Tuesday, December 4, 2018
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Where are my blondes at?! I had no clue how hard it was to keep my blonde actually blonde until I took the plunge and caught onto the Blonde Train. While I had virgin hair and it took two sessions to get to my blonde, I'm not naive to know that going blonde and staying blonde (through toning) can be hard on your hair. The bleaching process is more damaging and delicate than any other color.

While you should always get professional advice from a licensed hair stylist, here's a few easy tips with Biotera Natural Origins on how to add strength, softness and health back to your hair in between toning!

1. Tone down the toning shampoo.

Truth be told, I didn't know how purple shampoo exactly worked until recently. In case you weren't in the know like I was, purple neutralizes yellow (they're opposite from each other on the color wheel). So when you shampoo with purple, it deposits a small amount of violet pigment to neutralize the yellow. Try using your toning shampoo once a week, if you can. Using toning shampoo more often than needed can actually dry out your hair!

2. Dry shampoo is your best friend.

I mean, if you're a mom, you already knew this one but this is actually a tip straight from my hair stylist! Dry shampoo is great for in between shampoos (obviously) and the less you're shampooing your light hair, the better as it preserves your color.

3. Find a cleansing, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner.

When looking for a shampoo to use in between toning, you really want to find a color-safe, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner! Personally, I like one that's all natural and strengthens my hair as well. That's why I love Biotera Natural Origin's RESTORE line, that you can find at your local Sally's. It's free of parabens, sulfates, silicones and dyes. Each bottle shares the percentage of naturally derived ingredients! The line includes a strengthening shampoo and conditioner enriched with nutrient-rich Goji Berry and Chia Extract as well as a hair masque but I'll get into that in a second. I love using this shampoo and conditioner together as it cleanses my hair (which is something I need, using as much dry shampoo as I use) but is gentle enough that I don't have to worry about it stripping my color. I like to use these two and then rinse with cold water to lock in my follicles, ensuring super soft hair.

4. Masque it.

Hair masques are a blonde's best friend! If you've ever wondered what liquid silk in a bottle feels like, just try out Biotera Natural Origin's RESTORE Masque! Directions say to use it on damp hair and leave it on for three minutes but I suggest, for super hydrating powers, to leave it on for about a half and hour and thank me later. The scent is out of this world and the masque is the icing on the cake from this powerful trio of products to keeping my hair strong, soft and hydrated.

Before / After Using the Biotera Natural Origin RESTORE Line

The before is about day three hair with copious amount of dry shampoo in it. It's lookin' pretty - uh, rough? The after is directly after using the Biotera Natural Origin RESTORE Shampoo, Conditioner and Masque. It's SO soft to the touch and fluffy!

There you have it, guys! Four super easy ways to help keep that blonde light, hydrated, soft and strong. I love using the Biotera Natural Origin RESTORE shampoo, conditioner and masque as it's affordable (all the products are under $10) and really help my hair maintain it's color! You can find them at your local Sally's or shop the image below!