What You Need to Know About Going Brunette to Blonde

What You Need to Know About Going Brunette to Blonde

Are you considering going blonde this season? Believe it or not, winter is the perfect time to start the journey of transitioning from dark to light – so you can ensure gorgeous hair in time for summer! Going blonde – especially for those with naturally dark hair – is an on-going process that you’ll need to be prepared for.

For those who are looking to make the switch, we’ve put together a list of what you need to know about going brunette to blonde.

Patience is key

Are you hoping to transform your dark locks into a beautiful platinum blonde in one sitting? Think again – the journey of lightening your hair won’t happen overnight! In fact – depending on how dark your natural colour is – you will likely need several appointments to achieve your desired shade of blonde.

Check out Khloe Kardashian’s hair transformation journey over several months – it goes to show that blonde isn’t built in a day… even for celebrities!

Gradual changes are better

Lightening your hair over several sessions will help to ensure that it remains as healthy as possible during the transition. If you find a stylist that promises to transform your hair from a dark boxed dyed brunette into a buttery blonde in one sitting, run the other way! Doing this in one sitting can truly compromise the health of your hair.

Gradual changes are always better, as your hair needs to remain healthy in order to produce a beautiful clean blonde. We recommend Olaplex treatments with every colour service, as well as the take home ‘Hair Perfector’ treatment, to care and maintain your locks in between appointments.

Prepare for upkeeping

Once you’ve achieved your desired shade of blonde, you’ll need to be prepared to maintain and care for your new colour. As well investing in the right hair products, you’ll likely need a root touch up appointment every 4-6 weeks.

It’s important to discuss both your budget, lifestyle and time commitment with your stylist, to ensure you can properly care for your new colour. If you’re wanting to go blonde, but prefer low maintenance upkeep, we recommend balayage – this will add lightness to your hair while allowing you to maintain darker roots.

Take care of your new hair

While your old shampoo and conditioner may have worked well for your brunette locks, it’s likely they will no longer do the trick once you’ve transformed to blonde. You’ll need a quality toning shampoo or conditioner – such as a purple shampoo – to fight brassiness and keep your colour vibrant.

You may also find that you need more moisturising styling products to reduce frizz and keep your locks feeling soft and shiny. Chat to your stylist about which stylers will work best with your new colour.

Understand the process and trust your stylist!

Transitioning from brunette to blonde is a process, and we want to ensure it’s done correctly – so that your hair remains in optimum health and you get long lasting, beautiful blonde results.

The consultation part of the journey is vital, as your stylist will be able to explain exactly what’s involved for your particular hair type, as well the results you can likely expect after each session.

Are you ready to transform your hair? Starting early can help you achieve gorgeous blonde hair for summer – so get in touch with us today to book your consultation!

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