How To Go From Blond To Brown Hair Seamlessly
Assess Porosity
Hair porosity influences its ability to absorb and hold onto a product, and you can figure out your hair’s porosity by putting a piece of hair in a glass of water. Floating hair means it’s low porosity and needs moisture, hovering in the middle means it’s healthy, and sinking hair means it’s damaged.
Treat Beforehand
Permanent dyes contain developer which opens up the cuticle in order to properly deposit color, stripping your hair of its natural oils in the process. Combat this by focusing on masks and oils that balance protein and moisture, because protein treatments will help your hair feel healthier after dyeing it.
The Perfect Shade
Determine what hair colors look best on you, whether that’s looking through past photos of yourself or looking at your skin’s undertone. If you have green veins, you’re warm and should opt for auburn or caramel brown colors, but blue veins indicate you’re cool and should look for ash and mushroom brown shades.
Begin The Process
Most professional hairstylists recommend going to the salon if you’re making a major color shift, and be sure to be transparent with them about your hair’s history so they can make thoughtful decisions. If you are tackling your hair at home, pick up a dye, developer, gloves, a bowl, and a brush.
Revamp Your Routine
You’re no longer blonde, so you can trade in your purple toning shampoo for a color-safe, sulfate-free product that won’t cause your dye to fade. Permanent dye will never fully wash out, but with routine washing and sun exposure, it can definitely fade, so it’s important to use proper products.