Swipe to see a pretty major transformation (2015 to 2021) and for renewed faith that hair goals can come true 🪄🪄
I wish I could say there was ONE magic product or practice that created this but it’s truthfully been a journey and a balance of several things. I grew up with waist long, thick hair (thanks to good genes) until I was about 20 and started frying it with bleach and hot tools. I used irons daily & bounced around to different colorists (some base colored me, some did full highlights) and never created a lasting relationship with someone who who had my long term hair health in mind until 2015.
When I met @highbrowhippie she didn’t sugarcoat the situation, in fact I’m pretty sure her first words were “we have work to do” accompanied by a grim look 😂 She selectively brightened only pieces that could handle it and instructed me to wait several months to come back. It’s easy to find a colorist who will overhaul you to get an “after” shot but I’ve found that a true artist knows when to use restraint and say no, even if it means it’ll take a whole year to reach your goal. After a while we switched from bright blonde to a warmer honey tone closer to my natural color, and were able to incorporate my own natural “lowlights” (doing only balayage). She also introduced me to @virtuelabs products and started adding their “ColorKick” to my color formula (a keratin hair filler product - more info on her latest IG post).
These factors def also played a role:
+ spreading out highlights 3-4 months apart, avoiding weak pieces
+ air drying 80% before blow drying
+ limiting hot tools
+ consistent trims every 6 weeks to stop splitting
+ balanced diet, good basic vitamins, good sleep, managing stress
I finally feel like I have the natural hair back that I grew up with 🙏🏼 any questions I’ll answer below! #hairhealth #blondebalayage #warmblonde #honeyblonde #hairbeforeandafter