What Shampoo Do Blondes Use?
Well, it happened. I had blonde ends because of the summer sun and different hues of auburn intermixed in my hair from pools, beaches and grown out highlights. But now, I am officially a golden blonde.
My hairstylist wanted to see what I would look like if I went fully blonde, and it is too much of a change for me. I like being a brunette with mixed colors. The blonde makes me feel like a different person and I should change my wardrobe, makeup and other things. (That’s for another post though.) She warned blondes have to use special shampoo so that the color doesn’t turn brassy, which is a dull blonde that can turn green or grayish-white depending on what your base color is.
That led me to look into specific types of shampoos for brunettes, which exist as well. I’ve been dying my hair since I was 14, so maintaining color vibrancy is always something that is important when you leave the salon and care for your hair at home.
My stylist recommended is R+Co Sunset Blvd Blonde Shampoo. I’ve only used it once, so I can’t see a difference yet, but the shampoo claims to keep blondes blonder, keep the blonde from turning brassy and not strip away the color you just had applied at the salon. Coconut gently cleans your hair and keeps is nourished.
The shampoo had a glitter to it that actually translates the shine to your hair. It is not purple, as I’m told most blonde toning shampoos are, but silver. Some reviews say that the shampoo was too strong for women with sensitive scalps, so you will have to make sure to watch out for any sensitivities on your scalp or skin around your hairline.
I’m excited to see where this shampoo takes me with my new goldilocks looks. However, if I do decide that brunettes have more fun, I like knowing that there is shampoo to help keep my brown hair caramel color after a trip to the salon.
For the brown hair shampoos, try the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette collection. Not only is it decently priced, but the collection adds multidimensional depth to your brown locks with a sun-kissed glow to keep it as vibrantly brown as possible.
A lot of touch up trips to the salon can be saved by using these specifically colored shampoos, and I am sad that it took me going blonde to realize that they also exist for brunettes.
Best of luck with these shampoos. Be sure to talk with your stylist to see what other options he or she might recommend for keeping you color longer when it comes to shampoos made for specific hair colors.
Born and raised in the DMV, Emma Blancovich has a big appreciation for discovering things to do around town, such as new restaurants to try and supporting the local music scene by attending live shows. During the week she is an editor for trade associations, but on the weekends you can find her hiking up trails with the latest fitness gadgets then getting ready for a night out using the latest beauty and health products.