We’ll admit it: blonde highlights can be fun
...even if a bit high-maintenance. Here are three key tips to keeping your blonde locks brilliant through summer and beyond.
Repeat after me: Weekly. Deep. Conditioning. Color-treated hair requires extra conditioning love! Choose a sulfate-free, moisturizing shampoo and conditioner such as Paul Mitchell Forever Blonde. For a drugstore option, try the Giovanni Eco Chic line.
Before styling, coat your strands with a specialized repair treatment. Colour stylist Tab swears by Paul Mitchell Dramatic Repair, which contains proteins and macadamia nut oil to replenish thirsty hair.
3. Minimize Heat
Dyed-blonde hair is more fragile and prone to damage. Avoiding too much heat keeps your curl pattern intact. Experiment with no-heat styles such as flat twists, two-strand twists, Bantu knots, and cornrows. When doing straightened styles, use the minimal heat setting possible to achieve the style, starting as low as 300 degrees and working up.