The Salon Secrets' Guide to Going Blonde.
Summer may be coming to an end but that does not mean we are ditching the blonde hair! Every brunette will tell you they have considered going blonde at least once, but they can also tell you that trying to achieve the look can sometimes feel like a full time job! Let’s take a look at some myths, tips and tricks to get you blonder, safer and faster with this guide to going blonde.
TRUE BLONDE HAIR IS RARE
Blonde in all it’s shades is an extremely sought out hair colour, though even the most natural looking blondes are known to have some highlights. Approximately 2% of the world is naturally blonde and many natural blondes add highlights or lowlights for a bit of added dimension. Managing your expectations at the start of your hair journey can feel daunting and at times, discouraging. Trust a team of professionals to walk you through the process and build a treatment plan that’s in the best interest of your beauty goals AND hair health.
EVERY HEAD OF HAIR IS DIFFERENT
There are many factors to consider when going blonde. If not done properly, there is a risk of severe damage to your strands. Make sure to consult with your hairdresser before making the jump to blonde. Every head of hair is different! Your hair type, texture and tone will all be taken into consideration when determining the timeline required to reach your goals. Be sure you aren’t rushing the process and listen to the advice of a professional, to avoid making common hair care mistakes.
THE PRICE OF BEAUTY
We have all heard that blondes have more fun but trust us when we say it’s the price of beauty! Maintaining blonde hair is a big commitment, and one that you should not underestimate. Reaching your desired shade of blonde can be a lengthy process, but maintenance is an equally important step! Going blonde requires multiple hair appointments each year, with an added investment in the right products to keep your hair healthy, vibrant and strong.
DDIY (DON'T DO IT YOURSELF)
Although many of us dove into the idea of DIY projects during quarantine, never bleach your hair at home. We have all seen enough Brad Mundo videos to understand the horror that can come with box dyed hair and at-home remedies. From brassy orange colour to chemical breakage, you won’t save time nor money by skipping the salon.
KEEP IT TONED
… And no, we are not talking about the gym! Leaving the salon with fresh highlights and a blowout is arguably the best feeling, and one you want to last. To avoid brassy undertones which creep up over time over time, make sure to purchase a good purple shampoo! The violet properties work to cut out the yellow tones in your hair, as it saturates from the opposite side of the colour wheel. A common misconception is that this shampoo is only suited for bleach blondes - FASLE! It can be used on darker shades of blonde as well, and functions as a conditioner to nourish hair and prevent breakage. Pack your beauty arsenal with a trusty shampoo + conditioner combo, and our favourite Anti-Brass Mask for a little extra brightening support.
It is often thought that blonde hair grows slower than brunette. Though this is not exactly true, blonde strands are more prone to breakage which can make it seem as though it is taking longer for your hair to grow. To strengthen hair and encourage healthy growth we recommend using the OLAplex formula, both in-salon and at home. Bundle No.0 and No.3 solutions for the ultimate fighting power against brittle damage.
STAY SLEEK 'N' SHINY
Excessive bleaching can lead to weaker strands and dull looking hair. Give them a pick-me-up by treating your hair to a hydrating hair mask. Try out Authentic Beauty Concept’s hydrating mask for a lightweight treatment that will keep your mane smooth and manageable - a blonde MUST! This mask is the perfect remedy for dry hair as it features mango and basil ingredients, both known for their hydrating & soothing properties.
Going blonde is a big transformation! It takes time, money and effort to reach your goals and maintain your desired look, so consult a team of professionals before making the commitment. If done correctly, blonde
After all, they do say blondes have more fun!