It's the season of sunlight and that usually mean we begin to see an increase in our blonding services. By breaking up your hair color, whether it be natural or salon created, it helps create dimension and more interest in your hair. No matter if you're a traditional highlight fan or enjoy handcrafted balayage blonding, going lighter while keeping your hair's integrity is always the goal. Here we look at a simple regimen to help you have strong, healthy, blonde hair.
Preparing and caring for your blonde hair is important and the first place to start is with you shampoo and conditioner. The blonding process and remove vital moisture and essential protein from the hair, which why replenishing these is so important. Our recommendation is NouNou by Davines. This Shampoo, Conditioner, and Hair Mask trio nourish hair using Fiaschetto Tomatoes. Fiaschetto Tomatoes are full of antioxidants and Vitamin C, which restore, invigorate, and protect your hair.
Hair naturally wants to pull warm. During the blonding process, clients will often comment "My hair pulls warm" and this isn't unplanned for, this is part of the science behind hair color. This is why depending on your color goals a shine treatment is used to achieve your look. At home, your hair may want to revert to a warm, yellow or golden blonde and if your desire is for a cooler tone Davines Silver Shampoo + Conditioner will banish that unwanted brass. By utilizing a violet pigment, this duo is able to counteract yellow tones (yes, complimentary color like the color wheel from preschool) and leave you with a neutral or cool tone. The conditioner is especially beneficial with a deeper opacity and conditioning benefits if you let it sit for 5-7 minutes before rinsing.
Some blondes really want to push the envelope and want to enjoy multiple blonding services. Typically, layering applications of lightener on top of previously lightened hair isn't the safest for wanting to maintain strong, healthy hair as the disulfide bonds that hold the hair together begin to breakdown.
Luckily, Olapex, a 3-step bond multiplier, can step in and act as an insurance policy. Olaplex can be added to any color or blonding service in the salon and features the first two steps as a color additive and wash house treatment to help prevent and help restore hair damage. The third piece is a Take Home treatment to be used once a week before shampooing and conditioning.