How to Lighten Hair at Home: 4 Ways to Go Blonder

Give your blonde a boost from the comfort of your own home.

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While extreme colour changes are best left to 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 if you’re wondering how to lighten hair at home and achieve the perfect blonde. 

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1. Use a conditioner and shampoo that lightens hair
 
Blonde hair can be prone to fading, meaning a few weeks after you’ve stepped out of the salon as a bright blonde, you’ll feel like your blonde is looking dull. Luckily, you can fix this at home with a blonde brightening shampoo and conditioner.
 
To never experience a dull hair day, swap your usual shampoo for our Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Shampoo and Go Blonder Conditioner to gradually lighten blonde hair over time. 
 
If you’re keen to keep your colour in tiptop condition, we’ve also amassed some other tips for how to make your hair colour last longer (for both blondes, brunettes and redheads!).  
 

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2. Lighten hair with lemon-infused products between washes
 
Pouring lemon juice over your hair seems like a very messy way to lighten your locks! Luckily, our Go Blonder Lightening Spray is formulated with a blend of citrus and chamomile which gradually lightens blonde hair by up to two shades with minimum effort.
 Its controlled nozzle also means that you can use it to target areas - whether you want to blend roots, add lighter strands or brighten your whole style. Maintaining lighter locks can cause breakage, so we always recommend to follow up with our Lemon Miracle Masque to minimise damage both pre and post lightening.
 

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3. Use products that bring out your natural highlights
 
Fresh highlights can give you an instant sun-kissed look, yet sometimes dryness and damage can make your blonde look dull.
So if you’re wondering how  to bring out natural highlights, treat your locks to some much needed hydration. Try our Highlight Activating Moisturising Shampoo and Conditioner to instantly illuminate your highlights to reveal a full spectrum of tones. 

 

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4. Use purple shampoo to banish brassiness
 
After colouring, blonde hair can turn slightly brassy. Thankfully, there is a super easy at-home fix to get rid of unwanted warmth. Our Violet
Crush Intensive Shampoo
guarantees to knock out orangey tones for a cooler colour in just one wash.

Never used purple shampoo before? Our purple shampoo 101 has everything you need to know about its usage – from how often to use it to how long to leave it in for!

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From icy tones to subtle sunkissed strands and an all-over bright blonde, keep your light locks looking their best at home with these four easy tips!
So now you’ve got your hair colour on point, what about styling? Have a look at our eight favourite updo hairstyles to keep you cool this summer.

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