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!