5 Mistakes That Are Ruining the Color of Your Blonde Locks

Whether you are one of the lucky 2% of the population with natural blonde hair or if you bleach your locks, you might be ruining your tresses with your own hands. Blonde haircare mistakes might seem like simple things. But they can result in serious damage to your locks and a huge hole in your wallet as repairing that damage costs a small fortune.

5 Blonde haircare Mistakes you Need to Fix Right Now

1.      Not differentiating between dry and damaged haircare

This is a very common issue for those who bleach their locks as bleaching means damage. So, many of these people stock up on repair treatments to care for their locks the best way. That’s a very good thing, but it’s essential to understand that not all colored hair needs this kind of care.

If you are using high-quality blonde dyes and immediate post-coloring treatments, your locks might restore on their own. However, all bleached hair will inevitably get dry. The important thing to understand is that shampoos and treatments focused on repair can damage dry locks further. They overload them with protein making the strands stiff and easier to break.

If you aren’t sure what kind of hair you have, consult a professional.

2.      Not giving extra care to the color

Even natural blonde hair grows darker with time. Therefore, you need to use specialized treatments to preserve the shade you love. The easiest way to do this is using tinting treatments and specialized haircare products. For those, who bleach their locks, this will reduce the frequency of treatments and thus protect the health of your hair.

Using specialized color-care products is most important for those, who prefer platinum and other silvery shades. These colors fade so fast, your locks might turn yellow in a week if you make even the slightest blonde haircare mistakes. What you need are a shampoo and conditioner that specifically prevent this. Fanola No Yellow for example contains a violet pigment, which counteracts the yellowing naturally. It acts similar to a hair tinting treatment, but it’s not an actual hair dye.

3.      Not touching up your roots in time

When you bleach your hair regularly, you need to get your roots done every 4-6 weeks. The point is to do this before they grow out over ¾ of an inch. Otherwise, your next coloring treatment might turn out uneven, which will require more treatments to fix and cause more damage to your locks.

This happens because the heat emitted by the body makes the coloring treatment develop faster. The ‘active area’ impacted by your body heat is about ¾ inches off the roots. Thus, if your hair grows out longer, a regular root treatment won’t be enough to even out the color.

4.      Not getting your regular trims

One of the other common blonde haircare mistakes is focusing only on the color. However, regular trims (every 6-8 weeks) are as important as touching up on your roots. Regardless of whether your locks are natural or colored, blondes have finer and more brittle hair. Therefore, it’s very likely to split even if you invest a fortune in nourishing and protective products. Split ends damage the entire strand as they ‘travel’ up very fast. Therefore, you should cut them regularly even if you are growing out your locks.

5.      Not protecting your hair from sunlight

UV radiation is extremely damaging to every part of your body. However, it’s also an annoyance to blondes as it naturally fades the color or turns it more yellow, depending on the shade. To prevent the damage and keep your locks beautiful, you’ll need to use SPF hairsprays as well as wear some kind of cover on your head as often as possible. Shopping for that new sun hat is a great idea, but don’t forget that UV rays are equally bad regardless of the season.

Post Author: LisaLisa

My name is Lisa and I am the owner and editor of the Night Helper Blog. I created this wonderful blog in 2008. I wanted to share with other moms about life’s every day challenges with children. I have a degree in the Medical , Cosmetology field. I’m also a mom inventor of a wonderful bed wetting timepiece, which we are working on now…hoping to have it in a home/ store near you soon. I’m married with three wonderful kids and I have two grand kids.

60 thoughts on “5 Mistakes That Are Ruining the Color of Your Blonde Locks

    Barbara T Dunaway

    (February 21, 2018 - 9:08 pm)

    my hair is all black but i love reading the review

    Trisha McKee

    (February 21, 2018 - 7:45 pm)

    These are great tips. I’ve always colored my hair blond and did not know there was a difference between repair /damaged and dry. It makes so much sense.

    Michelle Catallo

    (February 21, 2018 - 7:41 pm)

    I was born blonde and it started going dark when I was around 8, now (decades later) the only way my hair doesn’t turn blonde is if I dye it black. My hair has a mind of its own LOL My youngest son has blonde 🙂

    Kayla Klontz

    (February 21, 2018 - 3:26 pm)

    Awesome tips! I always wondered about why mine was constantly getting ruined.


