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Keeping Blonde Hair Healthy : Shampoo and Conditioner

You may have noticed earlier last year that I started getting blonde put through my hair to go lighter. I have absolutely loved having lighter coloured hair, but it has meant that I have had to step up my hair care game to keep my colour looking bright and my hair feeling healthy.

 Hence where this series comes in. I have been using a number of different hair care products to keep my locks healthy and happy, while also trying to maintain my colour between hair appointments. Some of you might remember my last blog post on haircare, where I shared some of my favourites. I am now wanting to add to this and share some of my favourite hair care specifically for blondes.

Today we will be talking about shampoo and conditioner. When you have blonde hair, you need purple shampoo and conditioner. Why? Well it helps reduce the brassiness in your hair and extend the life of your colour, meaning that you'll keep your colour looking better for longer between appointments. To be honest, I don't use a blonde shampoo and conditioner every single wash, because I have a number of hair care that I really enjoy using. However, I do notice a big difference in my hair colour when I do use a purple shampoo and conditioner. Today I wanted to share some of my favourites.

bhave : Bombshell Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner* // $33.95 and $39.45

Ingnite your blonde & bring it back to life! For dull brassy blondes that need neutralizing - fast!
  • infused with pigments that neutralize brassy tones
  • provides added protection for blonde/highlighted hair
  • brightens tones of blonde and highlighted hair
I have been a big fan of bhave hair care for a long time, their Rescue Damage Control Range is one of my favourite hair care ranges to give my hair a quick refresh. Now that I am blonde, I have been loving the blonde range just as much. The deep purple shampoo works extremely well to help to keep my colour looking bright and fresh, while the purple conditioner helps to rehydrate my ends and keep my hair feeling hydrated and healthy. I would call these products an affordable luxe option. Yes, they aren't cheap, but compared to some hair care products I have used that offer similar results, this range is no where near as expensive. I also love that the hair care smells nice as well, which is an important component of hair care for me!

Oribe : Bright Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner // $66 and $69

Containing optimial levels of violet pigment to correct brassiness and yellow tones while brightening natural highlights for hair that is healthier, shinier, and lit from within. This blonde brilliance formula is paraben, sulphate and sodium chloride free, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and dermatologist tested. Suitable for all hair types, including colour and keratin treated hair.

This is the most luxe option on this list, that's for sure, but honestly this duo is worth every penny. I used Oribe on my hair for a couple of months and my hair absolutely loved me for it. My colour lasted so well, looking better with each wash, and it was the shampoo and conditioner I could guarantee to leave my hair look and feeling like I'd just walked out of the salon - soft, shiny and healthy. If you have the money and are in need of some good hair care, then I could not recommend this range high enough, it is honestly amazing!

m a k e : Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner* // $23.95  

Stay true to your colour (not necessarily your roots!) with a shampoo and conditioner that thinks blonde. This luxurious formula uses active violet pigments to remove unwanted brassy and yellow tones, leaving your locks both lighter and brighter.

The m a k e hair care range is a 100% vegan products that are now entirely free from parabens and sulphates. They give your hair the best without any added extras. These have been in my shower for the shortest amount of time, but they have already won my heart over. They are a super simple duo that works to reduce brassiness, while also leaving your hair feeling hydrated and looking healthy. There is also a treatment from m a k e that I will be talking about soon that is AMAZING! So stay tuned for that one too.

Kristin Ess : The One Purple Shampoo and Conditioner* // $21.99

Kristen Ess wanted to create a purple shampoo that was both great for toning and also sulfate-free because Kristen Ess always had a hard time finding that combo. If you like ashier tones, you can use this every time you shampoo. If you want more neutral tones, use it every other time you shampoo to balance out unwanted brassiness. It can be used with or without The One Purple Conditioner. And yes, this shampoo can be used on color treated or naturally blonde hair.

Definitely the most affordable option on the list, but this shampoo and conditioner still have luxurious details in them as well. I will admit, that out of all the duos, this one does not leave my hair feeling as soft, which is disappointing because it does really help with the colour. I tend to only use this every couple of washes, or use the shampoo with another conditioner that helps manage the softness and healthy feeling post wash. Other than that, it works extremely well if you're looking for a slightly cheaper option.

There it is, the blonde shampoo and conditioners I am currently using to maintain my colour. I'd love to hear your favourite shampoo's and conditoner's in the comments, let me know! Also stay tuned for the next installment where I talk about my favourite treatments and styling products.

*DISCLAIMER – Products with * have been sent for trial/review purposes. Although this product was sent for me to trial and review, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. The Life of Laura is not by a professional or expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.
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