Disney Princess Inspired

No matter how old you are, there’s something about Disney princesses that has women feeling that princess vibe.  So many of us grew up watching the Disney princesses and idolizing them for their princess lives, and let’s face it… their impossibly perfect hair.  Ok, ok we know they’re cartoons but a girl can dream – right?  Right!  We’re all about believing the seemingly impossible (i.e. cartoon worthy hair), possible.  We recently came across some super fun Disney princess inspired hairstyles and we just had to share them with you.  Because we know you have that inner Disney princess in you that’s still itching to make an appearance in one way or another, why not let it be a little Disney princess inspired hair?

Woman dressed like Belle

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The Belle Hairstyle
Beauty and the Beast…it’s such a classic, isn’t it?  Belle had that gorgeously curled hair that just so effortlessly was thrown up in a half up hairstyle.  But you know what?  It’s actually an incredibly achievable hairstyle!  To get a Belle inspired hairstyle start by adding loose curls to your hair, you’re not going to want these curls too tight for this look.  Once you’ve curled your hair take the top section of your hair and pin it back into a half up style.  To get a more modern inspired Belle look, pull your hair back loosely and for the hair that you have hanging from the rubber band or pins tuck it into a loosely styled bun.  It’s a fun take on the Belle look, where you’ll get the same feel but with a modern twist.

The Jasmine Hairstyle
Didn’t it always seem like Jasmine had the most gorgeous hair?  Well lucky for you, you can get a Jasmine inspired hairstyle yourself!  Seriously, we’re not joking here.  And no, you don’t have to have layers and layers of extensions you can work with what you’ve got (unless you want to add extensions, then by all means have a ball!).  For a Jasmine inspired hairstyle, it’s actually pretty easy to achieve simply tie your hair back in a low ponytail and tease the ponytail hair.  Once you’ve done that you can add one or two other rubber bands as you work your way down the ponytail (the teasing helps add volume).  If you’re not really into the multiple rubber band look, you can get a similar look by adding a low ponytail braid.  Top either option off with a glam headband and voila!  You’ve got yourself a Jasmine inspired hairstyle.

Woman dressed like Elsa

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The Elsa Hairstyle
We had to throw in one of the more recent Disney princesses.  Plus, let’s face it Elsa has an incredibly gorgeous hairstyle we all know and love.  To get an Elsa look start by having your hair dried fairly straight using a round brush.  Use a round brush because you’re going to want your hair pretty straight but also with volume added to it.  Once you’ve done that tease the roots of your hair and pin your hair back in a half up style really hiding the bobby pins.  Once you’ve done that just take the hair that’s left down and begin creating a low ponytail braid.  Once you’ve created the braid loosen the braid by pulling it a bit to add more of a voluminous look to it.  Easier than you thought, huh?

Experimenting With Dip-Dyed Hair

woman with dip-dyed hair

Dip-dye and ombre colored hair have been quite popular for a few years now. The looks can be seen in both hi-fashion and street-style, and now you’re ready to give the trend a try too. You may be wondering what the difference is between dip-dyed and ombre colored hair; some of you might not have even known that there was a difference. Well, ladies, there is indeed a difference between dip-died and ombre hair! The easiest way to differentiate between the two is recognizing that ombre-colored-anything is the gradual process of once color smoothly blending into another. So when you look at ombre hair, you will notice that the chemically colored ends of the hair get gradually get lighter and lighter along the strands. Dip-dye, on the other hand, offers more of a solid transition from one color to the next – almost like a color block.

If you’re interested in dip-dyed hair, but aren’t ready to call your stylist and take the plunge at the salon that’s totally understandable. This bold look can be…well, bold. Which is why we’ve put together this step by step tutorial for you to experiment with dip-dyed hair at home. In doing so you should be able to get a good idea of how you feel about the look and if you think it’s something you’d want to consider more permanently.

