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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Back to Blonde 💁

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About a year or so ago, I decided I wanted to go blonde. And not just blonde but blonde blonde, you know? So, I finally plucked up the courage to go to the hairdressers and pay an arm and a leg to go from dirty, multicoloured brunette hair to a fresh new do. I paid just £70 (this was back home in Somerset not London, just fyi) and we lifted it a little, and gradually over time I got the bright blonde colour I really wanted. But then I soon got bored of paying for the upkeep of having blonde hair (and paying £75 every time I needed my highlights retouched) so returned to my faithful brown locks. But, it wasn't long before I missed having lighter hair and so I decided to go for the change once again, this time in London. Mainly to see how different my experience would be, and if the outcome differed as well...


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blondehair, brunettetoblonde, hairstory, zaragreenandwhitestripedshirt, fbloggers, hairpost

This time I went just down the road from where I now live to King's Cross and made an appointment at an independent hairdressers called The Hair Gallery - then that weekend it was time to go blonde...again. I'm not really sure why I wanted to go back to blonde, I felt like I just wanted a change and dying my hair seemed to be one of the cheapest ways to make a change in my life. First off, my experience at The Hair Gallery was completely lovely, I walked in and was almost immediately asked if I wanted a cuppa (note: I always want a cuppa) and then it was time to set to work. When I went in, I initially asked to go silver - Love Island was currently on the TV and I wanted to be Chyna, okay - but, soon realised that my hair wasn't strong enough to take all the bleach we would have to do. This was mainly because I hadn't been for a haircut in a while and I had dyed my hair to the point of it turning green - I didn't even know that was a thing.

But, the lovely lady who was doing my hair said I could have a full head of highlights then some toner which would take out the brassy tones. And with that (and a cup of tea on my hands) it was showtime. Now, I have a lot of hair as it's so thick so just putting on the foils took about an hour and a half, nearly two hours, then it had to be thoroughly washed and have the toner added on to it and dried and styled...five hours later my hair was blonde! The colour is actually quite close to my natural hair colour so, whilst it's been nearly two months since getting it dyed, it still looks super fresh and healthy. The colour also really suits my skin tone and I've been loving wearing different coloured clothes that make the blonde really stand out - navy blue is my new thing! As you can see from these photo's the colour and toner took really well to my hair and it still feels really strong and not at all dried out - every week I wash my hair with Bleach London's purple shampoo and conditioner and use Moroccan hair oil when it's wet so it stays nourished. Overall, it cost me £200 for just one five-hour long trip at the hairdressers to achieve this level of blonde, but, like I said, I haven't had to have any retouches or additional highlights - it seems super natural. I hope this post was helpful if you're thinking of making the change from brunette to blonde as well, if you have any questions feel free to ask them in the comment box below.

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blondehair, brunettetoblonde, hairstory, zaragreenandwhitestripedshirt, fbloggers, hairpost

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