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The Blonde Life

Find out what it takes to have the best blonde experience + my favorite products for this hair color. Scroll on.




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First of all


Everyone should be blonde at least once in their life.


Or you don’t have to...




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Here’s how the blonde journey begins:


  • do some research to find a good hairstylist (IG is so easy for this -- since nowadays, most stylists showcase their work this way) or one of your friends might have a good hairstylist you can try

  • pro tip: scheduling a blowdry / trim is a good way to get a feel for a potential new stylist

  • figure out a budget for your service + products

  • if you're not up for a lot of maintenance, stick to a highlight color closer to your natural hair color

  • keep your hair healthy prior to getting it lightened (you may need a good cut / nourishing mask added to your hair care regimen)

  • keep in mind that everyone's blonding journey differs and sometimes it takes a while to get the perfect blonde for you

  • once you've started your hair lightening services, be sure to ask your stylist what their recommendations are to keep your hair healthy & take their advice


Here’s a list of some of the maintenance:


  • health trims quarterly throughout the year (every 3 months)

  • ask your stylist for shampoo & conditioner recommendations

  • invest in a good hair mask & use it as recommended or weekly

  • schedule a toner before leaving the salon, this will remind you later on that it's time for a refresher

  • then schedule these about 5-8 weeks apart depending on your stylists reccomendatons

  • use silk scrunchies if you wear your hair up a lot -- switch up your pony or bun from day to day (high, low, mid) to avoid stressing your hair in one spot because this will cause breakage

  • use dry shampoo to avoid drying out your hair from over washing -- this also helps the tone of your blonde not fade as quickly

  • heat protectant isn't an option anymore, it never was but especially for a blonde

  • use a Wet Brush / wide tooth comb + detangler to avoid breakage

  • pro tip: if you're in the pool a lot, use leave in conditioner on your hair (dry) before diving in

Here’s some of my favorite products for blondes:

(Check out each brands website for reviews / tips about each product to get a better idea if its a good fit for your hair)


  • Unite Blonda Fix Treatment

  • Wet Brush Pro Flex Dry Paddle Brush

  • Kevin Murphy Heated Defense Foam

  • Unite U: Dry Clear

  • Amika Flash Instant Shine Mask

  • Unite Blonda Oil

  • Ouai Hair Treatment Masque

Personally I’ve never been high maintenance with my hair soooo.. this color really isn’t for everybody. But seriously, maybe just try a blonde wig. It’s fun :)