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Do you color your hair often but wish you could go back to being a virgin? Do you feel like you are in a cycle of coloring that you just can’t get yourself out of? While it is a long process changing from a color addicted gal to an au naturel lady, is no more difficult than heading to your salon for a couple of appointments. Click the notes. –– Kelly Rowe

If you are colored darker than your natural shade. 

Appointment 1

Get your hair bleach washed, also known as a soap cap. This is gentle shampoo mixture that also includes bleach; it’s meant to give your hair a good scrub and remove a layer of that dark color you have on there.

Get a full highlight. Highlights are perfect for blending shades together. You will need to get a full highlight to start but this will be the last time you ever have to.

Have a neutral glaze applied.

Appointment 2 – 8 Weeks Later

Get your hair partially highlighted. The underneath of your hair is covered so you don’t have to worry about highlighting that.

Get the same neutral glaze from the first appointment applied.

Appointment 3 – 8 More Weeks

Have a neutral glaze applied

Let you hair grow! Get frequent trims and before you know it all the hair on your head will be shiny gorgeous virgin strands.

 

If you are colored lighter than your natural shade.

Appointment 1

Have a full lowlight applied. This will make you feel significantly darker

Have a cooler toned glaze applied, this will be to neutralize any yellow or brassy tones in your pre-lightened shade.

Appointment 2 – 6 Weeks Later

Have a glaze applied in a shade that is close to your natural but not quite as dark. The key to getting back to your natural shade is going in stages. Putting a dark shade right on a light one can lead to fading or muddy tones.

Appointment 3 – 6 More Weeks

Get a partial lowlight in the exact shade of your natural. This will be a blending tool and will allow you to grow your hair out without a banded line of color.

Get a clear glaze.

Let you hair grow! Get frequent trims and before you know it all the hair on your head will be shiny gorgeous virgin strands.

By Kelly Rowe. Kelly Rowe is a professional hair stylist in NYC and a regular contributer to Style Noted.

 
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