They say that blondes have more fun – unless of course you’re a blonde who has battled the evils of brassy tones. There’s nothing like a bit of unwanted yellow in your hair to spoil a great look and just leave you feeling all together ‘blerrghhhh’.
Don’t throw your hands in surrender though, we’re here to help with a rundown on the best products for blondes so you can keep you hair looking and feeling amazing. First though let’s have a quick chat about professional hair products and why they matter.
The Importance of Good Hair Products
At B Hair we pride ourselves on delivering great hair but also our exceptional customer service.
What this means is helping our guests understand how they can maintain their hair health and colour.
After all, we love it when you leave our salon looking and feeling fabulous, but we don’t want it to end there.
We want to help you ensure your hair condition and colour is preserved as much as possible until your next visit – and this means investing in some good hair products.
This is particularly important for coloured hair and blondes who may be more prone to hair damage.
Now before you run out to the nearest discount store and stock up on the bargain of the week, consider that you often ‘get what you pay for’ and that over-the-counter products may contain ingredients that aren’t appropriate or could even further damage your hair.
It’s always best to speak to a professional who knows your specific hair needs and can recommend a product that works for you.
As one of Brisbane’s Best Hairdressers for Blondes, voted by Style Magazine we know particularly what works best for blonde hair.
What Kind of Blonde Are You?
When choosing your product, you will need to take into account your shade of blonde or what you’re trying to achieve.
If you already have naturally blonde hair it’s best to choose a gentle product that will remove brassy tones but still leave your hair feeling soft and lightweight.
Ash and Icy Blondes
The biggest product feature you will be looking for if you have ash, icy, platinum or silver hair is the ability to remove brassy tones while keeping the hair cuticle sealed.
Achieving this colour often results in more damage than other shades, so it’s incredibly important to protect your hair from further harm caused by styling, heat and environmental factors.
Many blondes prefer golden or strawberry hair but this doesn’t mean they are immune to brassy tones.
A sun-kissed golden look can quickly look tired if it becomes too yellow or brassy.
You will want to find a product that will lift the natural looking golden tones but also tone down any unwanted yellow-ness.
As a general rule though there are some key products every blonde will need in their arsenal.
The Best Products for Blondes
1. A Toning or Brightening Shampoo
One of the best ways to easily maintain your hair colour and its health is to regularly use a toning or brightening shampoo.
These products are usually purple in colour and will help tame unwanted brassy tones. You should notice an immediate result after your hair has dried.
At B Hair we love nak Platinum Blonde No-Yellow Shampoo to create cool platinum silver reflects in pre-lightened, blonde, and grey hair.
Some of these products will be stronger than others. You will need to take into account the extent of the colouring process you have used and how porous your hair is.
You should speak to a professional for advice on the best product for you.
2. A Good Conditioner
You will often find that the toning and brightening shampoo will have a conditioning mate you can purchase that also tones yellow-ness.
Sometimes the conditioners may also be purple in colour, but once again you should speak to your hairdresser or an expert who understands your situation.
If your hair is coloured you will want a conditioner specific to coloured and/or damaged hair, with restorative or repairing qualities.
The nak Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner pair is also a great option for natural or chemically treated blonde and grey hair.
If you have been lightening your hair for a long-time or if it is damaged for other reasons, you should consider using a hair mask or treatment at home around once a week.
A good hair mask or treatment will provide an extra hydration boost and help repair damage.
If your hairdresser used Olaplex – a unique product to minimise hair breakage – on your hair during the colouring process, it’s a great idea to follow up with Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfecter at home. This will strengthen your hair further.
Nak’s Aromas Hydra Therapy with argan oil mask is a great intensive treatment for dehydrated hair, designed to improve softness and manageability while preserving colour.
At B Hair we use and stock a range of luxury products at affordable prices. Our take home range includes nak and Olaplex.
Get Amazing Blonde Hair Now
Thinking about going blonde or want to refresh your colour, then book an appointment with the B Hair team, located in the fashionable Oxford Street precinct of Bulimba, Brisbane.
You can also check out our article on trending blonde hair colours.
Not sure what products will suit your hair colour? Come in and speak to our friendly team, we’re right next to the Oxford Tap House at 77 Oxford Street, Bulimba.