Thinking about changing your hair color? Here’s what you should know first.
Consider the color wheel:
The least damaging way to change your color is to move ALONG the color wheel instead of ACROSS the color wheel. Look to your color neighbors for a smooth transition!
Are you going darker and deeper?
It will always be easier, and healthier for your strands, to go darker and deeper. For example, if you transition from Pastel Pink to Vibrant Purple, you won’t have to lighten or bleach your hair at all! Simply fade out the Pastel Pink a little, and a few washes later, layer on the Vibrant Purple. Expect your color to be tinted with the hue that’s underneath: for instance, Vibrant Purple applied over Pastel Pink would be a warmer purple than Vibrant Purple on neutral blonde hair.
Or lighter and brighter?
If instead you wanted to go from Vibrant Purple to Pastel Pink, it would require a little more work. You would need to begin by fading out the Vibrant Purple as best you can, and once your strands are blonde again you’ll be able to use Pastel Pink. You can either use these tips on fading, or you can see a pro for a round of bleach if you just can’t wait.
What happens if you want to transition between colors without fading at all?
If you want to transition between two colors without fading, you certainly can! For example, if you have Extreme Teal hair, but want Extreme Blue, you can simply stop using Extreme Teal and begin applying Extreme Blue! Slowly, you’ll see your color transition to the purple end of the spectrum. HOWEVER, there is something you need to know: If you choose this method, your hair will likely never be the true to color Extreme Blue, and will likely always have a Extreme Teal undertone. You will likely not get to a true-color-on-platinum-hair shade unless you happen to have very porous hair.