Going blonde can be expensive
There is upkeep associated with coloring your tresses regardless of the color, but with blondes you do have to worry about a few things that can create a very expensive venture. The touch-ups are anywhere from four to twelve weeks depending on your desired blonde and the health of your hair. New growth on blonde hair is hard to conceal, especially if your natural color is rich and darker.
Properly prep your hair
I consulted with American Board Certified Hair Colorist and licensed cosmetologist Monae Everett on what is needed to properly prep the hair before taking the plunge. She says make sure your hair is in the healthiest condition prior to going blonde. Hair color can be treacherous on your tresses, so damaged hair is not a good foundation for adding color. She says to make sure to condition and moisturize your hair on a regular basis, so your hair will maintain its current state of good health.
Ask for Olaplex
There is a new kid on the block allowing women to go blonder without compromising the integrity of their hair. Monae suggests asking your stylist to try Olaplex. Olaplex is a single ingredient chemistry that links broken bonds in the hair during and after chemical services.
Know the exact color you want
You and your stylist need to be in sync when it comes to going blonde. One woman’s blonde may be another’s woman’s grey or even red for that matter. A consultation with your color specialist is necessary to determine what is expected. There should be no surprises in the end.
Reduce frequent shampooing
As Kyle puts it, your scalp’s natural oils are Mother Nature’s deep conditioning. He even suggests trying dry shampoo since they will save your color, your blowout, and the overall health of your hair. All that shampooing will prematurely dull your color and even dry your hair!
Give it 48 hours
Yes, you want your hair clean but freshly cleaned hair is not the answer right before coloring. This will allow your hair’s own natural oils to help protect it from the damage, stinging, and burning.
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