  1. Before you go coloring your hair all shades of the rainbow, take the time to get inspired and figure out the color that you want. Even though this tutorial is only going to give you temporary color, it’s still going to stay put for a few weeks, so you’ll want to make sure that it’s a color you’ll be happy with.
  2. Once you’ve settled on a color, you’ll need to purchase a product that is labeled as “semi-permeate.” This will ensure that the color doesn’t last for months.
  3. In addition to the coloring product, those with darker hair may need to purchase a  lightening or bleaching product. The reason being that light colored tips is the key to achieving the actual color that you want; bleaching out the dark color from your hair allows the colored dye to set.
  4. When preparing to dip-dye, you should purchase more color than you think you need. It may seem silly, but the last thing you want to do is run out of color before you’ve completed coloring your hair. You should also purchase a pair of gloves, to avoid skin irritation and some sort of plastic cover-all for your counters.
  5. Be sure that you’re wearing an old shirt that you wouldn’t mind throwing out. Additionally, wrap your neck with an equally old towel to protect your skin from stain and irritation.
  6. Brush or comb hair that it already completely dry and set up all your products in front of you on the countertop. It’s easiest to do this in the bathroom that way you have a mirror right where you need it.
  7. Section by section, bleach the hair where you want the finished color to be. Because every bleaching product is different, it’s best that you follow the instructions for the product that you purchased.
  8. After you’ve rinsed out the bleach, repeat the same process with the color, directly on top of the bleached hair. You can either use a brush and paint it on, or you can literally dip each section of hair into the dye bowl and use your fingers to spread the color.
  9. After you’ve applied the color to each section wrap it in foil. This will help the product cure faster. Again, to ensure the best possible results from the product you purchased, follow the instructions on how long to let the product sit on the hair.
  10. Once the product has had enough time to color your locks, remove the foil wrappings and rinse the product out of your hair until the water runs clear. After the product is rinsed out wash your entire head of hair with conditioner only. Keep in mind that the more frequently that you wash your hair, the sooner the color will fade.

Haircuts That Stand Up To Humidity

woman with long bob

Beach season may be nearing its end, but the humid and muggy days are far from over. If you’re and early raiser you know that early fall mornings are for dew filled grass, foggy windshields, and humidity-ridden hair. Depending where you live in the U.S., the hair troubles don’t stop when the humid mornings are over. When the dew on the grass turns to frost, many women are fighting with static-y tresses. If you feel like you just can’t catch a break, know that you’re not alone. Instead of letting the weather changes get the best of you, opt for a new style. Below you’ll see a selection of haircuts that stand up to humidity, decide which one works best for you and call the salon to make an appointment!

Long Bob/Lob
Oh yes, this look is sticking around, in fact, it’s one of the hottest styles at the moment. The lob is not only stylish, but it’s also ideal for a variety of hair types. Those who have limp and lifeless hair will experience an instant volume boost from the sassy cut. When adding long layers to the look the lob is almost un-phased by heat and humidity. The reason for this is because the layers provide the hair with additional texture, which means that the natural movement of the strands still appear relaxed when humidity happens.

Girl outdoors layered hair

Lavish Locks of Layers
At first thought, long hair may seem like the least humid-friendly style around, but it’s actually one of the most clever ways to beat the heat. Whether you have curly tresses or a thick wavy mane, long layers and angles are the way to go. The science is long hair weighs more than short hair. When the humid weather hits, curls and waves have a natural tendency to tighten and coil, but if your hair is long, it will resist the urge to tighten due to the weight pulling it down. Plus, the layers and angles add movement so that if there is some tightening, it looks more like intentional texture.

Perfect Pixie
Whether you prefer a more delicate pixie (such as Emma Watson’s) or a rock star chop (much like Riri’s) a short pixie cut is one of the most magical ways to prevent humidity from taking over your hair. Have your stylist snip your strands so that you have a short and sweet cut that is particularly asymmetrical. being sure to have longer strands at the top. Not only is this ‘do low maintenance but you’ll also have less worry on humid days. The reason being longer pieces on the top section of your head will curl downward, rather than frizz up.

There you have it! Three totally different looks with the same purpose: to stand up to humidity. However, it’s totally understandable if you aren’t willing to chop your locks just because mother nature is having a bad day. If this is the case, remember to put use to your basics: the classic French braid; the sassy and creative head wrap; the perfect messy bun.

Planning The First Big Girl Haircut

Little girl getting her first haircut.

For the first few years, you’ve managed to trim your baby girl’s hair, but that’s just the thing: it’s not baby hair anymore. After all, your big girl is growing up, and it’s probably time for her first big girl haircut. While you might be excited about introducing your little lady to the salon which brings you endless amounts of joy, chances are she isn’t too enthusiastic. Surely you’ve been in a salon at one point when a child sat in a chair identical to yours, adorned with a cape that matched yours, and you felt your heart break when the child started to cry. At this point a million things were probably running through your head; maybe you considered what you would do if you were in that mom’s shoes, and you probably wondered what was so frightening. Truth be told, there are a million things that could terrify a child at their first big girl haircut – when’s the last time you were cool, calm, and collected when someone you didn’t know came walking towards your head with a big, sharp pair of scissors? In addition to the previously described situation, children’s brains aren’t fully developed, so seeing people sitting in chairs with the heads floating can be intimidating. Not to mention, those bright salon lights can stress anyone out.

