What You Need To Know About Going Platinum Blonde

Do you dream about having platinum blonde hair like Kim Kardashian or Gwen Stefani? Stop dreaming and make it a reality. I’m going to let you in on all the secrets to getting and maintaining that gorgeous blonde hair. We’ll leave the hard part to the professionals.

First things first, going platinum blonde is a big project and you need to understand there are rules and regulations to get blonde and maintain that beautiful color. Six months before going blonde, yes I said six months, you’ll need to stop coloring your hair completely. The reason for this is to grow out your natural color to ensure an even all over blonde. One to two weeks before going blonde, get a deep conditioning treatment. The deep conditioning treatment will help prevent against damage. Not saying this will eliminate any damage but it will help in preventing serious damage. Forty-eight hours before your appointment stop washing your hair. You need the natural oils in your hair to protect your scalp from over drying or irritation during the bleaching process. Along with these physical things you need to do, you will also need to mentally prepare yourself to cut off a few inches of your long luscious locks. I know it is hard to deal with cutting your hair but your hair will be a little damaged and to ensure your hair looks and feels healthy you will need at least a trim after the process is all said and done. The process for some might take up to three visits depending on the condition of the hair and hair color history.

After you achieve the perfect level of platinum blonde you will have some maintenance work at home. If you aren’t already, you will need to start using a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner. Along with the sulfate-free shampoo, once a week you will need to wash with a purple shampoo to ensure the color doesn’t oxidize and turn yellow (yuck!). Every two weeks you should have a protein mask treatment done to your hair to help rebuild your hair from the inside out. The last and final step of your maintenance will be every 4-6 weeks coming into the salon for a root touch-up and possible glaze to keep that gorgeous blonde looking good.

Can’t wait to see you!