Feel like switching up your look? Maybe you’re bored with your old style and want to try something new. Or maybe you want to venture out of your comfort zone and do something bold with your hair. Asian blonde hair is all the rage now – and it certainly looks good!
However, there are some caveats when it comes to dyeing Asian hair blonde. It’s a lot harder to go from dark hair to light than vice versa. This is why it is extremely important you go to a good hairstylist who won’t damage your hair. Don’t worry though, we’ve done all the research for you!
Is it challenging to dye dark Asian hair blonde?
In a nutshell, with dark hair, the hair bleach has to penetrate tight cuticles and go through many layers of pigmentation before your hair can be fully blonde.
Dark hair consists of the following pigments: black, brown, red, orange, yellow – and then pale yellow, i.e. blonde. A process called “lifting” removes each of these pigments on after the other. Red pigments are the hardest to lift. This is why you may have seen some people with orangey, brassy hair. However, a good hairstylist will be able to get the job done properly.
Additionally, hairstylists will be dealing with a lot more warmth in your hair’s undercoat when dyeing it blonde. This is because of the number of pigments that need to be lifted. If the hair gets too warm, it may get damaged or even break/burn off . But not to worry, an experienced hairstylist will certainly be able to do it well and safely.
How to choose the right shade of blonde?
Whenever it comes to dyeing your hair, the shade of the colour you pick is extremely important. It all depends on your skin’s undertone. To avoid looking washed out, follow this simple guide below.
If you have cooler undertones: Ash, mint, lavender and pearl blonde shades
If you have warmer undertones: Golden, rose golden, peach golden shades
If you aren’t sure what your skin’s undertone is, there’s an easy way to find out. Simply look at your veins. If they are greenish, you have more warm undertones. If they are bluish/purplish, you have cool undertones.
How long will it take to dye Asian hair blonde?
As mentioned, several layers of pigment will have to be lifted from your hair to achieve that beautiful blonde look. This is certainly not a short task! Your hair will have to be bleached multiple times.
This also depends on how blonde you want to go. If you want to go full-on platinum blonde, you are looking at a whole day in the salon. You also have to consider how resistant your hair is to bleaching. Some people’s hair lifts a lot easier than others.
Ultimately, there is no standard amount of time it takes for dark hair to turn blonde. It depends on a variety of factors, but it’s best to block out the entire day just in case!
What else do I need to know on Asian Blonde Hair?
There are a few more things you need to know about dyeing dark hair blonde.
Toner: This is an “optional” last step when dyeing your hair blonde. However, if you want to avoid that brassy look, it’s certainly not optional! Toner helps eliminate the last bits of red, orange or yellow pigmentation clinging onto your hair. Then, you will have beautiful blonde hair.
Purple shampoo and conditioner: This is a must for dyed blonde hair to retain its beautiful color. Otherwise, it will start to look brassy again. Additionally, the water in Hong Kong is very chlorinated and can make your hair turn yellow. Purple shampoo and conditioner act as toners for your hair whenever you wash it. You’ll always look just as good as the day you left the salon!
Use cold water: Always use cold water to wash your hair! This keeps your hair cuticles closed. Your hair will then retain the beautiful blonde color for a longer time.
Now that we’ve covered the basics of dyeing dark Asian hair blonde, let’s look at our best recommendation in Hong Kong for Asian Blonde Hair: La Coupe Hairdressing.
This salon was established by TONI&GUY, one of the best hairdressing brands in the world. It certainly lives up to their standards – both in quality and style. Their staff are professional, friendly, creative and fashionable.
Don’t be afraid to ask for advice on the exact shade of blonde you should get. Their hairstylists are extremely experienced and will definitely be able to recommend the best hue for you. The Asian Blond Hair treatment starts at 1280HKD and you might have to add an extra bleach at 400HKD if required. Your hair will certainly be in good hands there!
Now that you know all there is to know about dyeing dark Asian hair blonde in Hong Kong, what are you waiting for? Book an appointment and achieve that bold new look!