It feels like my hair gets blonder on it’s own every summer and thanks to the balayage highlights I just got, my hair is pretty blonde. But every fall my hair gets a little dull and the brightness fades. Enter Drybar’s Blonde Ale collection. This purple shampoo and conditioner are supposed to keep your blonde bright and I got them just in time.
Blonde Ale Brightening Shampoo
Drybar Blonde Ale Brightening Shampoo
This shampoo is PURPLE. I know purple is good for blondes but this is so bright I was wondering what colour my hair would be when I got out of the shower. I’ve never used a shampoo where literally a drop is enough to get a good lather going. My hair doesn’t feel stripped after I wash (probably thanks to the keratin) and the ‘Sensual Woods’ fragrance smells pretty fantastic.
Blonde Ale Brightening Conditioner
Drybar Blonde Ale Brightening Conditioner
I usually expect conditioners to be pretty thick and this one really isn’t. But it gets my hair really moisturized which is so important to someone with any kind of colour in their hair. This purple wasn’t nearly quite as shocking and it has the same scent as the shampoo (Sensual Woods has notes of ginger, mint and sandalwood).
Blonde Ale Brightening Cream
Drybar Blonde Ale Brightening Cream
Blonde Ale Brightening Cream isn’t purple! But it’s a pearly white that really makes my hair silky and soft. It gets rid of the worst of the frizz but on really humid days I have to mix it with other products.

Considering Drybar just focuses on blowouts and styling (they’re finally opening a Canadian location!), I’m really impressed at how great this collection is. Does it make my hair brighter? Ask me in October when we don’t have sun all day.

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