Whether you're full platinum or you’re about to switch to honey blonde, looking after your light-coloured locks is no joke. Frequent salon trips can take its toll on your bank balance, so it’s worth getting the most bang for your buck by providing it with a little TLC. That's why we’ve created this guide with the full lowdown on how to care for dyed blonde hair and the best products to keep it in pristine condition.
They say blondes have more fun, but it’s easy to forget just how much effort it takes to keep your golden tresses looking their best. So to help you stay on track, take note of our top blonde hair care tips below:
Looking for a little more detail? Check out our article all about bleached hair care for even more tips and tricks.
Ranging from dark hazelnut to light ash, we’ve listed some of our customers’ favourite shades of blonde dye to help you decide.
Starting off with one of the darker shades, this permanent Naturtint hair dye in the colour Hazelnut Blonde is ideal if you’re looking for a natural looking ashy tone. And as well as giving a new look, this dye has a range of plant and seed extracts to keep it feeling soft and healthy.
Soosoo – 5/5 stars - Naturtint 7N permanent hair colour
“Love this hair dye. Not full of nasties. Can be opened and lasts for further touch ups of roots if needed. Easy to use. Not messy. Does what it says and more.”
Ellie8 – 5/5 stars – Would highly recommend.
“I love this hair colour. It leaves my hair soft and shiny and doesn't contain any harsh chemicals. The range of colours to choose from is extensive.”
Looking for something a bit warmer? From the same range as the previous product, this Honey Blonde Hair Colour from Naturtint is the perfect choice. Naturally radiant and easy to apply, this dye uses a non-drip formula for a stress-free application.
Debbie – 5/5 stars – The very best
“This is the best colour .. amonia free and great coverage. Have been using for at least 8 years now.”
G M Parker – 5/5 stars - It does what it says on the box
“It’s the best hair colour I have used ever my hair feels and looks good .The colour is correct and exactly what it says on the box. Thank you”
For something a little lighter and neutral toned, opt for the Naturtint Permanent blonde box dye in Light Dawn Blonde. Offering grey coverage and a revamp of your overall hair colour, this dye contains 92% naturally derived ingredients which have been carefully chosen for their proven hair and scalp enhancing benefits.
Michelle – 5/5 stars – Perfect!!
“I'm very fussy when it comes to my hair colour. I really contemplate this hair dye as I felt nervous that the colour wouldn't deliver, but it did!! No horrible smell, no burning or tingling and my hair is soft and shiny. This is now my go to colour...... please, please dont change it.”
PollyPerfect – 5/5 stars – Perfect Colouring!
“The lady in the shop advised the lightest colour for me when I asked her which to choose. Can a hair product change your life? My hair now looks shiny and a beautiful natural blonde I can honestly say I’ve had numerous compliments. Even my new hairdresser loved the colour - she thought it was natural. It is simple to use and comes with a quinoa colour sealant. This product works for me. Please don’t ever change it! Love!”
Rounding off the last of our top permanent hair dye picks, we have the Naturtint Hair Colour in Light Ash Blonde. Closer to a platinum blonde hair dye but with an ashy undertone, this shade is perfect for those wanting a cool toned light blonde hair dye.
Pinklinz – 5/5 stars – Lovely colour
“This is lovely, a great shade and very natural, it doesn't smell harsh at all and the conditioner is great”
Karabongo – 5/5 stars - Best product brilliant best quality
“Fantastic colouring takes all the orange tones away”
Not ready for a permanent dye? We’ve got you. Why not try the Henna Hair Colour from It’s Pure Organics in their Golden Blonde shade? Made with 100% organic ingredients and the UK’s only Soil Association Certified hair colour, this is one to try if you’re looking for a natural semi-permanent blonde hair dye.
