4 blonde hair problems – and how to fix them

Blonde hair is beautiful, but keeping it in good health requires some know-how. Here’s how to keep your golden tresses looking their best.

Lustrous, silky blonde hair conveys a timeless elegance and sophistication – if it’s cared for properly.

Maintaining a healthy blonde mane can come with a unique set of challenges compared with other hair shades – especially if your hair is coloured.

But keeping it in tip-top order is relatively simple if you know what to do.

Blonde bugbears and how to fix them

1. Obvious regrowth

As your natural hair colour starts peeking through, it can create a stark contrast against your blonde locks.

The obvious solution is heading back to the salon to have your roots touched up, but if you just need to buy a little time before your next appointment, dry shampoo can temporarily soften the shade of your roots.

There are also a couple of styling hacks that can help tide you over.

Try blow drying your hair to maximise volume, then create a messy, zig-zag part line.

Alternatively, a relaxed-looking top knot is quick and easy to achieve and will help hide signs of regrowth.

2. Dryness, brittleness and split ends

Lightening your hair to achieve that coveted blonde hue can take a toll on its health, leading to dry, dull-looking hair.

To restore moisture and strength to your strands, try incorporating a hydrating hair mask and conditioning treatment to your weekly haircare routine.

Sun fading

Too much sunlight can cause blonde hair to lose its vibrancy and turn brassy over time.

Take care to protect your locks from UV damage by wearing a wide-brimmed hat or using UV-protective hairsprays and serums before heading out into the sun.

Chlorine damage

Chlorine can give blonde hair a greenish tinge.

While less than ideal, the good news is you don’t need to avoid swimming.

Before taking a dip, simply apply a leave-in conditioner to your hair to create a barrier against chlorine absorption, then after swimming, give your hair a thorough rinse with fresh water.

Blonde haircare essentials

For effective blonde hair maintenance, you need to have the right products in your toolkit.

The John Frieda Blonde+ Repair System is the brand’s strongest blonde repair range yet.

It is designed specifically for blonde hair that may have been damaged from lightening and helps reverse the damage for healthier blonde hair.

The easy-to-use, three-step system is so effective it can repair damage in less than a minute when using the range as a whole.

Step 1: Blonde+ Repair System Bond Building Pre-Shampoo Treatment

This begins the repair process by building new hydro-bonds directly at the hair fibre, and creates a protective barrier that minimises hair fibre swelling and locks in moisture.

Step 2: Blonde+ Repair System Bond Building Shampoo

This increases shine while transforming brittle hair into softer, stronger and visibly repaired, brighter, blonder hair after just one use.

Step 3: Blonde+ Repair System Bond Building Conditioner

This replaces moisture for softer, smoother hair, and strengthens and protects from future damage.

This post is brought to you by John Frieda Blonde+ Repair System.