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5 things you need to know about going blonde for the first time

Updated: Apr 9


Have you thought about going blonde this summer, but not sure what you need to do? Going blonde for the first time can seem like a daunting task, but fear not! In today’s blog, your Shelburne hairstylists will provide some tips and tricks on how to make the transition as smooth as possible! That’s what we do at Changes Hair Studio!

What to Expect When Going Blonde

There are several important things you need to be aware of to set the right expectations for your blonde hair experience. Here are 4 things in particular:

1. It's Going to Take a While

If you're starting with dark hair, it's going to take multiple sessions in the salon to get your hair to the desired shade of blonde. Be prepared to commit to this process and be patient – we’ve got you!

2. You May Need a Touch-Up Every Few Weeks

Depending on how quickly your hair grows, you may need to come back to the salon every few weeks for a touch-up. Your Shelburne hair colour expert will advise you on the ideal plan to maintain your new blonde hair and keep it looking fresh!

3. Your Hair Will Be Dryer Than Usual

Bleaching can strip your hair of its natural oils, leaving it feeling dry and brittle. Make sure to use extra conditioner and consider investing in a good quality hair mask or oil treatment. We carry the best professional products and follow continual education and training to ensure we can recommend the best product with the right ingredients for your hair type and condition.

4. You'll Need to Be Careful in the Sun

Since your hair will be lighter, it will be more susceptible to damage from the sun. Wear a hat or scarf when outdoors for extended periods of time and use products with UV protection.

Choosing the Right Shade and Tone of Blonde

When it comes to choosing the right shade and tone of blonde, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First, consider your skin tone. If you have a cool skin tone, opt for an ashier blonde shade. If you have a warm skin tone, go for a golden or honey blonde shade. Second, think about what kind of overall look you're going for. Do you want a natural look or a more dramatic one? Third, take into account any existing color you have in your hair. If your hair is currently dyed another color, you'll need to bleach it first before proceeding with any blonde shades. As always, your trained Shelburne hairstylists from Changes Hair Studio will guide you through this process and recommend shades and tones of blonde that will work best for you.

How to Prepare for the Dye Job

When it comes to dyeing your hair blonde, there are a few things you need to do in order to prepare for the big day. First, you'll want to make sure that your hair is in good condition. This means that it should be free of any damage, split ends, or tangles. If your hair is in good condition, the dye job will be much easier and you'll end up with better results.

Don’t wash your hair before coming to Changes for your hair colour. Having a bit of natural oil on your hair will help protect your scalp during the bleaching process.

Next, you'll need to choose the right shade of blonde for you. We covered this in the previous section and your Shelburne hair colour expert will guide you through this part.

Maintenance Tips for Blonde Hair

When it comes to hair care, blondes have more fun! Whether you’re a natural blonde or you’ve recently dyed your hair blonde, there are a few maintenance tips you need to know to keep your Shelburne hair looking its best.

First and foremost, invest in a good shampoo and conditioner specifically for blonde hair. These products will help to keep your hair hydrated and looking healthy. We usually recommend Redken Blondage, but it’s important to get a specific recommendation from your Shelburne hair colour expert to make sure it is adapted to your hair type and condition. Be sure to use a heat protectant before using any hot styling tools, as blonde hair is especially susceptible to damage from heat.

Try to avoid over-washing your hair, as this can strip away natural oils and leave your hair feeling dry and brittle. Instead, aim to wash your hair every other day or every third day. When you do wash it, use lukewarm water instead of hot water, which can further dry out your hair.

And finally, don’t forget the sunscreen! Just like your skin, your hair is susceptible to sun damage. Use a Leave-In Conditioner with SPF on sunny days or when you know you’ll be spending time outdoors. By following these simple tips, you can keep your Shelburne blonde hair looking its best all summer long!

Blonde hair maintenance can be so tricky that we’ve put together an entire article to expand on this. Check it out here! 5 Tips For Maintaining Your Perfect Blonde At Home | Changes Hair Studio | Hairstylists in Shelburne

Alternatives to Dyeing Your Hair Blonde

There’s no denying that bleaching your hair is a big commitment. If you're not quite ready to make such a commitment, you can consider some alternatives.

One popular alternative is to add highlights or lowlights to your hair. This will give you a subtle blonde look without having to commit to all-over color. It’s a good way to experiment with the look.

Conclusion

Going blonde for the first time can be intimidating, but that’s why your Shelburne hair colour experts are here to support you! You can book a free consultation with us at Changes Hair Studio to discuss a shade that will complement your skin tone and natural hair color, and make sure that you have realistic expectations in terms of upkeep. With some preparation and knowledge of the process it can be a surprisingly rewarding experience! With these tips in mind, going blonde could leave you feeling confident, energized, and ready to rock out at any event!


We also have a wide selection of hair care products available in our Shelburne salon that can help you meet your hair goals. Don’t be shy! Visit https:// changes-hair.alternativebeauty.ca We'll see you at your next salon visit and until then, you can catch us on social media @changes_hair_studio


Cheers,

The Hair Experts at your favourite Shelburne hair salon

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