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10 Facts About Natural Blonde Hair

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Natural blonde hair needs special care, we all know that. Here’s where Aussie comes in. We launched the Blonde Hydration line-up, consisting of the purple shampoo, moisturising conditioner, and other wonderful treatments for blondes. The Blonde Hydration collection will help your locks shine brighter than Australian sun at noon! So, while you probably know all about the natural blonde’s hair care BFFs, you may be surprised by some of the facts we’ve prepared for you. Put on our Blonde Hydration 3 Minute Miracle deep treatment, and while it works wonders on your tresses, read 10 facts about natural blonde hair.

Blonde fact #1: Natural blonde hair is actually pretty uncommon

Would you believe that only 2% of the world’s population is naturally blonde? Crikey! The UK has one of the highest rates of naturally blonde hair in the world. 1 in 9 Brits are natural blondes, all thanks to Vikings, who “brought” blonde hair to Great Britain ages ago.

Blonde fact #2: Blonde hair is caused by a mutation

Did someone say mutation? Sounds scary! But no drama, it’s actually bloody interesting. Blonde hair is caused by low levels of the dark pigment due to a certain mutation in the genes. It all started in areas with low sunlight (so definitely not in our favourite continent down-under). Thanks to this, naturally blonde people are able to make the most of the sunlight when it comes to producing vitamin D. One more reason to enjoy great weather, yay!

Blonde fact #3: Natural blonde hair darkens over time

Ever wondered why blonde haired babies are much more common than natural blonde adults? Blonde locks tend to darken over time to brown, or even black. If you’re still a natural blonde – consider yourself lucky!

Blonde fact #4: Not all blondes have blue eyes

The coloured part of our eyes contain the same pigment that gives us our precious hair colour. The darker it is, the darker your tresses and your eyes. That’s why so many people around the world have black strands and brown eyes. Lighter tint gives rise to lighter coloured eyes, including blue, but also varying tones of green and grey. So, just because you have blonde hair, it doesn't mean that you have blue eyes too.

Blonde fact #5: Natural blondes have more hair

Blonde locks are thinner and finer than dark hair, which means they can fit up to 20% more follicles on their heads! Our manes protect our heads from the sun, so it makes sense to cram in as much in as possible, giving blondes that extra luxurious long hair look.

Blonde fact #6: Natural blonde locks come in lots of different shades

Just like Aussie-native lizard, chameleon grasshopper (which would make an aussome name for a drink), blonde locks can come in an amazing array of shades! Natural palette of blonde hair includes: ash blonde, cool blonde, dark and light blonde, platinum and rose blonde, strawberry blonde… and many more!

Blonde fact #7: Pregnancy can affect blonde hair colour

Many moms find that after their first pregnancy their blonde hair darkens permanently, leaving them with shades of dark blonde or even brown.

Blonde fact #8: No one knows for certain where the word “blonde” comes from…

Some people think that the word “blonde” comes from the Old English, meaning grey haired. Others believe it’s from the Latin slang meaning “yellow”. Whichever version is true, natural blondes nowadays wouldn’t like to notice any grey or yellow tones on their heads. We can agree that today “blonde” means aussome!

Blonde fact #9: Natural blonde hair exists down under

Blonde natural hair exists in high numbers among Aboriginal people in Australia. Unlike their northern cousins, however, their blonde hair is caused by a different gene change. This is another proof that things related to Aussie hair care are unique.

Blonde fact #10: Blonde hair needs special care and attention

…because blonde hair is finer and thinner than other types of hair and can also be more brittle and suffer more from the wear and tear of everyday life. To combat this, natural blondes of all shades should use specially designed products that care and nurture for their rare and unique locks… say no more! The Aussie Blonde Hydration range of treatment for blonde hair is chokka block with nutritious bushfoods to help hydrate hair and boost natural blondness.

Blonde Hydration Purple Shampoo - kick brass and boost hydration in one hit. This kick-brass purple shampoo neutralises brassy, yellow tones to leave your natural blonde hair boosted, hydrated and bright.

Blonde Hydration Conditioner – this purple conditioner goes perfectly with the purple shampoo. Equipped with this purple dream team, kick some brightness and hydration back into your crowning glory.

Blonde Hydration 3 Minute Miracle Deep Treatment – Aussie’s most adored product, now also dedicated to blondes across the world. Specially designed for natural blonde tresses, bleached and silver hair in need of nourishment and shine.

Blonde Hydration Conditioning Spray – infused with Hemp seed extract, give your natural blonde hair some TLC and those tresses will bounce back to their Aussie best.

Blonde Hydration Lightweight Oil – make your hair look smooth, silky and shiny – Aussie’s lightweight oil is here for you. Use it on tired strands begging to shine and send dryness on its way!

Get Aussie Blonde Hydration hair products, banish brassy tones and hydrate thirsty locks. For blondes now to look and feel fabulous. No worries!

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