Having long blonde hair takes a lot of looking after. Over the years, I’ve needed to come up with a hair care routine that really looks after my hair, so I thought I would share that with you today.
Dying My Hair
I’ve always had blonde hair, but when I become a teenager, I noticed that my hair was going darker. I managed to convince my mum to let me dye my hair and we went along to Boots to look at home dye kits. We selected the Garnier Nutrisse Creme one in the shade 9 Light Blonde and I loved the results. I’ve actually only ever used this hair dye, although I moved from shade 9 to shade 10.1 Ice Blond which is the one I currently use. I have never had any problems with this dye kit and love how the oils within it leave my hair feeling soft. Inside the kit is the dye, gloves and a conditioner bottle. I try to dye my hair every 6-8 weeks, depending on when my partner Andy can do it as I find it too messy to do myself.
Other Products I Use
I try to stick with products I know when it comes to my hair, so its very rare that I will try something new. However, I do rotate the shampoos that I use so my hair doesn’t get too used to it. I tend to go between a Garnier Blends shampoo (I pick a different scent each time) and Aussie Colour Care shampoo, which is what I’m currently using.
For conditioner, I mainly use the small conditioner pack that comes with my hair dye. I do use the 3 minute miracle treatment from Aussie in the Colour Care range once a week too. I try to only wash my hair twice a week, because anymore than that and it looks dull.
Tools I Use
I try not to use much heat on my hair, limiting the use of styling tools to once or twice a month. My hair is so long (almost down to my hips) that every when I do try to style it, it drops out of shape after a couple of hours. I also like to let my hair dry naturally, because it can create a little bit of a wave and shape around my face.
I use two different hair brushes – Tangle Teezer for when my hair is dry. This is my main hair brush and I love how it gets any knots out of my hair easily and without pain. The second one I use is a travel sized wet brush. I use this one in the shower and literally brush the conditioner or hair treatment through my hair make sure all of the product has been washed out.
In terms of hair ties, I make sure I buy the ones without the mental piece as from years of experience, my hair used to just get tangled around it. Ultimately, I prefer a scrunchie because it holds my hair in place better.
This is all I do in terms of looking after my hair and I find that this works well for me. Do you have a simple hair care routine or is it a bit more complex? I’d love to know in the comments below.