    (February 21, 2018 - 3:11 pm)

    the protection from sun is so true…as a south florida resident..our sun is harsh as heck..
    also chlorine for pool goers.

    Rebekah Thompson

    (February 21, 2018 - 3:17 am)

    I have naturally blonde hair and my mom can’t stand that I die it all different colors. I would hate to have to do all that upkeep for blonde hair.

    Nancy Burgess

    (February 20, 2018 - 9:35 pm)

    Great tips I didn’t know a lot of this.

    gloria patterson

    (February 20, 2018 - 10:46 am)

    WOW had no ideal how much work it took to keep blonde hair. I never tried that color because I always said that the minute my butt left the chair I would have brown roots showing.

    Kobi Hensley

    (February 20, 2018 - 10:25 am)

    Good tips, when I was blond it always looked redish

    Cheryl k

    (February 20, 2018 - 9:28 am)

    Wow! These are really good tips. I dye my hair red and it’s definitelu dry and/or damaged. I should definitely consult a specialist. Thank you for the insight about getting roots done regularly. I didn’t realize it was because of the body heat. That’s another great tip. 💕

    Bridget Calfee

    (February 20, 2018 - 3:37 am)

    No blonde hair here, but it is very pretty

    Stephanie D.

    (February 20, 2018 - 1:52 am)

    My hair isn’t colored, but these were some really great tips for those “blondes have more fun” chicas!!

    Lauryn R

    (February 19, 2018 - 1:25 pm)

    Wow, keeping your hair blonde sounds like way too much work for me! I have had friends with darker hair that have ruined their natural hair by bleaching it so often in order to make it blonde. Not only that, but the roots showing is a terrible look. I guess I am just too low maintenance for it, although it is very pretty! I prefer to keep my natural. 🙂

    Chrystal D

    (February 18, 2018 - 5:23 pm)

    My hair is dark so I don’t have to worry about this!


    (February 18, 2018 - 4:11 pm)

    I liked all your hair coloring tips.

    Abigail Gibson

    (February 18, 2018 - 3:51 pm)

    Nice tips. Thanks for sharing.

    Darlene Carbajal

    (February 18, 2018 - 3:13 pm)

    I don’t have blonde hair, thanks for sharing!

    Don Stephan

    (February 18, 2018 - 12:47 pm)

    I am bald….help me!!

    gaynell smith

    (February 18, 2018 - 12:22 pm)

    I don’t have blonde hair, but it was still an interesting article.

    Amanda Alvarado

    (February 18, 2018 - 12:41 am)

    I am horrible about getting trims! I usually only trim my hair once maybe twice a year!

    Rebecca Foughty

    (February 17, 2018 - 2:08 pm)

    Im a redhead but many of the tips still apply to all, such as getting regular trims, and when to color. Thanks.

    Linda Manns Linneman

    (February 17, 2018 - 8:29 am)

    These are some great suggestions. I have blonde hair myself so I will be giving this a try. Thank you so much for sharing


    (February 16, 2018 - 8:40 pm)

    All such good advice!


    (February 16, 2018 - 5:18 pm)

    Good ways to keep hair looking and feeling healthy and beautiful

    Paula Caudill

    (February 16, 2018 - 3:40 pm)

    Awesome to know, but unfortunately, I’m a brunette 🙂

    Nicole Watson

    (February 16, 2018 - 3:09 pm)

    This was helpful

    Richard Brandt

    (February 16, 2018 - 1:55 pm)

    Wish I’d had these tips years ago. You should see the tips I have now instead.

    Kim Avery

    (February 16, 2018 - 11:33 am)

    Great tips! Unfortunately I wasn’t blessed with blonde hair and don’t know many true blondes to pass this on to.


    (February 16, 2018 - 10:18 am)

    I didn’t know only 2 percent of people have naturally blonde hair! Great tips even for us brunettes who color our hair.


    (February 16, 2018 - 5:23 am)

    I can use ALL these tips! Thanks so much!

    Toni Brundage

    (February 15, 2018 - 11:02 pm)

    great tips

    Kelly Wilson

    (February 15, 2018 - 9:11 pm)

    Great tips! I don’t have blonde hair but I shared this with my mom she’s a blonde


    (February 15, 2018 - 7:54 pm)

    My dark hair says thanks but no thanks to the blond.

