Summer is the perfect time to adopt a color or blonde highlights. Olivier Lebrun, the founder of Olab Paris, gives you his advice for choosing the shade made for you.
Do you want to switch to blonde hair? Good news, this very trendy color this summer is available in a multitude of shades to adapt to all hair types and all skin tones. Platinum blond, light blond, vanilla blond, expensive blond, or even buttercream blond… the least we can say is that you have the choice!
Discover the advice of our hairdresser to adopt the perfect shade.
This year, Olivier Lebrun has noticed a rise in soft and warm blondes, notably with shades reminiscent of the 1970s. You will be able to find Brigitte Bardot blonde, honey blonde, wheat color, or even gray blonde.
Hair is naturally made up of 3 pigments: blue, red, and yellow. To obtain a blond color, it is a question of removing the first two to keep only the yellow by oxidizing the hair, which weakens it. The darker the hair, the more necessary it will be to neutralize these two pigments, which damages the hair more.
Olivier Lebrun, therefore, advises you to be reasonable about the color you want to obtain. It will be easier to achieve light and cold blondes on natural blondes. If you are brunette or dark brown, Olivier Lebrun advises you to go for a blonde with warm shades such as honey blonde or dark blonde which will damage your hair less.
Once you have your perfect blond, you will have to cherish it to keep it as long as possible. And this is not an easy task in the summer. To start, Olivier Lebrun advises you to soak your hair in freshwater by taking a shower before swimming in chlorinated water. It is this that may give greenish reflections to your new color. If so, the professional hairdresser has a solution! Immerse an aspirin in a glass of water and rinse your hair with it. This trick should only be used in some instances. Also, do a strand test from the back to see how your hair behaves.
For those who often go to the beach and expose themselves to the sun, there are UV filters to protect your hair. For his part, Olivier Lebrun advises you to tie your hair if you go to the beach and brush it afterward to protect it from the sand and give it shine.
In terms of care, the expert warns about the overconsumption of purple shampoo. Know that this type of treatment in the shower does not replace a patina at the hairdresser. He recommends using oils, especially coconut oil, which is better to choose transparently.