Monday, 9 June 2014
#BLONDEPROBLEMS: AT HOME VS THE SALON
Hey lovelies! This is going to be the first in a new series that I'm going to do on my blog called #BlondeProblems, all about caring for (not so natural) blonde hair. This series will be perfect for you if you, like me, have highlighted blonde hair, or bleached blonde, dyed blonde etc etc. However some of these may also be useful for you if you have naturally blonde hair and don't dye it, or if you aren't blonde at all just want some tips on damaged or coloured hair! So, this first post is going to be about
To give you a bit of background, my hair is naturally a light brown colour, it was very blonde when I was younger, but darkened as I got older and then I got bored of the dull brown and used to dye my hair red, purple, dark brown etc and it just wasn't good. But then when I was 15 or 16, I decided I wanted to go blonde again. Knowing absolutely nothing about hair, I decided to pick up a box of champagne blonde hairdye and pop it on my brown/ red purple washed out hair. I repeated this process over and over and over over a few months, and after a hideous orange blonde stage, I eventually got to a somewhat normal looking blonde.
So, to the salon I went! Finally. And as you can see above, I stuck with some honey blonde and golden tones, as my skin tone is warm and my natural hair leans warmer rather than ash, so anything more ashy would probably have washed me out and looked kind of grey, which is exactly what I wanted to get away from! My hair isn't styled at all in the photos above, so it's not looking its best, but I'm so pleased with the colour, as it feels much more natural and even, while still leaving a multi tonal effect. You can see in the photo at the top, the salon gave me a big, curly blow dry, which I loved and would love to be able to recreate, but I think I'll have to head back to the salon for special events!
So, overall, I think if you're naturally blonde and would like to slightly lighten or darken your colour, you may be okay to do your colour at home, but if you have darker hair and want to lighten more than a couple of shades, the salon is definitely worth the extra pennies! Let me know what you think of these posts, as I'll definitely be doing another one soon! Hopefully some products reviews coming up soon, but let me know if there's anything else you'd like to see.