How Many Sessions Does It Take To Go Blonde?
In the first session, our goal was to get to a middle-ground creamy colour, not unlike half melted salted caramel gelato. Bronde, if you will. Excuse my lack of professional jargon. This ensured that I was on my way to my dream state all the while my hair staying ultra silky smooth.
In the second session, as the ever lovely and insightful hair styling megamind Karen Strano explains, there are ten levels of lightening for someone with hair as dark as mine, with all its hardcore pigments. That's lightening, not lightning. I was convinced it was an homage to the dynamic accompaniment of thunder that made it the technical term. ANYWAY, after the first session, I sat at about level four, and from there we'd have the basis to aim for a nine.
Every time your hair is lightened, you are stripping away the pigment, making it weaker each time. So while it is not impossible to go from zero to ten in one shot, you likely won't be left with hair afterwards. Aim for at least two sessions to level up to a ten.
If you’re like me and want to avoid frequent trips to the salon when your black locks make a comeback, ask your stylist for a base breaker to reduce contrast between the hair at the top of your head and the blonde to better frame your face.