Spring/Summer means itís time to bring on the blondes. This season weíve already seen the golden blonde trend all over the catwalk. You will have also seen a few celebs sporting this look already, including Rihanna, Madonna, Kate Winslet. Not every skin tone will suit this trend. However, here are a few of my tips to help with your blonde ambition:
1. Can everyone go blonde or are there some hair colours/skintones it's not right for? No, blonde will not for everyone. Going too light can sometimes dry the hair so you will need to be realistic about the results. Dark brown or black hair will always come up warm so the hair may start to look yellow and staying blonde will be high maintenance.
2. How to choose the best shade for you.
Ask your colourist to help you decide which colour will suit you best and be the most practical for you. Think about the clothes you wear and what shades they are. Do you prefer blues and greens or do you go for purple or red? This will also help you and your colourist decide what tones will suit your hair.
3. What to think about when deciding whether to go blonde.
You need to think about whether the shade of blonde you are going will suit your skin tone. How often are you likely to get your colour done? Have you been given the right home care advice and what are the best products to buy for your current hair care needs?
4. How much maintenance hair coloured blonde needs - and ideas for lower maintenance options:
In the long run, you need to think about how high maintenance you are. If you visit the salon every 6 weeks then you could afford to go lighter and brighter but if youíre more likely to go back every 3 or 4 months more natural or sun kissed tones would be ideal as they donít show too much of a regrowth line. If your roots are looking dark, use a parting that is zigzag as this will deflect the attention from the root area.
5. After care tips:
Pre-lightened blonde hair can take on a dull yellow shade very quickly, caused by pollution, smoking and cooking. To keep your blonde white and dazzling, use a silver shampoo once a week to neutralize the yellow. Moisturise, repair and nourish. Always ask your stylist for home care advice. You donít necessarily need to use a colour protection shampoo just because you have coloured it. If it is thin, damaged or breaking, use protein based products and if it is coarse, dry or frizzy, use moisture based products.