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Blonde Hair is not for everyone

by Lisa Lyford
Blonde Hair is not for everyone

There’s certainly no doubting that blonde hair does look gorgeous - on the right people! However, I see so many women with blonde hair or blonde highlights and it doesn’t actually suit them - some look pale or washed out, some even look aged! 


I appreciate a lot of women, and hairstylists, choose blonde because it makes maintaining those ghastly re-growths a whole lot easier but you’re really not doing yourself any favours if you don’t suit it.


And there’s blonde and blonde - some women suit a cool blonde, others a warm blonde. This is an important distinction to ensure it actually suits you.


Furthermore, blonde (and sometimes grey) over time and when exposed to the sun, can have a tendency to go a brassy/yellowy colour.  There are hair products that can help maintain ashy-blonde/silver colour; but of course all colour is going to fade and change over time. See below.


Here’s a wee reminder of the difference the right hair (and clothes) colour made to Penny, one of our makeover models.


Gorgeous Me Makeover - Penny Aug '14 Before & After #2 

Penny, Gorgeous Me Makeover Model




Product suggestions 



Gorgeous Me Hair Care For Ash -Blonde Colour


Left, clockwise - please note, product is not to scale.




L'Oréal Professionnel série expert Silver Shampoo RRP$29.50

Provide grey and white hair with shine and clarity with this shampoo designed specifically for mature hair.  Enriched with anti-yellow agents to neutralise yellow tones and smooth the hair fibre.  Amino acids in this product work to maintain the condition of white and grey hair to deliver a healthy look and feel.


L’Oréal Professionnel série expert Shine Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner from RRP$28.50

A brightening repair shampoo and conditioner for blonde hair which provides neutralising colour protection. Violet micro-pigments neutralize unwanted yellow tones and Ceramides enhance shine, leaving hair beautifully radiant, soft and silky.


Pureology Perfect 4 Platinum Conditioner RRP$43.00

Add nourishment to porous hair with this instant detangler.  The product instantly fortifies hair while magnifying shine.  Hair is left moisturised without weighing it down


Pureology Perfect 4 Platinum Shampoo RRP$37.00

Gently cleanses and lightly moisturises hair while adding softness.  Protects colour without stripping hair of moisture.   After use, hair is left supple and more manageable.


Matrix Total Results So Silver Shampoo RRP$19.00

The Total Results range delivers signs of salon perfect hair at an affordable price, and the So Silver shampoo is no exception. Neutralizing brassy warmth and eliminating yellow tones, So Silver adds shimmer and shine to blonde and white locks.



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NEW Redken Blonde Idol Sulfate-free Shampoo RRP$33.00

A caring, pH balanced, sulfate-free formula that gently cleanses and softens blonde hair with lightweight moisture. Redken’s exclusive Kera-Bright System with kerabond, violet leaf extract and lactic acid helps strengthen* and boosts shine so blonde hair looks bright, soft and beautiful.

*When used as a system of Shampoo and BBB Spray or Mask.


NEW Redken Blonde Idol Custom-Tone Conditioner RRP$40.00

This adjustable dual chamber conditioner releases a custom calibrated blend of color-depositing and conditioning formulas that help refresh color to preserve cool or platinum blonde hair. Redken’s exclusive Kera-Bright System with kerabond helps blonde hair stay beautiful between salon visits.


NEW Redken Blonde Idol Mask  RRP$47.50

A caring, nourishing formula that targets porous, damaged areas with replenishment. Redken’s exclusive Kera-Bright System with kerabond, violet leaf extract and lactic acid helps strengthen*, replenish smoothness and amplify shine so blonde hair is polished with renewed softness.
*When used with system of Shampoo and Mask.


NEW Redken Blonde Idol BBB Spray RRP$35.00

This lightweight multi-benefit conditioning spray works to balance, beautify and brighten blonde hair. The formula uses Redken’s exclusive Kera-Bright System which delivers kerabond, violet leaf extract and lactic acid for strong, moisturized hair. The conditioning spray also provides heat protection which controls frizz – leaving hair shiny, smooth and silky.

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