Calling all blondes—this one’s for you! If you’ve spent countless hours sitting in your stylist’s chair to achieve the perfect blonde hue, we know you want to make the results last as long as possible.
So what’s the key to prolonging your color? Short answer: The right products, a stylist-approved at-home maintenance routine and a little TLC. For help, we’ve asked UNITE Hair ambassador and celebrity hairstylist Graham Nation for his top three tips on how to keep your tresses toned and highlights bright after leaving the salon.
TIP #1: DAILY PROTECTION
BLONDA Daily Shampoo: “This shampoo is specially formulated to protect and keep blonde tones bright on no-tone days, without dulling highlights or stripping any of the color,” says Graham. The fade-fighting formula gently cleanses hair while keeping your color bright, brilliant, clean and refreshed.
BLONDA Daily Conditioner: Hydrate and protect your strands with this vitamin-packed conditioner that seals in cool tones and leaves hair silky and shiny. “UNITE’s BLONDA Daily Conditioner has a little bit of pigment in it, but it’s good for everyday use and is formulated to moisturize and maintain blonde hair on tone and no-tone days,” says Graham.
BLONDA Oil: UNITE’s cult-fave, deeply hydrating, and translucent oil is the key to quickly and instantly moisturizing, smoothing, softening, strengthening and adding shine to hair. “BLONDA Oil is a personal favorite of mine to protect from heat and UV damage, tame frizz and flyaways, and you can use this product on wet or dry hair,” says Graham. It's a must-have for all blondes and a must-must-have for bleached blondes.
TIP #2: WEEKLY CARE
BLONDA Toning Shampoo: Designed to take blondes lighter and brighter in just 1-minute. Say goodbye to unwanted brassy tones with this ultra-violet formula that cleanses, purifies and neutralizes. The best part is it lasts through several shampoos, and is celeb-approved, just ask The Bieber's or Rebel Wilson. “I recommend using BLONDA Toning Shampoo once per week for 1-2 minutes,” says Graham.
BLONDA Fix: “BLONDA Fix is a purple conditioner and treatment all in one,” says Graham. This deeply reparative, ultra-violet treatment will have stressed out, overworked, brassy, blonde hair looking healthier and brighter, and feeling smoother and stronger. In just one use, this weekly treatment will fortify and repair weak, over-processed hair while delivering a mega-dose of moisture to prolong your color. “I recommend using this treatment from root to ends on damp hair for about 5-10 minutes.”
TIP #3: SKIP WASH DAY
U:DRY Clear Dry Shampoo: It’s true: The more you wash your hair, the faster your color will fade. Don’t be afraid to skip a wash day (or three), “this dry shampoo will keep natural oils in check, neutralizes odor, and leaves styles reset, refreshed and residue free,” says Graham.