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Stuff Blonde (And Short Haired) Girls Like

DISCLAIMER: If you're planning on drastically transitioning to platinum blonde like I did, please consult a professional. If you don't do it right, you can do serious damage. Respect the hair!

I 100% admit that the transition to platinum/pale-pale-pale champagne blonde was not "easy" on my hair. Yes, I did have a little bit of breakage/damage. Luckily since my hair is so short it isn't as noticeable. I'm not sure if I could have pulled off a D.I.Y. bleach job to this capacity when my hair was long. Again, consult a professional unless you happen to have already been a member of the bleach club and didn't kill your hair.

There's a few products I've come to rely on after re-joining #TeamBlonde...

This leave-in conditioning spray is alcohol free and doesn't leave my hair greasy. I spritz this on as soon as I exit the shower (mind you, I maybe wash my hair once a week but it will get damp/wet in spots while showering on a daily basis), comb it through, and let my hair air dry. It oddly leaves my hair a bit "crunchy" sometimes but it's easily remedied with a quickie brush through with a natural bristle brush.

Can we say kickin' it old school?! A teeny-tiny-little dab will do ya with this stuff. Adds a nice sheen and it has a sheer purple/lavender tint to it so it cancels out any brassy/yellow tones. Do not over apply otherwise you will be resembling a slicked back version of John Travolta in Grease. But this stuff is perfect for split ends and keeping my over-processed hair shiny and happy.

Whether I've hawked the 'do or worn it messy chic, this is one of my short hair staples. It works really well if you warm it up between your palms/fingers first before working through your hair. But I love it for keeping my hair just a bit funky.

After a bit of Google-ing, it seems that Garnier has discontinued this product. You *might* get lucky and find it tucked on a shelf at your local drugstore or to find it online. If you do, take a chance on it. It's that perfect mix of hold, texture, and scent. It is quite possibly a holy grail styling product for us awesomely short haired gals so it's a damn shame it's been discontinued.

So I'm sure you noticed I didn't mention shampoo. I have a sulfate-free Bumble & Bumble shampoo I've used before but I actually use a color safe conditioner to "wash" my hair. Take a glob of conditioner, work it in really well using your fingers (the same actions as if you were washing your hair), and thoroughly rinse. If you're prone to oily hair, this method may not work. I only "wash" my hair when it's really looking dingy and the blonde isn't bright. Otherwise the "dirt" makes it style so much better!

Fellow blondes and short haired gals, what are your fave picks to keep your hair looking fabulous?!