“If you’re a true red, all it takes is one visit to get a gorgeous, strawberry blonde look by adding a few strategic highlights,” says Toro. “If you want to remove all remaining red tones, consider a golden or copper blonde along with your next visit, which adds warmth and looks great for your skin tone. However if a cooler blonde is what you’re after, consider a third trip.”
“It only requires a root touchup by way of foils. The end result is a paler blonde. As long as the hair is healthy, it’s an easy, one-visit process,” says Toro.
“Dyeing fine or thin hair tends to add a little more grip and more texture, which could be great if you’re looking to have actually more volume to your hair,” says Toro.
“Any lightening process is more challenging for natural/textured hair because of the spaces in the hair structure,” says Hill. “This alone makes the hair more susceptible to breakage and damage. The major factors that ought to be considered in getting natural hair to blonde are: hair length (short hair can achieve lighter looks without weakening the ends as a result), curl pattern (the tighter the curl the more fragile the hair), and the natural hair color (if it’s lighter, it has actually better chances of lifting past brassy tones and look more flattering). The process for natural hair going blonde is to gradually approach it in multiple visits to maintain the integrity of the hair. If you want to keep your long hair, think about pre-lightening the base to a light brown and add blonde highlights throughout the hair to achieve the look without damaging your strands.”