From breakage and brassiness to damage and dullness, we’ve rounded up the best expert advice for blonde hair.
They say blondes have more fun but ask any (bottle) blonde and they will likely tell you that life on the fair side is more of a rollercoaster. From the (expensive and long) salon appointments to the endless battle against breakage and brassiness – being blonde is a commitment. But never fear! Whether you’re prepping to go platinum, have been all over balayage for years or thinking of going blonde for the first time, we asked our crew of ELEVEN Australia Educators for all their expert advice on how to make going or being a blonde a breeze. Read on for their insider tips.
Nail your product combo
“My number one tip for blondes is to make sure your home haircare is correct for hair type texture and colour,” says Rachel Vitullo. “Using the right mix of shampoo, conditioner, treatment and after wash products will keep the colour looking its best and maintain the condition of your hair.”
Perfect your post-swim routine
“I always recommend my blonde clients give their hair a good cleanse after swimming in chlorinated or salt water,” says Mandy Kingsman. “Rinse really well after swimming and then shampoo with ELEVEN Australia Deep Clean Shampoo or Keep My Colour Blonde Shampoo to keep the colour clean and fresh.”
Cut and style by ELEVEN Australia Educator Jaimme Lee
Lay off the heat
“Blondes need to be extra careful when using heated styling tools, always use tools with an adjustable heat setting, like ELEVEN Australia Flat Iron,” says Andy Yip. “Always start with ELEVEN Australia Miracle Hair Treatment, which features a heat protectant, then dial your tools down to 100 – 150 degrees, which will seal the cuticle down with smoothness and incredible shine while ensuring the colour doesn’t go flat.”
Stick with it
“Being blonde is a lifestyle choice, it’s a commitment to time in salon and time at home maintaining with the right products,” Shantelle Neat. “Alternate between ELEVEN Australia Keep My Colour Blonde Treatment, which works to help neutralise yellowing tones plus ELEVEN Australia 3 Minute Repair Rinse-Out Treatment to restore health to the hair.”
It’s not a case of one-blonde-fits-all
“The most common trend at the moment is creating a more lived in personalised colour,” says Rachel Vitullo. “I love contouring the hair with light and shade, framing the face to compliment a client’s facial features.”
Shiny, happy blonde
“Blonde hair struggles to shine as it is so with a lot of my clients having more of a root shadow, I always make sure they are using ELEVEN Australia Keep My Colour Blonde Treatment on the bottom half of their hair to keep it looking bright and shiny, not dull!” says Jaimme-Lee Hallgath. “Patch working it on areas that need toning keep the rot shadow from fading while keeping the ends bright.”
Cut and style by ELEVEN Australia Educator Missy Veyret
Do the double (shampoo)
I always recommend a double shampoo to my blonde clients. Staring with the ELEVEN Australia Hydrate My Hair Shampoo for the first wash, then the Keep My Colour Blonde Shampoo,” says Melvin Royce-Lane. “Doing it this way evens out the porosity on the hair on the first wash so the purple pigment in the second shampoo is more evenly distributed across the hair. Finish with ELEVEN Australia Keep My Colour Blonde Treatment and you’ll have beautiful, shiny, creamy blonde hair.”
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