If you’re a fellow blonde, you’re well aware that keeping your best blonde requires a decent amount of maintenance and finding the best products can be a grueling and expensive process. In the 10 years that I’ve been blonde (what do you mean, it’s totally natural…) I’ve tested a lot of hair products: masks, serums, purple shampoos… you name it. I’d try anything to find the most reasonably priced products that would help keep my blonde white and airy instead of brassy and dull. Not only was this a frustrating endeavor, it was rarely good for my hair.
About a year ago, I was introduced to R+Co and I haven’t change my routine since (other than the semi monthly deep conditioning Kerastase treatment but we’ll break that down next week). Their dry shampoo was a huge blogger cult favorite when it was released and the products only get better from there.
One Prep Spray* // If you walk away from this post buying only one product, make it this one. This is a heat protectant and leave-in conditioner that leaves you with incredibly nourished hair without that greasy feel. I also spray a few spritzes on dirty hair to refresh it before styling.
Park Ave Blow Out Balm // Apply a nickel-size amount of this to wet hair before blow out for super smooth and soft hair. Leaves a shiny finish without any stickiness.
Death Valley Dry Shampoo* // One of the best dry shampoo sprays I’ve found. Sprays on clear with very little build up day after day.
Rockaway Salt Spray // A little on the sticky side but I’ve gotten my best beach waves from this spray. I use it on the ends of Day 3/4 hair.
Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste* // Don’t let the fact that this is paste scare you away – It’s my favorite product in this bunch. Use it on your roots for that messy, slept in look all while it soaks up excess oil. Also try it on your ends for that broken up, piecey look.
*Products I use daily
If you’re local, you can snag these products at any Bluemercury store. If you’re still not sold, head to your salon and have a five minute chat with your stylist about what products could work best with your hair. But please for the love, do not become one of those women I read about online who settle on cheap and ‘easy’ natural remedies like ketchup or lemon juice. NO. Your hair is your best accessory because it’s the one you’re always wearing. DO NOT put Heinz on the hair you’ve just spent hundreds of dollars on. What in the sweet hell. You’ve just spent hours chemically processing your hair and now you’re going to put ketchup on it? Your crazy is showing. Yes, blonde hair can be expensive to maintain. So going blonde is not a decision to be made lightly. If you’re going to commit, commit. Don’t spend a small fortune on the perfect color and then half ass it with ketchup and screw up the job. Christ on a cracker. Ketchup.
Cut out that middle man and start seeing a kick ass stylist known for their blondes. Unfortunately, my stylist is no longer taking on new clients but her better half Winston, over at PR at Partners on K Street, has a few more openings. I’m also a big fan of Immortal Beloved on 14th. I saw them before I started seeing Nadine.
Clearly, this is something I feel strongly about so if you have any questions, leave them below or shoot me an email!
This post was in partnership with R+Co.