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We’ve constructed the pros and cons list of each Lightening Product so you can make your own judgement call.
When Platinum Blonde is on top of your must-haves, it seems second nature to head directly to Bleach to achieve a super Blonde shade. The problem with Bleach? It’s a serious product to deal with, one that we don’t recommend using unless you have a decent amount of experience with Hair Colouring. But before turning your back on your Blonde dreams, meet the Highlift Blondes — our Range of Platinum Blonde Shades infused with Ash, Beige and Silver reflects that Lighten your Hair without the brutality of Bleach and the benefits of our Colour Ranges intense moisturisers. So if you’re sceptical of these wonder Colours, we’ve constructed the pros and cons list of each Lightening Product so you can make your own judgement call as to which is best suited for you. Bleach What is it? A Powder Bleach mixed with a peroxide that Lightens your Hair by stripping it of all pigment, in a strong and intense Lightening Process. Pros: Bleach is an extremely strong Product that can give you wider Lightening results if you need to really climb the Colour ladder. Excellent for Brunette users to transform into a Light Blonde. Can Lighten Natural or Coloured Hair Colour. Can remove Permanent and Semi Permanent Hair Colour. Cons: Very strong and needs to be used with caution. Only recommended for advanced Colour users. Bleach will destroy all the Natural and artificial Colour pigment in your Hair, that can never be regained.Your Hair is left empty with no Colour pigment and will need to be regularly Toned or Coloured. Flat Hair Colour. Dries out and damages your Hair. Highlift Blonde What is it? Platinum Blonde, creme Colours with extra Colour pigment than the average Hair Colour to give you a higher, Lighter level of Blonde. Each Highlift Shade has inbuilt Blonde Toners to keep your Colour smooth and Toned. Pros: Enable you to Lighten your Hair to a Platinum Blonde shade without Bleach. Will leave Colour pigment in your Hair, resulting in a glossy, dewy Hair Colour.Inbuilt Ash, Silver or Beige Toners that will keep your Hair clean and Toned while it Lightens — instead of having to Tone post Lightening. Filled with a solid core of rich moisturisers that hydrate your Hair. Cons: You can only Lighten virgin Hair. Highlift Blondes are only able to Lighten 4 Shades. If your Natural Hair is Darker than Light Brown, you will not achieve a Platinum Blonde. Meet the Highlift Blondes. 901 Extra Light Ash Blonde gives you a smokey, waxy Light Blonde with a fresh finish. 902 Extra Light Beige Blonde is a creamier Light Blonde with milk infused tones that deliver an ultra glossy Hair Colour. 908 Extra Light Silver Blonde is the Highlift with the strongest Toning capabilities, with sleek, Silver hues create a strong chic Platinum Blonde. 901 Extra Light Ash Blonde BUY NOW 902 Extra Light Beige Blonde BUY NOW 908Extra Light Silver Blonde BUY NOW
Got lazy? This is how you get your Hair Colouring routine back on track.
Did you decide to stop Colouring? Got too lazy? Thought you wanted to grow your Hair out? Imagined your Natural Colour to be way more glamorous than it really is? And now you’re stuck with a neither here nor there Hair Colour. So when you decide you want to get your Hair back into a Colouring routine how do you recreate the glory you once had or on the flip side, how do you create your new look?By asking yourself first: What is your Hair Colour goal? Followed by: What Colour Products have you put through your Hair in the last 12-18 months. But let’s start with what Hair Colour you want to be. If you’ve forgotten what Hair Colour Shades suit you the general rule is Cool Skin Tones suit Cool Hair Colours, Warm Skin Tones suit Warm Hair Colours and Natural Hair Colours suit both Warm and Cool Skin Tones. If you want a glossier, fresher version of your Natural Colour — choose a Natural Hair Colour Shade for a lightweight Colour upgrade. Try these shades 3Dark Brown 6Dark Blonde 9Very Light Blonde Craving a bronzed, glowing Hair Colour that instantly enhances your Hair and Skin Tone — choose a Golden Hair Colour Shade. Try these shades 5.53Chocolate Brown 7.3Golden Blonde 9.3 Light Golden Blonde Or if your Hair is being consumed by Warmth, a Cool Hair Colour Shade will subdue it right away. Try these shades 6.2Dark Beige Blonde 7.1Ash Blonde 9.1Light Ash Blonde Now you’ve decided your Hair Colour goal, it’s time to take a quick look over your Hair history, focusing specifically on the last 12-18 months. Hair history is often overlooked, however, any Colour Products and processes you have used through your Hair in the last 12 - 18 months will show up somewhere and potentially affect your goal Colour if not accounted for. And so, any previous Semi Permanent, Permanent Hair Colours or Bleach need to be declared and attended to before Colouring. Take a Semi Colour, that needs to be washed out before you begin Colouring. Whereas Permanent Hair Colour needs to be fully Colour Removed out of your Hair before you even think about Colouring, especially if you want to Lighten Dark Coloured Hair. Bleach, however, can be Coloured over. Colour Remover Once you have answered these questions it’s time to move onto Colouring. You’ll need your Colour and Developer and a Tint Bowl and Brush or Applicator Bottle to mix and apply your mixture. And if you’re having any problems, contact our Colour Consultants who will be with you on every part of your Colouring journey.
