When planning my next posts I always take a minute to remember the things you guys ask me through social media. The most asked questions are:
1.Who does your hair?
2.What do you do to have such white teeth? (let me know if you’d like me to write a post about it).
For this post, I decided to answer the first one, who does your hair? The funny thing is that I have actually done two other posts talking about this subject:
However, when looking back to those posts I realized that you still want to hear more about my hair journey. That’s why I decided to elaborate a little bit more.Where to start, my hair has gone through so much! I started my blonde journey back in 2014 when I visited Bernardo for the first time at his little studio in Northwest London. We did a few balayage highlights just to give my hair some dimension and I remember being so scared of hating it. Little did I know, right?
Not too long after, I was back to add some more. It was a slow process, until the day I decided to go POWER BLONDE!
He told me that I looked like a movie star and to be quite honest, I felt like one (that’s what he does to you). Since then, I did make the biggest mistake of experimenting with hairdressers. I mean, we all do that and that’s totally fine but as expected my hair did not look the way I wanted and I had to run to my beloved Bernardo and ask him to dye my hair dark again.
It killed me a little but I did like the result: I loved being a brunette but once you turn blonde that’s it, you’ll always want to go back. That’s when I decided to ask him to work his magic and bring the golden locks back.As my hair was really dark, we decided to go for a caramel shade so it wouldn’t damage my hair tremendously. I had this hair for 4 months and then decided it was time to upgrade it! Oh man, what a difference did it make! Needless to say, I loved the end result!
If you’re also blonde or thinking of becoming one, you know that keeping your hair healthy and beautiful is not such an easy task – blonde hair requires a lot of care and maintenance. Especially if you go as light as I did!
Being blonde for such a long time, I have discovered some tips and tricks that I want to share with you:
3 Tips On How Repair Damaged Blonde Hair ft. Bernardo Vasconcelos
Like I said, going blonde is not as simple as you might think. After dying your hair, you have to keep in mind that you will need to keep it hydrated so that it remains healthy and shiny. Being aware of the high-level of maintenance required is the first step to being a long-term fabulous blonde.
To begin with, it is vital to get a good professional to analyze the history and health of the hair. Assessing whether or not your hair will resist the bleaching or any other procedure is vital. They will help you choose the right tone to match your skin type and your personality.
There’s a vast selection of powerful blondes to get inspired by. I was inspired by Thassia Naves (Brazilian blogger), her hair is extremely well-groomed with an “it girl” vibe that I so wanted. It is possible to achieve the same hair of your favorite bloggers, all you have to do is:
– Choose the right hair colourist.
– Takie extra, extra, extra care of your hair to preserve the color.
Bernardo, the beloved hairstylist/colorist at BVhair Baker Street, says that generally, medium tones such as honey blonde and golden blonde match perfectly with all skin types, highlights go very well with dark and brown complexion. Cooler tones, such as platinum blonde, are best suited for lighter skin tones due to the lack of contrast.
Things you will need in order to keep your blonde hair looking healthy:
1. Shampoo: The shampoo you use every day may not be the most suitable for your hair needs, especially when you turn blonde. Remember to use the shampoo’s with a purple formula (silver shampoo), those have what your hair needs to prevent it from looking like you dyed your hair by yourself in your backyard. These purple shampoos act as a toner and take away the yellow shade. I use it once a week and it makes my hair super shiny and also brings out a more natural tone.
Every time I go to Brazil I bring a few bottles as they have some really good ranges for us blondies. Oh, and make sure to choose a good moisturizing conditioner as well.
2. Heat Protector: A heat protector will help defend your hair against the harmful effects caused by heat from the flat iron, dryer, Babyliss etc. It helps to protect and maintain the fiber and good structure, which automatically maintains the color. Very high temperatures damage the hair in ways we can’t even imagine, causing the unwanted slip-ends. Make sure to use the protector when your hair is still wet just before applying any heat to it.
3. Repairing Oil: Repairing oils will help strength the locks and will also add shine and vibrancy.
Apply coconut oil or your favorite repairing oil to the hair and leave it in to reconstruct what’s damaged. It will definitely help the hair get stronger in the long haul, I call it the “little miracle treatment”.
Here’s my transformation (once again), where Bernardo performed his signature balayage technique on me 😍🔥🔥
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