If you have ever dreamed of going blonde, you are not alone. People have long claimed that blondes have more fun, so most people want to try having blonde hair at least once in their lifetime! Sadly, however, the results can be disastrous if you go about it in the wrong way. Here are some tips to follow when going blonde.
1. Go to the salon.
If you're feeling tempted to go to the pharmacy and buy a $5 box of hair dye, don't do it. To color hair blonde, you need to bleach the existing color out of your hair. If this is not done carefully, properly, and with the exact right mixture of chemicals for your unique hair type, you'll end up with bright orange hair—not lush blonde locks. Spring for professional hair coloring service at a local salon.
2. Do a little at a time.
Your salon professional may be willing to dye your entire head blonde at once, but doing so will probably result in dry hair. A safer approach—and one that leads to less dryness—is to start with some blonde highlights. Then, at each subsequent appointment, your stylist can add a few more highlights. Over a period of a few months, you can add more and more highlights until you are thoroughly blonde. This approach won't impact your hair texture as much as going all blonde all at once.
3. Choose a shade that coordinates with your skin tone.
There are multiple shades of blonde. If you have cool-toned skin, you will look better with a cooler shade of blonde. If you have warmer skin, a warmer caramel-toned blonde will look nicer. Ask your stylist to recommend various tones that will look best with your skin tone. You can hold samples up next to your face to see which look best.
4. Take good care of your hair in the process.
Before and after you have your hair chemically treated to go blonde, make sure you are taking good care of your locks. Use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Only wash your hair every third day or so. Also, use heat tools as little as possible, instead letting your hair air dry. All of these measures will help fight the dryness that sometimes comes with going blonde.
With the tips above, you can enjoy gorgeous, blonde locks without compromising the health of your hair in the process.