hair color application How To Go From Brown To Blonde Hair The Right Way

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January 28, 2021
Brown To Blonde Hair The Right Way


If you’re currently sporting brown hair but are feeling the urge to change up your brunette hair color, the options are nearly endless. However, if you’re planning on going ultra-light like platinum blonde, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind so that your strands not only look great, but feel great, too.  Ahead, the most important things you should know about how to go from brown to blonde hair at home without causing severe damage to your strands.

How to Prepare Your Hair to Go From Brown to Blonde

Before beginning your blonde hair journey, you’ll need to decide which shade of blonde you’re going for. If you want a preview of what different shades of blonde, like ash blonde or honey blonde, will look like, check out the L’Oréal Paris Hair Genius Virtual Hair Color Try-On tool which lets you upload a selfie or try on various hair color shades in real time using your phone or computer’s camera. 

Getting from brown to blonde hair requires bleaching — and the darker your starting shade, the more work may be required to reach your desired shade of blonde hair. If you have dark brown hair and want to go blonde, don’t expect your hair to magically transform into a beautiful blonde color after one sitting. It’s important to remember that you may need a few bleaching and coloring sessions to achieve your dream hue. 

For a DIY at-home blonde hair color, you should always follow the directions on your at-home hair color kit. If you're aiming for a light blonde shade or your starting hair color is deep, you’ll have to bleach your hair. Try the L’Oréal Paris Feria Hyper Platinum Advanced Lightening System Bleach, which is ideal for dark brown hair and can lighten your hair up to eight levels.