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    Nov 7, 2017

    3 Products That'll Make Your Bleached Hair Look Like You Just Left The Salon

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    So, you did it: You sat in a beauty salon for half a day and bleached your hair into an ethereal shade that's sure to make all your exes melt in lust and regret.

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    1. You probably want this perfect shade of blonde to stay its day-one color for as long as humanly possible, right? Well then, let me introduce you to Shimmer Lights Shampoo, the cult-favorite product recommended by all proper colorists and the one that I personally swear by. 🌈

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    I was first introduced to this shampoo by my NYC-based colorist gawd, Jonathan Lin. After many painstaking hours bleaching my hair (see below for the fab results ✨), he suggested that I use purple shampoo to maintain its new white-blonde color and keep it from turning dark yellow.

    One year and two bottles later and I'm HOOKED on the stuff β€” to the point where I feel anxious when I use any other shampoo (for fear that my color will start fading).

    2. As we all know, the downside to bleaching your hair is how dry it'll inevitably get. And the only thing I've found to effectively restore sparkle to bleached hair is this Bumble & Bumble Invisible Oil.

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    It's pricier than the drugstore stuff for sure, but a single pump (sometimes two, if I'm feeling fancy) each day goes a long way for my long hair. Also, one bottle lasts me more than a year!

    TRUST when I say I've tried a ton of high-end AND drugstore hair serums alike.

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    And this is the only hair oil I've found that keeps my hair glossy, without making it greasy or going on sticky. I love that the oil feels like liquid silk in my hands, and that it transforms both frizzy and dry, heat-styled strands into soft, shiny hair that I don't have trouble running my hands through.

    If you don't believe me, check out the 1,400+ reviews with an average of 4.5 stars on Sephora.

    Also, if you have coarser or curlier hair, one of my friends swears by jojoba oil. It kind of worked for me too, in that it made my hair glossy for the whole day, but it also clumped my wimpy thin strands together and gave them an overly greasy look. I'd recommend it as a comparable alternative for anyone with thicker hair.☝️

    Get a 0.85 oz. bottle of Bumble & Bumble Invisible Oil from Sephora for $22. You can also get a larger 3.4 oz. bottle (the one that usually lasts me over a year) from Sephora for $40 or Ulta for $40. Get jojoba oil from Amazon for $9.95.

    3. Oh, and my last secret weapon in my arsenal of blonde-optimizing tools? THIS hair wand.

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    The thing is, I usually suck at doing my hair. I remember when I first got my hair colored and styled into loose beach waves, I cried inwardly knowing that that would be the first and last time I'd see my blonde hair so perfect. But this wand was a game-changer. 😍

    While other curlers I've bought gave me old-fashioned curls that made me look like a prom queen, this wand lets me style my entire head into natural waves in under 15 minutes.

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