What to Expect if You Want to Go Blonde
Do you want to find out for yourself if blondes really do have more fun? Many blondes say that their hair feels more like an identity to them, and others wouldn't change their golden (or platinum) locks for anything. However, for most women going blonde is a serious commitment. Between trips to the salon and home care, it's important to know what you are signing up for before you have your stylist transform you into a modern day Marilyn Monroe. Here is everything you can expect if you want to go blonde.
Respect the Process
Without getting into the technicalities, your hair has to go through some serious behind the scenes transformation to get to the color you want. In order to get your hair from, say, medium brown to platinum blonde it has to lift about 5+ different shades. Will you see any of this happening? Not likely. But trust us, it is. And in order for you to get your brown hair to a beautiful, cool blonde hue, it could take more than a trip or two to the salon. While it might be possible to take your hair to platinum levels in one visit, you might walk out with your hair feeling more like noodles than the healthy mane you walked in with. Many women choose to start out with highlights and slowly build up over time, a good example of this is Khloe Kardashian's slow transformation into a blonde bombshell. Her stylist said it took 3-4 months of layering highlights and lightening it little by little!
A Blonde Investment
Getting to your desired blonde level can take a few trips to the salon, so you want to be financially prepared for this. In addition, your hair will require repeated trips to keep up with your new hair growth. Between the initial appointment(s) and the follow up to keep your hair looking fabulous, keeping your blonde looking great can be a financial investment (but one that is well worth it in the long run!)
Going blonde takes a bit of a toll on your hair, and if you don't properly care for it before, during, and after your lightening treatments you may find yourself with broken off strands of platinum hair. In order to prep your hair for lightening, your stylist may recommend a keratin treatment or other leave in conditioner such as Sudzz FX's ColourFix Leave-In Conditioner that helps to strengthen the protein bonds in your hair. Before your appointment, ask what he or she recommends to protect your hair during the process.
Depending on your desired color, you may be recommended to purchase a PRAVANA's The Perfect Blonde Shampoo and conditioner. This is for you ladies who want a cool toned blonde, such as platinum, and the purple helps to cancel out any unwanted warm tones. Ask your stylist which brand they recommend for your specific hair situation. They will also likely recommend a deep conditioner to help nourish and replenish your hair during the treatment process.
While going blonde can be an investment and require various levels of care at home and in the salon, most women say it's 100% worth the effort. If you want head-turning blonde hair, be prepared with the above advice and buckle in for the long haul. Your stylist will be sure to guide you with their expertise and knowledge along the way, so don't be scared. Just be prepared to put in as much effort as your stylist does and you'll be looking glamorous in no time at all-blonde is a team effort!
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