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8 top haircare tips for blonde hair

04 Jan 2023 • 5 min read

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.

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8 haircare tips for blondes

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:

  1. Prioritise moisture – we all know that bleach can be damaging for your hair, leaving it dry and brittle, so it’s super important to keep it hydrated with nourishing hair masks and deep conditioners.
  2. Watch out for brassiness – over time, your cool toned hair might gradually get warmer until it becomes brassy. To avoid this, try using a purple shampoo to keep it looking as ashy as it was when you left the salon.
  3. Be gentle with it – the bleaching process can leave your hair fragile, which is why it’s worth being extra careful when it comes to washing, styling and even sleeping! A silk pillowcase may seem extravagant, but it could help to keep your locks in good condition.
  4. Keep it natural – a lot of shampoo and conditioners contains chemicals that can cause dryness, especially when used in high concentrations. If your hair is already prone to dryness, maybe opt for natural hair products as they often don’t contain these chemicals.1
  5. Go easy on the oils – while oils can be great for your hair, if you use too much they can weigh it down and leave it looking greasy. Also, try to avoid any yellow-coloured oils if you have platinum or white-blonde hair as it could cause stains.
  6. Remember to use heat protectant – sometimes using a hairdryer or straighteners is necessary if you need a quick fix, but it may be a good idea to reduce it as much as possible to reduce the risk of heat damage.
  7. Lower the temperature – in the same vein, try not to wash your hair with really hot water as this can strip it of its natural oils and leave it feeling dry.2
  8. Be mindful of sun damage – while days in the sun should be enjoyed, remember to take a sun hat with you to keep your cool toned locks from turning orangey and dry.3

Looking for a little more detail? Check out our article all about bleached hair care for even more tips and tricks.

Best blonde hair dyes

Ranging from dark hazelnut to light ash, we’ve listed some of our customers’ favourite shades of blonde dye to help you decide.

Naturtint Permanent Hair Colour Cream 7N (Hazelnut Blonde)

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.

Key features:

  • Enriched with natural plant and seed oils
  • Offers 100% grey coverage
  • Works in just 40 minutes
  • Suitable for vegans
  • No ammonia

Customer reviews:

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.”

Naturtint Permanent Hair Colour 9N (Honey Blonde)

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.

Key features:

  • Enriched with natural plant and seed oils
  • Offers 100% grey coverage
  • Works in just 40 minutes
  • Suitable for vegans
  • No ammonia

Customer reviews:

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”

Naturtint Permanent Hair Colour 10N (Light Dawn Blonde)

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.

Key features:

  • Enriched with natural plant and seed oils
  • Offers 100% grey coverage
  • Works in just 40 minutes
  • Suitable for vegans
  • No ammonia

Customer reviews:

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!”

Naturtint Permanent Hair Colour 10A (Light Ash Blonde)

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.

Key features:

  • Enriched with natural plant and seed oils
  • Offers 100% grey coverage
  • Works in just 40 minutes
  • Suitable for vegans
  • No ammonia

Customer reviews:

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”

It's Pure Organic Henna Hair Colour Golden Blonde 110g

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.

Key features:

  • 100% organic ingredients
  • UK made
  • Soil Association Certified
  • No bleach
  • Suitable for vegans

Customer reviews:

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.”

Naturtint Reflex Semi-Permanent Henna Cream Hair Colour 7.0 (Hazelnut Blonde)

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.

Key features:

  • Lasts up to 12 washes
  • Contains 12 plant extracts
  • Henna-based dye
  • No ammonia
  • Suitable for vegans

Customer reviews:

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.”

Best shampoo for blonde hair

Naturtint Silver Shampoo Neutralising 330ml

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.

Key features:

  • Ideal for cool blondes
  • Restores shine and softness
  • Natural ingredients
  • Suitable for vegans

Customer reviews:

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.”

Hydrating conditioners

Dr Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Restorative Treatment Conditioner 200ml

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.

Key features:

  • Rich in EFAs
  • Contains bioactive, natural and organic ingredients
  • Suitable for vegans

Customer reviews:

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.”

Colour protectant

Naturtint Hair Food Purple Rice Moisturising Mask 150ml

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.

Key features:

  • Contains purple rice, baobab proteins & shea butter
  • Suitable for vegans
  • Free from artificial fragrances

Customer reviews:

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.”

The final say

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.



Author: Michelle KempRegulatory Affairs Associate

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.

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