So, I’ve been on the journey to getting my hair blonde for over a year now, it’s hard work! I lost a lot of my hair after giving birth to Leo, (post partum hair loss is a bitch) and so I’ve been trying to build up my colour gradually, all while trying to maintain and repair my hair so it’s in a good condition again. The problem with pregnancy is that it gives you the most amazing and thick luxurious hair and you love it but then, baby comes out and so does all your gorgeous new hair!
My first step always is trying to look after its condition, while growing back what I lost and then trying to go lighter at the same time.
How to Help Repair Hair Loss – While Getting Healthier Locks
My hairline started receding at the front where I’d lost some of my hair. The back section underneath my hair was also very snapped and damaged.
- Regular Trims: I went about three years without getting my hair cut because I was under the impression that it would grow better if I didn’t cut it but boy was I wrong! Getting it trimmed every 8-12 weeks definitely stops it snapping and breaking, leaving it healthier and stronger. (It’s growing quicker too!)
- Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo – not the cheapest shampoo on the market I will admit. It works wonders though, really, since using it I barley get any breakages in my hair and next to nothing falls out during brushing or washing. Whereas before, there would be clumps coming out during both those times.
- Aussie Damage Control Conditioner – finding a conditioner that works for you is great for keeping your hair in great condition. I find this one really is the best for keeping my hair shiny, healthy and strong.
- Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment – for hair that never grows past a certain length. I feel like this has also really helped my hair grow! I use this once a week!
Keep it Classy Not Brassy!
To stop the blonde in my hair turning yellow or brassy, I use a silver shampoo. I’ve tried so many of these and I find that the only one that works for me is the Touch Of Silver Shampoo. This retails for about £3, so it’s actually one of the cheapest toning shampoos on the market and it really does work! Other ones, I feel just cling to the lightest sections of your hair and turn them white!
- Touch of Silver Shampoo
- Toner – whenever I go to the hairdressers I often get a silvery coloured toner on to cancel out my brassy shades.
- A good hair dresser – I use Black Door Hairdressing and honestly I can not recommend them enough to you! Bobbi, who does my hair, always knows exactly what I want and she always does an amazing job. Here’s my slightly embarrassing before and after – from my first time seeing her, she transformed my hair!
I feel like lightening dark hair is a gradual process and if you want to maintain a good quality with your hair, you need to go lighter gradually. Every time I go to the hairdressers I just ask to go a step lighter and to bring the colour higher. Eventually, it will be all blonde. It may take a lot longer than you want it too, but your hair will thank you for it!
This is how blonde my hair is currently. You can follow my ‘going blonde’ journey on my Instagram stories and the highlight “HAIR”.
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