Jaws dropped when I told my friends I was going to chop off my hair and go blonde. My long black hair has been a look I’ve rocked since birth. I started with the chop first so that I could wrap my head around the transition. The shoulder-length length bob was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. My hair felt healthier and it was effortless to style. I began to wonder if I wanted to make the transition to blonde. Would my new healthy hair turn dry and brittle?
The science gods were listening and I’ll have you know there is a new product meant to fix the damage that comes with over processed hair during colour treatments (It took me two treatments to get the blonde colour I was looking for). Colourist extraordinaire and my personal hair guru in Toronto, Luis Pacheco of Medulla & Co (809 Queen St. West), introduced me to Bondex Anti-Breakage System, which is designed to be added to any chemical mixture (hair colour or bleach) to prevent damage before it can even start. He also gave me a Bondex treatment to use weekly that will keep my hair feeling smooth and healthy beyond my salon visit.
Bondex Anti-Breakage System was initially created to improve the colouring and lifting process on extensions and they quickly learned that it could also shield natural hair from harm with no change in processing time and sealing the cuticle to prevent damage. The plus, is it is compatible with all treatments (even your perm!).
While I sometimes miss my long black hair, I am really enjoying life as a blonde. And I’m happy that I didn’t have to sacrifice my texture and shine in the process. To see my transition check out my Instagram snaps below of the process.