Do blondes really have more fun? This Summer, above all others, is certainly the best time to test that theory. Take your hair to the next level and inject some joy into your hair, be that with a pop of colour, or loose beachy waves. Let your hair down, as they say, enjoy some bright, fun, Summer Blonde hair looks.
Hue is this?
Transform your look in an instant with a pigmented hair mask. There are so many fabulous colours available from lots of your favourite haircare companies, including NAK Australia, Wella Professional, Moroccanoil, and Kevin Murphy. Whether you go for a daring pink, or a subtle brown, or anything in between this is a quick a fun way to elevate your style credentials and treat your hair to some deep nourishment at the same time.
Keep Your Cool
Blondes often fight tonal changes in the summer months, be they brassy warm tones or mucky green ones. To neutralise yellow hues try cooling products like Kerastase's Blond Absolu Ultra Violet offerings, not only will they eliminate unwanted reflects, they will also lavish your hair with hydration, and strengthening qualities. This will allow for a cooler, icier blonde while also improving movement, condition, manageability, and shine.
Clean Up Your Act
To combat the latter, you must remove unwanted mineral deposits trapped in your hair, which cause it to look over-processed, lifeless, dry, dull, flat, and sometimes even green. Step up L’Oreal’s newest creation, Metal Detox, designed to act like a magnet for unwanted mineral/metallic build up, both on the surface and inside the hair strand. It’s also a great addition to your routine if you know you will be swimming more regularly, to remove chlorine, or if you live in a hard water area. Mineral deposits will not only distort your colour, but they can also cause damage and breakage from within the hair. Better to say goodbye to them I think you will agree.
If you have any kink, wave, or curl in your hair do yourself a favour and wear it natural, Summer is the perfect time to embrace texture and exhibit relaxed style. For hair that is more of a wave than a curl try some Joico Zero Heat to tame frizz and give light definition. Finish this look with Eleven Sea Salt Texture Spray.
For tighter, more coiled curls try Kerastase Curl Manifesto to give definition, shine, humidity defence, anti-frizz effect, and most importantly for Summer blondes – hydration. Rich in restorative Manuka Honey this range will make your curls soft, manageable, and glossy with a natural finish. This whole range is gorgeous, and not in the least bit tacky, crispy, or sticky.
Going for dinner? Make the most of our newfound freedom and get a super glam look in a hurry. Firstly, apply your heat protector, I like something light like Kevin Murphy Heated Defence to give a thin veil to shield hair from damage. Then use the Upgrade Triple Wave Big Hair Tool to give defined, identical waves through shoulder length to long hair. Easy to use, just clamp sections of hair from the top down and leave to cool. Once cooled, brush gently downwards with a paddle brush, like the GHD Paddle Brush and finish with a high shine but lightweight product, ELEVEN Smooth and Frizz Serum is perfect for this.
If you wish for a more rockstar, slept-in look follow the same steps but leave out the serum at the end. Instead use Joico Hair Shake Texturising Spray to finish your hair, scrunch this product into the hair to encourage more texture.
Quench thirsty summer blonde locks by investing in a great shampoo and cleanser. The sun, although we love it, will zap every bit of moisture from your hair. Keep dehydration at bay with Kerastase Cicaextreme which is rich in deeply hydrating and repairing Hyaluronic Acid and Edelweiss Oil. Works best on dry damaged hair that has been bleached, balyaged, or coloured. It will give your hair beautiful movement, shine, manageability, and strength to mention a few things. Stop your hair from becoming a tired head of tresses with this luxurious and efficient range that is suitable for all hair types.
If you need any more advice to keep your blonde hair in tip top style this summer just DM me on our Instagram page and I’ll be happy to help.
Head Educator, Haircare Department