How to go from Blonde to Brunette

How to go from Blonde to Brunette

First things first. THANK YOU ALL for your sweet comments about my new hair color. I honestly never thought I’d go brunette, and I especially never thought I’d LOVE it as much as I do.

So far I’m loving the change. It’s so fun to switch things up. I was getting bored to be honest – I’ve been blonde since I was 14. Speaking of, remember when I did a bleach out? That’s what’s so fun about hair. You can always go back & keep changing it up, so I’m not even sure why I stayed blonde for so long.

Anyway, let’s get into the specifics of what I asked for and how the incredible team made it all happen in a HEALTHY way.

How to go from Blonde to Brunette

Alex Truong at Nine Zero One is like a wizard when it comes to hair color and if you’re in LA, I highly recommend booking with him. We did:

♡ warm rich lowlights

♡ rich all over gloss

♡ super rich base

♡ dimensional ends

♡ super moisturizing/shiny shampoo & conditioner

Incommon Magic Mist to finish

How to go from Blonde to Brunette

You should know that I do have clip in extensions, but even without them my hair looks and feels so much healthier. Also, I’m taking care of it with some things that we’ll get to in a minute, but I can already tell it’s going to grow so fast with minimal breakage because of not bleaching it anymore.

Of course Hayley Heckmann did the extensions. Here are her tips:

♡ blend them by always matching the ends and the lightest tone to the real hair

♡ use a root spray at the top of the weft of an extension to create a seamless blend

♡ braid up the underneath when the hair is thick or blunt

♡ use longer extensions for a softer blend when adding length

HOT TIP: there are so many good brands of extensions out there but I really love Barefoot Blonde or Glam Seamless when it comes to clip ins.

Since going from blonde to brunette, here are some things I’ve been doing to keep my hair healthy & help it grow.

haircare favorites

Healthy Hair Maintenance

♡ silicone scalp massager

This is actually an addiction. Michael got one gifted to him and it feels so good I went ahead and bought a couple more. A lot of them are too hard and scratch the scalp so getting a silicone one really is the move.

It stimulates circulation and the hair follicle to help with hair growth. Also, it just feels so fucking good and the dogs like it too.

♡ Nutrafol

I’ve been taking this for a while now and I really notice a difference in my hair thickness. Postpartum you shed a lot. This really decreases the amount of hair that falls out. Currently I’m still taking the postpartum one and I highly recommend it if you’re experiencing thinning hair. It’s full of good ingredients, with no nasties which we love. You can use code SKINNYHAIR for $10 off your order at nutrafol.com.

♡ microneedling

You can totally microneedle your scalp and there are so many benefits. It promotes hair growth, prevents hair loss, helps your follicles grow stronger & increases blood flow. Lately I’ve been using the one by BeautyBIO and you can stalk this post to learn how to do it yourself.

♡ silk pillowcase

Using a silk pillowcase can really help your hair retain moisture, plus it helps with tangling. Like you won’t wake up with a tangled rat’s nest that takes 10 minutes to brush. Also, it contains amino acids and will keep your hair nice and shiny. In fact, years ago when we moved I lost my silk pillowcase and was slow to replace it. My hairstylist noticed immediately that something had changed because my hair was drier and just didn’t look as nice.

♡ microfiber hair towel

Instead of using a huge body towel, try using a microfiber hair towel. It just makes your hair dry so fast and so nicely, it’s hard to explain. There’s no frizz and it just falls so nicely compared to towel scrubbing your hair and wrapping it in a huge towel that pulls at your strands.

So grateful to Hayley and Alex and Nine Zero One for transforming my hair in the most seamless, healthy way possible. And thank you again for all your thoughtful comments on my brown hair. Everything is easy to shop in my LTK store, so click here for a quick snapshot of all my healthy hair tips.

x, lauryn

+ stalk the benefits of washing your hair with cold water.

++ check out these tips for afro-textured hair.

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