more successful careers, men perceive
them as more attractive, and even as waitresses they
get more tips. Considering these facts supported by studies, going blonde
makes perfect sense. Not only is this a change that can boost your mood but it
also seems to have the potential to improve your quality of life.
However, before you run to your salon and
douse yourself in bleach, you need to consider the following things. Going
blonde is not as easy as it sounds because this change extends to more than
your hair colour. Also, this step isn’t for those who are too busy to bother
with long grooming rituals.
1. Going blonde is never cheap
If you are on a tight budget and there are
no prospects for a major change in your future, going blonde might be out of
your reach for now. The problem isn’t the initial treatment for which you might
save up in a few months. But colour maintenance as well as some other changes
you’ll need to invest in require a lot of money.
First of all, you’ll need to purchase
salon-grade shampoo and conditioner for blonde hair as well as a hair mask,
which is necessary to restore the damage dealt by bleaching. These are the
products you’ll need to use all the time as long as you are blonde, so they’ll
boost your regular spending.
You will also need to get your roots
treated and, depending on the shade of blonde you choose, your hair tinted
every 6-8 weeks. At the same time, you’ll need to get a trim because bleach is
damaging and regular trims are a must to keep your hair healthy.
In addition to these running expenses of
blonde hair colour maintenance you might need to invest in new makeup and some
outfits to match your new colouring. Overall, going blonde can cost you well
over a thousand, and about as much yearly in maintenance.
2. Blonde hair might not make you look your best
While blondes are generally perceived as
more attractive, at least at first glance, it’s a hair colour that’s rather
hard to pull off. And if you make a mistake choosing your shade, you will end
up looking sickly instead of gorgeous. Therefore, by the time your stylist
takes you to that place
where colour magic happens, you need to be 100% sure in the exact shade of
blonde you are going to become. Your complexion is the deciding factor for this
You’ll need to think on the available
choices very carefully when you contemplate
your colouring type and what best matches it. Bear in mind that you might
need to abandon your dreams of going strawberry or platinum blonde because the
colour is a poor fit for you. No makeup will help you fix the issues that will
occur if you decide to go with a badly chosen shade of blonde.
3. Blondes spend more time on grooming (and money too)
When you are a blonde, you need to look
perfect at all times. That’s why blondes
statistically take more time to get ready. Therefore, if you can’t fit an
extended grooming routine into your daily schedule, you might want to
reconsider this change.
Never forget that when you are a blonde,
even the slightest imperfection will become glaringly noticeable. Therefore,
not only will you need more time to groom every day, you will also need to
invest in top-quality makeup and skincare products as well as make sure your
outfit is spotless and perfect at all times. Yes, this also includes the
evening after a crazy day at work.
Considering this, it makes more sense why
blondes are believed to be more successful and attractive. They have to work
harder to simply go out every day. It’s no surprise that they might take this
dedication and hard-working attitude and apply it to other areas of life.
One thing is for sure, going blonde isn’t a step to be taken lightly. Think about this a while and consider your budget as well as plans for the future. Finally, talk to your hairstylist and prepare to see them more often because doing at-home bleaching can ruin your hair fast. Therefore, you’ll be visiting the salon regularly to maintain your new look.
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