As famous proverb says: changeable is always woman. And there’s nothing surprising about it. Changes help us take a deep breath and look at things from a different perspective. And changes often are beneficial to our appearance! I bet most of you would agree that what women change most often is their hair, and especially its color. But while going from blonde to any other color comes easy, going blonde from dark brown may prove difficult.
Decolorizing, however, does not have to be something to be afraid of. Below you will find a brief guide on how to safely perform this procedure.
- A decoloring product. The number of packages depends on your hair length. Short hair will need one package, but longer hair might need double of even triple amount.
- Brush, bowl (if the product doesn’t contain ready-to-use bottle with applicator), gloves, and cape to protect body and clothes.
- Regenerating balm to nourish your hair.
- Hair dye to use after decolorizing.
Skin sensitivity test
Even if you had used the same products before, always conduct skin sensitivity test 2 days prior to the planned treatment – with both decoloring AND coloring product. Allergy can be acquired with time, so it is important to conduct the test every time.
- Comb thoroughly dry, unwashed hair. (However, if you had used hair spray, gel or foam before or if your hair is very oily, shampoo it gently and blow-dry. Too much sebum or styling products in your hair may weaken the effect of the product).
- Step by step apply the prepared mixture on your hair and spread evenly with a brush or your fingers.
Remember: to achieve the even color, apply the mixture on dyed hair only, not on the roots.
- After application, comb your hair full length and wait the required time (in the case of Cameleo decoloring cream it is 25-45 minutes).
- Rinse your hair well, apply the regenerating balm and leave it for 2-3 minutes.
- Right after the treatment apply the chosen color – follow the steps as usual. Start with the roots and then go down.
Unfortunately, depending on your hair type and color, single decoloring treatment might not be enough. If you’ve been using dark colors for a long time, you might need to repeat decoloring process 2-3 times.
The described method is suitable for women with strong, healthy hair. If your hair is thin and brittle first take time to strengthen it with proper haircare products, diet and supplements.