To Dye For - Tips & Tricks for the Newly Blonde

Trying on a lighter, brighter you is some of the most fun a person can have with their hair. But before you take the plunge to platinum here are some words of advice: 

Listen to your stylist. I am always going to suggest you trust what a professional stylist suggests for your hair. You might be ready for a change, but your hair may not be. A trained stylist will give it to you straight and let you know if your hair is in good enough shape for the journey. 

But of course, sometimes circumstances arise where the curious brunette tries to take matters into their own hands. Don't do it! It almost always ends in disaster. And that's because going from dark to very light is a complicated process. It needs to be done properly, in stages. The chemicals needed to perform this magical transformation are INTENSE. They have the potential to MELT YOUR HAIR and seriously burn your skin if you're not careful. (DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR GIRLS WHO ARE GOING TO DO THIS EVEN THOUGH YOU'VE TOLD THEM NOT TO? like: But, if you insist on bleaching your hair at home, at the very least don't use a grocery bag as a head wrap. The color on the bag will transfer to your hair and nothing ruins that blonde fantasy like a big red "THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING" printed across your head.)

With all that said, if you do come out the other side of a professional or DIY dye job with a fun new look, here's the products I recommend for making your color last and keeping that new blonde hair looking great between visits to your colorist: 

AG HAIR Colour Care ($19)

TIGI Dumb Blonde Violet Toning Shampoo ($17.00)

KERATIN COMPLEX Blondeshell Debrass & Brighten Shampoo ($24.00)