KEEP COOL, BLONDIE
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.