When it comes to blonde hair it seems like there are a hundred different shades of it, from strawberry blondes, honey blondes, caramel blondes all the way to platinum. Summer is approaching and living in California means clients tend to have the urge to lighten up. If your hair is naturally a darker shade and youre planning on going lighter I highly recommend a gradual process. Sure, you can fry your hair and do it all in one appointment but you will have a ton of breakage and hair that will look like straw by the end of the month. We've all seen it, a ton of fly aways on top of a persons hair and fried dry ends. Lighter hair is usually thirsty so the best treatment to maintain the integrity of your hair is to deep condition as often as possible.
My favorite deep conditioner is S Factor Serious Conditioner by Tigi, a 5 ouch tube will run you about $28 but its well worth it.
If youre a little tight with your budget you can always make your own.
Ingredients you'll need:Table Spoon of Natural Cocoa Butter(I use Yellow Stick), 1/4 cup of Olive Oil, 1/2 cup of Black Tea (Black Tea already made, not the tea bag itself), 2 Tablespoons of Honey, 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon, and 3 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice.
Combine all the ingredients into a bowl and let it set for 30 minutes before putting it in your hair. You must let it set so that the natural peroxide in the cinnamon will be activated. Once you put it in your hair, cover your hair with a shower cap then wrap a towel around your head so the mixture won't drip on you. Let an hour pass then wash out of hair. Shampoo is optional for the hair will not be sticky if washed thoroughly!
If you dont have some of these ingredients then another really easy and affordable deep conditioner is the regular conditioner you have in your shower.
Wash your hair the way you normally would, when you come out of the shower towel dry your hair but try not to create too much friction. brush your hair starting from tips to root and start applying your already existing conditioner on your hair generously. Really get it in your hair, dont leave any dry strands. As with any deep conditioning treatment, wrap your hair in either a shower cap or a plastic bag if youre really hurting in the supply department. take a towel out of the dryer and wrap your hair around the bag. Heat really moistens and activates the process. you can leave it on your hair for a half hour or go all out and leave it over night. Dont worry about keeping the towel around your head all through the night because the heat from your head will do the rest of the work after the towel goes cold. Wash with cool water and let hair dry. You will noticeably feel a difference and hold onto your hairs moisture and shine.