    Deborah W.

    (February 15, 2018 - 7:20 pm)

    Good to know. I am so bad about waiting to get trims and keeping up with the roots!

    Angela Thomas

    (February 15, 2018 - 6:05 pm)

    Thank you for the advice, I color my hair a lot and various different colors!

    Angela Saver

    (February 15, 2018 - 5:33 pm)

    Great tips! I need to work on getting a trim every 6-8 weeks, as I end up going way longer.


    (February 15, 2018 - 4:33 pm)

    These are great hair care tips!

    Sandra Watts

    (February 15, 2018 - 3:47 pm)

    Good thing I am a brunette. Thanks for sharing your tips though.

    Antoinette M

    (February 15, 2018 - 3:26 pm)

    Great tips. I will have to go shop for the SPF hairspray.


    (February 15, 2018 - 2:01 pm)

    Thanks for all the info.

    naomi winkel

    (February 15, 2018 - 12:22 pm)

    I will put these into practice, thanks for the post

    Janice Crespo

    (February 15, 2018 - 12:18 pm)

    I never knew even naturally blonde hair gets darker over time.

    Tammy Catterton

    (February 15, 2018 - 11:58 am)

    wow thanks for the tips so helpful for sure I need to take better hair od my hair

    Sally Gearhart

    (February 15, 2018 - 10:46 am)

    My hubby is blonde and all of our kids are true blondes. I was blonde and my hair turned dark and now i dye my hair a dark blonde. I’ve had issues with all 5 and had to learn the hard way. I didn’t know or think about hairspray having SPF, these are great tips and really spot on too. Thanks so much for sharing!

    kae v

    (February 15, 2018 - 10:11 am)

    Very interesting! I never new about the dry versus damaged difference and sunlight deal…crazy

    Debbie Welchert

    (February 15, 2018 - 9:43 am)

    What a lot of great tips. I’m not a blonde but I will being passing this along to all of my blonde friends. I know they will learn a lot from these tips.


    (February 15, 2018 - 8:42 am)

    I never thought about the sunlight piece!

    Michele Soyer

    (February 15, 2018 - 7:28 am)

    My daughter-in-law has beautiful blonde hair so I will send her this post to give her more tips…..

    rochelle haynes

    (February 15, 2018 - 6:04 am)

    Thanks for the tips looking good

    Jeanne Coulombe

    (February 15, 2018 - 12:50 am)

    Im glad I don’t have to dye my hair . My color is natural. Its much of a pain in the butt.

    Chelsea Hasrouni

    (February 15, 2018 - 12:45 am)

    Being a blond is ALOT of upkeep but so worth it! I am very particular about my shampoos and have found a good weekly blonde booster condition per by ion that kills brass. I also use a gloss in betwee. Touch ups


    (February 14, 2018 - 11:32 pm)

    helpful tips to share

    Robin Creager

    (February 14, 2018 - 10:41 pm)

    I don’t have blonde hair but all I can vouch that the mistakes can also pertain to brunettes as well. I color my hair to cover the greys and I must use a hair mask to help add moisture and nourishment.

    Krista Miller

    (February 14, 2018 - 10:35 pm)

    I don’t have the complexion to go blonde.

    Stephanie Phelps

    (February 14, 2018 - 9:35 pm)

    Wow I had no idea how much went into even naturally blonde hair! I am a very dark brunette and always though wow blondes have it made!

    belinda bell

    (February 14, 2018 - 9:29 pm)

    I don’t have blonde hair. So I don’t have to do any of this


    (February 14, 2018 - 8:44 pm)

    I appreciate your stating reasons that blond hair can change so much between touch ups.


    (February 14, 2018 - 8:32 pm)

    Regular trims are a big deal for me… I’m really bad about that!

    Sandra McFadden

    (February 14, 2018 - 8:13 pm)

    I am a brunette and I have to watch my hair a great deal because as I have gotten older and the grays are showing more………I color my hair more………. So important not to over process you hair and use a lot of heat on it. I try to let my hair air dry as much as possible.

    LacieLove Hester

    (February 14, 2018 - 8:08 pm)

    Thanks so much for the tips. Hopefully this will make my blonde hair look nicer now.

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