A guide for bleached blondes going darker blonde takes skill, time, and patience. When my client Vanessa went from being a long wheat, honey, colored California blonde to a Deborah Harry platinum blonde she took the dive. She went for it and we bleached her long hair out and toned it into a beautiful bright platinum.
After about a year of touch ups and keeping it bright she wanted to go back to the lesser committed blonde color (the highlighted blonde). Being a natural dirty blonde she can pull off darker to lighter without changing her make-up. So when she came to me and asked if we can start the process of bringing her down little by little into the wheat, honey blonde she used to be. I told her her options of dying it back to implementing color slowly back into the hair. She wanted to keep the bleached look but start doing it in stages.
We decided to do a full head of baby fine highlights with some low lights then finish with a beige tones color gloss to soften her from the platinum and bring her into a slightly deeper blonde. Using Schwarzkopf blue lightener and Redken Shades Eq to polish the look.
Now each time she comes in we will bring her more of the wheat and honey tones as the color blends out. As there are many choices to dye back a blonde sometimes simplicity is key. I like having other options then just dying it. You can work freely with foils for the client who wants to go back slowly. As some blondes fear going darker again after being so bright.
I finished her appt. with a blowout using Moroccan oil smooth and smooth concentrate. This gives a good seal and polish on the hair. I say this all the time but I love what I do.