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.

60 Comments

  1. my hair is all black but i love reading the review

  2. 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.

  3. 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 🙂

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

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

  9. Good tips, when I was blond it always looked redish

  10. 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. 💕

  11. No blonde hair here, but it is very pretty

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

  13. 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. 🙂

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

  15. I liked all your hair coloring tips.

  16. Nice tips. Thanks for sharing.

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

  18. I am bald….help me!!

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

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

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

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

  23. Good ways to keep hair looking and feeling healthy and beautiful

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

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

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

  27. I can use ALL these tips! Thanks so much!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  34. I will put these into practice, thanks for the post

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

  36. 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!

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

  38. 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.

  39. I never thought about the sunlight piece!

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

  41. Thanks for the tips looking good

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

  43. 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

  44. 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.

  45. I don’t have the complexion to go blonde.

  46. 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!

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

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

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

  50. 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.

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