One major factor is your natural hair color. If you have dark hair, it can take more than one session to lift the color to a blonde shade. This is because dark hair contains more melanin, which is a pigment that gives your hair its color. The process of going blonde involves removing this pigment, and it can take several sessions to remove enough melanin to achieve the desired shade of blonde.
Another reason is the texture of your hair. If you have coarse, curly, or thick hair, it can be more difficult to lighten than fine or straight hair. The texture of your hair can impact how evenly the color is distributed, which can affect the overall look of your blonde hair. A good colorist will need to take extra care when working with textured hair to ensure that the color is applied evenly and consistently.
The condition of your hair is also important. If your hair is damaged, it may not be able to handle the stress of the color lifting process. Bleach can be damaging to hair, especially if it's already weakened from previous treatments or heat styling. A colorist will need to evaluate the health of your hair and determine the best approach to achieve your desired blonde shade without causing further damage.
Finally, the shade of blonde you want can also impact how many sessions it takes to achieve the look. If you want a very light or platinum blonde shade, it may take multiple sessions to lift the color without damaging your hair. Taking it slow and giving your hair time to recover between sessions can help you achieve a healthy and beautiful blonde look.
To sum up, going blonde can be a complex process that requires careful consideration and the expertise of a skilled colorist. With patience and a well-planned approach, you can achieve the beautiful blonde look you desire. Seek one of our blonde specialists at the Warehouse Salon to consult on the next steps closer to your dream blonde!