Greetings, gorgeous blondes! As summer arrives and the sun beckons us to cool off in the pool, it's essential to dive into this important conversation. We're here to spill the tea on why protecting your precious blonde tresses from chlorine is an absolute must. So, grab a chair, sip on your sweet tea, and let's dive right in!
The Enchanting Allure of Blonde Hair: Blonde hair has a magical quality that captivates hearts wherever it goes. From sun-kissed highlights to buttery platinum locks, blondes truly embody the essence of summer. But chlorine lurking in the pool waters can be a wicked enchantress, threatening to rob your hair of its radiance. Fear not, darlings, because we've got some tips to help you safeguard your blonde crown.
The Chlorine Conundrum: Chlorine is a necessary evil when it comes to keeping our pools sparkling clean. However, its high chemical content can wreak havoc on your beautiful blonde locks. Regular exposure to chlorine can cause dryness, dullness, and even lead to that dreaded greenish tint. But fret not, as we have your back with some tried-and-true remedies.
Pre-Pool Preparations: Before you plunge into the shimmering pool waters, it's essential to take some precautionary measures. Begin by saturating your hair with fresh water, creating a barrier that limits chlorine absorption. To add an extra layer of protection, apply a leave-in conditioner or a hair oil with UV filters. These magical potions will keep your hair hydrated and shielded from the harmful effects of chlorine.
Dive In with A Fun Updo: To give your hair an added defense against chlorine, consider taking a trip down Pinterest lane and finding an updo that's perfect for the pool. Examples of these are two french braids, sun bunnies (space buns) or an old-fashioned mom bun, whatever it is ladies, it will work wonders for your hair.
Rinse and Revive: Once you emerge from your aquatic adventures, be sure to rinse your hair thoroughly with fresh water. This simple step helps remove any residual chlorine, preventing it from lingering and causing damage. So, find the pool shower and take a quick rinse because it will save those locks in the long run.
Post-Pool Pampering: Treat your hair to some well-deserved post-pool pampering. Consider indulging in a weekly deep conditioning treatment to replenish moisture and repair any chlorine-induced damage. Additionally, regular trims will keep split ends at bay, ensuring your blonde mane remains healthy and vibrant throughout the sunny season.
Blondes, let's protect those golden locks and keep them shining all summer long! By taking a few simple precautions, you can sashay into the pool with confidence, knowing your hair is shielded from the clutches of chlorine.
Most important of all, enjoy your summer blonde babes!
First, let me explain, hair loss, men or women, go through the same experience. Don't be shy or worried about this issue, we are about to give you some answers. There can be many reasons for men and women to experience thinning hair. Alopecia is one reason many people struggle with hair loss.
What is alopecia you ask?
This is the process of hair loss for men and women due to various reasons. This can affect the scalp and body and can be temporary or permanent depending on your body and how it reacts to hair loss. This can be due to heredity. hormonal changes, medical conditions or a normal part of agin. Anyone can lose hair on their head but it's more common in men.
As a cosmetologist for 20 years, I have experienced many issues with hair loss.
Here are a few reason why hair loss occurs:
It may sound like a bad infomercial but believe it or not, I hear this ALL the time! Many of my blonde clients come to me with this issue.
There are two main things at play with "brassy hair", one of them is your current stylist is not bringing your color to it's lightest point without damage. Or, you may be going through a color correction, in this case you need to be patient in that your hair can only take so much change at one time. You may need additional sessions to get were you want to be.
You have to also understand that hard water is not the best for your hair. It can cause ashy and dull, green colored hair due to the nature of this water, especially if you have light colored hair. More to come on this subject in a future blog post.
First things first, you should NEVER have to break up with your stylist. If he or she has done their job and built rapport with you as a client, then you should be able to share your hair feelings. But, if there comes a time when you have to break up, here is how to do it!
I'm sure you've wished there was a way for you to eventually see your old stylist out and about and giving her a big hug with excitement over seeing her spontaneously! Unfortunately, this is never the case. I ask myself, is it how our clients break up with us? Is it how we react? Or is it me?
The answer is, BE HONEST! There are two types of business in this world, the first one is my business and the second one is not my business. Every great stylist will tell you they are not as good as their mentors. Therefore, they know they are human and make mistakes but the question is, how can we fix our mistakes if our clients don't make us aware of them? Aways allow your stylist "one more shot", as they say, to make it right. Be bold with tact and let them know exactly what you envision for your hair, don't be afraid to send your stylist photos for inspiration and be transparent with how you feel and what you want.
I have so many clients come into the salon and tell me they have a 5 o'clock shadow with respect to the level of grease they find on their hair later in the day on days they wash their hair. And if you are blonde, dry shampoo can only do much for you girl.
The first thing you should do is check if your shampoo and/or conditioner contains Coconut Oil. Many people do not realize how much coconut oil is actually in our hair products. Although coconut oil is great for your hair, if not great to use every day. Everything in moderation right?
Here's the scoop :
Too much coconut oil can act as a filler or a barrier for your hair cuticle and it will eventually lead to more breakage with overuse. This is especially true for dry or brittle hair types due to it's build up of oil on the scalp which often leads to greasy and dull hair. Bottom line: Moderation is key for coconut oil.