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Colouring Your Hair Blonde: The Ideal Technique

Colouring your hair blonde
Colouring your hair blonde - A specialist does it best
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Hair colour turns lighter mostly through depigmentation (bleaching) rather than through colouration. Read on and learn what to keep in mind when you bleach your hair and how to control unwanted side effects

  • Your hair is not really blonde? This is true for 95 per cent of all people. On average, one third of all German women are blonde but nature has given only very few of them blonde hair. All but these few women have spirited the natural pigments out of their hair. Among the colour treatments, bleaching still is number one on the list. While extreme blonde hues like platinum blonde are all the rage for models and stars, in the everyday setting women prefer softer honey and caramel hues.

    Artificial blonde should certainly not look cheap but rather breathtakingly beautiful. The bleaching must therefore be done carefully and with a good sense of colour. Soft naturally appearing blonde hair is beautiful. Even brunettes can change to this hair colour, and our tips will help to just that without properly and for the most part without damage.

  • Bleaching and How to Do it prop

    • Tip 1:

      You definitely want your blonde hair to look natural? Then you should never lighten your hair by more than two shades. Also consider the colour of your eyebrows. Your hair colour will look artificial if the colour difference between your hair and your eyebrows is huge

    • Tip 2:

      Be very careful when colouring already bleached hair. The altered hair structure may lead to surprising colourations. The hair colour may for example appear more intensive than advertised on the package or more colour pigments may penetrate the hair and make it darker than intended

    • Tip 3:

      Do the rays of the sun give your hair a reddish shimmer? In this case the red pigments must be removed from the hair. Otherwise, they may give your light blond hair a yellow tinge. Special new blonde colour treatments have been developed for originally reddish hair. They help to neutralise the unwanted yellow tinge

    • Tip 4:

      Are you blonde already and would like your hair to be just a trace lighter? Bleaching hair spray may be the ideal solution for you. They lighten your hair by about one quarter shade per application. Sunlight and the hot air of the blow-dryer will intensify the effect

    • Tip 5:

      Bold brunettes can use a strong bleaching solution at home to lighten their hair colour by up to eight shades. It is important not to leave the bleaching solution in your hair for more than 45 minutes

    • Tip 6:

      Do you abhor visible roots and don’t want to commit to frequent bleaching? Then the ‘blonette’ trend worn by Jennifer Aniston is a good choice for you. Your hair stylist will add highlights to your brown hair to give your hair colour the desired flow of natural shading