Ice blonde hair is a wonderful hue with striking visual impact. However this white hot hair colour has an unjustified reputation for being difficult to maintain. Here we explain how to embrace your inner ice queen.
Nothing sets off ice blonde coloured hair quite like a graphic bob or lob (long bob). Maintaining this length does require consistent salon appointments – however the upshot is it means any dry ends are constantly being snipped off. This is a must for ice blondes because the healthier the hair is, the better the colour looks.
For every day wear, an icy blonde sleek ponytail looks polished and professional. Try using a serum like L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.ARTLiss Control+ to control any flyaways and use a comb to shape the pony neatly into place.
On the weekends, casual waves with a slightly dishevelled finish look brilliant on ice blondes. Channel the Queen of Dragons (aka Daenerys Targaryen in Games of Thrones) by misting loosely waved locks with a touch of sea salt spray - try L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.ART Wildstyler Beachwaves.
Colouring your hair an intense icy blonde shade undoubtedly takes its toll and makes the hair more prone to dehydration. Therefore regular salon visits for touch-ups and hydrating treatments are a must.
To maintain and prolong the colour, apply a weekly leave-in deep conditioner specifically formulated for coloured hair and use shampoos like L'Oréal Professionnel Série Expert Shine Blonde Shampoo to neutralize any unwanted yellow tones. Hair oils are also brilliant for increasing shine as blonde shades can run the risk of looking dry and dull.
And one final note for swimmers – if you regularly take a dip then beware of chlorine as it can quickly fade or damage your colour. A swimming cap is a must and layer on a replenishing oil post-swim.