Blonde is a color that almost everyone is going after these days. Everything from platinum blonde to honey blonde and every color in between, are all being achieved. However, unlike other hair colors, blonde requires A LOT of hard work to maintain that beautiful color. No one wants to get their perfect blonde only to have it become extremely dry and tangled. Here are 6 tips to help you to keep your blonde extensions flawless.
Co-wash the Hair Before you Install It
It doesn’t matter if you’re getting a sew-in or making a wig, co-washing before installation is essential. Co-washing is something that should be done with every weave you buy because it helps to ensure the hair is full of moisture and you will get to see the true wave or curl pattern of the hair. However, when it comes to blonde hair, you want to wash it with a color-safe co-wash and let it completely dry before installing them.
Don’t Use Sulfate or Silicone
Sulfate and silicon aren’t the best for hair in general. However, these products can shorten the lifespan of your blonde hair. While you’re wearing blonde, you want to reach for shampoos and conditioners that are formulated especially for blonde hair. RULE OF THUMB: products that have -ate(s) or -cone(s) should be avoided.
Don’t Use Too Much Heat
Heat can cause your blonde hair to dry out and get tangled. You should limit all heat styling (flat irons, curling wands, straighteners, and blow dryers to once a week. When blow drying your hair, use the coolest setting on the dryer. To help styles last, you could use flexi-rods, braids, and hairspray.
Deep Conditioning Is Your Best Friend
Due to the amount of striping that occurred to get your hair perfectly blonde, the hair can be extremely dry. Dryness can lead to tangling and matting. To avoid these things, you should try to deep condition at least three times a week. So, every time you wash your extensions you should also be deep conditioning.
Again, due to the amount of striping that occurred when dying the hair blonde hair can become extremely dry. After you have washed, deep conditioned, air dried, and moisturized your hair you want to follow up with light oils like jojoba, coconut, argan, grapeseed, or almond oil to seal in the moisture and give the hair a beautiful shine.
Avoid Chlorine At All Costs!
The weather is colder now, and blonde is typically used during warmer months when the time is spent in the pool. It is important to know that chlorine will strip your hair of all oils and moisture. If you’re going to go swim, you should put some conditioner on your hair and grab a swim cap or if it’s a wig just don’t wear it the day you decide to swim.
Some good brands to try when wearing blonde hair are Redken Blonde Idol, It’s A 10 for blondes or Joico Blonde Life. Purple shampoo should also be a staple as it helps to remove unwanted brassy tones from your blonde extensions. Limiting heat styling and moisturizing the hair ensures longevity and flawlessness. Remember these 6 tips to ensure that your blonde weave remains stunning!
- Angela Tilghman, Hair lover, Writer, Intern, Kesini Beauty Bundles