Tips for going Blonde!

At Shawn Paul Salon, we firmly believe that the most important parts to know about going blonde is to remember to have patience and use the correct products. Here are a few tips from our resident blonde expert, Britney.

– Going blonde is a process and will not happen in one session. Often times, it takes several sessions to achieve the perfect shade. Just remember to be patient!

– Products are extremely important for maintaining healthy locks. For products, Britney recommends the following:

Highly Processed/Brittle Hair:  Davines Nourishing Vegetarian Miracle Shampoo and Restructuring Treatment or Davines NouNou Shampoo and Conditioner

Long and Blonde: Davines Melu Shampoo and Conditioner

Fine Hair: Davines NouNou Shampoo and Conditioner

– Going blonde is a huge commitment and requires a lot of time. Aside from needing several sessions to achieve the perfect color, maintaining the color requires touch-ups every couple of weeks, especially if you have a darker natural color. Roots can go from cute to unsightly quickly! I have platinum blonde hair and have to get my roots touched up about once a month.

– Whatever you do, DO NOT try coloring you own hair at home. I learned the hard way and Britney had to save me because my roots turned orange…it’s not a myth!!!

And of course a few tips for maintaining that color:

– Try washing your hair less often! Personally, I shampoo my hair about once a week or every five days. Obviously, this may be different for everyone depending on your natural oils and day-to-day activities.

– Condition, condition, condition. With blonde hair, using a conditioner regularly is extremely important for maintaining healthy hair.

– Avoid heat tools such as blow dryers, flat irons, or curling irons. If you do use those tools, be sure to use heat protector!

– If your hair starts looking a little brassy, try using a purple shampoo. We recommend the Davines Alchemic Silver Shampoo!