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9 Top Tips for Bleaching Hair Platinum Blonde Without Damage

9 Top Tips for Bleaching Hair Platinum Blonde Without Damage

Bleached blonde is a huge trend, and it goes perfectly with the beachy waves curl trend that appears to be here to stay. But how do you get that look without turning your hair into a mess of dry straw? Believe it or not, it is possible but there will probably be some damage to your hair, the trick is to keep it to a minimum.

If you’re going to bleach your hair to a platinum level the following tips can help you get the look you want and be thrilled with the results.

Platinum Blonde Tips for Success

You want that shocking blonde look, but how do you get it and be completely happy with the final outcome?

Lower your expectations. Okay, so this tip isn’t going to inspire a lot of excitement, but it will really help you enjoy the results. Going platinum blonde requires the use of chemicals that will dry and damage your hair. The darker your hair is to begin with, the more damage the process can cause.

Seek professional help. While you can bleach your hair at home and save a lot of money, the results are going to disappoint you. Professional-grade products will be gentler on your hair, so the final result will be more natural and less damaging. Also, a professional hand is necessary to time it correctly for the perfect level of bleaching.

Use a colorist. This tip is a sub-tip of the above one but it’s so important that you don’t want to gloss over it. Your hairstylist is perfect for cutting your hair and no one does it better, but if that person’s skill and/or training isn’t in color, they shouldn’t attempt your bleach job. Ask around, use reviews and more to find the best colorist in your area.

Condition (and then condition again). Bleaching strips your hair of moisture as efficiently as it strips color. Your job is going to be to restore that moisture as much as possible as soon as you’re done.

In fact, if you want the best results, try using a hair mask every night the week before your color and every night for the week after.

Avoid sulfates. If your current shampoo has sulfates, it’s time to switch. Sulfates can dry your hair out and you need to hold on to all the precious moisture you can. This is a great step to take before taking the bleach plunge so your hair can build up moisture and adapt to the new products.

Watch the drying. Another way to help your hair regain moisture is to limit the amount of blow drying you do. If you can skip it entirely, then do that. But if you can’t, try to let it air or towel dry for a while before you hit the hairdryer.

Roots! Watch those roots and get a touchup as soon as they start peeking through. This tip feels weird because you intuitively want to do less bleaching, right? But that’s not the case.

If you don’t stay on top of touch-ups, your hair can get bands of different color. Once that happens, the only way to even it all out is to re-bleach the entire thing. So, root touch-ups are actually a way to protect your hair.

Purple products. This is going to be a new one for people who have never gone red or platinum before. But, just as red hair can get brassy, so can platinum.

Those who love the ginger look know that using products with blue pigments can help keep the brassy away. For platinum hair, there are products with purple pigments that prevent a weird yellowy-orange color from creeping in.

Get regular trims. When your hair is dry the ends split, those splits work up the hair, drying it out along the way. You can short cut the split by trimming it off and saving the rest of the shaft.

Final Thoughts

You can have the pretty platinum blonde hair you want, and you can love the results, as long as you follow our tips.

Our first tip is probably the most important, you need to manage your expectations and realize that it’s not going to be as lush and moisturized as it was before you had it bleached. It’s going to require effort on your part to restore moisture and keep it up.

Beyond that, you’ll need regular root touch-ups and trims, and use a little purple shampoo once in a while to keep everything bright and beautiful.

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