Changing our hair is symbolic in any woman’s life, especially a drastic change. As of recently, I had been toying with making a huge decision in terms of colouring my hair. Normally, I’m the type of person who cries after every haircut, so, I’ll admit that this decision took a lot of thought. And I mean a lot.
Like every young woman, I made the decision to add a ton of blonde in my hair. After it was done, I soon realized it wasn’t actually what I totally wanted and needed to come up with a way to change my hair colour to feel better about myself.
While I was a full blonde for about 3 days before I blended my roots to make it look like an ombre/balayage , I learned a lot of lessons very quickly. And I think it’s important for them to be discussed to ensure you’re doing the right thing and won’t regret it after it’s done!
Most People Who Change Their Hair That Drastically Won’t Like It At First Because It Will Be So Shocking
My first impression of myself when I saw my new hair in the mirror was ‘holy crap, this is bright!’ It’s not to say I didn’t like it, because the actual shade of my hair was nice, I just had a problem with how my roots looked because I didn’t go blonde entirely. You’ll shock yourself when you see your reflection for a while but it will grow on you.
Your Hair Will Be Extremely Rough
Obviously when you go blonde your stripping your hair’s natural colour and bleaching it. Unless you do a slow transition, your hair won’t adjust smoothly. Even when my hair was wet, I could barely get a hairbrush through it because it was so tangled and rough in texture. Conditioner and other hair treatments will be your best friend!
If Your Serious About Going Blonde Long Term, Use The Correct Technique
Unfortunately if you want to go platinum blonde and stay that way for a long time, you should take the right measures to do so to ensure you don’t damage your hair. That means you have to gradually start colouring your hair lighter and doing it slowly over time. And no matter how much money you have, you can’t avoid the red phase. Khloe Kardashian is a great example of how to do this correctly!
If You Really Don’t Like It, You Can Change It!
Personally, it’s not that I hated my hair or how it looked on me, I just couldn’t adjust to it or get comfortable with it (probably because I rarely ever change my hair). I learned that it wasn’t the shade of blonde that upset me, it was just how high on my head it was, so I asked my hairdresser to blend and extend my roots to create an ombre effect. All she did was use a toner to make my hair at the top darker and create some separation of shades. That way I got the best of both worlds, still had a ton of blonde, but still felt true to myself and had my dark roots.
Before going blonde I wish I had known these things because it would have made me reconsider what I wanted in the first place. Let me tell you, blondes don’t actually have a lot of fun. Your hair is your identity so consider all things listed above before you make a small effort to change that!