Making The Decision To Go From Dark To Blonde

Going from Dark to Light Hair

Are you getting a bit tired of your dark brown hair and feel like having a change?
There’s a few things you need to know before making the decision to start going blonde.

Firstly, you should always see a professional to do this for you, don’t try it at home.
Caring for your hair before, during and after the process, are all equally as important.

A professional colourist will assess your hair and talk about your previous colour history, and your desired finished look.
Your colourist will recommend the correct haircare range for you even before starting the process.
A shampoo, conditioner and treatment (and ideally a leave in treatment too) with lots of protein to help reconstruct the hair strand and make it durable to the process.

The darker and more build-up of colour your hair has, the more sessions it will take to get your desired level of lightness.
You have to be patient with the process, to minimise compromising the condition of the hair too much.
Bleaching is a mandatory step when trying to lighten any hair more than 2 shades.
The bleach exposes the underlying pigments of the hair, at the level you’re at.
The darker you are starting off with, the more warmth you are going to see coming through.

This is why each appointment is a 2 phase process.
First you lighten the hair, exposing the raw undertones, then we apply a toner which helps neutralise these unwanted colours and blends everything together.

Toners do however fade over time, but there are things you can do to help keep your colour looking its best in between sessions.
Purple shampoos and conditioners are a great way of minimising the warmth coming thought, although after a while it might not feel like it’s enough.
We recommend coming in for a toner in between lightening appointments to help keep it looking fresh.

The lighter we eventually get, after 2-3 sessions, the less warmth you will see coming through. (Although we would still recommend the purples shampoos, conditioners and toners in between).

The better condition your hair is, the easier it is for the hair to hold on to the beautiful colour your hairdresser has created for you.
This means, keep using the Haircare range your stylist recommend you. No point spending $250+ on a colour, if you’re not going to look after it.
Pay the extra $30 for a treatment. It will be worth it.
Also making sure to get a small trim after every colour service will help keep the hair in the best possible condition.

So, is it worth it? Absolutely! Going from dark to blonde is an exciting change.
You just have to be prepared to embrace all the different stages of it! Need to realise it’s not an overnight process and you will not reach your desired colour the first time.
But if taken care of by a professional, you will enjoy all the different colours on your journey to becoming blonde.

There is no cheap way to do it. Each appointment can take half your colourists day to complete and a LOT of product, which is why it costs so much.
So if you want it done right, you need to be prepared to pay the price.
But it’s all worth it in the end.

If you’re interested in finding out more or if this will be good for your hair, book for a free no obligation consultation now or phone us on (09) 424 5101.