Many people with black hair dream of going blonde at some time. A competent cosmetologist can assist you with this procedure.
There are a few things you should know about going from brunette to blonde, including how to prepare, what to expect throughout the procedure, and how to care for your hair after it’s golden.
Let’s get started with our guidance and walk through the processes of going from dark to light hair without hurting it.
ALWAYS DISCLOSE YOUR HAIR COLOR HISTORY
If you’ve ever had your hair dyed, permed, or relaxed, be sure to mention it to your hairstylist. This is a question that your cosmetologist should ask you. The reason they want to know is that if you’ve ever chemically changed your hair, it’ll be more challenging to create a consistent color.
Your hairdresser would require this information even if you dyed your hair more than a year ago. This color will need to be removed to get an equal color and lift.
Any and all chemical treatments and any other hair history, including drugs taken, should be mentioned. These variables might influence how the lighting procedure affects your hair and applied color.
MUCH DEPENDS ON HOW DARK YOUR HAIR IS, TO BEGIN WITH
It usually takes more than one visit to get from brown to blonde. If you’re starting with black hair, keep in mind that lifting it from black to blonde while retaining its integrity will likely require several sessions.
Everyone’s hair is different, so attaining the shade and brightness you want isn’t guaranteed and will rely on your original hair color.
If you need more than one hair coloring visit to obtain blonde hair, make sure to strengthen your hair with moisturizing masks, protein treatments, and conditioner recommended by your stylist in the weeks between appointments.
IN-PERSON CONSULTATION WITH STYLIST
It’s crucial to have an in-person appointment with your hairstylist before going from brunette to blonde.
Doing a Color Strand Test
When your stylist uses a hair lightener on a little concealed portion of hair, this is known as a hair strand test. They examine the elasticity and porosity of your hair to determine how quickly your brunette hue may lighten. The color strand test takes 15 to 30 minutes and allows the cosmetologist to evaluate how much lightening your hair can tolerate.
The hairstylist will proceed with the hair lightening strategy if your hair reacts well and has no adverse side effects.
GOING BLONDE WILL TAKE MORE THAN ONE SESSION
It’s doubtful that your hair will be lightened to blonde if it’s pretty dark in one session. Chemically whitening your hair is a time-consuming operation, and if you plan numerous sessions back-to-back, your hair strands may become brittle and break. Allow ample time to schedule multiple appointments if your hair requires a significant color change. “What is the ideal timetable for properly lightening your hair without causing damage?” ask your hairstylist. Allow adequate time to complete the procedure before significant events.
Before beginning the hair-lightening procedure, please consult with your cosmetologist so that they may thoroughly examine your hair and recommend the best course of action.
PREPARING FOR YOUR COLORING APPOINTMENT IS A MUST
Hair lightening is a lengthy procedure. Before your coloring session, fortify your hair to ensure it is as healthy as possible when the procedure is over.
THINGS TO BE AWARE OF DURING COLORING APPOINTMENT
It might take some time to get your hair lightened and your color elevated. Make sure to schedule your hair appointment for several hours.
Some of the chemicals may be felt on your scalp when the natural color of your hair strands is lightened. Let your hairstylist know if your scalp starts to feel like it’s burning. You should not be in pain or have a burning sensation on your skin.
MAINTAINING YOUR BLONDE HAIR AFTER COLORING
You may alter your hair care regimen in several ways to help keep your blonde hair following a coloring treatment.
Purple shampoo used once a week after hair lightening prevents the warm tones in your hair from sticking out, allowing the blonde color to shine through.
Use a sulfate-free shampoo when you aren’t using a color-toning shampoo. Sulfates can cause hair to dry out and hair coloring or additional pigments to leave the hair strands faster.
Using a moisturizing mask or heat protectant treatment regularly can help you keep the golden color of your treated hair between salon visits.
FILLING IN YOUR ROOTS
You’ll need to get your roots retouched as your hair grows out so that it stays blonde from source to end. Your hair growth rate may vary. However, this should be done every six weeks or so.
OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN GOING BLONDE
Maintaining lightened hair needs regular maintenance. Consider if you want to keep touching up your roots and whether you want to buy additional hair products like color-toning shampoos and conditioners before committing to becoming blonde. Consider how the lighter hue will complement your skin tone, hairstyle, and clothing.