With an ever evolving male grooming market, men are becoming more creative when it comes to their appearance. One trend in particular which has become more popular recently is going blond. Male celebrities across the globe are reaching for the bleach and turning their strands into blonde shades from golden to platinum. If you’re thinking of jumping on board with the latest hair trend, here’s everything you need to know about going blond.
Who’s Going Blond?
It seems that each week, a different celebrity is choosing to try out the blond trend. From actors to music artists of all ages, it’s becoming more and more popular by the day. Some of our favourites who decided to go blond are below:
- Orlando Bloom
- Jared Leto
- Adam Levine
- David Beckham
- Zayn Malik
- Lionel Messi
Are Blond Highlights Bad For Your Hair?
The straightforward answer to this question is yes. Blond highlights are bad for your hair as they cause serious damage to your strands. However, the amount of damage caused depends on a number of different factors. For example, if your hair is already in bad condition and you leave strong bleach on for a long time, it’s going to cause more damage than if you have healthy hair and only leave the bleach on for a short time period. If you decide to go blond, take these factors into account before making a start.
How Blond Should You Go?
Not all blond shades are created equally. It’s important to remember this as what may suit a particular celebrity or friend may make you appear washed out. For those of you with naturally dark brown or black hair or an olive skin tone, it’s smart to steer clear of platinum blond. If you have quite pale skin, avoid going too dark and aim to get a few different blond tones throughout your hair to break up the block colour.
What to Do When Blond Hair Turns Brassy
After going blond, without the proper maintenance you can find your hair turning to an unpleasant brassy shade. Luckily, there are several ways to prevent brassiness and get it back to the blond you had originally. Read our quick fixes below.
Stop Washing Your Hair
Whenever you wash your hair, the chemicals in the water can react with the hair, causing a colour change. To stop this from happening, wash your hair as little as possible and use dry shampoo when it starts to become greasy or oily.
Use Cold Water
When you do wash your hair, use the coldest water you can bare as opposed to the hot water that you’re used to. This is because hot water opens the hair cuticle, causing colour to come out. Cold water will seal the hair follicle and leave hair looking shinier post-wash.
After bleaching your hair to get it blond, it’s going to be dry. This can leave you reaching for the oil to up the hydration levels in your strands. Continued use of these oils builds up in your hair, gradually turning it brassy. To maintain the moisture, use hair masks and leave-in conditioner instead.