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How to go from black to blonde hair?

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Did you notice Billie Eilish’s new blonde bombshell transformation? We definitely did! Going from jet black hair to blonde hair like she did is a major change and we are all for it, but the journey to get to that glorious final outcome can be a tough one. Luckily for you, the professionals at Gritt London have mastered these types of transitions, with the use of the best toner for bleached hair, lots of conditioner, and Olaplex!

Today we will give you a step by step process of what you can expect when making such a drastic change to your hair colour. For those of you who want that flexibility but aren’t ready for that big commitment, coloured hair extensions online are a great option. You can play around with different shades until you are ready for a more permanent solution. Before you go ahead and book a hairdresser online, we will take you through a few steps in the process.

Step 1: Maintain Healthy Hair

Before you embark on your hair journey it is crucial that you consider the health and condition of your hair. The colouring process is long and does a lot of damage to your hair, so it must be healthy to begin with.

To prepare yourself you can start off with a lot of conditioning treatments, minimising the use of heat tools for the time being, and set aside your cheaper hair products for salon grade shampoos and conditioners.

Step 2: Do a Hair Analysis

On your first salon session, don’t let yourself get hungry. You are going to have a lot of time on your hands as this process takes long. The first part is a hair analysis where a strand of your hair will be tested to see how it reacts to the bleach. After that step, you are ready for the bleaching process.

Step 3: Colour Stripping

This is a tedious process that likely has to be repeated several times until your hair has a pale yellow appearance. If your hair is black, it will turn red, red to orange, orange to bright yellow, and then finally pale yellow, and this is the stage where toner can be applied to achieve your desired shade of blonde.

Step 4: Repeat

As we mentioned in the previous step, depending on your starting colour, the stripping process might have to be repeated a few times. For Billie Eilish’s blonde transformation, her colorurist confirmed that it took four stripping sessions to strip off her jet black hair. Bleach is extremely harsh on the hair, and because of this we add a bond builder to the bleach formula. Your hair will thank you for it later!

Step 5: Adding Colour

The difference between Marilyn Monroe blonde and Billie Eilish’s softer blonde all comes down to the toner.

Aftercare Tips:

Going blonde is not a stroll in the park. It requires maintenance and care afterwards that are just as important as the process it took to achieve it. Maintenance on your color can typically be every eight weeks to include; root touch-up, tone and trim if needed. Nourishing your hair is always important, especially after such a harsh process, so routinely using conditioning treatments and purple shampoo to leave brassy tones out is key!

Follow these steps and you will be going from black to blonde in no time, and Gritt London would love to nurture you on your journey.  Whether you are after radical colour change or the best haircut deals in Clapham, we have exactly what you are looking for and more. See you soon!