Reader Haley writes:
I have been blonde for the past eight years… my natural colour is a dark, mousy blonde. Recently I dyed my hair a dark auburn colour. I know I am going to eventually going to want to go back to blonde. How would I go about that in the simplest way possible without destroying my hair? Is adding highlights to an auburn color even a viable option? Suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Tony Chaar’s advice:
The best way to approach this is to have soft, golden-mocha highlights, a little bit at a time (because you are probably feeling claustrophobic right now—it is a natural behaviour for a blonde going into any darker shades).
There is a product from René Furterer called Karité Intense; it is an oil that you put on the hair to protect it while it is lifting. That is very important if you are concered about the health of your hair.
So, go slow and get a few scattered highlights every two or three months and do not get lowlights.
Tony Chaar is a Toronto-based hairstylist who has worked with celebrities such as Coco Rocha, Freida Pinto, LeeLee Sobieski and Kim Cattrall. Visit his salon at 11 Hazelton Avenue in Toronto or call 416-920-9965. On the web, find him on Facebook, Twitter or at tonychaarsalon.com.
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