Blonde Hair Care
Finally blonde! If you have just changed to a blonde hair colour you probably want this exhilarating feeling to stay with you forever. Providing you master some hair care rituals and treat yourself to the proper products, nothing should keep you from enjoying your life as a blonde for a long time.
Blonde hair, whether it is a gift of nature or the result of colour treatments, needs more care than darker shades of hair. Naturally blonde women frequently also have much finer hair than brunettes. Chemical treatments can leave blonde hair limp and dull, so must be undertaken with care.
Using our Platinum Series blonde hair care treatment with its exclusive keratin formula we create cool blondes with a pearl-like sheen. Optimal color treatments like Platinum are the latest trend in achieving sophisticated blondes without harsh or brassy tones. Leanne specializes in achieving sophisticated colour while improving hair health, so if you have specific blondecare questions she is the person to ask.
Tip 1: In the summer months don’t leave home without it; UV protection that is! Blonde hair contains less melanin than darker hair shades. The rays of the sun will therefore penetrate your hair more readily than for other colours. We highly recommend Brazilian Blowout’s serum or Unite’s 7 Seconds leave-in conditioner.
Tip 2: Does your platinum blonde hair show a yellow tinge? Tinges need to be corrected in the salon not with silver toning Shampoos.
Tip 3: You can maintain and enrich your colour by using the right product – taking care to choose those which will not weigh down your hair yet still bring luscious shine to it. Light-textured products with plenty of nutrients and transparent ingredients keep the light in your hair. Special conditioning care products for blonde hair also contain active ingredients, which absorb the calcium and magnesium in tap water. This will leave your hair naturally shiny. You may want to go one step further: Adding gold and silver pigments to your hair intensifies the colour and produces appealing reflections.
Tip 4: Quality bleach is not the enemy here but poorly bleached hair is. Poor bleaching can result in damaged cuticle layer and those with bleached hair should use some kind of hair treatment weekly. Different from conditioners, these hair treatments provide active ingredients which deeply penetrate the hair and maintain shine and lustre.
Tip 5: Is it possible to be blonde and low maintenance? There are tricks for achieving that long-wearing blonde. When regrowth is less obvious, your hair color will last longer between touch-ups. Just ask Leanne how!
Tip 6: Keratin color delivers the soft, violet tones necessary to keep your blonde calm, cool and sophisticated. Think Agyness Deyn, Cate Blanchett and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Blonde can range from light platinum to a dark golden colour. Blonde colour work is no longer just highlights. Instead think of multi-dimensional shades with variations of blonde, caramels, and copper spun within your natural color. Modern colouring also shows a trend towards using more gentle color products. Leanne will often do drastic changes over several days or weeks; giving hair a break between chemical processes to improve its condition and elasticity.
Hair color trends come and go but healthy hair is important in all seasons. We specialize in healthy hair, and we take care to condition and improve the health of your hair during and after services. Most coloured blonde hair needs special attention at the salon and at home. Always listen to stylist recommendations when seeking your most glamorous blonde!
Did you know that blondes are geographically inclined? If a Melbourne client asks for blonde it often means more buttery shades as Melbourne taste runs warmer. Queensland and Sydney blondes are usually cooler.
It’s all about the new blonde.
In 2015 blonde has changed – the new blonde is dimensional, natural, wearable. Highlights and lowlights define a look worn famously by Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Richie and Gisele. More solid, darker and richer blondes are becoming more prevalent as a new technique, Ombre’, offers a more romantic look for summer. Most women love the glamour of being blonde as well as the lightness it brings to their look. However any lady who has been blonde knows that blonde needs special care. Leanne says, “Butterworth & Co use only Keratin hair colour as it has the moisturising and conditioning agents that blondes need desperately.” Butterworth & Co also retail Brazilian Blowout products. BB products make dramatic differences to our client's hair – especially blondes – taking it from dry and brittle to soft and luxurious.