Caring for Your Blonde Hair Guide
Blonde hair care keeps brilliance, brightness and shine locked in. Whatever the technique used by your hair colourist, blonde hair products are key to long-term results. Aftercare doesn’t need to be complicated. To see how to care for blonde hair including creating a routine tailored to you, we’ve created this step-by-step guide. Your best hair days are ahead, with the Kérastase Blond Absolu collection.
Why does blonde hair need extra care?
The process of lightening hair can make strands more fragile. Alongside lightening, post-dye stress from UV radiation, pollution and dehydration can impact the appearance and health of hair. To keep hair healthy and protect your tone, at-home blonde hair care is a must. Hair care for blonde hair helps to heal and restore hydration to the fibre, fortifying strands and protecting your colour as a result. See the best hair products for blonde hair and how to use them in your routine below.
Tips to look after your blonde hair
Aftercare is integral to maintaining blonde hair. Alongside toning shampoo and conditioner, changes to your regular routine and extra protection ensures that your hair stays salon bright. Kérastase ambassadors and experts give their blonde hair advice.
1. Use toning hair products
Sunshine, chlorine and sea water can all affect blonde hair colour. Toning products work to neutralise brassy tones and illuminate hair, renewing radiance with every use. Because of their ability to address everyday stress on colour, toning formulas are some of the best blonde hair care products.
2. Heat styling and protectants
Heat styling tools can compromise strand structure and encourage colour loss. However frequently or infrequently you use heated tools, blonde heat protectants like Blond Absolu Cicaplasme Hair Primer should be applied to hair beforehand. When blow-drying, straightening, curling or even when in the sun for prolonged periods, protectants are an important step in looking after blonde hair.
3. Use treatments regularly
Loss of moisture is common during the hair lightening process. Conditioning treatments like hair masks, hair repair oils and leave-in creams are fortifying and ultra-moisturising. Especially post-treatment, blonde hair products like Blond Absolu Cicanuit Night Serum should be rotated with your hair conditioner.
4. Wash hair less
Hair pigments can fade through repeated washing. After going blonde, aim to wash your hair a maximum of once or twice per week. This helps to retain the natural oils which protect hair colour. When you do wash your hair, always use blonde hair care products and rinse with lukewarm water.
Blonde hair care to tackle your concerns
Caring for blonde hair doesn’t need to be complicated. With the right steps in place, you can neutralise unwanted brassiness, retain shine and keep hair healthy and soft. See which blonde hair products like blonde shampoos and conditioners to use for overall gloss and bounce.
Post Lightening Care
Toning is an important part of looking after blonde hair. This form of upkeep keeps brassiness at bay and protects against everyday colour loss. Post-lightening, use the dual-nourishing and toning Blond Absolu Le Bain Cicaextreme Shampoo-in-Cream. Hyaluronic acid and antioxidant-rich edelweiss flower add elasticity and strength to hair, while protecting against daily damage. To extend the life of your colour and keep hair nourished, illuminating and restorative Blond Absolu Bain Lumière Shampoo and Blond Absolu Cicaflash Fondant Conditioner can be used.
To keep hair bright and bold, blonde hair can benefit from a purple shampoo boost. Used in place of your other shampoos, Blond Absolu Bain Ultra-Violet Purple Shampoo neutralises yellow tones that can occur as a result of daily damage. The skincare-inspired formula illuminates hair and restores softness with plumping hydration. When caring for blonde hair which has experienced dehydration, an ultra-nourishing purple mask like Blond Absolu Ultra-Violet Hair Mask can care for hair fibres.
Aside from toning, blonde hair advice typically focuses on hydration. This provides a two-fold benefit – keeping radiance and light reflection going, while fortifying strand structure for continued strength. Blond Absolu Masque Cicaextreme Conditioner & Hair Mask enhances fibre resistance to prevent split ends forming. The result is stronger and smoother hair, both in feel and appearance.
How to go blonde without damaging your hair
There’s always a level of stress placed on hair through the lightening process. This is why aftercare is so important in the decision to dye. Along with your colourist, create a blonde hair care routine. Alongside moisture and toning support, specific concerns like heated styling tools and exposure to UV are addressed by our blonde hair products.
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