To be frank: Blonde hairstyle is basically the coolest hair colour right now. And to add to that? Everyone from Tonto Dikeh to Mercy Aigbe are showing their true shade with it. In my experience, nine out of 10 girls with black hair will just not look natural with super-blonde hair. Dark-skinned and dark-eyed girls should try darker blondes, like a honey color. If you want to, you can add cool, icy tips just on the ends for a burst of brightness. But the journey to blonde is not an easy take, especially if you weren’t, in the words of Gaga or naturally Amber, born this way.
Most stylist will tell you bleaching at home, but for some good reasons things might get ugly. So here are tips for being a not-born-with blonde the safe way.
1. Virgin Hair: If you’ve never dyed your hair before, then you will require less treatment. That kind of hair is called a “virgin hair”. Tell your colourist right away
if it is your first time you be using a bleach.
2. Don’t Speak In Colours, Its Advisable You Bring A Picture And Be Smart About It.
If you are not a hair professional, do not speak to you stylist in colours, and its advisable you come with an inspiring picture, one that has the similar eye and skin colour as you do.
3. Be regular at the following tips:
* Don’t shampoo every day
* Drop all metal brushes
* Avoid being heat, and keep your hair covered while in the sun
4. Be Realistic About Being A Blonde
If you have a black hair, don’t expect to be a golden blonde with just one visit to your stylist or else you could end up with severe breakage. Make a least three appointment with your stylist and stick with them.
According to New York City colorist Kyle White who is renowned among gossip girls, celebs, and fashion editors here are what she has to if you are light brown, dark brown or or black-haired.
“This would also take about three appointments,” White says. “You should lighten the overall base, since a lot of brunette shades can be quite flat. You can ‘bump’ the base a half-level or a full level, depending on how far you want to go, then add your full head of highlights, and then finish with a gloss.” But, he cautions, blonde will be a big change for you—so take it slow! “You should start off with a cooler tone, so say words like ‘sandy’ and ‘beige’ to your colorist,” he advises. “Start a little on the darker side, and then build up from there four to six weeks later. You’ll want to live with it for a little bit before you go all out.” As for at-home maintenance, opt for some weekly TLC, but try not to weigh down your strands. We love the lightweight, nourishing texture of Redken Blonde Idol.
If you’re dark brown or black-haired: “In my experience, nine times out of 10, girls with black hair will just not look natural with super-blonde hair. Dark-skinned and dark-eyed girls should try darker blondes, like a honey color. If you want to, you can add cool, icy tips just on the ends for a burst of brightness,” White says. “You should really expect the blonde process to take four appointments so you don’t damage the hair. You could even try stretching the visits, and waiting eight to ten weeks in between. Don’t be afraid of a dark root! It looks cool.” In between your appointments, at-home maintenance will obviously be more labor-intensive. “I always recommend coconut oil as a deep-conditioning remedy,” White says. “Put it on your ends and sleep in it! You may also consider Rita Hazan Breaking Brassiness Ultimate Shine Gloss to ensure you color wears well.”
Culled from teenvogue.com
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