Eight ways to make your blonde hair better this summer; Banish brassy, dry lengths for good with these clever new products and tips for getting your blonde hair brighter and in better condition than ever...
Blonde hair and summer just don't always mix well together.
What with sunshine, chlorine and sweat - it can be easy to feel more frazzled than sunkissed.
But don't worry, this year can be the year your hair truly shines because we've got the best new products and tips to get your blonde looking bright, shiny and in perfect condition.
So, whether you want to fix your ends after colouring them, find the perfect mask to repair damage, or get the low-down on the best purple shampoo for toning hair, here are the eight ways you can do just that...
Freshly dyed roots sadly never last long.
Thankfully,L'OreIal Light Blonde Magic Retouch Root Concealer Spray for blondes with dark roots, [pounds sterling]6.99, will help prolong the time between your colour appointments.
Just shake the bottle and spritz the tint over the areas you want to cover and voilaI -- extra time in bed and extra time out of the salon.
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Bleaching hair isn't as harmful as it used to be, but you might still find your hair feels drier than usual right after lightening.
Keep your lengths protected by usingOlaplex Bond Maintenance Shampoo, [pounds sterling]24, which is the take-home wash version of the salon treatment that gets added to bleach to stop your hair from breaking.
For brighter and healthier hair, swap out your regular hair mask forJohn Frieda Go Blonder Lemon Miracle Masque, [pounds sterling]6.99.
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This new treatment can lighten your colour by up to two shades (without making it look orange), but more importantly, it promises to get rid of 85% of surface damage caused by dye.
To keep hair looking healthy this summer, take a break from your curlers or straighteners every few days and use accessories to liven up your look instead.
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We love these new ones, which are perfect for a bit of grown-up daytime glam...
*Superdrug Mid Hair Ties With Gold, [pounds sterling]3.99
*Wolf & Moon Mother of Pearl clip, [pounds sterling]28 (from a set of 2)
*Kitsch Elongated Diamond Metal Bobby Pins, [pounds sterling]9
If you favour a more icy shade of blonde, try IGK Mixed Feelings Leave-in Blonde Toning Drops, [pounds sterling]25, to keep brassiness away.
These purple drops can be added to your normal conditioner, or for a more potent effect, drop a couple into your styling product and use as a leave-in treatment.
TIP: A couple of drops go a long way so you'll get a lot of use out of one tube!
If you're lucky enough to be heading off somewhere hot, don't forget to protect your hair as well as your body.
Clarins Sun Care Oil Mist for Body & Hair UVA/ UVB 30, [pounds sterling]22, will stop your colour fading in the sun and protect it from the rays that can frazzle your ends.
Even better, you can use it on your body too and save yourself baggage space!
Notebook beauty writer Zoe tried out three new shampoos promising to remove brassiness and brighten hair at home...
Pureology Strength Cure Best Blonde, [pounds sterling]19.95
'It took the brassiness right out of my hair and left it looking almost like I'd had a salon toner put in. The downside is it didn't shift the grease off my hair as well as a normal shampoo.' 8/10
TREsemmeI Violet Blonde Shine, [pounds sterling]4.99
'This stays on up to five minutes, depending on how cool you want your shade to be. I chose two minutes and it was perfect for my mid-blonde hair. Smelled lovely, too.' 9/10
L'OreIal Professionnel Serie Expert Magnesium Silver shampoo, [pounds sterling]12.90
'It made the light highlights of my hair a very clean blonde, but without giving it a grey tinge, like some others do. The conditioner to go with it is great as well, and made my ends incredibly soft.' 9/10
For a bright blonde like Holly Willoughby...
'Ask your colourist for a high lift tint, instead of bleach, as this gives the shine Holly has,' says Jo Hansford fromJo Hansford salonin Mayfair.
'But if you have dark roots, be prepared to upkeep the colour every 4-6 weeks. A tinted dry shampoo to hide regrowth will be your best friend for this look.'
For an ashy platinum like Jamie Lee Curtis...
'This is a great shade for those with grey hair, as you can embrace a lighter shade without constantly fighting roots,' Jo says.
'Copy her look by asking your colourist for a toner to keep the shade light and creamy. You may also need a bleach if your base colour isn't light enough.'
For honey low-lights like Jennifer Aniston...
'A perfect option for those looking for a low-maintenance blonde,' says Jo. 'A shade like this can be tailored to suit all skin tones and wouldn't need as many trips to the salon.
Ask for ribbon lights (wider spaced highlights) in golden and creamy tones.'
Credit: Getty Images/Cultura RF
Make your blonde hair look better than ever this summer with these tips
Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage
Holly always has a gorgeous bright, clean blonde
Jamie is embracing her platinum toned hair in the perfect way
Jennifer is known for her flawless honey-toned hair
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|Publication:||Daily Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||May 5, 2019|
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