We probably all know someone who has had platinum blonde hair at some point in their life. Maybe it was you! From rockstars who have added a pastel tint to the tips of their new white locks to A-listers whose hair is like strands of silver, there is something effortlessly cool about going platinum. Often, though, people rush into going platinum with a self-dye pack of bleach and end up damaging their hair. Whatever look you’re going for, getting your hair professionally dyed is always the best option, as your hairdresser knows exactly what products to use for the best results, and can help you keep your hair in good condition.
With this in mind, here are some tips on going platinum blonde without damaging your hair.
Prepare your hair
If your hair is going to be healthy when you colour it platinum, then it needs to be healthy before you dye it! A little preparation is all that is needed. Now, we know that deciding on a new hair colour is often a spur-of-the-moment decision, but here are some things you can do in advance to ensure your hair is in the best condition when you dye it.
- Start growing out your existing colour (if you already use hair dye) about six months before dying your hair platinum blonde.
- Give your hair a deep conditioning treatment one to two weeks before, in order to minimise breakage and eliminate dryness.
- Stop washing your hair 48 hours before getting it dyed, as this will help it retain natural oils that protect your hair and scalp.
- Trim the ends of your hair so that the dye is being applied to healthy hair rather than split ends.
Leave it to the professionals
It’s easy to find DIY hair kits that will enable you to go platinum in the comfort of your own bathroom, but these shop-bought solutions often sacrifice quality for cost. If want your new colour to look amazing, and be soft, bouncy and shiny, it is definitely best to avoid the temptation of DIY and get a professional hairdresser to do the hard work for you.
Anyone who has experimented with any shade of blonde will know that blonde hair can go brassy or yellow if it is not properly looked after. You should use toner to ensure that your platinum hair achieves a gorgeous ashy, white colour, rather than scarecrow yellow!
Here at the House of Klamer, we love helping our clients go platinum blonde, and always use the best products to ensure their hair remains as healthy as possible. Contact us today to find out more.