August 31, 2016

Natural Hair | My Experience Going from Red to Blonde Hair

Beauties,

If you've seen me on social media in the last few days, I'm sure I'm looking a bit different than normal.  You all know that I love switching up my hair.  In the last few years, I've worn everything from red hair to shaved sides to crochet locs.  One hairstyle I've always wanted to try, but had been a bit afraid to, is blonde hair.  I love how blonde hair looks on women of color, but I have heard horror stories of how drying and damaging it can be.  I tend to be one of those people who likes to at least try something once so I decided for my 30th birthday, I was going to finally go blonde.


I shared my journey from red to blonde hair on Snapchat.  If you missed it, there's a brief video below of my snaps from my beauty salon visit.  My hair stylist, Tiffany Denae, has been doing my hair for over four years so I trusted her with this transition.

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As you can see from the video, this was not a simple process.  The process may not be the same for everyone.  A big reason it took awhile for me to go blonde is because I was beginning with red hair.  The color had to be lifted (removed) before proceeding to go blonde.  So, it took two to three tries to lift my red color.  Once it was lifted, my hair was blonde; however, it had to be toned down to a nicer color.  We toned it down three times and we finally got a color that both Tiffany and I loved.

To protect my hair, Tiffany also did a deep condition on my hair.  She then did coils and put me under the dryer.  I typically prefer to wear my coils for a few days, but we decided to uncoil the hair after sitting under the dryer to see the true results.  Needless to say, I love the color!  I have received so many compliments and dare I say, I think this may be my favorite color I've worn.  I will keep you all posted as I learn how to care for my new blonde tresses.







What do you think?  Would you go blonde?

God bless & stay fab,


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