Thinking about things from a child’s point of view, their fear can seem pretty rational, huh? However, this doesn’t mean you should take an oath to cut your child’s hair on the kitchen counter for the rest of your days. Instead, read the tips below to plan and prepare for the first big girl haircut!

Let Them Get Comfortable
You wouldn’t leave your little girl at a childcare center without visiting the location with her first, right? Although you’re not going to be leaving her in the stylist’s chair, you still want her to feel comfortable in the new and different environment. Bring her to the salon with you any chance you get. Whether you’re going for a cut and color, wash and blow dry, or just to pick up the products you’ve run low on, bring her in with you.

Don’t Make The Appointment On Time
There’s a saying in the fashion industry that goes “when you arrive on time you’re already late.” Some people are very punctual, but if you aren’t one of them, do all that you can to arrive at your daughter’s appointment 15 to 20 minutes early. This will give them time to look around and take everything in. Allow her to use the big girl’s room while you wait. Have a small snack and some chilled water for her to munch on – this will give her the impression that she’s at a place that’s safe enough to eat in, so she doesn’t need to be fearful.

Bring A Change Of Clothes
Don’t force your child to sport a cape, but don’t worry about them getting covered in hair either. Instead, bring a change of clothes. This way she can slip into a comfy hairless outfit post-cut. You could even offer for her to pick out her favorite outfit. Explain that she’s going to the salon to get pampered and that, if she’d like to, she can pick out a special outfit to wear to the salon.

Avoid Sleeping With These Hair Accessories

Women with beautiful hair looking in mirror

If you’ve never found yourself so annoyed by your hair in the middle of the night that you’d contemplated chopping it all off… right then and there, then please, tell us your secret. Women (and those Thor-like long haired men) have spent countless hours tossing and turning throughout the night out of annoyance of their strands. Chances are you’ve found yourself in this situation at least once or twice before. You use your finger to twist your locks around and around until the pseudo ponytail starts to coil around itself because maybe that will keep it out of your face. Perhaps you’re one of the gals who tries the roots-up method – you know, when you gather your strands together and pull them up above your head so that your hair has its own designated spot on your pillow. Both methods yield mediocre results until you decide to re-adjust and your hair pushes the last patience-button.

We all know how bad it is to sleep with hair accessories, which is exactly why you try to coil or flip your hair out of the way. But sometimes it seems like the only way you’ll get relief, and clock in on your beauty sleep is to find the strongest rubber band in the house and secure those tresses to the top of your head so tight that they’ll be unmoved by morning. Eeek! We can practically hear our strands pleading for mercy at the thought of it!

In honor of strands everywhere, we have put together a list of the best and worst hair accessories to sleep in. However, do understand that sleeping with any type of hair accessory is not ideal and here’s why: the root and hairline are the most sensitive areas of the hair when you pull your strands back into a ponytail, you’re literally doing just that – pulling your hair! Not just for a few moments either, because when your secure your hair with an elastic, you’re applying bungee-chord-like strength to keep it all up and out of your face. After time and time again this tension will damage the hair follicle and strands will begin to shed. Additionally, depending on the type of hair accessory that’s being used, it may be damaging the strand causing it to snap and break.

With that word of caution, we always promote wearing your hair down if possible – after all, you’ve spent months (maybe years?) growing it out for a reason, right?! However, we know that the mid-night shoulder tickles and neck sweat can be terribly annoying.

The Worst Of The Worst:

  • Water: It’s not an accessory per say, but it’s worth mentioning that when hair is wet it is at it’s weakest state, making it vulnerable to damage and breakage from just about any hairband or pillowcase.
  • Rubber-Like Elastic: Tthe more plastic-like the elastic feels, the worse. For some reason, the hair likes to cling to the rubber and it breaks with each and every pull.
  • Sock Bun Or Donut Bun: This popular hair curling technique looks pretty in the morning, but you are basically telling the hair and beauty gods that you want split ends. Just avoid this one altogether.

