Salon blondes know the struggle of brassy strands. Sometimes, it feels almost impossible to avoid orange tresses, no matter how many color-safe products you use in your routine. When it comes to caring for blonde hair, it’s definitely quality over quantity. The right toning products can mean the difference between dreamy golden strands and a hot mess. To help you keep your locks in check, we asked KEVIN.MURPHY color master Leland Olson to give us the rundown on the best products for blondes. Read on to find out his top tips for keeping brassiness away for good.
Gorgeous tresses start with a good cleanser. This lavender-infused shampoo is key to bringing your color back to life. Sunflower seed oil serves as a natural sunscreen for your strands as it blocks UV rays to prevent brassiness, while Shea Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil and Murumuru Butter add softness and shine. Says Olson, “Blonde hair can become dull and brassy over time with washing and environmental conditions, but by incorporating this product into your routine, your color will stay bright, shiny and moisturized.”
Regular deep conditioning masks are key to maintaining the integrity of your strands. This conditioning treatment adds moisture as it revives bleached, highlighted or gray hair. Olive Oil Extracts, Brazil Nut Extracts, and Linseed Oil boosts elasticity and shine, while Sunflower Seed Oil keeps unwanted orange and yellow tones at bay.
If you think a deep conditioner and an effective shampoo are all you need to get the golden shade of your dreams, think again! This product is a must for every blonde’s hair care routine. “Not only is SHIMMER.ME BLONDE a repairing treatment, it’s also formulated with reflective lavender mica crystals that provide a beautiful uniform shine on the hair,” says Olson, who notes that these crystals help to counteract unwanted yellow tones to help you maintain your color for as long as possible.