The Last Tangle Hair Company December Newsletter

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What to Watch Out for This Summer

Blondes have more fun... or do they? It's not just hard work being a blonde, it's a commitment! To help keep you and your freshly coloured locks looking like you ‘just left the salon’ this summer, here are some of 'problems' only blondes understand and how you can keep them at bay.

It's a fact... blonde hair is more fragile than other shades
Blonde hair is weaker than darker shades, this includes virgin (undyed/unbleached) blonde hair. It’s naturally the finest and most easily damaged texture, so issues such as split ends and breakage are more prevalent throughout summer, especially when in the sun. So, whilst it's tempting to over-indulge in Vitamin D, take the necessary steps to ensure your colour is protected. Also consider incorporating regular strengthening treatments into your hair care routine either at home or in the salon. Your hair will thank you for it!

Blonde hair looks greasy quicker than every other hair type
This means some blondes need to wash their hair daily. The downside to that is it removes your natural oils and strips hair colour of its pigment. It’s a simple fact that the more often you shampoo your hair, the quicker the colour will fade. Limit your cleansing to just two or three times a week and to refresh your look in between washes use a dry shampoo.
Yellow is a dirty word. To keep brassiness at bay, ensure you are using violet shampoo and conditioner to keep your blonde toned. Pro tip: Visit the salon every four weeks for a toner to refresh your blonde.

Green is also a dirty word
Another fabulous blonde fact: chlorine turns your hair green and being in Australia means you spend lots of time in swimming pools. To avoid looking like the Grinch, be sure to rinse your hair straight away after swimming and use an anti-chlorine shampoo or protector.

Lay off the styling tools
If you're a religious blowdryer or obsessed with creating beach waves every day, you might want to re-think your hair routine. The overuse of thermal tools can damage your blonde locks and dehydrate your hair significantly. Give your hair a break from the styling tools at least a couple of times each week. Always use heat protection and lower the heat setting on the hot tools where possible.