This Is How To Tell If Going Blonde Will Work For You 7 years ago

This Is How To Tell If Going Blonde Will Work For You

Changing your hair colour can be fun but there's a couple of things to take into consideration too.

If you're a brunette/redhead/insert relevant hair colour here, then going blond can take a lot of time, effort and money.


However, Redken's creative colourist, Tracey Cunningham, who looks after Khloe Kardashian's blonde locks, has a few expert tips to help you decide whether blonde is right for you.

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Speaking to Marie Claire, Tracey said that looking back at childhood photos will help you see if you had any natural blond in your hair.

Even if you didn't, you can still go blond now and a key point is getting the correct shade with Tracey advising that "non-brassy, ashier blondes complement cool skin tones, while golden shades work better on warmer ones".

Going blond takes a lot of time so you'll need to have patience to get to the colour you want and another key point is to ensure your hair is healthy and can take regular colour applications.


This basically means you need to factor in time for moisturising treatments and hair masks which you can DIY at home.

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"You need lots of moisturizing treatments in-between each service to help maintain healthy hair" advises Tracey.

Tracey also says that it's better to get your hair in tip top condition before starting the blonde process.

Finally, before going blond and subjecting your hair to bleach and other harsh chemicals, it is important to note that you'll have to lay off the styling tools for a bit.


"They cause internal damage that weakens the protein cross-links" in your hair, and if you must use them, stick to a low heat and always use a heat protector spray.

We've all had a bad hair day at one stage or another

So if you're planning on a drastic colour change, talk yourself through this process first.