Bleaching my hair

There is no denying that right now bleached hair is ‘hot’, and everyone wants it…..including me. Platinum blonde, sexy pinks and high fashion colours are what we want right now, but what about the damage we are doing to our hair?  As hairdressers we need to take decisions on whether a client’s hair can cope with the stress that it puts on the hair. Here are some of the factors we take into account when doing a colour consultation

  • Has the hair been previously coloured or lightened?
  • The strength of the hair structure / condition
  • Client’s natural base level

If it’s possible to bleach your hair, there are also many things you should consider beforehand.

  • Bleaching your hair is going to compromise the condition and you will need to upgrade your hair regime. A cheap shampoo and conditioner just isn’t going to cut it anymore.  Bleach takes a lot out and you need to be flooding the hair with hydration as well as regular repair treatments, which can be done at home.
  • Bleach will thicken your hair. If your hair is fine (as mine is), this can be the best remedy to beef up your hair, and remains the reason I won’t break away from all over bleach.  However if your hair is already very heavy and a struggle to dry and tame, bleaching is going to exaggerate that problem.  Whilst product can help massively with this, it’s something to consider.
  • Bleaching is going to be something you will need to have done on a regular basis, and we are talking weeks not months.  Most hair grows at just over 1cm a month on average, but of course everyone is different; I think mine is a little on the lazy side but I’m not complaining as its still growing, and that’s always a positive. Be prepared to budget in the cost and to spare around two and half hours every four to five weeks.

So if after all that you’ve decided to take the plunge and join the ‘platinum’ club, you’re going to need to maintain your look. How? Well once you have decided on your tone you can do lots of things to help keep your colour looking fresh. If you’ve joined me in a grey or silver tone, you’re going to need a shampoo to maintain the tones.  The market is currently flooded with silver shampoos and I’ve tried quite a few myself.  Some have a deeper tone than others but for me it’s Fanola no yellow shampoo, this shampoo is truly amazing and an absolute must have if you love those silver and gun metal tones. At the salon we can actually tailor your tones with any shampoo by adding toner to your favourite product. So for all our hardcore Moroccan oil clients, you get the best of both. Tone and hydration completely free of sulphates and parabens, and of course, as with all our products completely cruelty free

So to sum up, if you feel like standing out in a crowd with hair that makes a statement about your style and confidence, book in for a free consultation where we can discuss all your options.

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