Blonde to Brunette
I am sure in America right about now the salons are busy changing blondes to brunettes and I am not talking about natural hair color;) In Germany the women do not change their hair color so common to the season as many of the women in America. The ones who are blonde tend to keep their hair into a nice bright healthy shiny shade of blonde all year round. Unless they are ready for a change and the brunettes add a hint of red to their hair or keep it natural. Other ladies might be a bright red or orange color. Which are mostly the older ladies who like daring colors. It is just not common to see them change their hair color when the season change at all. I actually like that and understand why most German hair looks like the commercial. I use to think shiny blonde or brunette hair that look so glossy and healthy is made out of a few software programs after editing. Living here I seen women leaving from the beauty shops and giving them complement of how their hair look lovely.
Am I inferring that German have better made coloring product than America? No, because some American salon use European coloring and after care products. What I am trying to say is try not to change your hair color every time the season change. Who ever started that trend set a trend for unhealthy hair. Bleaching no matter how gently base it may be after applying over the hair strand multiple touch up it weaken the hair and eventually dries it out. Leaving your hair dull, dry, and sometime stringy. If your a person who change your hair for seasonal purpose please go to the salon at least once a week for deep conditioning treatment. If you do not have money for weekly visit to the beauty shop tomorrow I will post with instruction how to save money and deep condition your own hair at home.
If your a type of person who feel weird that the world is changing their hair color around you and you must too. Try a technique that is not so aggressive on your hair. Ask your stylist to add low light to your crown area of your head. 7 foils should be enough and ask if she/he can weave in thin low light. Weaving allow the hair color to blend nicely with your own natural hair color or the color in between the hair. If you don’t ask for weaving highlights some stylist if they don’t counsel with you might give you a stripy highlight and you will definitely be in the shop every month. With weaving you would visit the salon every two to two and half months the least.
Another factor why it is not a great idea to color your hair so often “Hair Dye Allergy Suspected in Teen Death“. You “might” be allergic to “PPD” or sensitize yourself to it. PPD is in every hair coloring but the amount of it is greater in darker color formulas. A few lines are coming out with coloring product, more of a bio/nature line. They might not have PPD in them but still need to be tested before use by applying a patch of coloring behind the ear lobe. Matter at fact every stylist should always do a patch test behind the ear. But in the salon business only a handful of people do this. The patch test should be done 24 hours before applying color. Stylist will all ask you to fill out a card and sign it and the responsibility is now off them because you signed and said you have no allergy and is ready to get your service done and over with.
Therefore, the next time you think of changing your hair for seasonal purpose or because you think you need to keep up with your friends with the never ending of colors. Remember what condition your hair will be left in and if you don’t give a rat about your hair than think about your life and the love ones who will miss you when your no longer around.