Do Blondes Have More Fun? PART 1: Preparation

On September 9, 2013 by Kate

brown to blonde

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. Everyone’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 don’t like it. I would recommend finding a wig of a similar hair colour to what you want and trying that on.  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?

2. Research

Make sure you research the product that you choose to bleach your hair, and other people’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 don’t care about, gloves, a dying brush/comb and Vaseline. Also an old t-shirt that you don’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!

Stay Minty!

Kate Xx

  • Kate Berlin

    This is a great idea! I definitely need to change up my hair soon, I’m getting so bored!

    • themintedbeauty

      It’s definitely awesome to change your hair drastically! So long as everyone goes into this really sure and does it well. I’m putting Part 2 up tomorrow, stay tuned! :) Xoxo

  • Susannah

    Great tips Kate. I haven’t tried it much, but being really prepared is great advice or you could end up in a panic in the middle of it. I made such a mess last time I coloured my hair, I flicked some on the window frame and it took some paint off. I’d recommend having a wet cloth handy for wiping away any stray colour like that, before it does any damage :D Your hair looks great!

    • themintedbeauty

      That’s definitely another good point! Having a wet cloth could be handy if you accidentally get some of the bleach on your skin too! There is nothing worse than a chemical burn! I’ve had a hairdresser burn my scalp before. Not cool!