6 Hair Products Blondes Swear By
Blondes are known to boast naturally effervescent personalities, to be wittier and more charming than your average gal, and to carry themselves in a friendly and approachable manner that’s simply lovely to be around. After all, we can name a handful of Southern queens who just wouldn’t be the same without their signature platinum shade. (Reese? Dolly? Looking at you!) Truly, we think it’s no coincidence that blonde-haired beauties seem to carry a bit of sunshine wherever they go.
We believe there’s certain power associated with gorgeous golden locks sitting atop your head, but we also know that upkeep of blonde hair is a commitment and a responsibility that is not to be taken lightly—especially if you were naturally born on the 'dark side'. As they say: with great power comes great responsibility. Although the true power of a blonde lies under the head of hair, a few products exist on the beauty market that the blonde community can’t seem to get enough of. There are certain secrets that natural and not-so-natural blondes know to give your color that extra oomph between salon visits, and we’re here to spill every last one of them.
Amidst ages-old (and frankly, antiquated) ‘dumb blonde’ jokes, we’re willing to bet you’ll be getting the last laugh after adding these products to the equation for gorgeous hair. In the words of our Southern sister, Dolly Parton: “I’m not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb…and I also know that I’m not blonde.” Don’t worry, Dolly. Your secret is safe with us.
Drybar ‘Blonde Ale’ Brightening Shampoo
With cool purple tones and a super-moisturizing formula, this brightening shampoo cancels out brassy tones that may come with hair coloring. Free of sulfate and parabens, this shampoo is beloved for heightening shine with a gentle formula to leave your color at its best.
Buy It: $27; Nordstrom.com
Batiste Dry Shampoo Hint of Color in Brilliant Blonde
Brilliant, indeed! This dry shampoo with a hint of blonde is stocked with raving reviews for its commitment to coverage at the roots and a little added oomph between washes.
Buy It: $9.99; amazon.com
Redken Blonde Idol Mask
This top-rated mask might as well be a spa experience at home. Specifically crafted for blonde hair—both natural and color-treated—this rinse-out hair mask replenishes dry and damaged hair to polished perfection.
Buy It: $13.83; amazon.com
IGK Mixed Feelings Leave-In Blonde Drops
Pretty packaging is just an added bonus for this top-rated product that can be easily dropped into the shampoo or conditioner you already love. Add these drops to instantly tone your hair away from warmer shades, and control the dose on your own to fit your specific needs.
Buy It: $29; Sephora.com
Ouai Sun of a Beach Spray
Beach hair, don’t care. This brilliant heat-activated (yes, you read that right) spray reveals sunkissed highlights upon interacting with heat—while it nourishes and hydrates. We couldn’t make up a more perfect summer product if we tried.
Buy It: $24; Nordstrom.com
It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In for Blondes
We don’t use the word ‘miracle’ lightly, and we’re guessing neither do the thousands of blondes who are obsessed with this product. Show heat damage and brassy tones the door with this leave-in conditioner that enhances highlights, reveals high shine, and leaves your color more vibrant than ever.
Buy It: $19.55; ulta.com