Blonde hair has been in your thoughts for a while as you run through the idea of changing your hair color. Do blondes have more fun? Well that’s what they say so now you have made the decision to take the plunge.
The natural color range of hair varies from a 1 which is black to a 12 which is a very light blonde although the majority of people do not have a natural color level higher than a 7 or 8.
So before rushing off to see your hair stylist here are a few important points that you need to think very carefully about first.
Blonde Hair Check List.
When going for a blonde hair color the condition is one of the most important factors to keeping your hair looking and feeling great. Lifting your hair up to a blonde requires the use of a higher level of peroxide or a bleach product. This will mean your hair texture will become rougher therefore you will need to use a gentler shampoo as well as the frequent use a reconstructive hair treatment.
What Color Blonde.
What tone of blonde hair are you looking at cool or warm?
Once your hair has been pre bleached there are many tone’s ranging from platinum to honey, cream or beige.
It may be best to take a couple of pictures of what sort of color blonde you like and even what you don’t like. Just to give your stylist an idea on the look you wish to achieve.
Think about your skin tone when choosing your blonde hair color. Take alook at this post best hair colors for your skin tone to give you some ideas.
An important point to remember is that a blonde hair color will look different depending on which light it is seen in.
Thinking about maintenance is very important.
It comes down to how much time you are willing to spend at the hair salon and how often. Also consider how much money you are willing to invest to keep your new blonde hair looking tip top.
Remember the higher the amount of lift or the higher the shade difference. Between your natural hair color and the blonde you choose the quicker your roots will show.
Global Color or Hi – Lights.
If your hairs natural color is a 7 or higher you can become a lot blonder with only adding some hi – lights. How blonde will depend on the percent of hi lights added and the colors used.
If any darker you will need to go for a full global color. If you’re natural shade is a 5 or lower it may be a good idea to go only two or three shades lighter to a dark warm blonde in a global color then add some cool icy hi- lights to boost up the blonde. This way your regrowth will not notice as fast.
Take Your Time.
Taking a couple of appointments to reach that blonde hair look especially if your hair is dark is the best way to keep your hair in better condition. As wanting to achieve your ice blonde hair in one session would mean the use of a very high peroxide with the bleach.
Glaze It Over.
If going a very light blonde think about adding a glaze which is a non-peroxide treatment that will give a shade/tone and also add shine to your hair.
Be ready to change your make up and maybe the color of clothes you wear. As the hair frames your face a change in hair color will in fact change the way you complexion looks.
For your hair to be healthy once you have made the change to a blonde head of hair stick with it for a while before making another change.