Keeping up with your hair at the salon doesn’t have to be tedious or expensive. You HAVE to be very honest to your stylist: when considering color, ask about time, budget, maintenance, and health of the hair. I bet the two of you can have an open conversation to determine the best course of action to achieve the look you desire, while NOT spending a fortune. That’s no fun, right?
My schedule is a “bleach & tone” touch up about every 10-12 weeks (2+ months, for those practicing math!). I bleach my roots to white, then apply a super ashy (grey/silver/violet) toner for about 20 minutes. It takes about 4 hours total, so I started inviting my hairdresser friends to do it at home. That’s a lot of salon time!!
The slower you process you hair with lightener, the better. You want to “slow cook” your hair– not deep fry it!! If your hair dresser immediately sticks you under the dryer — run! (I tend to use the hood dryer on low if the salon is chilly, or during the last 10 minutes to get that final lift: use your tools wisely!!) It might take a few more hours to do it the healthy way, but it’s always worth it.
Bleach is a super corrosive product, and it’s ONLY job is to break down the hair (to break molecular bonds & remove color). Add that with the metal foils for highlights, add that with heat, and lots of time. Scary!
As with all good things in life, a slow process is a healthy process. So change your home slowly, change your outlook on life slowly, and change you hair slowly. You’re gonna love what happens next!
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