I know it's not very cool, but I have a secret obsession with musicals. So I'm ridiculously excited about seeing Mamma Mia! this Thursday, and have been pouring over my girl Pop UK's interviews with the cast.
I was also struck by how very blonde and sunny-looking the three leading actresses are. Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski and Amanda Seyfried all have very covetable blonde locks, despite their age differences.
Although blondes don't tend to go as noticeably grey as brunettes do, blonde colour does fade, and even younger blondes will find that on certain days their hair just doesn't look as bright and light.
Here's some easy tips for wannabe blonde bombshells: Just read more
- It's even more important if you're blonde to thoroughly rinse out your shampoo and conditioner. Rinse twice as long as you think you need to and then blast hair with cold water for extra shine.
- Use shampoo and conditioner specially formulated for blondes. I like John Frieda's range, (from £4.49 for the shampoo).
- Blow drying hair straight makes it look lighter, partly because you're smoothing the hair shaft, which means it reflects more light. Try a tiny bit of a serum, such as Charles Worthington Dream Hair Serum, (£5.99), before blow drying, for an extra sheen.
- The sun will give you natural highlights, but you should still protect dry ends. Avoid that old lemon-juice-in the-hair trick too – if you don't want to end up with uneven, yellow streaks.