Lighten Up!

Posted on June 11, 2015 by Gordon Beauty Blogger

Not everyone is blessed with natural highlights that get brighter in the summer or with the help of a few spritzes of Sun-In. In fact, Sun-In should not be used to achieve a specific shade of blonde because it reacts differently to all hair types. Read: You could end up with orange streaks. If orange highlights is what you are going for, then stop into your local drug store for a bottle of the infamous product. If not, keep reading for tips and important info on how to lighten your hair this summer.

Depending on the color of your hair and how long you’ve been coloring it, lighter locks may or may not be easily achieved. For example, if you have standing appointments for a color touch up every month to maintain your chocolatey brown color, getting lighter hair will take a lot of thought. People with dark hair should think about balayage highlights in their face-framing layers. These piece are easier to lighten, and although it’s a small section of hair, it will brighten up your whole face!

If you have never used color on your hair, there is a little more leeway when considering how to brighten it up. A warm honey blonde or a faded carmel highlight will apply to your hair without much resistance. If this is your first time getting color, it might be a good idea to go for a more natural look or have your stylist use finely weaved foils. No matter how good of a job your stylist did, new color is always stunning the first time around.

Whether you are getting a full highlight, going a full level lighter or just adding a few brighter pieces, it’s important to remember that the sun will lighten these colors a little bit more. It’s also important to know how to care for your newly lightened locks. Blonde hair means more damage and more loss of strengthening protein. Whenever you get a color treatment, you should always add a conditioning treatment to your appointment. This treatment only adds about five minutes to your appointment. And it can be done up to once a month to repair hair and seal in moisture.