For the month of April I am going to talk about all things blonde. I will focus on such topics as what are the different shades of blonde and what works best with your skin tone. What are the pros of glossing/toning and the differences between the two and how to take care of that beautiful blonde color in your hair.
Today we are going to start off with how to prep yourself and your hair for blonde. Going blonde can be pretty high-maintenance. Toners/glosses, touch-ups, and deep conditioning treatments are all a must if you plan on going lighter. Here are some tips when considering how to get (and keep) the blonde hair color you want.
WHAT IS YOUR BUDGET
One of the best questions you can ask yourself is how much money you are willing to spend on your hair. Depending on your natural color and how blonde you want to go the upkeep can range between 6 to 12 weeks.
BE READY TO UPGRADE AND CHANGE YOUR SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER
When going blonde you can’t get around the fact that it requires some level of bleaching. You will notice a texture change in your that may require a color protect shampoo and conditioner. If you are going platinum blonde it might be in your best interest to invest in a purple or toning shampoo. This shampoo should not replace a regular shampoo and conditioner but should only be used once a week to once a month. I would recommend talking to your stylist to find out the best product regimen for you.
FIND A COLOR SPECIALIST
If you don’t already have an amazing colorist, one of the best ways to find a good one is to lookout for someone whose color you admire and ask them, “Who does your hair?”. If that just isn’t your thing I would research colorist’s who specialize in blondes and set up a free consultation to discuss the level of blonde you are hoping for and if that will require highlights, lowlights, double process (all over blonde) or balayage. You can also find out how long the service will take. If your colorist pulls out a crochet hook and plastic cap, RUN!!!!
BE READY FOR A MAKEUP CHANGE
Your hair color is the frame for your face. Going blonde will most likely require a makeup change. Consult with a makeup artist, at MAC or Sephora, for help with any makeup changes.
ARE YOU READY FOR A CHANGE
Besides bangs hair color is the “go to” when you want to make a dramatic change to your appearance. Like bangs it can either be a huge mistake or the best decision you make. I recommend researching photos and stylist before taking this leap but once you are ready go for it!!I
Next week I will discuss the different types of blonde shades and what looks best with your skin tone. If you have any questions please feel free to post a comment or contact me directly. Have a great week!!!