Many people are scared to become a platinum blonde as they feel that the bleach and strong chemicals will ruin their hair. Many professional colorists recommend that those who have thin, fine, or damaged hair avoid hair coloring at all costs. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with fried or “straw” hair if you want to become bleach blonde. Here you will learn how to become a platinum blonde to achieve that ‘Barbie’ blonde look.
Go to Sally’s or your local beauty supply store and pick up the following materials:
-Violet or Purple Toner OR Violet-Blue Toner
-20 Vol. Developer and 30. Vol. Developer
-Pre Coloring Conditioning Treatment
-After Coloring Deep Conditioning Treatment
Refrain from washing your hair two days prior to the date of the hair coloring. The oil build-up helps to protect your hair during the coloring process. Next, you will need to apply the 20 or 30 volume developer throughout your hair. While some hair enthusiasts suggest you use the 40 volume to allow for a more brilliant blonde color, this high volume of developer is similar to using a damaging bleaching agent.
If you already have a shade of blonde as your hair color, use the 20 volume developer, as well as the oil lightener, to coat your lengths and the roots of your hair. If you have dark roots, the 20 developer can also be added to the crown of your head. Avoid applying developer to naturally blonde roots. If this is your first time bleaching your hair, use the 30 volume developer along with the oil lightener. The oil lightener is applied merely to moisture the hair.
Once you have finished coloring your lengths and roots, you will need to apply a coloring treatment. Follow the instructions on your specific coloring treatment brand box to appropriately coloring your hair. If your hair has turned to a yellow or a pale yellow, you will need to tone it. Some hair tones will turn to an orange color when attempting to turn a platinum blonde. If this occurs in your case, you will need to wait and try bleaching your hair again in two to three days.
To create a toner, follow the instructions on the bottle to mix a proper ratio. If instructions are not available, mix the toner with a proper ratio of peroxide. It’s important to not go over the given amount of time with neither the bleach nor toner, as this can cause the color to go wrong and dry out your hair tremendously. Once your hair has been processed according to the toner’s directions, wash it out. If the toner did not turn your hair to a platinum blonde, try switching to another brand. To prevent breakage after bleaching your hair, continue to use a quality anti-breakage shampoo, conditioner, and treatment.