Summer is just around the corner, and nothing says you're ready for the warmer weather than beautiful blonde hair. Beach blonde hair can be a real head-turner, but unfortunately, the maintenance and upkeep is not as easy going as you'd hope. If you're thinking of going blonde this season, we would recommend checking out these tips first.
The first thing to consider is what shade of blonde will suit you best. Take into account your skin tone and eye colour to make sure your preferred shade is complimentary. If you feel that a full head of blonde hair might not be the best then you could start with ombre or highlights first. The best thing you can do is take a picture of your preference with you to your appointment to show your stylist. Keep in mind that your stylist knows best, and if they recommend something a little different, try to keep an open mind.
Once you've decided you want to go blonde, have an honest discussion with your stylist - and with yourself - on the condition of your hair. If you and your stylist agree that your hair is too damaged for bleaching, then it might be worth waiting and taking care of your hair first. Damaged hair won't absorb colour as well as healthy hair, so it's something to keep in mind. If you do decide your hair is healthy enough and you proceed, it's also important to cut down on using your hot hair styling tools.
Depending on your natural colour, you may have a long road ahead of you before you get to your desired shade. If you've got dark hair, don't expect to walk out of the salon with blonde hair right away. Going blonde can take a number of salon appointments to lighten your hair gradually. This will avoid damaging your hair too much and will help the colour set easier. If you have black hair, don't be surprised if your stylist recommends not going platinum blonde and tries to suggest a different shade.
You'll also need to ensure you have the time and money to dedicate to your new look. Blonde hair requires so much upkeep, and if it's not something you feel you can do on a regular basis, then it might be a sign to not go ahead. Even skipping out on our or two treatments can mean your new do will look far from fresh.
Even if you do keep up with all the maintenance, you will also need to take care of your hair between treatments. Hair masks will become your best friend - you can make your own hair mask with coconut oil.
Our number one tip would be to make sure you get your hair coloured professionally, Our resident hairstylist has seen way to many box blonde colours that need fixing, if you di it yourself you may end up spending more money getting your hair fixed!
The most important thing you can do after going blonde is to enjoy it!