Blonde is at the peak of popularity again. Catwalks and collections of hair colors from famous brands confirm this. For many years, natural blondes have developed a lot of secrets on how to maintain light hair beauty and color. Do you want to know their secrets?
How to remove yellowness on blonde hair?
The better weather it is – the worse for blonde hair (either natural or dyed). The sun and pool (sea) water deprive hair of blue pigments, making them yellow or even orange. Fortunately, blondes came up with a way to get rid of the unpleasant “copper” effect.
Method 1. Apply purple shampoo. It should be used 2 times a week to replace the lost pigments and neutralize warm tones. The main thing is not to overdo.
Method 2. Add cold purple. Do not be afraid, this recipe is well-known and used by pros and celebrities’ colorists.
Take food coloring agents: red, green, and blue. 2 drops of blue, and 1 drop of red and green will help you get a purple shade.
Pour 350-500 ml of your usual shampoo into a bowl and add 2-3 drops of purple food coloring agent. Mix well. You should get a shampoo of a light pearl color. If you have a small amount of shampoo, 1 drop of the coloring agent is enough.
Pour the shampoo back into the container. Now you have homemade purple shampoo. Apply 2 times a week or when the hair goes yellowish.
Blondes need volume
Blondes, unfortunately, have thinner hair than dark-haired women do. This is a problem for fair-skinned light-haired women, and it needs to be solved.
Manufacturers offer the “additional volume” series to women with thin hair. However, sticky mousses and sprays are often expensive, make hair heavier, and do not give it resistant volume. However, there is a solution for blondes – dry products. Blonde hair, unlike dark, makes powder particles invisible. Buy a volumizing powder – each blonde must have this product.
Hair powder composition includes silica and starches, which absorb oils. When powder particles are attached to the hair, the roots are lifted. Unlike mousses and sprays, powders do not contain alcohol, so hair stays healthy and moisturized. Applying powder is very simple: distribute a small amount on hair roots and whip the hair with your hands.
Haven’t found hair powder in the store? This does not mean you have to go back to the styling products making your hair heavier. Make such powder yourself.
A recipe for natural blondes: mix 2 tbsp. starch (corn or potato), 2 tbsp. spoons rice flour and 4 drops of vanilla extract. Put the mixture into a container for dry substances (such as salt shaker with small holes for pepper or salt) and use it when you need extra volume.
White products for blondes
If you want to preserve the light hair or skin color, pay attention to white products. The fact is that your hair does not have a pigment, so the dye of a shampoo, conditioner, face mask, and other products will easily penetrate into the hair structure. Therefore, when buying such products, better focus on clear or white ones.
If you’ve used colored products before (pink, yellow, greenish shampoos), wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo once a month.
By the way, this also applies to natural home remedies, because there are pigments in herbs, fruits, and vegetables, as well. If you have blonde hair and fair skin, choose transparent and colorless textures for skin care as well.
Dry Shampoo: frequently and regularly
Dry shampoo should be one of your regular products for hair care. Despite the name, this product moisturizes hair. Because every time you miss a hair washing procedure, you do not make your hair dry and preserve its color (natural or artificial) for a long time.
It is best to buy dry shampoo for light hair – dry shampoo for brunettes will be noticeable on light curls.
Lightening spray – a must-have product for blondes
Each blonde should carry it in her purse, especially during summer vacation in the open sun. Your hair will always be light without yellowing. The result will be achieved gradually, without stress and dryness.
Make lightening spray yourself, if you cannot afford buying the product. To do this, take a small spray bottle, pour clean water in it, and add some lemon juice. Renew the spray every 2-3 hours. Even if the day is not sunny, or you spend it indoors, lemon spray adds natural shine that gives your hair a healthy and spectacular look.
Another method is salt spray. However, it not only helps to lighten individual strands, but also creates the effect of a beach wave. Add sea salt and shower gel (no more than 1 tsp.) into the water. Sprinkle the hair and go to the beach or to the countryside.
In winter, you can use a tinted shampoo (once a week).
As you can see, jokes about blondes are completely irrelevant when it comes to beauty. Blondes have learned to apply simple and ingenious methods to preserve their hair beauty, and the secret arsenal is constantly replenished. You can use it, too.