Hair Color: Going Lighter the Healthy Way

Your hair can be the best accessory you will ever have! Grow it, cut it, change the color, change the texture, switch up the style, etc. We love the opportunity to transform your hair while keeping the integrity and healthiness of your strands.  Going lighter can be a process, let us help you achieve your hair goals with limited damage to those locks.

Over two separate appointments we were able to achieve the desired, lighter color by using a gentle, professional lightener and a hand-painted technique called balayage which creates natural-looking highlights. 

Over two separate appointments we were able to achieve the desired, lighter color by using a gentle, professional lightener and a hand-painted technique called balayage which creates natural-looking highlights. 

Consult a professional. Even if you don't see a hairstylist on a regular basis, going lighter is a job for the pros. Because every head of hair is unique, a professional can determine the products and time necessary to reach your personal goal of lighter, healthy hair. During a consultation, your stylist will discuss what you've been doing to your hair, what your goals are and the healthiest way to get you there. Depending on your current hair state and your desired goals, your professional may do a strand test to determine the best route to take. 

Schedule ahead. Going lighter can take several hours over several different appointments. Scheduling appointments ahead of time will ensure your stylist has the appropriate amount of time for the process. 

Treat your hair. Ask your stylist about adding a deep conditioning treatment to your color service. These treatments will penetrate deep into the hair strand to repair, moisturize and seal the cuticle, helping to lock in the color. Olaplex treatments are a great re-bonding agent to help make each strand of hair strong again and can easily be added to your service. 

Care for your hair at home. At-home haircare should consist of sulfate-free products including a blonde shampoo and conditioner as well as a conditioning treatment. Sulfates are an inexpensive cleaning agent found in a lot of products, but over time sulfates can weaken the hair strand, irritate the scalp and cause color to fade faster as well as strip your hair of its natural oils. Using a blonde-brightening shampoo and conditioner will help keep lighter strands bright and not brassy. A deep conditioner should be used weekly or bi-weekly to maintain silky, healthy hair. For the healthiest hair, invest in a heat protectant and limit your heat styling. 

Your hair goals are within reach! Schedule a consultation to begin your journey to transformation.