UNITE Blonda Shampoo and Conditioner Review
Recently, I tried the Blonda shampoo and conditioner set by Unite. I have coloring-assisted blond highlights along with light natural blond hair, and I’ve struggled with hard water that over time turns my blond to brass. I’ve tried clarifying shampoos and other routes to keep my blond . . . well, blond . . . and can safely say I’ve never had results like these.
What is a toning shampoo?
Toner is an amazing product that neutralizes brassy yellow and orange tones on natural or color-assisted blond hair. These brassy tones can come from different elements, such as hard water or even cigarette smoke. When applied to your hair, it can transform that brassy orange color to a beautiful ashy, dusty, or platinum color. With Unite Blonda they combine this toner capability with the cleaning agents of shampoo. So Blonda is a toning shampoo, with the toner aspect toning your blond hair while you shampoo and assisting you with maintenance between color appointments. It’s recommended for natural blonds, color-assisted blonds, and it claims it even works on gray tones.
Everyone is different with their need or desired tone, and I’m happy to say that whatever yours is, you’re probably covered with Blonda. You don’t need to use this product on an everyday basis—you can use it from once a week to once a month or anything in between. I personally use it once a week and alternate with my regular shampoo and conditioner, and I notice a change in my tone right after use. The Blonda shampoo and conditioner are both a dark purple color, but have never given my hair a purple tint or tone.
How is it applied?
Although you might think toning shampoo would be at least a little complicated and maybe need to be handled by a stylist, the instructions are actually very simple. The directions on the bottle state:
FOR BEST RESULTS: Wet hair, apply, lather and rinse. DO NOT exceed 60 seconds in hair. Alternate with your favorite UNITE daily shampoo as necessary and follow with BLONDA Conditioner and your favorite UNITE styling agents.
So clearly, this isn’t something that requires expert supervision—it can be done at home, without the need for a special trip to a stylist to get the brassy tones removed. Overall, this product has kept my hair blond and took away my brassy tones; I am super happy with the results, glad it was recommended to me, and will continue to use it in the future. I have definitely benefited and can now space out my color appointments a little more than I used to.