Everyone wants movie star hair and if you have natural or color-treated locks, it’s tough to manage. If you have blonde hair, it can be especially challenging to keep your hair from looking damaged. If you add long blonde hair to the mix it’s even harder. Everyone is trying to save money these days and being able to manage your locks at home can help.
Here are a few tips to keep your blonde hair looking healthy without breaking the bank.
Taking a trip to a salon to deep condition blonde hair can be in the range of $50.00 or more, and that’s without giving the hairdresser a tip. On top of that you have to wait for an appointment to open up with your favorite hair dresser and when your locks are in need of some attention that can seem like a lifetime.The easy way to do this at home is grab an at home treatment from your local drugstore.
Pantene Pro V has a product called Repair & Protect Overnight Miracle Repair Serum that retails for just under $8.00.
“System erases 6 months of damage in 1 use,” according to claims on their website.
One downfall of taking to doing the treatments at home is the lack of the hair salon experience but for the price of these do-it-yourself treatments it’s hard not to take that route to keep blonde hair looking healthy.
One of the biggest challenges with blonde hair is seeing split ends. An easy fix is to trim often. Typically, it’s recommended to go for a trim every ten to twelve weeks but if split ends are a problem heading to the salon sooner is the way to go.
“We all know it’s hard to cut off those luscious locks, but a regular trim every six to eight weeks is vital. Cutting off the damaged ends will prevent your hair from splitting even more,” according to SheKnows.com.
This means heading to a professional hair dresser more often which could put a dent in your wallet. One way to avoid that from happening is to skip the blow dry. Some pricey salons can charge upwards of $35.00 for a blow dry and that doesn’t count for really pricey salons. To save some money skip the blow dry and use the savings to head to salon for a trim again.
Hair glaze is one of the best kept secrets for those who have both color-treated and natural blonde hair. This can be done at a salon but doing it at home is the way to save.
A product by John Frieda called Luminous Glaze Clear Shine Gloss is great to use for every hair color and is not just blondes. It also comes in hair color specific shades but if you are worried about picking the right color the clear gloss is the way to go
“I always recommend glosses to my client between coloring — it gives hair that fresh look without the damage,” John Frieda’s International Creative Consultant and stylist Harry Josh told Self.com.
This is just one version of many on the market and these are about $13.00 for a total of six applications.