I get a lot of questions on how I keep my highlights bright and away from the brassy tones between hair appointments and the answer is, it’s quite simple and not at all costly. We have well-water where we live and it’s very easy for my bleached and highlighted hair to take on a brassy, orange hue, which is not very appealing for a person who went to beauty school. I like my highlights very bright and on the verge of white – which isn’t exactly the best way to keep your hair in tip-top shape, but sometimes the color of your hair takes precedent over the health of it. Right? ; )

Here is a healthy way to keep your hair looking BRIGHT without applying more bleach.

You need two things:

1. Lemon – cut in 1/2 (depending on thickness of your hair)

2. Purple shampoo (my favorite is Clairol Shimmering Lights)

Step 1: Wet hair completely and ring it out a few times so it’s not dripping wet

Step 2: Squeeze half of the lemon on the top half of your hair and massage it in, if you have a lot of hair, use the second half for the bottom part and let it sit on there for about a minute.

Step 3: Rinse out the lemon. Your hair will not feel the greatest, but that’s ok.

Step 4: Apply the purple shampoo and get a good lather. Let it sit on your hair for 2-3 minutes and then rinse.

Step 5: Apply conditioner (any kind will work) and rinse. Then you’re done!

I do this process about once every two weeks and use the purple shampoo about twice a week, just for extra brightness.This is such an easy way to keep your highlights looking fresh between colors and keeps you from over-processing your hair every time you feel like you to need to apply more bleach.

Easy, peazy, lemon-squeezy! Pun, very much, intended.


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