“Take it in stages to keep your hair in optimum condition during the process, especially if you are starting with darker hair,” says Matrix Brand Ambassador, George Papanikolas. “Darker hair can require several appointments to get to the desired tone, as orange is usually one of the first stages. It’s important to consider the time and financial resources needed to not only get you blonde, but to also maintain it.”
You also need to make sure that the colorist you see specializes in your specific hair texture, according to Carrillo. This is especially important if you have curlier hair.