The Best Of The Best:

  • Oil: Again, it’s not actually an accessory, but it will protect and condition your hair from damage caused by tossing and turning on your pillowcase, as well as snagging from your hair tie.
  • Metal-Free: If you haven’t impulsively bought those bright colored flat fabric elastics that can be found in every checkout line, you’re missing out! Not only are they adorable, but they are much safer and gentler on your strands, ideal for those ponytail-needed nights.
  • Silk And Satin: Again, not totally an accessory, but typical cotton and polyester pillowcases also snip and snag at your strands, even when you leave your hair down. Avoid this by laying your head on a silk or satin pillowcase. Did we mention it’s also a great anti-ager too?

The Many Ways To Wear Bobs and Baby Bangs

The beauty world’s fear of having too-short hair is long gone. With bobs and baby bangs hotter than ever more and more women are wondering if they can pull off a short ‘do. If you too are contemplating a chop, but wondering what your style options will look like, look no further. Below is a handful of ways to style both bobs and baby bangs.

The Many Ways to Wear Bobs

Bob haircuts

Lengths

  • The Classic Bob: The blunt cut that your teenage-self said you would never wear, well now you can rock it. To imagine the size, think of model Karlie Kloss’s fresh cut bob.
  • The Baby Bob: For the women who want to go short, but not that short, the baby bob is a perfect choice. The ends of your hair should be grazing your chin so that it is too long to be considered a bob but too short to be considered a lob. Think of singer Julianne Hough’s short cut.
  • The Lob: The perfect cut when you want to assert your maturity, but still want that extra feminine oomph. The ends of the hair usually fall somewhere between just-above-the-shoulder and just below the collarbone. T.v. personality Khloe Kardashian, singer Nicki Minaj, and actress Ashley Benson have all been seen rocking this length.

Bob haircuts

Looks

  • Messy Curls: The tousled look is a great option for any bob. All you have to do is curl your hair as you normally would, apply a spritz of hairspray, then use your fingers to loosen everything up. If you get some frizzies while doing so, simply rub some anti-frizz serum between your palms and smooth it back down.
  • Tight Curls: Whether you emphasize your natural curls or use a small-barreled curling iron, this classic look work day and night.
  • Twisted Bun: It’s exactly what it sounds like! Simply twist your hair back into a bun, using as many bobby pins as you need to hold it in place. This is great for date night, taking all the hair away from your face so that your fabulous bone structure is the main focus.
  • Bombshell Bump: Yes, the bump is back on the rise, and it’s the perfect way to style your bob. Simply pull back the hair between your temples, give it a quick tease and use pins to hold it back.

Baby bangs

The Many Ways to Wear Baby Bangs:

  • If you have the itch to totally change up your look, a super cute option is a pixie cut with wispy baby bangs. Not only is this look super easy to style in the morning but you’re bound to be bombarded with compliments.
  • If Beyonce has been the inspiration of baby bangs, then you should wear them just as effortlessly as she does. Go for that I-woke-up-like-this look by simply using your fingers to scruff up your bangs once they’re totally dry.
  • If you’re a bit punky like Miss Kelly Osbourne, use a curling iron to give them a tuck.

Hair Styling Tips For Stubborn Hair

Woman holding her lifeless hair

Do you have difficult hair that has a mind of its own? Fret no more! This article will provide you with instructions on how to get your hair away from your face, with all sorts tips and tricks to style your stubborn hair that you can use for any style!

ballerina bun

If you want to rock a ballerina bun, but find yourself giving up after endless fails, we urge you to give this look a try just one last time after reading these tips. You’ve probably read over and over again that it’s best to construct this look with freshly washed and conditioned, combed and dried hair. Sure, this works excellent for those who have straight, less difficult to work with hair, but this will only make things harder for you. To achieve this look with stubborn hair you’ll need to do things a bit differently. If you know ahead of time that you want to wear a ballerina bun, don’t shampoo your hair in the shower. Slather on some conditioner and let it sit on your locks while you wash up, just don’t forget to rinse before you get out of the shower. Instead of wrapping your in a bath towel, use an old t-shirt, this will make your hair less frizzy than if you were to use a normal towel. When you’re ready, use a wide toothed comb to thoroughly detangle your locks. Before pulling your hair up into a bun, apply a small amount of hair gel to the top and front portions of your hair. Then use a brush to pull back that frontal hair backwards and upwards, this will make sure that all your hair stays down and in place as it dried throughout the day. Wrap your hair into a ballerina bun and don’t worry about your hair all day!

