Blonde hair care
It’s hard yakka (that’s Australian for hard work) keeping those sunshine locks as vibrant as you are. The bleach and blonde dying process can be very harsh on our delicate strands and a lot of aftercare’s needed to restore hair’s health and colour.
That’s why we’ve developed a game-changing collection, using Authentic Australian ingredients, that not only kicks brass for the cool blonde tones you’re after, but also deeply hydrates hair. Blonde hair collection that tones and hydrates… now that’s A-mazing!
Achieving the ultimate blonde look is both an art and science. And knowing how to keep blonde hair healthy is key to maintaining blonde tones that look salon fresh. But, to know how to look after blonde hair, it also helps to know what happens when we dye it…
Whether it’s a whole head of bleach blonde or just blond highlights servicing your look, the dying process can be damaging to the condition of strands. While hair feels soft and looks shiny post salon, you might notice your hair feels dry and brittle after the first wash. That’s because the bleach and highlighting process takes its toll on your hair. Here’s a topline overview of happens…
- the dye’s formula causes strands swell
- your hair’s natural pigment is lightened
- cuticles open, causing hair to appear more pourous
- natural moisture levels are depleted within the strand
It might sound harsh, but with the right post-salon (or home) blonde hair care routine, those tresses will bounce back to their natural best in no time.
How to look after blonde hair
Blonde tresses? Check. Aftercare routine? Wait, what? That’s right ladies, once you’ve coloured your hair you need to maintain a consistent TLC routine to ensure your blonde locks stay healthy and bright. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to the blonde hair game or if you’re a veteran, knowing how to look after blonde hair is equally important in both instances. But where do you start?
So, let’s start with a few key blonde tips to keep strands light and bright…
• Blonde hair tip 1. Use a shampoo designed to neutralise brassy tones.
Blonde hair has a crafty way of shifting colour and going yellow / orange quicker than you can say ‘G’day beach blonde’. The lilac in purple shampoo counteracts orange, brassy tones therefore acting as a great toner.
Cue our uniquely crafted Aussie Blonde Hydration Collection, infused with a nourishing blend of Australian hemp seed extract and wild plum extract. It does exactly what it says on the label and more.
The ultimate fix for blonde hair addicts with dry and damaged tresses, Aussie goes that extra mile – keeping your blonde bright and glowing while truly quenching your hair’s thirst for moisture and nourishment. Double whammy.
Add the snazzy Blonde Hydration Purple Shampoo into your wash routine as you need it to maintain the perfect blonde. Pure purple goodness packed with the proper stuff to banish the brassiness and boost the blonde. You’ll get all the brightening and toning benefits of this unique Aussie formula. Oh, and did we mention it smells divine? It just keeps getting better and better!
• Blonde hair tip 2. Create a hydration station with the products you choose.
The daily stresses of having golden tresses and the chemicals used to get the striking blonde colours desired are a fast-track combination to dry, damaged hair that’s at risk of breakage.
So, repeat after us – hydration, hydration, hydration!
Revive blonde tresses by following your Aussie Blonde Hydration Purple Shampoo with Aussie Blonde Hydration Conditioner. This miraculous purple conditioner provides a much-needed moisture boost, while adding shine to blonde and silver locks.
But the moisture-therapy shouldn’t stop there. Give blonde tresses an intense treat with Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Blonde Deep Treatment, infused with Australian hemp seed extract and wild plum extracts. Used in combination with your everyday conditioner, this deeply nourishing treatment works 3 minutes, turning dry, brittle strands into wonderfully hydrated locks. Magic!
If you have more time on your hands or you’re settling in for a Sunday pamper session, wash and condition your hair as usual, then apply 3 Minute Miracle Blonde Deep Treatment to damp hair and leave it on as long as you like. This miracle treatment for blondes can be left on overnight and washed out in the morning – just use a shower cap to protect your pillows.
• Blonde hair tip 3. Don’t overheat!
Like we said, aftercare is everything. Overstyling your blonde tresses can strip your hair of essential moisture, damage your strands and cause your colour to fade.
Using hydrating purple shampoo and conditioner will let your colour thrive, and putting down the hairdryer, straightener and curling tongs won’t hurt, either. Occasional heat is A-okay but constant use will take its toll. Less is more, unless we’re talking adventure, of course!
Another little blonde hair tip is to style strands using a lower heat setting. You’ll get the same results, with less heat damage.
• Blonde hair tip 4. Finish washing hair with cool water.
This simply little blonde hair tip works to close the hair cuticles, reducing fade and promoting shine. Just turn down the hot water and turn up the cold for instant results. Easy!
A cooler shower’s also known to benefit the skin and heart, reducing stress levels giving you an all over glow. Need we say more?
• Blonde hair tip 5. Blonde hair care doesn’t stop in the shower.
One thing to remember is that blonde hair care and hydration shouldn’t stop with your in-shower routine. The lengths of bleached and highlighted blonde hair can be particularly dry because these sections have been through the process the most. Each time you bleach or dye the same strands, the weaker it can become. So, it’s even more important to make sure you’re giving the lengths of your hair all the love (and moisture) it can get.
Aussie Blonde Hair Hydration Conditioning Spray is the perfect addition to your blonde haircare arsenal, designed to revive dry and dull strands. This is the best conditioning spray if you’re strapped for time. Just use straight after towel drying, ruffle with your fingers and shimmy into the Australian outback with healthy, detangled, moisturised locks. Simply. Just spray and go!
If you prefer using an oil over a conditioning spray, or your hairs lacking shine, use Aussie Blonde Hydration Lightweight Oil on the lengths of damp or dry hair. This leave-in treatment penetrates strands for an intense moisture boost with a lightweight finish. And the best part? It can fit in your work, gym or travel bag. Hydrated blonde strands – check! Adventure ready – check!
How to keep blonde hair healthy
Blonde hair can easily dry up and no longer look or feel as healthy as you’d like, so protection from the heat and the sun (we know, heart-breaking, right?) and regular cuts to get rid of those pesky split ends can all aid in keeping those golden strands in tip top condition.
Being a blonde beauty has its struggles but with the right Aussie products up your sleeve you’ll have all your pals gasping for joy when you rock up with your luscious locks. Platinum princess? Forever and always.
Craving more blonde hair tips? Take a look at our guide on how to look after bleached hair.