Those Fresh Hair Feels.
I am a seasonal Colourer and recognised that familiar itch for change once Spring entered the building. After a Winter spent as a Salted Caramel Blonde, the Colour mixer I fell in love with the minute I learnt of its creation, I was excited to develop my familiar Hair plan back to a Light Blonde with the guidance of a My Hairdresser Colour Consultant. Keep scrolling to join me on my journey. Step 1. We are blessed with having the best-in-the-biz at our disposal in the My Hairdresser Colour Consultant Team. My Colour Consultant — Hanna — took some time to ask me my Colour goals so we could work out my Colour plan before I began: Current Colour: Salted Caramel Blonde. Natural Colour: 7 Medium Blonde. Hair Thickness: Thick. Colour goal: I want to be a Light Blonde, I said around an 8 Light Blonde, with a nice pearl finish. My Hair grows really fast and I want my Colour to be as low maintenance as possible, so I like a Darker Blonde at my roots and Light Blonde through my ends so I’m not staring a Regrowth line every 2 weeks. I also want to paint some casual Highlights through my Hair, like little flashes of Light. Step 2. As you would expect, my first stop was at the Colour Remover station to clean out my Salted Caramel. I love Colour Remover, it’s quick and painless while you watch your Hair change like a mood ring, right in front of your eyes. Hanna, my Colour Consultant, and I agree that it would be for the benefit of my Hair to do two Colour Removers to give my Hair a cleanse and a decent refresh. I applied my first Colour Remover and was happy with the results. My SC had all but been removed, leaving me with a consistent and Lighter Colour than I expected. I wasn’t in a rush, so I left my Hair overnight before Colour Removing again. I applied my second coat of Colour Remover, this time with an applicator bottle to get the job done quickly. (see: the difference between my Colour Removed Hair and Regrowth.) Products Used: Colour Remover, Tint Bowl and Brush, Sectioning Clips, Applicator Bottle. Step 3. Post Colour Removing, I waited the full 48 hours before Colouring. I decided to break up my Colour in two applications — Highlights and Regrowth — to make my life easier. Not one for a formal foiled Highlights, I roped in some help from a fellow home Colourer, with whom I take turns of doing each other's Hair, with who free handed some small Highlights through my Hair. We kept my Highlights high in the front and around my face, starting anywhere from 1cm to 3cms off my part, then lower and fewer through the back of my Hair, staggering the start line for a softer regrowth line. I, clumsily, used cut up strips of foil to seperate each Highlight from my un Coloured Hair. Hanna chose my Highlight Colour mixture, 10.2 Very Light Beige Blonde + 30 Volume Developer because it fit in with the “pearly” Blonde look I was going for and a Cool Colour to help deal with some of the Warmth that was left over after Colour Remover. Products Used: 10.2 Very Light Beige Blonde with 30 Volume Developer, Sectioning Clips. Step 4. Lastly, to my roots! I adore Beige and seem to keep returning to it. 8.2 Light Beige Blonde is the Colour lightness I was looking for with that same iridescent Colour I had used for my Highlights. Plus, Beige is a Cool Colour pigment that can neutralise my Warmth I throw Naturally and have from Colour Removing. I applied my 8.2 Light Beige Blonde and 20 Volume Developer Colour mix to my Regrowth and painted it down to the start of my Highlights. I tried to include a few Low Lights that I tapered down to add to the Natural style I am looking for. After covering my entire Regrowth, I left my Hair to develop. Once I hit the 15 minutes to go mark, I mixed together 10.2 Very Light Beige Blonde and No Lift Developer mixture that I painted through my ends that needed a Tone and make sure my entire Hair has the same creamy, pearly Colour. Products Used: 8.2 Light Beige Blonde with 20 Volume Developer. 10.2 Very Light Beige Blonde with No Lift Developer. Step 5. My final step, and probably the best tip that Hanna gave me, was to use a wide tooth comb to comb through my Hair once I had all my Colour mixtures on and processing. She assured me that this would blend my Hair into a smooth, milky Colour. Guess what? She was 100% right.