Tips for Going Blonder

Dec 21, 2023 | Advice, News | 0 comments

Holiday Hair Stylist Janay Kendall
Whether you’re a natural blonde looking to go even blonder, or a brunette who wants a total color transformation, going blonde can be a thrilling and fun experience. However, going blonder isn’t something you should embark on at home. Achieving the perfect blonde shade requires careful consideration and proper care to keep your hair healthy and vibrant. 

Always Go with a Professional

Going blonde involves bleaching and dying hair the right shade for your particular hair color. It’s important to never DIY a style like this, and to always consult a professional colorist. Before they begin, they will assess your current hair condition, discuss your desired shade, and recommend the best approach for achieving it. 

Select the Right Shade

Not all blondes are created equal, and choosing the right shade is important! Factors such as your skin tone, eye color, and even your lifestyle should be considered when selecting a blonde hue. Warm tones like honey or golden blonde can complement warmer skin tones, while cooler shades like platinum or ashy blonde may suit cooler undertones. One of our professional stylists will be able to make this assessment and recommendation. 

Gradual Lightening

Patience is key when going blonder. Opt for a gradual lightening process to minimize damage and maintain hair health. Instead of jumping straight to a significantly lighter shade, consider a more gradual transition to allow your hair to adapt to the changes.

Balayage and Highlights

Balayage and highlights are excellent techniques for achieving a natural, sun-kissed look. These methods involve painting or foiling lighter strands strategically throughout your hair, creating a multidimensional effect that mimics the way the sun naturally lightens hair.

Use Quality Hair Care Products

Invest in high-quality hair care products specifically designed for color-treated hair. A gentle shampoo and conditioner formulated for blonde hair can help maintain your color, prevent brassiness, and keep your locks healthy. We carry products specifically formulated for blonde and color-treated hair at all of our Supercuts, Holiday Hair and Cost Cutters locations. Ask your stylist for a recommendation. 

Deep Conditioning Treatments

Going blonde can be taxing on your hair, so it’s critical to nourish and hydrate regularly. Schedule deep conditioning treatments into your routine to restore moisture, prevent breakage, and keep your blonde locks looking vibrant.

Protect Your Hair from Heat

Blonde hair is often more susceptible to damage from heat styling tools. Use heat protectant sprays before blow-drying, straightening, or curling your hair to minimize damage and maintain its overall health.

Tone and Maintain

Blonde hair can sometimes develop unwanted brassiness. Use purple or blue-tinted toning products to neutralize yellow or orange tones and keep your blonde looking fresh. Regular touch-ups with your colorist will also keep your color vibrant.

Limit Sun Exposure

While the sun can naturally lighten hair, excessive exposure can lead to dryness and damage. Protect your hair from the sun’s harsh rays by using hats or UV-protective products to maintain its health and color.

Schedule Regular Trims

Make sure you get regular trims to get rid of any split ends and maintain the overall health of your blonde locks. Healthy hair not only looks better but also holds color better!

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