Switching up your hair color is no doubt exciting, so long as you turn to the pros to help you achieve your desired shade. Just like going from brown to blonde, the opposite transition requires a great deal of upkeep. You also want to be choosy when it comes to your at-home care since certain ingredients and brands might react differently on your brown hair than it did on your blonde. To help ease the transition, we talked to master colorists who cover the grounds on what you need to know before booking your appointment.
Dyeing bleached hair can cause problems like breakage, split ends and allergic reactions on your scalp because of the chemical processing. Using traditional chemical dyes that are darker are not as damaging to your hair as bleach. There are natural dye options to also consider. Bleached hair has a different physical structure than unbleached hair.
Going from brunette to blonde is tricky—brassiness is always an issue, especially for dark brown or black hair. Light brown hair is less likely to take on an orange-y tone. Choose an ash blonde hair dye to complement and cover any natural orange undertones. Deep condition hair for one hour at least one week before dyeing to repair any cuticle damage and create a more even base for the dye. Apply the hair dye evenly from root to tip and let it rest for the minimum amount of time listed in the instructions.
Sick of your less than flattering lockdown hair? We've compiled a comprehensive guide of the top DIY blonde hair kits to try now, for professional tones at home. Blonde hair is notoriously tricky and whilst you might be thrilled to do things at home with little to no thought, hair professionals from far and wide are likely shaking their heads in dismay. If you must, a key thing to remember are not to go too light leave that to the ones who know what they're doing - only go a shade or two lighter or darker.