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Going Blonde In Spite of the Risk

Going blonde seems to be all the rave. Everybody is doing it from top models to the girls next door. The color is electrifying. However, going blonde comes with some risks. Seeing that the hair must bleached to achieve this color, strands are literally stripped of their natural pigments, thus making them highly susceptible to breakage. Bleached hair literally turns natural black tresses into a cartoon-like yellowish color, revealing the hair’s undertones. Further, the darker a client’s hair pigment is, the more likely that bleaching is done more than once. This means there will be more hair stripping. Finally, the stylist applies the blonde or platinum blonde mixture to the strands, that so many girls crave. It is the price of fashion. Tons of females opt for blonde hair regardless of the risk.

If you plan on going blonde…

Do Your Research
There are products that aim to eliminate the breakage factor when going blonde, by including ingredients that are gentle on the hair during the bleaching process. Nothing is promised, including the avoidance of breakage. However, do a background check anyway. Research the makers of these concoctions and evaluate their credentials. How long have they been in the hair care industry? Have they achieved success in their line of work? Do their products service all hair types? Further, get testimonials from clients that have gone blonde hair and then compare the results. Next...

Consult with Your Stylist
A good client-stylist relationship is integral in general, and especially when it comes to chemically altering your hair. Get a professional’s point-of-view before making such a drastic move. Your stylist went to school for hair care and therefore knows the logistics of the bleaching process. Please do not undergo a coloring process without making an informed decision first.

Know What You are getting yourself into
If you want to be blonde, go for it. A lot of women desire this bold look. It can be attractive and may even boost self confidence. But, bleaching your hair comes with a price. Proceed with caution and...

Repeat Step Number One - Consult with Your Hair Stylist
The conversation with your hair stylist does not end after the blonde color is applied. Hair needs to be maintained in between salon visits. There are certain products that complement different hair textures, for instance. So, having the right shampoos and conditioners are even more so needed with bleached hair. Some products, including avocados, can alter hair color, which would be counterproductive, and extremely disappointing. Save yourself the trouble and keep the communication lines open between you and your stylist.

Take Care of Your Hair and Enjoy Your New Color
Platinum blonde is a fierce shade. Certain girls can pull it off really well. With this said, take care of your hair the best way you can and avoid using heat on your strands unless Treat it with care. Finally,

Be fabulous in your new hair color and see if blondes really do have more fun!
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