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Hairstylist's Tips For Going Blond on Dark or Red Hair

Here's What You Should Know Before Going Blond, No Matter Your Natural Hair Color

Hairstylist's Tips For Going Blond on Dark or Red Hair

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When it comes to the level system, brunettes tend to fall somewhere near level six, according to Tang, which means they would have to lift the hair at least three or four levels to achieve the blond they want. Aside from making sure you're getting your hair lightened by a professional, the safest way to go blond if you have dark hair is to approach it in phases as opposed to bleaching your hair all at once.

"A phased approach is best for anyone's hair," Tang said. "You can push the hair to do what you want, but that doesn't mean it will stay on your head. The safest way to go platinum blond is to gradually get lighter and lighter each salon visit."

Tang also suggested using the weeks or months prior to going blond to give yourself routine protein and deep-conditioning treatments — like the #Mydentity #MyHero Internal Collagen Reconstructor ($36) — to ensure your hair is as healthy as it can be before putting harsh chemicals in it.

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