You’d think that bleach and a toner would be far too much for your hair to handle in one day wouldn’t you? Fortunately for me, I managed to do this and I went from brunette to blonde in a matter of hours!
Whenever I go to the hairdressers, I usually go a little lighter yet choose to keep my roots dark so when they start to grow out, it’s not so obvious.
The major product they used during my dye was olaplex. This is an amazing hair care treatment that builds up the bonds in your hair as the bleach breaks them down, this means your hair is nowhere near as damaged as it would be if you used dye alone. If you’re thinking of going a lot lighter than your natural colour then I’d suggest searching for a salon that uses olaplex. It probably does cost a little more than it would elsewhere but it really comes to down to if you’re willing to protect your hair.
Since my hair isn’t naturally that blonde then I use a violet shampoo. My personal favourite is by the brand Neil and Wolf which is the brand that my salon stocks. I’m so glad I purchased this as it keeps my colour up and makes my hair so soft while smelling like my hairdressers which I love, the smell of this brand is absolutely amazing! I also use a violet spray which isn’t as effective as the shampoo but it also contributes a little to the upkeep of my colour.
To keep my hair soft, I always make sure I condition when washing my hair but also by using heat protection before straightening my hair. I straighten my hair almost everyday since it’s natural state is a strange kink in my hair between straight and curly. Due to the high amount of heat I use everyday, heat protection is a must and I use a generous amount before straightening my hair. Heat dries out the hair and that’ll be the last thing you’ll want!
To prevent breakages in my hair, I use a head towel, specifically designed to dry hair that’s made of a softer, more gentle fibre that isn’t as rough or damaging to your hair. It’s proven to prevent breakages and it fits my head better than a normal towel meaning it doesn’t fall off so easily.
I’ve never used a hair mask before though I probably should, I’ve personally never seen the need to, conditioner treats my hair just fine. I’m not persuading anyone against hair masks, though I’ve never been lulled towards them.
To say my hair has been through 3 bleaches, at least 4 months apart, I’d say that my hair is in very good condition and I have olaplex and my silver shampoo to thank for this. I’d recommend talking to your hairdresser before undergoing bleach treatments to seek their professional opinion as to whether your hair could endure it, luckily my hair was thick and healthy so could withstand it whereas thinner hair may not be able to and if you can, look for olaplex stockists!
Have you or would you ever dye your hair a completely different colour?