Hair care update: Andy’s top picks for blondes

If you’ve ever had blonde hair, you’ll know that the struggle is real. The bleach makes your hair porous and dry, so you constantly need to feed it with hydrating products, plus ones that will help to brighten the blonde and counter yellow tones.

My friend Andy has long blonde hair so I asked her to test a couple of products for me. These are her top picks.

Take a look:

Elvive Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner for Very Dry Hair

9Lives Hair Care Update 5

From R49,95, lorealparis.co.za

This is a great range to target very dry hair, making it ideal for bleached blondes. It is very affordable, smells amazing and it leaves your hair feeling softened and smooth without weighing it down.

Marc Anthony Brightening Coconut Butter Shampoo & Conditioner for Blondes

9Lives Hair Care Update 7

R139,95 for 250ml, Dis-Chem and takealot.com

Blondes are going to love this range. It softens your hair and helps to brighten the blonde colour, countering brassy and yellow undertones.

Marc Anthony Coconut Cream Curls Define & Defrizz Smoothie Cream

9Lives Hair Care Update 6

R169,95 for 295ml

This is a goodie if your hair needs some serious TLC. It’s also a leave-in product so you don’t have to go through the hassle of applying a hair mask that needs to be washed out. Apply it after washing and carry on with your normal styling routine. Depending on how dry your hair is, you can either use this instead of a conditioner, or you can use it as an addition to your normal routine.

Tangle Teezer Round Blow Styling Tool

9Lives Hair Care Update 4

From R330, select salons

This new blow drying brush from Tangle Teezer has been designed to give you a quicker blow dry without snagging and pulling your hair. The brush picks the hair up at the root, giving you good volume, and the design of the teeth allows hair to flow through easily, preventing re-tangling.

Indola Divine Blonde Luminous Spray

9Lives Hair Care Update 1

R230 for 150ml, retailbox.co.za

This spray contains a combination of purple and silver pigments to help counter brassy, yellow tones in blonde hair and to brighten it. It also helps to strengthen the hair fiber and prevent breakage. It’s a great add-on to your normal routine.

Indola Wonder Treatment

9Lives Hair Care Update 2

R232 for 100ml, retailbox.co.za

This is a great product to use before blow drying or heat styling your hair, or if you just feel your hair needs a little extra moisture. It tames frizz and puffiness without creating a sticky or oily residue and really helps to soften your hair.


Do you have any recommendations for blonde hair? Pop them in the comments below, we would love to hear from you.

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