Dollhead – 5/5 stars - Golden Blonde - Beautiful colour and conditioning
“I have just used the golden blonde henna and it is a lovely colour, has left my hair softer and has covered the grey hair. My hair was a strawberry blonde colour until a few years ago when it started to turn grey. The henna has given my hair a slightly lighter version of that. Very pleased. It is important to follow the instructions and mix it thoroughly with the correct amount of water. I left it on for 1 hour and that was fine.”
To round the list off, we have the Reflex Henna Cream from Naturtint in Hazelnut Blonde. Offering the same ashy dark blonde tones as the first dye in our list, but in a semi-permanent format. Ideal if you’d rather trial the hair colour first before committing to it long term.
jo mower – 5/5 stars – Looks natural
“I have only used this colour once and I am very impressed. I am going to continue using it. My hair feels so soft. I have washed my hair 3 times since puting the colour on my hair and now my grey hairs look like I have blonde highlights. It is a lovely natural colour.”
Gallia – 5/5 stars – Very natural
“Covered grey much better than I expected and looked completely natural. Continues to look natural as the colour washes out, very pleased.”
Dyeing your hair is only the first step, so if you want to keep your blonde hair looking its best, you’ll have to use extra products like silver shampoo. This one by Naturtint offers a natural alternative to toning shampoos, banishing brassiness and nourishing your locks.
Voiceofacustomer – 5/5 stars – Naturtint silver shampoo
“I have developed an allergy to purple hair products for blonde and grey hair. So I braved it with this shampoo. I can confirm that I’ve had no allergic reaction to it. It definitely does the job. It removed brassiness from my highlighted hair and added shine. Using gloves is a bit of a fuff but I can deal with that. I will repurchase.”
As we mentioned earlier, keeping your hair hydrated is a must if you have dyed blonde hair. One of the best conditioners you can use is the Moroccan Argan Oil Restorative Conditioner from Dr Organic. Rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, this product helps to keep frizz at bay and strengthen your hair.
Ealca – 5/5 stars – Healthy Hair
“This conditioner works so well. It brings body and shine back to my hair and smells great!”
Kkkk – 5/5 stars - Makes my hair soft and shiny
“I have used this a few times. It leaves my hair soft and shiny. Would recommend.”
Why not combine protecting your colour and adding moisture? That’s exactly what the Naturtint Purple Rice Moisturising Mask does. Suitable for normal and colour treated hair, this mask is made from naturally derived ingredients to leave it feeling soft, shiny and silky.
Dee44 – 5/5 stars – Soft & silky hair
“My hair is highlighted and this helps to keep my prone-to-dry ends soft and silky, using once a fortnight (I use other conditioner in between)I'd say it was suitable for coloured and dry hair, so much better than most of the pots of hair masks out there. The only downside is the tube size as could do with a bigger tube. Also smells divine.”
Julia23 – 5/5 stars – Smells amazing
“Smells very nice, and makes my hair incredibly soft. Very good hair mask.”
There’s a reason blonde hair is so popular, who doesn’t love luscious golden locks? That being said, a lot of work needs to be put in to keep it looking its best. So, we hope you’re feeling well equipped to give your blonde hair the love it deserves. If you’re new to this whole process, explore our article on everything you need to know about dyeing your hair.
Joined Holland & Barrett: Aug 2005
Michelle joined Holland and Barrett in 2005 as a Customer Services Advisor where she worked for a total of 6 years.
She left H&B to pursue a career within the public sector and later returned in 2013 where she continued to support the Customer Services department and further developed by qualifying as an advanced product advisor working alongside a team of nutritionists.
She then moved to buying as a FNSS Raw Materials Coordinator before joining the Regulatory Affairs Department in 2017 as a Regulatory Affairs Associate. After 3 years in this role, she then moved to the Beauty team where she expanded her knowledge to focus on the beauty industry.
Michelle is now working on both own-label and branded beauty lines, ensuring that these products and all relating marketing material comply to the EU, UK and International Cosmetics Regulations.
Michelle has 3 children who take up a lot of her time, but when she has a few spare minutes she enjoys walking, fitness and cooking.