You walk out of the salon with gorgeous blonde hair to rival Blake Lively's, and for a few weeks you start to believe that blondes really do have more fun... until you wake up one morning to a head full of brassy, fried hair. Sound familiar? We feel you. Blonde hair is notoriously tough to maintain, and if you're using the wrong products, you could be unintentionally sabotaging your flaxen strands.
We talked to Keratin Complex stylist Abraham Sprinkle and L’Oréal Paris consulting celebrity colorist Kari Hill (she counts Michelle Williams and Taylor Schilling as clients) to find out which products blondes must have in their arsenal.
Keep reading to see the essentials you need to care for your blonde hair—whether you're freshly colored or already turning brassy.