Blonde tones for light latina skin?!by andimmsPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
Hey guys. I was thinking the other day and I realized I've done all kinds of colors, from green to blue, purple, pink, red... And I've never actually gone blonde (Other than the bleaching stages for crazy colors.) Oddly enough, I'm more scared about blonde than I ever have been about any color because I have no idea what tones go best with my color skin. I included a few pictures so you guys could get an idea of what I look like... I tried to use ones taken with a better camera in hopes to give you guys an approximate idea of what I actually look like in real life.
I always hear that if you look best in cool colors, go with a more pale/ash/cool blonde. I do look better in cool colors, but I still don't feel 100% sure that's the way to go. I guess it's stuck in my head that latinas shouldn't go blonde, even though I'm not really even that dark myself. I might even be willing to consider white/silver, as this seems like a funky idea, but again I'm very unsure of my own judgment.
Anyway, what are your opinions on this?
*Afterthought: The pictures did not come out as well as I'd hoped. Very blurry. (And sideways?!) Sorry guys. :c Hope you can still help me. You can look at my timeline pictures for better quality stuff I guess.
by vivienne StaffPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
I think your skin tone is somewhat similar to mine, and I really dislike the freshly bleached yellow-blonde on me. I feel like you'd actually need to go really light and/or really ashy, so either platinum/white/silver or an ashy medium blonde.
There's no harm in giving blonde a try, though. You could always go over it in another colour.
by ksiepierskiPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
I agree. I think a very light, cool blonde would be the most flattering on you, like lighten it to a pale yellow level 10, then tone it with a violet semi heavily diluted in conditioner. I think a silver like pravana silver would look good too, or dilute it a lot for a frosty, silvery blonde. Is your hair all virgin right now or did you dye it? If it's dyed I would use a color remover first. Either way it is a big commitment to go that light and the more you space out your bleachings the better. Ideally full strength bleaches should be spaced at least a month apart, and bleach baths at least a week apart. I would invest in a good bleach too like matrix light master, you'll be able to use a lower vol for less time and not have to bleach as many times. I'd get some coconut oil too, you slather it on a couple hours before bleaching and it really helps keep the damage down. Also a good reconstructor like Joico k-pak or the GVP version of it from Sallys, or Aphogee 2 step/2 in 1
Always clarify and demineralize your last cleansing before any chemical process to avoid adverse results or unstable chemical reactions! Remember that test strands can save you a world of headache, that protein damage is permanent, moisture is essential, you can use coconut oil as a lightener pre treatment to minimize protein reduction, and that Olaplex can reform broken disulfide bonds so long as they haven't already negatively paired, but it does not address protein or moisture.
by katoxPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
Haven't you done silver before? Or was that your boyfriend? I seem to recall someone who looked very much like you with it in their hair at the back (or their boyfriend's). Anyway, yes, you'd look gorgeous with that in and your short curls.
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by clau_weePosted 6 years, 1 month ago
I like these for light to medium tan skintones.
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by andimmsPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
Hey, thanks for all the feedback guys! I'll try to respond in order.
Vivienne: I totally agree that freshly bleached hair looks a disaster on me. I've always hated the bleach stage before putting in colors so I'm staying away from that. Since it'll be a professional dye job, they'll be able to tone it properly I hope. (They better! I'm paying a lot for this hahaha)
ksiepierski: I'm actually going to get it done professionally as my hair is very course and tends to bleach unevenly. At the moment I'm going to cut off a bit of red that I have on the ends so I can start with a fresh slate. c: Definitely don't want to end up going orange. That would be atrocious. Also I have a hair mask that contains macademia nut oil; Hopefully that could help with the damage? I'll give the other examples you gave me a once-over though. I should probably invest in something a little better than what I have. After spending 65-75$ on the dye job, what's a bit more to help bring it back to health right?
Katox: Actually yes, both me and my boyfriend have tried Ion's Titanium, but I only did it on a small patch on the back of my head and it didn't really last long. I bleached too long and the color wouldn't stay. I didn't have it on enough hair to say confidently that I loved it. (My BF on the other hand, did half his head silver and it looked great!! But he's white and nowhere near my skin tone lol.) I definitely am not hoping to go as dark as Titanium, but maybe it's reassuring that it didn't look horrifying. One more vote for cool blonde/platinum/white!
Clau_wee: Ah thank you for including pictures. I have such a hard time finding any sort of blonde on anyone other than white people online! (Other than like, Shakira and Beyonce.) I love that last color especially. Maybe I'll aim for that and if I don't like it, I'll tone it with some dilluted silver dye or purple shampoo.
THANKS GUYS. You've given me plenty to ponder on. Now I'll be able to effectively express what I want to the hair stylist without feeling like I'm making a huge mistake.