We’ve all cattily green- eyed this meticulous type. Her life revolves around weekly schedules of
mandatory pedicures and manicures then; she scurries to have her hair done. She is quick to notice any new wrinkles and has regular
facials, body wraps, massages and this includes attending botox parties. You’ll glance at her begrudgingly as she strenuously works
out on the weight machines with her perfect body, with her perfect face and nails.
This gal is the only person I know who can smile without moving her mouth due to the prevention of her surprised horror of discovering a laugh line. There is no way this lady will
hold a garden spade in her hand or dig a hole to plant a tree for fear of breaking a nail or mussing her hair. Sunshine will only
end up giving her premature aging. The vitamin D she can take from a bottle. What most people do not know is the work and price that
is involved with the upkeep of looking like a new Mercedes, and this coup happens to be a blonde.
What is all the riff raff about becoming a blonde and why are so many women envious of blondes?
Could it because blonde hair is always the trend whether we care to admit it or not and it seems the majority of blondes are lookers
and have the hardware to prove it and some of it comes at a pretty fair price.
Depending on what the blonde has done to her hair is in direct connection with her maintenance.
Some “ever to do well gals” just go to the salon and have a touch-up with a high volume tint once a month. Others allow their new
growth to appear for a month or two before touching up. Then, there is the process of wanting a variety of blonde colors instead of
that pale washed out look that has been so prominent yesterday, today and no doubt tomorrow too. The variety of having many colors
are much more attractive although expensive and high maintenance if you want to keep looking your Barbie perfect. The dissimilitude
of warm golds, strawberry blondes and lighter neutrals can be impressive.
Thin weak hair is much more prone to develop more problems when bleach is applied to the hair.
Even if the bleach is an oil or moisturizer and the company advertises its safety and effectiveness, there will still be the danger
of extreme dryness, brittleness and possible breakage. The hair is not strong enough to handle the continual use of bleach no matter
the product. If you do have the fine weak hair and desire to be a blonde, perhaps tinting would be more suitable for you. Those with
a medium to dark blonde natural shades would do well with the application of a blonder tint to lift your hair. Experiment toward one
shade lighter. Be gradual about it and use the process of foiling with the warm golds twice a year, but only with tint. If you are a
brunette and have darker thin hair and wish to blonde. Again, try going just one-half to one shade lighter at a time. There’s no rush.
Move into this process slowly. And, do not be afraid of the red tones, as that is what is going to come up on your hair. Your colorist
will want to use a medium to low volume developer for safety sake. Little by little, when you need a touch up and through a reasonable
time, you can be lighter. Accept this process and along with this service, repeated moisturizing conditioners will help keep your hair in good health and tact.
Natural redheads can evolve lighter too. I would suggest using a high volume tint to foil your
hair with two lighter colors. Chances are, the hues will be a golden and a lovely strawberry in the beginning. This whole evolvement
of a slow deliberate diversity of tones will flatter your hair and probably put a confident strut in your walk.
Have you given any thought of the price of having this service done? The longer the hair, the more
time it will take and the more money it will cost. Especially if you have long thick hair, the charges could make you take out a
second mortgage on your home to pay for it all. That is only the beginning, there is the upkeep, and this depends on you, whether
you would like to continue to look as good as you first walked out of the salon or would rather compromise your investment and wait
until you have about a one-two inch new growth for your colorist to frown about. You see, when someone comes into the salon with an
inch of new growth and requests a touch up, they expect this touch up to match the rest of their hair. They do not realize that when
their colorist applies the color there will be a difference in the chemical process when next to the scalp and a difference a half
inch away. There will be two different colors because of the heat that radiates from your scalp. Because of this, depending on your
color, your solution has to be applied differently. The best time to come in for a touch up is to come in once a month, it will save
unnecessary labor for your service and, it could be cost effective for you too. Besides that, your colorist will continue to love
you. Next time you are thumbing through a movie magazine look at a few celebrities new growth where they have been touched up. You
will see at least two different shades. The upside and positive outlook on this whole picture is that anything goes today and it is
ok to have those duos and trios of color from your scalp.
Another thing to watch as you move into the blonde mode is not to get too blonde. I have seen
foils done upon foils until the client is all blonde and the only difference anyone can notice is her new growth. Besides all that,
it is uncreative to keep getting tinted in the same old places on your head with the same old color too, not to mention the damage
that is being done.