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You walked out of the salon with beautiful blond strands that could rival Kate Bosworth, and for a few weeks you do believe the old adage of blondes have more fun. It’s all wonderful, until you realize your hair is brassy, fried, or worse…green. Sound familiar? I feel your pain. Blonde is known to be difficult to maintain, and if you’re not using the write products or taking the right steps you could unknowingly be ruining your golden mane. But don’t fret, with a few tweaks to your routine, you can have your blonde and wear it all summer long! Click through to the notes to learn what you need to add to your blonde hair arsenal. –– Michelle Rotbart

Choose The Right Shampoo

To keep your blonde an optimal shade make sure to use a color saving cleanser.  Look for a moisturizing, not striping shampoo that helps keep your color from fading and your hair nourished. I love this one.  You can also opt for purple shampoo which helps prevent brassy color.

Gloss Treatments

In between color appointments, visit your colorist to have a gloss treatment applied to your hair to keep it shiny and bright. I’ve even see at home glossing products but make sure to speak with your colorist before experimenting with anything on your own.

Try a Mask 

You absolutely must use a hair mask on your strands. A product like whipped treatment will restore and replenish your blonde, soften your strands and help the color last longer.

Protect Your Strands

Stay out of the sun! Too much sun exposure with fade your color. Always be sure to use a product like protective thickening lotion before headed outside and be sure to wear a hat or a scarf!

Special Thanks to Michelle Rotbart for this post. Michelle is a professional trend forecaster for the NYC-based fashion and retail forecaster, Doneger Group

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