Hairstyles, Hair Care & Fashion

She's a High Maintenance Gal

Blonde Hair Maintenance

      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.
wavy blonde hair       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.
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