My fellow dark-haired ladies and gents, heed my warning before going blonde, your follicles will thank you for it.
Brunettes wanting to go blonde is a fact of life, you can be as sure of it as you can be that a Kardashian will post a selfie.
Balayage has been the go too hair trend for those looking to go lighter with minimal upkeep for years and it continues to grow in popularity. I mean why not be blonde without having to do re-growth every two weeks? WIN. But just because it’s easy to maintain doesn’t mean your dark locks deserve to be unnecessarily tortured with bleach.
Award winning hair stylist and hair-magician Anthony Nader is an advocate of knowing your hair before taking the blonde-bungee.
“If you’re a brunette going blonde I would definitely say stay in the honeycomb caramel hues,” says Nader.
“Before you take the plunge take into account the costs of the maintenance, a lot of people don’t understand the cost of upkeep to make it look good.”
Having been chosen to take the blond-bungee, I dyed my very dark, frizzy and thick hair blonde at Nader’s salon RAW.
Here is what I learnt:
– It takes a VERY long time to go from dark brown to blonde.
– It’s bleach, no matter how you spin it your hair is going to be crying for moisture so do yourself a favour and get Olaplex it helps, trust me.
– Maintaining the colour and health of my fair is getting exxy- I am spending money on treatments and toners like a crazy woman.
– Change is awesome and going blonde is fun.
There you go, from frizzy brunette to frizzy blonde* this was my hair transformation.
*I am trademarking this for what I can only assume will be an enthralling midday movie at some point in the near future.
By Rashell Habib for bodyandsoul.com.au