How I went from Naturally Curly Black Hair to Blonde Hair
Yes I naturally have curly black hair. It’s one of the hardest hair types to bleach. Not just because of the color, but because of the texture. Curly hair means your hair is naturally drier. Beaching my hair type used to mean going a shade lighter at a time and having to deal with straw broken hair at the end. It would just look damaged and snap off if not completely turn to mushy goo and need to be shaved off altogether.
Here is me before with my dark brown/black hair. Just remember my hair is blow-dried and curled.
Still I decided to get some ombre done from Hair By Roxy.
Then I added some Balayage but it wasn’t quite enough for me, so I went back to Hair By Roxy.
After that I heard about something called Olaplex.
What is Olaplex?
Some chemistry mumbojumbo that adds up to a new molecule that links broken bonds in hair back together again. This molecule, when added into any haircolor services, will prevent breakage. They call it hair insurance. And it’s probably the reason why celebrities like Kim Kardashian can afford to bleach their hair to oblivion with little care.
So I found a salon via Instagram Hair Healers that uses the product and went in.
The service took nearly 6 hours and in the end I was still really brassy. I needed another session of bleach and was told to come back.
This was the final product…
I finally feel I got the exact color I wanted. Louis darkened the roots a bit and bleached it more over all. Left side is without flash and right side is with flash. It looks more like a natural color. Not on me, of course, but someone else… lol. The very tips since they were lightened the most and I use the purple shampoo look a bit silvery. Which I find pretty cool and on trend.
Oh and did Olaplex work? Well let’s just say that my hair isn’t perfect, but it never was. I blow dry and flat iron all the time. However, it isn’t breaking off. It’s soft. And I’m a happy camper.
So yes, a lot more people will be going blonde now. Why? The same reason my blonde haired sister likes to darken her hair. Women like change and to spice it up. Now that us curly dark haired girls can do it with little to no damage, we’re going to get a little crazy.
Next post I’ll be giving all the details on how to take care of bleached blonde naturally curly hair. If you see me out and about feel free to ask to touch it.
Get to the comments and let me know what you think of my hair journey! Feel free to share yours and any of your hair tips too!