With warm weather and sunny days approaching, summer is the perfect time to lighten your hair! Summer screams light hair and we love it! However, before you go lighter it’s important that you understand how to pick the perfect shade for you and what you need to do to maintain it. So, before you make the switch, read below to figure out all you need to know about going blonde for the summertime.
Find a Shade that Suits You
You should decide which shade of blonde to go for off if your base color. For example, if you have naturally dark hair, going blonde will require several visits to your colorist. To start off, go with some light brown highlights or lighter ends. This will make the transition more natural and better suited for you specifically. If you have red hair, to initiate your descent to lighter hair start off with some rose gold hues to gradually change your color. Finally, if you have dark blonde hair a good option is balayage. This will give your hair a more natural, lighter look as the highlights are painted on in places that naturally get lighter in the summer.
Budget for the Upkeep
Going blonde requires a lot of work to maintain, especially if you have naturally dark hair. Therefore, before going blonde make sure that you budget for frequent trips back to the hair salon to touch up colors and maintain your light locks.
Switching up Your Shampoo
Going blonde can be harsh on your hair and make it dryer than usual. To keep your hair healthy and moisturized, consider trying a sulfate free shampoo. Sulfate free shampoo is made up of mild detergents that do not strip your hair of any natural oils, keeping it healthy, clean, and nourished.