Fashion & Beauty

Going From Brunette To Blonde Safely

3 June, 2015

Does anyone even remember when I was a brunette?  As in the colour I started off with from birth.

It has been over a year now since I started to gradually go blonde.  Going from brunette to blonde safely is something that shouldn’t happen over night!

I was lucky enough to find myself a hairdresser who is pretty darn awesome when it comes to foiling and after much discussion, it was decided to quit filling my hair up with dark hair dye to cover up the greys and gradually go blonde instead, by foiling.

Initially I had my hair foiled every 4-5 weeks, now I am going 6-8 weeks before I have a retouch and in reality I could possibly go longer, but I love having the colour freshened up and grab a trim while I am there.

I do take extra care of my hair now that it is so much lighter, as it is prone to becoming dry.  But other than a keratin treatment once a week and a great moisturising shampoo and conditions, that’s about all I do.


I barely remember myself brunette these days.  This was me back in early 2013. 

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This is me now.  Blonde.


Going Brunette To Blonde Tips

* Talk carefully with your hairdresser about how he/she thinks your hair will cope with going lighter and listen!

* Go lighter slowly and using blonde foils.  It may take 6-12 months to get the desired colour you are wanting, but the wait is worth it.

* Keep your hair well moisturised with a great shampoo and condition and weekly treatments.  I have been using the Paul Mitchell range gifted to me last month.  They are FANTASTIC, in particular the Awapuhi Wild Ginger Range.

* Have your ends trimmed often.

* Always use a hair protector when using heat appliances on your hair

* Consider keeping your hair shorter to decrease the chances of your hair becoming so dry and brittle it breaks.






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  • Ness3 June, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    I love your hair blonde! You look gorgeous
    I too am going blonde, for the same reasons – my greys are winning the battle too much staying brunette!

    • Gayel Stewart-Airs3 June, 2015 at 9:23 pm

      Oh Ness .. you will look fab as a blondie too…We can get all matchy matchy with QD next Christmas!!

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