There are two types of blondes when it comes to tones- warm blonde and icy blonde. Icy blonde is the desired look if you are wanting a bright, more platinum color. If your natural hair color consists of warmer tones, you may be wondering how to steer clear of them when maintaining your bright blonde hair color. Luckily, there are treatments and products to help you keep those icy tones.
Get a good stylist
While most stylists are knowledgable in the blonding process, you will want to go to a stylist with good experience. Lightening your hair is the main objective, but the maintenance is the most important part of the process. Bleaching is a harsh chemical process for your hair, so you’ll want someone who has the experience to avoid overprocessing the hair follicle. Keep in mind that if your hair is darker with warmer tones, it may take several processes to achieve the icy blonde you are looking for. You’ll also want to find a stylist that you can learn from. Ask questions and let them teach you how to maintain the icy tone between salon visits.
Understand the color wheel and how toners work
You may be wondering why the color wheel is so important. If you have warmer tones in your hair, you will want to know what colors to use to cancel those tones out. For example, if you have a yellow tone to your hair you’ll want to use purple to cancel it out. If you have orange tones in your hair, you’ll want to use blue to cancel it out. This is also how toners work. A toner is a sheer hair color treatment, usually used to cancel out unwanted tones. By using a purple toner, you will be able to cancel out a bit of the warmer tones in your color. A toner treatment is using done at the salon by your stylist.
Use purple shampoo for icy blonde results
If you have never used a purple shampoo, it may seem a little scary at first. However, the results are totally worth it. Like the toner treatment, the purple shampoo is used to cancel out unwanted warm tones. This is the best way to maintain the icy, bright blonde between salon visits. This product is used just like regular shampoo. Lather the purple shampoo into your hair and let it sit for about five minutes before rinsing it out. For the best results, follow up with the purple conditioner. While this shampoo will help keep your hair toned and bright, the overuse of the product will leave a purple tint to your hair. To avoid this, only use the shampoo 2-3 times per week at the maximum.
If you are ready to take on the maintenance of this hair color, you will be able to achieve the bright blonde you are looking for. With proper care and routine salon appointments, those annoying warmer tones won’t hold you back from the perfect icy blonde.