We have all dreamed, at one time or another, of totally changing our hair color. But the real question is whether it would work for us. Can a brunette go blonde easily? And if so, should you bet on a warm blonde or a cold blonde? You still have to know what nuances we are talking about... So, you might as well ask a specialist.
"A warm blonde is easier to obtain than a cold blonde when the base is light brown or dark brown", explains Jérôme Ponthieu, head of training at Atelier Intermède before specifying: "It is the first pigment that appears when lightening the hair ". The exposure time is therefore much longer to obtain a cold blonde since this requires bleaching.
Golden blonde is a warm and bright blonde. This color is accessible to both blondes and brunettes. This reflection appears naturally in those who have dark blonde or light brown hair with the effects of the sun.
Venetian blonde is a blonde that tends to naturally pull towards red. It mixes nuances of gold and copper. It is suitable for both fair skin and dark skin.
Beige blond. This blond has the particularity of being able to be both 'hot' and 'cold'. How is the distinction made? "When at first glance, we see gold above an iridescent filter, it is a warm beige. Conversely, when we see iridescent and only after gold, it is a cool beige".
Cool blonde does not contain yellow or golden pigments. It has ashy reflections. There are, again, several shades of cool blonde.
Ash-blonde is one of the darker shades of blonde. "Its reflections tend towards gray, bluish. They have a metallic note". Many real blondes naturally have this color. Note that this color is ideal for the appearance of gray hair.
The iridescent blonde "has a rosy connotation", specifies the training manager at Intermède.
The beige blond mentioned above.
Platinum blonde or white blonde. It is very difficult to obtain in those with dark hair; it is necessary to go through several stages in time to prevent the discoloration from damaging the hair too much. It is more recommended with clear bases.
“Several parameters must be taken into consideration,” says Jérôme Ponthieu. "The base color is important since, the darker the base, the warmer the result will be." And to add: "You also have to observe the color of the client's eyes. Some have naturally, warm undertones, others cold." Concretely, warm blonde is more suitable "for those who have golden, hazel or amber eyes (a very light brown with an underlying golden or yellow tint)". The cold blond, to those with blue, gray, green eyes or iridescent notes.
"We must also take into account the complexion of the skin as well as the jewelry that women wear because without knowing it, some go naturally to the heat and others to the cold," insists the hairdresser.
It is quite possible. However, you should know that white hair is more fragile than normal because it has been depigmented. It is, therefore, better to ask your hairdresser for advice when making your choice.
Blonde to white hair tends to turn yellow over time. Pollution, UV rays, chlorine, saltwater are all factors that can alter the color. Blond, therefore, requires special maintenance. As for shampoo, consider using products adapted to the nature of your hair. Continue your beauty routine with a specific treatment for blondes. They help the hair scales to close, which helps keep the pigments inside the hair fiber. They also provide protection against external aggressions. "Choose anti-oxidant ranges. They stop the oxidation process and keep the pigments in the color." These products are used after each shampoo. To bring shine and luminosity to your warm blonde, you can also use pigment-revealing treatments. "These products are used once a week because be careful, they do not wash." For cold blondes, there are yellowing ranges, which neutralize the "yellow".
The ritual to adopt to maintain blond, white to gray hair. Its formula is enriched with purple pigments and UV filters which neutralize yellow reflections. "The tea extract protects the hair from external aggressions while prolonging the radiance of the color." Available in a hairdressing salon.
This shampoo is intended for the blond to white hair. This product neutralizes yellowing reflections and repigments gray hair. It nourishes and regenerates the hair fiber for a soft and shiny effect.
The Blond Absolu range is intended for bleached blond hair. This repairing shampoo is ultra-nourishing. The hair is restored and preserved, regardless of the type of blond.
This range of products is intended for white and polar blond hair. Klorane's organic knapweed anti-yellowing shampoo cleanses and neutralizes the yellow and copper reflections of white and cold blond hair, from its first use.
Thanks to its active ingredients enriched with dragon fruit, this mask nourishes and brings shine to highlighted or colored hair. Available in a hairdressing salon.
This shampoo magnifies the reflections of white, gray, and blonde hair, whether natural, highlighted, or bleached. Its purple-colored formula contains hyaluronic acid and wheat proteins to help neutralize yellow undertones.
Thanks to this mask, rich in vitamin E, safflower oil, and antioxidants, the hair is nourished and the hair fiber is repaired in depth. Directions for use: After shampooing, distribute well over towel-dried hair, avoiding the roots and insisting on the ends. Leave on for 3 to 5 minutes depending on the type of hair, then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Available in a hairdressing salon
To want to totally change the universe. "You have to be aware that by going from hot to cold or vice versa, the client's habits will have to change, both in terms of dress style and jewelry at the risk of being totally out of step".