I am obsessed with hair. To me, having healthy, pretty hair is arguably even more important than having the right eyeliner or even clothes (okay, maybe I am exaggerating and all of the above are extremely important). In all seriousness, though, coloring your hair can be an extremely confusing process… particularly if you want to go blonde.
Now, I LOVE blonde hair. But did you know, there are different shades and tones of blonde? This leads me to the first step when figuring out whether to go blonde….
Step 1: Understand Shades
To figure out which shade of blonde suits you best, you should read about the best hair colors for your skin.
This is also going to give you specific colors that are best for your skin tone, so you want to check this out before going blonde.
The reason you cannot skip this step is because… the tone of blonde hair you end up having is going to determine whether you look washed out or amazing.
Step 2: Look At Your Natural Color
If your hair is naturally dark brown or black, realize that going blonde is going to be something that will dry out your hair to some extent. You literally strip the pigment from your hair when you go from dark to light, so be prepared for this. Now, with that said, there are ways to do it that won’t cause damage. Consider doing a bunch of blonde highlights first and then working up to a full blonde shade. Or after you go from dark to super blonde, make sure you invest in a quality hair mask and moisturizing conditioner.
Step 3: Do Not Wash Your Hair Every Single Day
Yes, I know how annoying and weird this might be. But it is very important in order to maintain the integrity of blonde hair. If you wash your hair every single day, you strip it of its essential oils. Your hair naturally produces oils that keep it healthy. If you have gone from brown to blonde or dark brown/black to blonde, you might notice that your hair actually gets less oily than it did before. This means washing it less is bound to help preserve the health of your hair (don’t forget about the importance of face washes though!)
Step 4: Look for a Salon
This is very important. If you want to dye your hair blonde (particularly if you have very dark hair) your best bet is going to be finding a salon to do it professionally. If you want to do it at home, that is fine too as long as you are extremely careful and really know what you are doing. I would advise going to a salon, though… at least the first time you do it. After that, you can perhaps touch up your roots yourself if you need to but going to a salon would obviously be the best option.
If you decide you do not want to dye your hair, you could always treat yourself to other fun beauty products… whether it’s the best face moisturizer’s, mascaras or perfume!
She is a product junkie fixated on hair color and everything that has to do with beauty. She’s obsessive about dissecting the right products. She knows how to see through BS commonly thrown around in today’s cluttered beauty world of fake recommendations and false advertising. Britney Valentine is the founder of the beauty section of vixendaily.com, which is the only site out there that specializes in mind-reading quizzes, content and advice tailored to your particular needs. It’s like having your own personal mentor guiding you through life’s challenges every step of the way!