I am happy to say that my hair is also healthy, considering the journey it takes a natural brunette like me to get there. We’ve all seen how celebrities can seemingly go from black to blonde in the blink of an eye (if they’re not wearing a wig) but the truth is, it’s a long process, which can be hard to handle if you’re not impatient.
Celebrity hairstylist and founder of #Mydentity Jay Tang He says the biggest mistake people make when they want to go blonde is thinking they can go from dark brown hair to platinum in one service. “Going blonde takes time,” He says. “If you rush, you will damage your hair and you will end up with a coppery blonde. Let your stylist do it the right way and you will end up with a beautiful blonde color.”
Once you achieve your dream blonde shade, there are a few maintenance tips to keep in mind. Touches, for example, are key. Because my hair is growing fast, my hairdresser (shout Jenna Atkinson in Mauve salon!) I don’t want to skip the last 8 weeks for improvement. “If you have highlights or universal blondes to your roots, a touch-up every four to six weeks is a good standard going forward. This ensures your roots don’t grow out too much,” Tang explains. He says that for this type of blonde, if the roots are longer than 1.5 inches or so, it’s hard to get a clean blonde lift in one service, but if you have a low-maintenance blonde, you can keep it going for four months before doing a touch-up. .