More and more people are opting for the more natural looking bronde hair colour than ever before.
Time For Change: How To Go From Brown To Blonde
For Blonde Hair, Ask Your Hair Stylist For Smartbond
Transitioning from brunette to blonde can put your tresses under immense stress, as oxidation breaks the disulfide bonds that create keratin (the protein that strengthens hair). However, Matthew Collins explains that using a protective product such as Smartbond by L’Oréal Professionnel during the colouring process will make sure that the health of your strands is not compromised on your journey to blonde.
Engage In Colour Talk Only If You Speak The Same Language As Your HairdresserIf you’ve done your blonde research, you will have been exposed to terms such as “warm”, “golden” and “ash” time and time again. However, if you’re not really sure what they mean, refrain from using terms such as these – you could end up leaving your stylist with a look you didn’t quite anticipate.
Figuring out if your skin is warm or cool will help to match you with a hue for you! To work out are if you have a cool skin tone or are warm toned. If you wear silver jewellery you are probably a cool tone or if you wear gold jewellery you are likely warm toned. Once you’ve figured this out, get some images together and decide how much maintenance you are prepared to commit to.
A warm toned skin colour will suit more honey, caramel blonde tones and a cooler tone tends to suit icy blonde, ashy hues.
Set An Achievable GoalIt is fundamental not to rush the colouring process. If you sport very dark locks, you should expect the transformation to take around 3-4 visits, each time ranking up a shade lighter – otherwise, you are bound to cause damage to your hair. At-home maintenance also plays a key role on the road to the shade you want; experts advise regular use of an intensive conditioner between appointments, especially on your ends, which often bear the brunt of hair colouring. Salon tip: We understand that you may desperately crave bleach blonde hair, but it may not be the best way to go for your hair’s health. Dark-haired girls should opt for honey/darker shades, in order to minimize damage.
Look After Your Blonde Hair
The journey to blonde doesn’t end at the salon. To maintain the true shade that you walked out the salon’s doors with, it is important to use products that treat blonde hair with the care it needs.
Salon tip: Use a bespoke shampoo for blonde hair – preferably with purple tones, such as Shine Blonde Shampoo from L’Oréal Professionnel – in order to prevent that undesirable orange-tinted glow. As bleach can take its toll, also smooth on a conditioning treatment regularly, such as Kérastase’s Masque Densité – equipped to repair and restore resiliency, daily use of the lightweight gel can restore your locks back to their pre-bleach heyday.
Follow these tips and embark upon your journey to blonde the salon-recommended way. You – and your hair – will thank you later!
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