Chignon hairstyle

If you envy your thinner-haired friends for their low chignons, then you’ll love the tips you’re about to read! Begin with washed and dried hair; it’s totally fine if it’s not freshly cleaned but you should be sure that there isn’t any product already in your hair. Use a comb to be sure that there aren’t any tangles in your tresses, then spritz some shine spray on your locks (shine serum works too) then use a comb or brush to work the product throughout the hair. Pull your hair into a low bun, but before wrapping the elastic around it, give it a bit of a loosening shake so that some side pieces slip out of your grip. Use an elastic to wrap your hair into a low chignon (like a loose and low bun). Finally, use a small curling iron to give those loose pieces a bit of body with a twist. Finally, spritz on some hairspray and you’re good to go.

Of course, you can deal with your stubborn hair by getting it out of your face as explained above, but you should also be sure that you’re giving your hair the proper maintenance that it needs. This means getting your hair trimmed regularly, not over-using heat tools, and showing your locks some attention by putting on a conditioning mask every week or so.

Fixing Oily Roots

Woman massaging hair

Everyone has one of those friends who almost never has to wash their hair; you know, the friend who goes on and on about how they haven’t shampooed in four days and are worried that their hair looks flat, while you’re spraying dry shampoo into your washed-four-hours-ago hair like it’s nobody’s business.

If you’ve fallen a victim to oil roots, you’ve probably noticed the unfair vicious cycle that takes its course. Of course, you already know that the oils produced by the scalp are essential in keeping the hair follicle healthy, but when you feel that your roots getting too oily too fast, you’re urged to shampoo it all away. Sure, the shampoo rinses the oils down the drain, but it also dries the hair out, which in turn, causes it to produce more oils to remain healthy. How annoying, right? It’s like you’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t. If you wash your hair, it’s only going to get oilier in the long run, but if you don’t wash it’s still going to be oily in the present moment. The good news is you’re not alone. Tons of women battle greasy roots on a day-to-day basis, which means many women have tried to combat the oil. Below are some of the top oil-busting tips from women around the globe. It may take some trial and error to find out what works best for you, but will a little time and patience, you’ll figure out how to fix those oily roots in no time.

Oil Detox
You know that you’re not necessarily helping your hair by stripping it of its natural oils every morning, but there’s no way you’re going to leave for work with your hair looking like that. If dry shampoo isn’t your forte, you’ll love this simple anti-oil hair detox that is sure to leave your hair less oil ridden for the next day or two. Not only does it clear up grease and grime, but it also clears the scalp of dead skin cells, which could also be taking a toll on your sebum production. All you need to do is add 1 cup of water, 4 tablespoons of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, and 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol to an empty spray bottle and give it a good shake. Use this first thing when you get into the shower, being sure that every last strand of hair gets touched by the mixture. Use your fingers to work the mixture into your scalp, then rinse, shampoo, and condition as usual. Use the treatment two-to-three times per week and you’ll find yourself pleased with the difference.

Woman holding oatmeal

Oatmeal Treatment
Oatmeal is not only nourishing for the inside of your body, but it’s also beneficial for your hair too! It may sound funny (and even seem a bit strange at first) but an oatmeal hair mask is a great way to remove oils and calm the scalp. Simply prepare regular oatmeal, then apply it all over your hair and scalp, taking a few extra moments to massage it into the roots. After letting it sit for five-to-ten minutes, rinse it all out and wash your hair as usual. 

Medicine Cabinet Alcohol
Do you love the simplicity of dry shampoo, but hate the built-up feel or powdery look? If so, go grab a bottle of rubbing alcohol out of your medicine cabinet. Keep in mind, this won’t prevent your hair from over-producing oil, but it is an overly simple quick fix when you’re running late and need to get out the door. Simply saturate a cotton pad with rubbing alcohol, then lightly dab and pat it around the roots. Use your fingers to fluff up the hair and you’ll be good to go. While rubbing alcohol is a great quick fix, it’s not meant to on a regular basis.

Best Way To Get Rid Of Grays

Those aren’t gray hairs;
They’re strands of glitter growing from my head.
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The truth of the matter is no one likes going gray; however everyone sprouts a gray lock at some point in time, it’s simply inevitable! Fortunately, women have been opposed to going gray for quite some time now, which means there are age-old beauty hacks to fix the lifeless looking locks. Continue reading to first find out why hair your hair turns gray, and then learn the best ways to get rid of those pesky grays. You can thank us later.

