What You Need To Know About Going Blonde

by Anjelina Tongco

With the warmer months approaching, you’re probably already thinking of ditching that dark hue and going light for your hair. Blonde is such a popular hair color during the spring and summer months. And while they say blondes have the most fun, going blonde isn’t as easy as it looks and sounds. 

Here are a few things you need to know before going blonde. Read through and decide whether the blonde life is for you. 

  1. There are many different kinds of blonde - don’t just book an appointment with your stylist and say “I want to go blonde.” Sure, your stylist could help decide which kind of blonde is for you; whether it’s ash blonde, honey blonde, or light blonde hair. However, it’s more advisable that you do your own research, too, and decide what kind of blonde look you want to achieve. If you’re envisioning a Lady Gaga-like look, platinum blonde hair is for you. Want to get that Bombshell Glam vibe? Go for golden blonde. You could even do blonde highlights if you’re not too confident about going blonde all the way. 
  2. Blonde takes time - if you’re going from a dark color to something light like blonde, you should probably set aside a good chunk of your day for your salon appointment. The whole process takes a while, depending on how dark your current color is, so make sure you’re not in a rush when you go in to get your hair colored blonde. 
  3. It’s a high-maintenance look - maintaining blonde hair is way more challenging than maintaining dark hair. Aside from the salon trip, at-home maintenance can be quite pricey, too. You’re going to need hair products specially formulated for blonde hair like purple shampoo, toner, and more. And if you’re thinking these are optional, I’m sorry to break it to you but they’re not. Unless, of course, you’re okay with your blonde hair turning into copper hair or green hair
  4. You need to commit to it - do you really want to go blonde? Or was it just a thing that randomly popped into your head and you suddenly thought it would be a good idea? The reason you need to ask yourself these questions is because you can’t change your hair color for the next three to six months after going blonde. Bleaching your hair to get the blonde look will damage it severely and it takes time before your hair can recover and become ready for the next round of coloring. 

Ready to go blonde? Head on over to Hairsense and take your pick from our amazing selection of hair products that are guaranteed to help you keep your blonde hair looking fresh for longer!