Hello, loves! Guess what I did today? Changed my hair color…AGAIN! Well technically, I just added more of the same color to the top of my hair. You all really loved my first hair transformation post (you can find that here) so I thought I’d write a little update. I’ve gotten blonde highlights since I was in high school, but like I mentioned in my old post, I could never find quite the right color. Since my hairdresser hit the nail on the head color wise last time, I didn’t want to stray too far from it. I normally ask for a balayage (which in shorter terms is an ombré effect), but this time I went for an all around consistent color. Here are the results!
It isn’t an extremely drastic change, which I don’t mind. I’m sure the day will come when I want to change my hair color completely but for now, I like it looking natural. As a baby, my hair was completely blonde all over but as I’ve gotten older it’s become much darker. I’m simply wanting to go back to my roots (no pun intended). Having blonde hair definitely isn’t the easiest (or cheapest) color to have. I recently have been using purple shampoo (only once or twice a week) and that’s really helped preserve the ashy tones. I didn’t think this was a necessity to use in the past, but it honestly is if you want to maintain your blonde color. Even though purple shampoo can get pricey, it limits the amount of times you have to go back to the salon for touch ups. I use the Shwartzkopf Purple Shampoo, but mostly recently I picked up the Not Your Mother’s Purple Shampoo from Target. I’ll make another update on whether or not I like this brand!
I mentioned to my hairdresser that I simply wanted to be more blonde and for the light colors to be more noticeable. She totally understood what I wanted and explained the process she would use, while also showing me photos of what she had previously created with this technique. She definitely knew what she was doing and made it clear what the result would be.
Other times I’ve gone into a salon, I’ve shown the hairdresser a photo and it never turned out the same. With my current hairdresser, she understood what I wanted and then presented me with photos instead of the other way around. I really appreciate this, as there’s a clear understanding that we’re on the same page. I can’t say enough about her and I’ll link her Instagram here: @hair.by.chlo.
There are many different types of blonde color: ones that are warmer toned and ones that are cooler. I personally prefer the cooler/ashy tones. Most hairdressers I went to previously just didn’t understand what I meant by icy/cool toned but Chloe totally gets it! If you’re in the Orange County area, I’d definitely recommend you check her out! That’s about it for my little hair update! I hope you guys enjoyed and that it gives you some ideas if you’re wanting to switch things up with your look! Talk to you very soon, loves!