For the fairer sex, the look of their hair, makeup styles, wardrobe fashion, everything keeps changing with new fashion trends. Even though there may seem so much to keep a track on, special attention is kept on what's new in hairstyles and hair colors. It's natural that a person can get bored of one hairstyle and one hair color for months, at a time. And a change simply signifies that the person likes to take care of herself/himself and is informed about what does or doesn't look good on her/him. Women may experiment with different hair colors and there's one color that some wish to the most, but are skeptical about it as well. I'm talking about daring to go platinum. Due to the unavoidable qualms about getting platinum blonde color, many women spend years wondering.
Transition from Brown to Platinum Blonde
Now before we even begin with the steps to getting the choice of hair color you want, let me make one thing clear. It doesn't matter what your current hair color is―black, red, brown, or any other color, you can't do without bleaching. You will have to bleach your hair in order to get them to look and shine like natural color.
- Purchase lightening bleach that has 20 or 30 volume developer. Make sure to stay away from the 40 volume developer as it can be harmful enough to melt your hair.
- Wear your gloves and in a bowl, combine the bleach with the volume developer. Use a hair brush to mix.
- Sit in a well-ventilated room and wear old clothes that you don't mind getting stained. Prepare slightly more bleach so that you don't run out of it in the middle.
- If you are not confident that you can reach the hair strands in the back, have someone help you out. Make 8―10 sections of hair and apply the bleach mixture from the roots till the ends.
- Once all the sections are properly applied, use a shower cap to cover your hair for at least 30 minutes.
- When the time is up, wash the bleach out, shampoo normally, and use a deep conditioner immediately. This will help induce moisture into your hair.
- If your hair is dark brown, then you might have to repeat the process again to get the right color tone. Wait for at least 2 weeks before you repeat the process.
- Depending on how many times you have to bleach your hair, 2 or 3, you will have to deep condition hair extensively or else they may turn dry and unhealthy.
- If after repeated bleaching, your hair turns to a yellowish-blonde instead of platinum blonde, use a blue based toner to remove the yellow color.
- This way, you can get this hair color at home. Follow the steps mentioned here and any other necessary instructions mentioned on the bleaching and volume developer box you purchased.
Proper Care and Maintenance
Now that you know the exact steps, there are some maintenance issues to care of as well. If you have done home hair bleaching to get the platinum color and are now searching for tips on maintaining them so, then read the following steps. Whether you ended up dying black hair blonde, brown hair, or red hair, these tips will work for all.
- First and foremost, you need to deep condition your hair every time you repeat the bleaching process. Your hair is being bleached with harsh chemicals, and it requires an intense deep conditioner with jojoba oil.
- Along with deep conditioning, you need hot oil hair treatment that will bring the lost moisture back into your hair.
- Purchase blue-based shampoo and conditioner to wash your hair. This will keep the yellowish and orangish color tones out from your hair.
- Protect your hair when you go in the swimming pool, sunlight, and beach.
- Pat dry your hair after washing them and apply leave-in conditioner immediately. Also, use mousse to style your hair.
- Always use wide tooth comb to untangle hair, and let them air dry.
- Last, but certainly not the least, drink adequate amount of water. This will certainly provide the necessary moisture to your hair.