Woman with white hair

Going Gray
Whether you sprouted your first gray the day before you graduated college or the after your daughter graduated college you hair went through the same process, here’s what happens: our human hair (as well as the hair of a considerable amount of other animals) naturally contains hydrogen peroxide within the hair follicle. In addition to hydrogen peroxide, the hair is made up of something called the hair catalase, which is comprised of enzymes. The enzymes in the catalase initiate the hydrogen peroxide in the hair to generate oxygen and water. This process occurs over and over when the hair is young. However, as the hair ages its enzyme catalase weakens, so the once-active conversion process slows and doesn’t take place as frequently as it once did. This means that the hydrogen peroxide begins to accumulate throughout the hair follicle, which in turn causes the hair to lose its color from the inside out. Of course, in losing its color it will begin to appear gray until you take action.

Woman with gray hair

Getting Rid of the Gray
With an understanding of why the hair decolorizes, you can combat the grays. Here are some tried and true, and scientific tips of how to do so.

  • Offset the gray color by distracting the eye with a mix of highlights and lowlights. While this isn’t changing the hair’s process of turning gray, it does allow you to hide the unwanted color.
  • Prepare one of the following:  black tea, curry leaves, ginger, henna, ridge guard (after you’ve done a few minutes of reading up on the product you choose, to find which one is best for you) and apply it on your locks. Keep in mind that naturally repairing gray hair takes time, and the most immediate result will always come from professionally applied artificial hair color.
  • If you are a smoker, here’s another reason to quit: not only can you prevent grays, but there is convincing evidence that you can reverse grays.
  • A wonderful way to manage gray hair, as well as your overall health, is to be sure that you’re consuming a balanced diet. Additionally, you should be most certain that you are getting the proper amounts of vitamin B12 and B6, as they are key to keeping your hair it’s natural color. Because we know it can be hard to maintain a balanced diet all the time, you can get into the habit of taking a vitamin B complex supplement every morning.

Are You A Cool Or A Warm Blonde?

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Have you ever had your hair colored to perfection, only to look into the mirror a few weeks later and notice that your hair had a strange yellow tint to it? If so, this yellow tint that you noticed is actually a Brassy tone. Brassy tones are probably the top complaint of those with blonde hair. That said, brassy tones are the result of extra blonde warm tones.

If you’re unsure of what all of this hair color mumbo jumbo means, check this out: When your stylist is creating the formula to color your hair, he or she is using a color wheel to determine which chemicals will make for the best color. Before mixing up the color, during the consulting part of the appointment you might hear her use the terms brassy and ashy. When referring to the entire color wheel, brassy or warm tones include the colors red, orange, and yellow, while ashy or cool tones include green, blue, and violet. However, when speaking only of the blonde spectrum it is easiest to think of a scale that goes from 1 to 15. Imagine the beginning of this scale being a warm yellow mustard color, but as the numbers on the scale progress to the center of the scale (say 7 or 8) it lightens to a neutral cream color. Because you can’t get much lighter than cream or white, the remainder of the scale will go from white to gray. Remember, yellow is at the start of the spectrum, and is considered a brassy color, which means it’s warm; thus the opposite side of the scale is cool. What does all this mean for you? Simply those whose blonde hair is more of a sweet sunny color are warm blondes. Of course, this means that those who have silver or platinum colored hair are cool blondes.

Now that you have a better idea of the difference between warm and cool blondes, you certainly have an understanding of why your bleach blonde isn’t as bleach colored as it once was – because for one reason or another the cool, ashy tones have faded to warm, brassy ones. Some ladies may be okay with the warmer tones but others can’t stand it! If you find that you’re one of those who isn’t a fan of the warmer tones, check out the tips below to reverse and prevent them!

  • Use a violet shampoo for regular maintenance. Since violet and yellow are on opposite sides of the color wheel, the purple color works to neutralize the brassy color. Sometimes violet or purple shampoos can be extremely drying, which is the last thing that vulnerable, bleached hair needs. Protract your hairs integrity while preventing brassiness by alternating violet shampoo with your regular shampoo every other day.
  • Use a violet conditioning treatment on a semi-regular basis. This is a great option if you are a fan of conditioning treatments and are able to find the time do them every-so-often.
  • Schedule a toning treatment with your stylist in-between root touch-up appointments. If you notice that the brassiness acts up during the summer it’s because the sand and salt water tend to do some serious damage to cool tones. It can be annoying, but it is also super easy for your stylist to take care of with a toning treatment.