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Ok, I keep seeing people come into my work, or pictures of people with very sad, fried, over bleached hair. I want to halp you. I am not a stylist. I have friends who are stylists, and I have learned what I know from them and my own experiences with being blonde. I am going to tell you some secrets which might piss off other stylists…but trust me, nothing can replace them anyway. Your best option will always be to save your money and go straight to a salon with your hair. That being said, here are some tips….
-DO NOT DO NOT use box bleach on your hairs, ever. I know from the experience of myself and others. This is what makes hair so sad. All the bleach does is kill your hair, and will not lighten it enough either. My stylist (and best friend) has been using Goldwell Silk Lift lightener on my hair for a while. I was happy to find out recently, it can also be bought on ebay. ;) Just be sure to read directions!
-I do not know anything about getting hair from black to blonde. I only know that for me, I just need 20 vol developer on natural, newly grown hair.
-Many people know, that you cannot get platinum blonde hair without using a blue or purple toner. I like Wella’s Lightest Ash Blonde. You cannot lighten your hair to a platinum shade. If your hair is banana colored, you need something purple to neutralize the yellow, since these 2 colors are opposite on the color wheel.
-Purple shampoo will help maintan the platinum shade. The best I’ve tried is So Silver shampoo by Matrix. It is also important especially for blondes to use salon quality products (shampoo, conditioner, heat protectant). Products from other places have more chemicals which are too harsh and drying. A good conditioner is Intense Repair by Loreal Professionnel.
-Hair masks are great for restoring mousture. You can make them out of so many things, such as: olive oil, eggs, tea, different types of conditioner, and even lotion (the vitamin e in lotion is essential to skin and hair).
-If you are trying to grow or repair your hair, prenatal vitamins, biotin, and viviscal will greatly help you, along with drinking water and getting lots of good protein from meat. Also I am not on the train for getting frequent trims, unless your hair is severely damaged. If you keep cutting it, it cant really get any longer.
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