How I got my hair platinum blond!

Sunday, May 5, 2019
Hey everyone! If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed my hair has gotten a lot blonder! I've been trying to get my hair this blonde for about six months or so and I'm finally here. Some people have asked how I got to this color and I thought I would make a post about it.

This color is not something that can be done overnight and you can seriously damage your hair if you try. With that said I am not a professional and I did most of this myself, the first two full head bleaches were done by a professional but the rest I did myself. This is what worked for my hair and it may not work for your hair. Bleach is a very dangerous chemical and you can seriously damage your hair if you try to go to this color overnight. I will include links to everything I use so you can purchase these if you like.





Outfit Details:
Cardigan - Yemak
Earrings - The Starbrite Motel


I made this little photo chart to show you the different stages of my blonde. As you can see, the first time I bleached my entire head it was more of a ginger shade but that's because my hair was so dark and it had more of an orange tone. When you first bleach your hair, you're gonna end up looking like Malfoy, it's going to be very yellow or orange. You're going to need to tone it.

Bleaching


To bleach, I use Loreal Quick Blue from Sally's and 30 volume developer. If you've never bleached your hair I would start with 20 or even 10. You never really want to go past 30 in my opinion. I purchased these from Sally's but you can also find them on Amazon or a local beauty store. When I just do my roots I only need about 1 package but when I bleached all my hair, I used about three or four. I also have a ton of hair. I followed the directions on the package, which I highly suggest. If you're just bleaching the roots, you mix it up and leave it on for about 45 minutes but if you're doing the whole head, about 50 minutes. It's important to keep checking on the hair as you're dying it. It's probably going to burn and you're scalp might flake as well. Like I said before, it's a chemical. 

There are a lot of toners out there and toning is basically just changing the tone of the hair color. When my hair was a darker blonde I used Wella T15 but when it got lighter I used T14. It can be very confusing but Wella has a handy chart. 


Toning

It looks like this and I also purchased this from Sally's. I've never used anything higher than a 20 developer and I wouldn't suggest it. But after you bleach your hair and wash out the bleach, and I usually shampoo and condition my hair, you're gonna want to put toner on. Again you should follow the directions on the bottle, but you mix the toner with 2 parts developer which means that after pouring the toner in the bowl you put the developer in the toner bottle twice. Toner is a lot easier to put on in my opinion, cause it's thinner. If I remember correctly, I left this one for about 30-40 minutes. My hair for some reason always wants to be warm sometimes after toning it, I have an issue with hot roots which is basically when the roots are warmer than the rest of the hair. So sometimes I'll leave it on a bit longer. If you look closely at my hair now the roots are still kinda warm but it's not really that noticeable. 

After Care

If you're going to be bleaching your hair, it's very important to take care of it. I used to use Olaplex which is an amazing product and great for bleaching your hair. It's basically bond building and you can even use it if you don't bleach your hair. I've seen it on Amazon and Sephora and it will run you about $28 bucks for a three-ounce bottle. I have a ton of hair and it was a bit pricey for me so I used something else now.  I definitely recommend it though. 




I currently now use Ion Absolute Perfection dual kit. It comes with a booster which basically the Olaplex part and it also comes with a color sealer. It's different because you can actually put it directly in the bleach so it will protect your hair while you fry the heck out of it. I would also recommend some hair masks. After bleaching your hair may fall out when you brush it, become dry and frizzy, or may just not feel the healthiest. I also do not use heat on my hair at all, I use water and foam roller to curl it, so I would limit using heat on your hair if you can. 


I use Shimmer Lights purple shampoo and conditioner to keep those silver tones in. I also only wash my hair once a week. I may change my shampoo and conditioner, this is just the only one I've ever used. It's so affordable too, I usually get mine from Amazon but I've seen it at Walmart and Target. Another product I love is It's a 10 leave in conditioner for blondes. They have all kinds of products but I've only used this one. It also works great as a detangler and helps with split ends. I usually purchase mine at Ulta or Sephora. 


I'm always looking for new hair products to add to my regime, so if you have any reccomendations please let me know! Please do your research and like I said before, I'm not an expert or professional and this is what has worked for me. If you have any questions, you can always DM me on Instagram!










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