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Beautiful golden tresses are what many of us long for. Some are naturally blessed with blonde locks, while others spend many hours in the salon and hundreds of pounds to get that sun kissed look. Whether you are lucky enough to be born with blonde hair or have coloured hair, the upkeep can be pretty full on.

Maintaining your colour is a lot harder than for your darker haired friends and, without due care and attention, runs the risk of becoming dull, dry or brassy.

The payoff from some extra time and effort is worth it to ensure your hair is always at its most healthy and glisteningly bright and lustrous.

We’ve put together our top seven tips to keep your hair looking like you have just stepped out of the salon. Implement these into your hair care routine and you’ll be the target of some serious hair envy!

1. Use blue shampoo

It may sound strange, but using blue shampoo will keep your chemically treated hair from going brassy. Blue Malva shampoo and conditioner from Aveda, will help neutralises brassiness and keep your hair that perfect shade of blonde.

2. Dont wash your hair too often

Washing your hair too often can dry your hair out, affecting the colour and leaving it looking dull. Try not to wash your hair too often and take extra care when washing, brushing and drying your hair to ensure you do not cause any unnecessary damage.

3. Use a deep conditioning treatments

Blonde hair is harder to make shiny because it is dryer and more porous, meaning the light isn’t able to reflect off of the surface as easily. Deep condition your hair as often as possible to make sure that you hair is moisturised and the surface of your hair stays smooth.

4. Protect against UV rays

UV rays can play havoc with your hair all year round, but particularly in the summer months. Protect your hair from drying out and naturally bleaching by investing in products that have built in UV protecters and avoid keeping your hair in direct sunlight for too long.

5. Prevent the green tinge

Chlorine to blonde haired girls is like Kryptonite to Superman. If you are going swimming, you could emerge from the pool with green hair. To avoid this, simply drench your hair with bottled water first and add some conditioner – this will help prevent the hair from soaking up chlorine. Make sure you wash and condition your hair after swimming.

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