (we always recommend The Renaissance Circle or the Natural Tech Nourishing Hair Building Pak), let sit for 20 minutes while you enjoy your show and your hair will be feeling nothing short of heavenly! Repeat this process once a week and your hair will be ready for all the bleach when our doors are open again!
Here at the Colour Bar, we carry the Davines Alchemic Silver Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as The Alter Ego Miracle Color Silver Shampoo! Both of these are great options to tone down any unwanted brassy tones in your hair temporarily. Sometimes these shampoos can feel a little dehydrating on the hair, so try combining steps 2 and 3 for best results!
If the sight of your growing roots is bothering you, conceal with dry shampoo! Spritz Hair Refresher along your hairline and part line and do not rub in! This spray is perfect to hide dark roots with its light powdery formula.
When your hair is wet, it is a lot more fragile compared to when it is dry. This is why we recommend allowing your hair to completely air dry before going to bed– the tossing and turning on wet hair is never good and can cause a lot of breakage, which is the exact opposite of what we want for our hair. If you have to sleep with wet hair, throw it in braids of low pig tails to minimize breakage!
Shampoo and Conditioner are two of the key products in ensuring the integrity of your hair is up to par for bleach. They are the two products that will really allow your hair to live its healthiest life! For our fellow blonde babes, we highly recommend the Natural Tech Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner as well as the Melu Shampoo and Conditioner.
In the normal day to day rush, sometimes adding extra steps to a minimal routine just isn’t part of the schedule. But, now that we do have a little extra time in our daily routines, throw in some leave in products to really treat your hair. Some of our favorites are the Oi All in One Milk, Natural Tech Nourishing Living Enzyme Infusion and Melu Hair Shield. Your hair deserves all of the TLC we have to offer!
We hope that you find these tips useful to help you maintain those beautiful blonde locks! Remember that our entire online shop is currently 20% off with the code “loveyourhair” and shipping is free on all orders over $50.