Blondes have more fun, surely you’ve heard? The first time I coloured my hair I did a little at a time. Just the fringe at first and then I became more confident to have extra colour added. I went from brunette to blonde to see if blondes have more fun. ….they do. And I’ve been blonde ever since.

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There are so many variations of blonde now, from platinum grey to strawberry, copper, ash, dip-dyed, balayage and more. Depending on your skin-tone, natural hair colour, lifestyle and level of daring, there’s a blonde to suit you.

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As I have fine hair, but lots of it, I am always careful about how my hair is cut and what products I use. Even though blondes have more fun, going blonde can strip your hair so I have found moisturising shampoos & conditioners to be the best. Find a shampoo, and especially a conditioner, that is not heavy. I use Matrix Biolage HydraSource Shampoo and Matrix Biolage HydraSource Detangling Conditioner. There is a HydraSource Conditioner but I prefer the Detangling Conditioner. Speak to your hairdresser about the difference.

If you have fine hair like mine AND you think blondes have more fun, DON’T use a volumising shampoo or conditioner. I have tried quite a few and they ALL dry my hair out, even after just one wash. Except for these notable exceptions, including Paul Mitchell and Reference of Sweden. It then takes  a few washes, and leave-in light moisturiser, for hair to get it back to condition.

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If you think blondes have more fun and you’d like to try it, then do get professional advice. Blonde isn’t necessarily the best colour to do yourself unless you are skilled. A colour block blonde like Gwen Stefani’s is high maintenance especially if your natural colour is much darker.

Foils are a great option, especially in two or three complementary blonde tones. It looks very natural and grows out well – minimal awkward re-growth signs.

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Are you a blonde hair addict? Have you had any bad-blonde-hair experiences? What are your tips for keeping blonde hair healthy?

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