Simple, straightforward ways to lighten your blonde hair by yourself.
While extreme colour changes are best left to the professionals, there are still ways to give your blonde a subtle boost from the comfort of your own home.
Whether you’re after maximum impact ice blonde or a subtle sun-kissed look, we’ve got all the tips, tricks and products you’ll need to lighten your hair at home and achieve the perfect blonde.
1. Use a lightening shampoo and conditioner
Blonde hair can be prone to fading; just a few weeks after you’ve stepped out of the salon, you can feel like your blonde is already looking dull. Luckily, you can fix this at home with a lightening blonde shampoo and conditioner.
To keep your blonde looking sharp and fresh, swap your usual shampoo for our Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Lightening Shampoo and Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Lightening Conditioner to gradually lighten blonde hair over time.
If you’re keen to keep your colour looking salon-fresh, there are plenty of other ways to ensure your hair colour lasts longer.
2. Use a hair lightening spray between washes
Pouring lemon juice over your hair and sitting in the sun is one way of lightening your hair - but it can be a messy business. Luckily, our Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray is formulated with a blend of citrus and chamomile and gradually lightens blonde hair by up to two shades with minimum effort.
The controlled nozzle also means that you can use it to target different areas - whether you want to blend roots, add lighter strands or brighten your whole style.
Lightening your hair can cause breakage if you don’t keep it well-conditioned, so we always recommend you use our Go Blonder Intensive Repair Mask to help minimise damage both pre and post-lightening. You could also add a deep conditioning treatment into your haircare routine to keep your tresses looking top-notch.
3. Bring out your natural highlights
Fresh highlights can give you an instant sun-kissed look, but dryness and damage can make your blonde look dull.
If you’re wondering how to bring out your natural highlights, you need to treat your locks to some much-needed hydration and nourishment. Try our Highlight Activating Moisturising Shampoo and Highlight Activating Moisturising Conditioner to instantly illuminate your highlights and reveal a full spectrum of tones.
4. Use purple shampoo to banish brassy hair
After colouring, blonde hair can be prone to brassiness - brassy hair is when your hair begins to show unwanted yellow or orange tones which can make blonde hair look slightly less flattering.
Thankfully, there is a super easy at-home fix to get rid of unwanted warm tones. Our Violet Crush Intensive Purple Shampoo for Blondes knocks out orangey tones for a cooler-toned colours in just one wash. Complete the look with Violet Crush Purple Conditioner for Blondes to lock-in that brighter, more hydrated blonde.
If you’ve never used purple shampoo before, relax - we’ve created a simple guide on how to get the best results from purple shampoo.