Best Way to Care For Blonde Hair

Hello beautiful! Thanks for visiting the blog today. I’m Alexis, a hairstylist at Pomme Salon & Spa. I wanted to share some very important information you NEED to know about blonde hair care, and TWO of the most important tips & tricks to keep your hair lusciously beautiful. Ahem ( and healthy ). Let’s get started!

THE NUMBER ONE TIP for keeping your blonde bright and healthy is having the RIGHT Shampoo. Honestly this is important for any kind of hair. Many shampoos contain sulfates. They are damaging to your hair because it contains salt molecules that rough up the cuticle of your hair. This makes hair tangled, seem dry or crunchy, and it  allows all of your toner to slip out of your hair causing your blonde to yellow. Picture dry brittle looking hay like hair.  Using sulfates is like washing your hair with sandpaper. No Thanks!

  NUMBER TWO the cold rinse is KING or queen as the case may be- Doing a cold rinse at the end of your shower sounds scary. Think of it like this… when you wash your face with cold water it closes your pores locking in natural oils and locking out dirt right? The same concept applies for your hair. It closes the cuticle locking in the conditioner, and your color. It also smooths each strand for a more shiny, frizz free finish.

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Are you thinking about going blonde?

There are some things to consider before you decide to go blonde. Salon Maintenance can be a big deal. To maintain a certain level of blonde you may have to visit the salon frequently not just for your retouch, but also for treatments to maintain the  integrity of your hair. Being super blonde is expensive to your hair health. Deep conditioning treatments or getting it cut more often will be vital.

You might need to say NO to heat styling. Avoiding heat as much as possible is important for many reasons. The main reason being when you  pre lighten hair it becomes more fragile. Heat is going to make it worse if not immediately than over time. I suggest you minimize your heat styling, get a really good heat protectant, and do more conditioning treatments both in the salon and at home.

Take texture into account.  When you pre-lighten your hair, the texture changes because you are altering the side bonds. This can be obvious in many different ways depending on your hair texture to begin with. For instance if you have super curly hair and you decide to lighten it, the curl pattern can be diffused or slightly loosened. If you have more flat, straight hair lightening the hair can give you more body and volume because it roughs the cuticle. Sometimes your new texture can seem like damage even if it is still relatively healthy. 

Thanks for reading. You can always find me in person for a free consultation at Pomme Salon & Spa in Dripping Springs Texas. We also offer this service virtually. Here I can give you custom advice on the best way to go blonde and what would look good with your hair texture, skin tone, and face shape. Book me online at www.pommespa.com

Love Always 

Alexis

All the reasons you should be treating your scalp instead of your hair.

Another lovely day to talk about your HAIR. If you haven’t figured it out it is basically my all time favorite subject. Call me a hair nerd if you will but girlfriend knows what she is talking about okurrrrr?

Now that I got that out of my system I will be serious. If you have a nagging hair problem that you can’t seem to shake no matter what products you use or how well you follow your stylists instructions… it might actually be a scalp problem. Truthfully our hair growth begins inside our bodies and if you aren’t addressing your insides then the hair won’t be healthy especially after it has been on your head for a while, keratinized and exposed to the elements. So here are a few tips of how you can take care of your hair starting with your scalp.

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  1. Healthy eating habits. If you are not getting the proper nutrition you won’t grow properly. Opinion on my part but I think you will find it backed up by science with a simple google sess. Make sure your body is not lacking in any essential vitamins. To boost your hair health specifically you may want to consider some of these gems…
    1. Swiss Chard is chock full of Biotin which will help you hair grow.
    2. Salmon is high in Omega-3 which can help with dandruff and dry scalp.
    3. Final recommendation, Spinach. It has vitamin C which can help regulate your scalps oil production.

There is A LOT more foods that are good for your hair health but if you want more info consider booking a complimentary consultation with your stylist.

  1. Olaplex. Everybody should be using Olaplex. It reconnects your broken disulfide bonds which is the lifeline of your hairs health. PLEASE do yourself a favor and ask your stylist about it. It should be in all your color services and you definitely need Olaplex step 2 at home. I recommend slathering it on your mid shafts and combing through. Wrap it up in a high bun or braid it to get it out of your way and go to bed. Let it work its magic baby. When you wake up your going to want to wash it out and condition as usual. Please don’t underestimate the power of this product. It is AMAZING.
  2. At least once a year you should be booking a service with your stylist to include a scalp and hair detox and condition treatment. I like to begin with a detox treatment to remove build up followed by a special shampoo to treat your scalp specifically. Then a stand alone Olaplex treatment and finished with a customized conditioning treatment. I will often use one deep conditioner on the scalp and a different one on the hair. This service is vital to removing unhealthy scalp and hair build up and making your hair feel totally young again.
  3. My last tip is in your shower. Make sure the shampoo and conditioner you are using is professional quality. The ultimate hair killer is drugstore shampoo and conditioner. I can not impress upon you enough how dishonest the unprofessional beauty industry is about their products and ingredients. They are not closely regulated by the FDA and I can practically guarantee contain ingredients that are harmful to you. YES even if it is labeled all natural, organic, sulfate free etc. Do not put that on your body to sink into your blood stream. I am of the opinion that continued use of these products can cause permanent hair loss in old age among other internal medical issues. Secondarily the shampoo you pick should be aimed at addressing your scalp specific concerns and your conditioner is what you use to take care of your hair. Your stylist can help you choose the best combination.

 

With all the love I have I wish you the most healthful and happy hair journey and I hope to see you in the salon very soon.

xoxo,

Love