One of the number one questions I get asked by people is how I get my hair so white without damaging it. Well, I'm here to share my secret, which is actually not a secret at all. If you're anything like me, you like it platinum. Maybe even channeling your grandmothers grey—yes, I said it. While that might sound a little extreme, I wanted to share my process and extend some helpful tips on keeping your platinum locks looking bright and beautiful.
My sister is the brains behind this "operation". She's a licensed stylist and has been doing my hair for years. It used to be in a fancy salon, but now it is in her washroom with our 4 little ones running around! Needless to say, it can be done anywhere. But i'd definitely recommend leaving your hair in the hands of a professional and not a DIY home kit. (one of the few times you will hear me advise against DIY!)
Contrary to what some people think, you can achieve platinum blonde from any hair color. But depending on your base color, it may be a fast or a very slow process. The key is working with un-dyed hair. I have been platinum for over 10 years, so all I need to do each month is root touch up and a "freshen up". Here's my process:We start by mixing Wella Blondor with 20 Vol Developer.
– use a serum before you blow dry to protect it from heat (like Sudzz Fx 'Zenyth')
– don't wash everyday
– use a violet/silver shampoo once a week (like Matrix 'So Silver') I LOVE THIS STUFF!
– use shine spray on your finished look (like Bed Head 'Head Rush')
Beautiful hair! I just went platinum this year but kept a dark rook. I want to go full head platinum but I am nervous that my root color will be much warmer and I’ll need several treatments to get it to match the rest of my head! I have about 2″ of dark brown root right now…. any tips?
I love the platinum style! I noticed it first with Kelly Osborne on an episode of Fashion Police!I was always afraid to damage my hair by trying it myself. Thanks for the advice.
Wow good for you. It seems like too much work for me to ever be able to maintain. The highlights that I’ve been getting every 2-3 months already drive me nuts.
This is so great! LOVE that colour. Is there a deep conditioner you would recommend?
Love your look! What’s your natural color? And same question like above, what if your hair is dyed already???
Hey! Loved your post! I too have platinum hair, and it’s tips like these that keep platinum hair going! I also wrote up a blog post on tips for healthy platinum hair, I would love for you to check it out. Thanks ladies!
great color! I’ve always wanted to go super blond, but my natural hair color is almost black and my roots would be killer.
OMg her blouse and sweater in the last photo!!
I just called my stylist to update my ‘do with your tips! I hate when my blonde looks brassy!
I love this look on you, I can’t believe how smooth and beautiful the hair looks even after coloring so often! Amazing post!
Hey Natasha….my natural hair color is a dirty blonde. I have been dying it for so many years I’m not sure if it’s darkened over time. It may have. But I think having lighter hair to start, may be the reason I am able to get it so light with a lower level developer.
Gorgeous photos. This is about the most beautiful beauty tutorial I’ve ever seen. Props to the photographer.
Amazing! So gorgeous! Thanks for sharing <3
your hair is so pretty!!! i don’t dye mine anymore but that last picture reminds me what its like to have your hair ‘done’, it always looks so good right after a color!!!
Love the platinum so so much. It’s such a beautiful color. I would do it in a second if my hair wasn’t dyed dark brown and I didn’t think it’d look bad on my skin haha. It’s gorgeous on you. Completely in love.
Looks great! I found that even though I went professional to get it done and used all the right shampoos etc, the original bleaching process still wrecked my hair. It got fried! If my hair could be just as healthy as it is at it’s natural colour (I since shaved it back and regrew) then I would definitely be a dye-hard (pun intended =)
I have platinum blonde hair also (not naturally of course..) I was lucky enough to have scored a few free colouring sessions for a soon to be qualified colourist at Trevor Sorbie hair salon! Both times she used this amazing toner and treatment that has left my hair with an almost grey tint to it! (which I love) and also has it feeling incredibly soft and surprisingly un-damaged! (which I love!) I shall most definitely be referring to this post however when I will no doubt take on DIY dying again in the future – can’t afford salon prices these days, jeeze!
Ooh! But a great toner I love to use is a L’Oreal Professional Serie Expert Silver Shampoo! It is the bluest shampoo you ever did see, but it works a treat and really helps to banish any yellow tones! You can find it in most hair dressers for about £9.00! (I think)
Blonde’s really do know how to have more fun don’t they! 😛
Gorgeous! thanks for the tips 🙂
I used to have white blonde hair and I absolutely loved it. Unfortunately I didn’t look after it as well as I should have and would often dye my roots at home. Eventually my hair started snapping off and became really really thin. I’ve since dyed it various colours but I never feel as confident as when it was blonde. Hopefully if I follow your tips I might be able to bleach it again and maintain it this time! Thanks!