This Is Why Your Blonde Is Turning Yellow

We bet you're guilty of this too.

On recently becoming a blonde, I’ve joined every other blondie in the eternal quest for ashy toned hair. If you are also blonde, you’ll already know exactly what I’m talking about, but for all you other girls let me quickly explain.

When you leave the salon with your shiny new blonde shade your hair is always just the colour you want it. However, as times goes on – after washing it a few times, spending time in the sun, adding heat ect, you start to notice the colour changing.

What once was a bright ashy blonde starts to become a dirty yellow, and it really sucks. Being in the beauty know, I thought I was aware of all of the necessary precautions to prevent this distressing colour change: use a colour protect shampoo, keep your hair out of the sun, use a weekly purple leave in treatment ect ect.

I pretty much thought I knew it all. That was, until I recently came across an article on Byrdie about a certain product that blondes should stop using on their hair. This secret colour sabotager turned out to be none other than my trustee hair oil.

Being blessed with curly, frizzy hair I get through a bottle of Moroccanoil quicker than your average, that’s not even taking into account the assortment of other hair oils I routinely use as overnight treatments.

What do all these oils have in common? They’re a dark yellowish colour, and when you repeatedly put them onto your hair they start to turn your hair a similar brassy yellow shade. I know, it all makes sense, right?

For me, it was a total revelation and explained why, even with my careful colour protection regime my hair was still turning yellow. If like me you’re a total hair oil junkie the good news is not all oils are yellow, we’ve rounded up some of the best clear oils bellow.

 Sachajuan Intensive Hair Oil, £35

 

Sachajuan Intensive Hair Oil, £35

 

Oui Haircare Hair Oil, £24

Oui Haircare Hair Oil, £24

 

Rossano Ferretti Parma Brilliante Protective and Shining Oil, £38

Rossano Ferretti Parma Brilliante Protective and Shining Oil, £38

And, if you don’t fancy splashing the cash for a new oil, try using a little bit of coconut oil to help smooth your stressed out strands.