Is going blonde right for you? What you need to know!

July 30, 2017

There is a lot to consider before you commit to the journey of going blonde that most people are unaware of. A lot of people think that going blonde is a one step process – but it is not. If you have made the decision to go lighter or move from brunette to blonde be aware that this will be a big commitment.

There will always be an in between colour that is unavoidable and there will be warm, brassy, orange tones to start with.  The result of the blonde and the level of lift is also not guaranteed. It will be an investment in money and time and at home care.

You will need to be patient as going lighter requires the removal of old colours or dark pigments, this is best done professionally as hair colourists are trained to use the correct products on the hair to ensure maximum lift and minimum damage. 

It is very important to be upfront and honest about what services you have had previously and what at home products you use, as this will affect the the products used, the technique and the results.

Also using salon professional products is a must. Treatments in between colours and even a blonde shampoo to help fight all the warm tones between your salon visits are recommended.

It takes time to lighten your hair you will need to prepare yourself to commit to several appointments, this means that your hair can maintain its integrity and you will be able to keep it in the healthiest condition. If your not prepared to go on this journey then reconsider starting it. Sometimes a colour may look great on someone else but it best to stick with what will work with your hair not against it.

Once you have reached the level of blonde you desired, then yes the maintenance is much more manageable. You will be able to get longer out of your colour service and all the warm tones should be eliminated.

Things to remember:
  1. Patience – Achieving the level of blonde you’re after will take time and a number of appointments
  2. In-between colours – There will always be an in between colour, it will vary depending on the how dark you hair is and what colour has previously been applied
  3. Honesty – Make sure your hair colourist is aware of your hair history
  4. Home hair products –  Salon products shampoo and conditioners are a must. Treatments and blonde shampoo are also recommended
  5. End goal – once you have reached a colour you are happy with your hair will be much easy to maintain. You will be able to stretch out the time in between your colour services.

If you still feel like going blonde is for you then be prepared to invest in your hair, in the end it will be worth it to have healthy hair and a colour you are happy with 🙂

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