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3 Ways How Blonde Hair Stays Blonde

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I went blonde about a year ago and didn't realize how much upkeep is required to keep the blonde looking blonde and not brassy yellow (that's the blonde no one wants...or at least shouldn't want). Over the course of the year my blonde has evolved and today it's more of a silver-gray. Blonde hair is high maintenance but can really be boiled down to 3 steps:

1. See your stylist often

I've never been one to go to the hairdresser often but with blonde hair, 4-6 week visits is an absolute must. It keeps split ends at bay—we all know split ends on blondes looks horrible; keeps your toner fresh; and cleans up your shape, even if your hair is long. 

Check out my hairstylist Evie Johnson on Instagram @contactevie.

2. Use Purple Shampoo

Yes, purple shampoo keeps blonde hair looking blonde. This is by far the biggest blonde hair secret (and silver gray hair secret too). I don't know the science behind it, what I do know is without this in between salon visits, my hair would look dull. They use this at the salon too and make me sit for 15-20 mins. You have to rinse it out several times or else your hair will look purple so be careful! I use Shimmer Lights byClairol but other companies make a version of it. You can get it for less than $10 bucks at Sally's Beauty Supply for an 8 oz. bottle.

Put enough in your palm to cover every inch of your hair.

Put enough in your palm to cover every inch of your hair.

I bought the 31.5 oz because I use it often. Bought it one year ago and I still have tons left.

I bought the 31.5 oz because I use it often. Bought it one year ago and I still have tons left.

Lather up! Sit with it for 5-10 mins and rinse well. Use a rich conditioner afterwards.

I bought the 31.5 oz because I use it often. Bought it one year ago and I still have tons left.

3. Drink water, eat right

(Sorry, I don't have a fancy photo for this one) This is pretty much the rule for everything in life, but believe it or not how you eat also impacts the quality of your hair color and your hair's overall health. Because blonde hair is super processed, it's really important to make sure you're hydrated and properly nourished. It helps prevent breakage, keeps your hair from looking dull, and promotes growth.

Blonde hair is high maintenance and you either commit to it or you don't. It has its annoying moments but overall it's pretty fun. I've had more fun being blonde :)