Townsville Bulletin - Townsville Eye - - BEAUTY -

It’s fun be­ing blonde, no doubt about it. Nat­u­ral or not, this is a hair colour that makes you feel the di­rect op­po­site of drab.

Even if you count the three long hours some of us spend in a sa­lon ev­ery six weeks and the cash it costs for up­keep, the pay­off is worth it.

We feel fab­u­lous, dar­ling, most of the time, but there is a down­side.

The hard yards of blon­de­ness aren’t the roots, it’s the brass.

You can leave the sa­lon all creamy blonde, lov­ing your­self silly – “Ooh, it’s so creamy blonde, I love it!’ – but this eu­pho­ria will pass. Over the next six weeks un­til you re­turn for a de-brass­ing, your hair spends ev­ery wak­ing mo­ment try­ing to get to the gold that’s buried deep in ev­ery shaft of your nat­u­ral mousy shade. Even nat­u­ral blondes can get a yel­low­ish tinge, but there is a so­lu­tion.

All can be sorted with a pur­ple sham­poo and at-home toner.

They look vi­o­lently vi­o­let but ac­tu­ally leave lit­tle trace other than ton­ing down the warmth.

Use weekly or fort­nightly be­tween sa­lon vis­its and give that brass the flick pass for pris­tine platinum and ev­ery cool blonde in be­tween.

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