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If you're lucky enough to have naturally blond tresses, take care of those locks, woman! Ladies everywhere put their blood, sweat, tears and oodles of money into maintaining the bombshell blonde look, but if it comes to you naturally, you can just follow a few simple tips to keep your blond hair looking lovely every day. Choose beauty products and healthy foods that nourish your blond tresses and switch up your styling routine just a tad to keep your hair in tip-top shape.
Stop in at your favorite beauty supply store and buy a shampoo specially made for blond hair. Use a shampoo for light-haired ladies every day to bring out your natural highlights and keep your blond hair looking shiny and bright.
Always use conditioner. Always. Apply conditioner to your blond strands daily to prevent split ends and keep your hair silky, smooth and shiny.
Apply a hair mask once a week to bring your hair back to life. Visit a beauty supply shop or salon and pick up a hair mask designed to repair your blond hair from damage done by flat ironing and blow drying. Look for a hair mask that contains soy and wheat proteins or silk amino acids. Leave the mask on your locks for 10 minutes while you shower for best results.
Protect your fair hair every time you go out in the sun. Wear a floppy hat or a scarf to provide total protection from nasty UV rays. If you'd rather avoid hat head, opt for a spray-in sunscreen for your goldilocks.
Coat your hair with conditioner before you dive in to the ocean or a pool to keep harsh salt and chlorine from drying out your locks.
While skinny dipping is sexy, emerging with green hair is not. Keep your blond hair blond by rinsing with a homemade concoction after swimming in chlorinated water. Mix 1 pt. spring water with 1 tsp. baking soda and rinse your hair with the mixture after every dip in a chlorinated pool or hot tub.
Eat healthy foods. You are what you eat, and your hair is no exception. Nosh on red meat, egg whites and brown rice to supply your hair with B vitamins, iron and zinc. Add cottage cheese, salmon and bacon, yes bacon, to your diet to nurture your blonde tresses with calcium, vitamin B12 and protein.