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Blonde but you’re not ?

- Monday, April 12, 2021

Blonde but you’re not ?

It takes TIME👈🏻

This was 7 hours to get to this stage, and check out the length 😳 Yes even we were surprised we got it that light but there is still a little bit more work to make it perfect 👌🏻

Going from Brunette to Blonde is not an easy process. A lot of clients think it can just be done in one visit, by putting one color all over the hair. Thats NOT how it works. Your natural pigment or an artificial colour pigment has to be lifted out before we can even start. That could be a day just doing that. 👈🏻

If you have colour at all on your hair when going blonde, your stylist WILL have to use bleach.

There is no other way to lighten hair with colour on it. Colour does not lift color out of hair. End of story. 🙅🏼‍♀️

This picture above gives you an idea of what going lighter is like. The left shows a corresponding result on the right, and the effects of existing colour. That could take all day to go from right to left and then you'll have to come back another day.

But this is 2021 and most peoples image of bleach is straight out of the 80’s. You’ll only find that type in a chemist. Technology has come a long way with professional products.

This is why it's important to gradually lighten your hair when going from one extreme to the other. If your hair is already severely damaged, you need to ask yourself if its in your best interest to go lighter.

We do have and use technology that can help offset to an extent. Thats Olaplex. This will help strengthen the hair during the process and in our salon its not an optional service when doing this type of work.

Also before you say “i use that at home” No that’s probably No3. Pro salon Olaplex is No1 Its mixed into the lightener. 💫

We’re not saying that you can't ever go light. If your hair is healthy, and the lightening process is done correctly, you can safely go lighter with your hair over time. But even then, there will most likely be some sort of minimal damage to your hair. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Going from dark to light takes time. Lots of time and normally 4-6 hours or more each time. If you're planning on going light, make sure you tell your salon. Don’t expect to turn up at your regular appointment and say “lets go blonde today” 😐

It takes time to get to the desired blonde of your choice. When going lighter understand that you might have to live with a color that is "in between" what you're hoping to achieve for a few weeks. Dark hair is naturally going to lift to warmer tones, red, yellow, orange. Can you handle that ? 🌈

Being blonde also isn't cheap, it is a higher maintenance lifestyle, not suited for everyone. You won’t get away without regular salon visits and they won’t be quick visits either. Blondes we see with the most issues are generally the ones booking to a budget as opposed to taking the prescription. If you’re sick and you visit your Dr they’ll write you a prescription of what to use and how to overcome it. Unfortunately in hairdressing too many clients do not listen to the prescription and wonder why they are not getting the results 😪

You will also need to invest in good products to keep your blonde looking good, and healthy. Even mineralised water can effect the tone. Imagine what just using any old products can do, and we’re not just talking shampoo and conditioner. The wrong styling products can even change your blonde tone.

Don't forget there are hundreds of blondes and sometimes depending where you are at with your hair journey. You just have to compromise

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