How hard are blonde highlights to maintain?

The difficulty of maintaining blonde highlights depends on several factors, including your natural hair colour, the technique used to create the highlights, and your hair’s overall health and texture.

Natural Hair Colour: If you have naturally lighter hair, maintaining blonde highlights will generally be easier. In contrast, if you have dark hair, achieving and maintaining blonde highlights may require more frequent touch-ups.

Growth Rate: If your hair grows quickly, you may need more frequent touch-ups to maintain the appearance of your highlights.

Technique Used: The method used to create the blonde highlights can influence maintenance. Balayage, for example, creates a more natural, blended look and can require less frequent touch-ups compared to traditional foil highlights.

Hair Health & Texture: Healthy hair tends to hold colour better, while damaged hair may have more difficulty retaining colour & highlights.

Colour Contrast: The higher the contrast between your natural hair colour and the blonde highlights, the more noticeable the grow-out will be, requiring more frequent trips to the salon for maintenance.

Maintenance Routine: The products you use and your hair care routine can impact the longevity of your highlights. Using colour-safe salon-quality shampoos and conditioners, avoiding excessive heat styling, and protecting your hair from the sun can help preserve the colour.

In the salon we recommend the Kérastase Blond Absolu range to all of our Blonde clients. This range provides instant fiber care and immediate anti-brass action to achieve your ideal blonde.

In general, blonde highlights do require regular maintenance to keep them looking fresh and vibrant. Plan on scheduling touch-ups every 6 to 8 weeks! Regular trims can also help keep your hair healthy and your hair looking its best.

If you’re considering getting blonde highlights, come into the salon for a chat and we can recommend the best technique and maintenance routine for your specific hair type and lifestyle!