Fall is here, and while you’re trading in ice coffee for a hot cup of Joe, flip flops for boots, it’s also the perfect time to change up your hair colour and attract Mr. Right. Invite love into the new season with this expert hair guide.
You Love Being Blond
Whether your golden locks are natural or you work hard at maintaining that most famous of hair colours, you’ve likely considered giving different blond intensities a whirl. However before you decide to go lighter or darker, remember the top rule of hair colour change: The farther you stray from your current colour, the more damaged your hair will be. Overall, pros advise remaining within two levels.
Blond: Go Lighter
Before doing anything else, consider your skin tone. If you’re fair-skinned, don’t go too light to avoid looking washed out or tired. Do you have medium to dark skin with olive undertones? Then choose shades that are described as “cool.” Next, how long do you want this new colour to stick around? Permanent colour lasts until the next time you dye it, demi permanent colour lasts about a month, and semi-permanent colour lasts approximately a week.
Going a bit darker usually suits most blondes more than going lighter does , so try out a semi- or demi permanent shade first before fully committing to it.
Hold On to Your Blond
Cleansing with blond-specific shampoos and their matching conditioners will help you love your colour longer.