Hello, fellow blondies.
Given it’s officially November, I’m guessing there are a few “I’m going to be lighter for summer!” newbies with us. Welcome. So glad you could join us. And yes, everything you’ve heard about 1. blondes and 2. fun is true.
But there’s something a little bit tricky that comes with being fair-haired in the warmer months. How can I put this… there’s a medium-to-large chance your creamy blonde highlights will end up looking yellow by January. Or orange. Or a yuck concoction of something in between.
It’s not nice. It’s not pretty. And it’s certainly not very fun.
act mostly in self-interest am here to serve you, the beloved reader people, I gathered up the experts, locked them in a room sans light and food, and forced them to share all their blonde-y secrets.
Kidding. Sort of.
Here’s everything you need to know in order to avoid brassiness this summer.
Repeat after me: Chlorine is le devil
Inconvenient, I know, because it’s not like donning a swimming cap is stylish… it just makes you look like a colourful condom.
But according to ze experts, we really, really need to avoid it at all costs.
“Chlorine isn’t awesome for you blondies out there,” Nikki Porter, the salon director of RUBI HAIR Malvern told Mamamia.
“Chlorine is going to make your blonde hair green… and any extra chemicals are always a no-no if you can help it!”
Travis Bandiera, the salon director and master colourist of Royals Hair Hornsby in Sydney, agreed.
“Another thing to keep in mind is the porosity of your hair – lightening hair at any time creates an effect where blonde hair reacts to certain minerals and chemicals,” Travis told Mamamia.
“This is why when you’re swimming in a pool you need to be careful of chlorine… I honestly recommend if you love your blonde hair choose not to expose your hair to chlorinated water and if you choose to do so use a clarifying shampoo such as MAXI WASH by Kevin Murphy ($38.95) straight after your swim, followed by a hydrating treatment to moisturise your locks.”