The power of purple
If there’s one product you need to invest in, let it be a purple shampoo. Not only do they look stylish on our cabinets, but they also work like a charm for brightening blonde hair.
“Purple shampoos are toning shampoos that are designed to reduce brassiness. The cool violet pigments neutralise the unwanted yellows, keeping the blonde boosted and bright,” Shannon notes.
Give these purple shampoos a try!
Hask Blonde Care Purple Toning Shampoo, $10.99, from Chemist Warehouse
Aveda Blonde Revival Purple Toning Shampoo, $15, from Aveda
Philip B Icelandic Blonde Shampoo, $58.28, from Amazon
Fudge Professional Colour Boost Shampoo, $24.95, from Oz Hair and Beauty
How to hydrate
When it comes to restoring dry or damaged strands, Shannon recommends a home mask.
“When your hair needs reviving and hydration, I always recommend reaching for a deeply conditioning mask with ingredients and proteins that strengthen and treat. This helps prevent breakage, further damage and improve overall hair health.”
It's time to consider replacing your conditioner with a mask once a week.
L’Oreal Professionell Blondifier Masque, $34, from Adore Beauty
Morocanoil Intense Hydrating Mask, $64, from Morrocanoil
Fudge Professional Colour Lock Conditioner, $24, from Woolworths
Hask Blonde Care Deep Conditioner, $3.39, from Chemist Warehouse
Try a toner
“Whether it’s a cooler white blonde or warmer honey blonde, the shampoo and products you use should be tailored to your hair’s undertones and needs,” Shannon explains.
That’s why leave-in toners are a must. These formulas revive cool hues and neutralise any brassiness.
Bumble and Bumble Blonde Tone Enhancing Leave-In, $28, from Mecca
IGK Mixed Feelings Leave-In Blonde Toning Drops, $44, from Adore Beauty
Color Wow Color Control Purple Toning and Styling Foam, $24, from Sephora
One of the biggest causes of dry and damaged hair is heat. Shannon advises minimising heat styling and prepping with a protectant.
“As much as we all love a blow-dry, constant heat tools can really shorten the life of your blonde if your hair isn’t prepped correctly. Hold off on heat styling when possible and always use a heat protectant or some sort of hair primer,” says Shannon.
GHD Bodyguard Heat Protectant, $30, from Adore Beauty
Hask 5-in-1 Leave-In-Spray, $9.59, from Priceline
Gisou Propolis Infused Heat Protecting Spray, $41, from Mecca
Aveda Heat Relief Thermal Protector and Conditioning Mist, $36, from Adore Beauty