I thought I would do a little bit of a series on here about my blonde hair journey. Please take note that these are my own personal experiences. Everyoneâ€™s hair is VERY different. I suggest contacting a professional hair colourist before attempting any drastic change to your hair.
That being said, I used to have a colourist bleach my hair years ago, and I was very familiar with the process and terminology. This first post is about being PREPARED.
1. Deciding on going blonde
The first step is making the decision. Seems easy enough, but you have to commit to this 100%. If you want to go blonde, there is no point putting your hair through a lot of damage, and then deciding a couple of weeks later that you donâ€™t like it. I would recommend finding a wig of a similar hair colour to what you want and trying that on. Â Also your skin tone, hair type and hair length should be taken into consideration. If you have long, thick hair, it may take a long time and a lot of bleaching and damage to get your hair to the desired shade. Is it worth the damage?
Make sure you research the product that you choose to bleach your hair, and other peopleâ€™s experiences with it, including developing time and damage afterwards. The more information you have, the less can go wrong!
Also researching which bleaching product will be best for you, and in your price range. I will be discussing which products I used in my next post about the bleaching stage. Stay tuned!
3. Gather your materials
No one wants to be caught running out to the chemist with half orange hair because you need a little more bleach than what you have at home! I would definitely recommend buying more bleach than you think you need. You can always use the other products later on when you are touching up roots. For my hair, I used two packets of bleach, left it two days and then another two packets of bleach (so four all up). I am waiting until I need to retouch my roots and then I will be doing another round on areas that are still a bit orange.
Also make sure you have old towels you donâ€™t care about, gloves, a dying brush/comb and Vaseline. Also an old t-shirt that you donâ€™t mind getting bleached would be advised as well! I would also be very wary of time. You need a lot of time to get this right, so no doing it right before a big event or date!
I hope you enjoyed the first part of Do Blondes Have More Fun? Stay tuned for Part 2 in the coming week - Bleaching!