Platinum blonde hair has long been a popular and coveted look, with many people dreaming of achieving the perfect, icy blonde shade. Whether it’s for a special occasion or a complete hair makeover, going from yellow to platinum blonde can be a bold and transformative decision.
One of the main appeals of platinum blonde hair is its versatility. It can be dressed up or down, and it works well with a variety of skin tones and facial features. Platinum blonde can also make a statement and help someone stand out in a crowd. However, going from yellow to platinum blonde is no easy feat. It requires a significant amount of lightening and toning, and it can be a time-consuming and potentially damaging process.
Preparing for the transition
Before diving into the process of going from yellow to platinum blonde, it’s important to properly prepare your hair for the transformation. This includes starting with a yellow base, rather than a darker color. If your hair is already dark, it will be much more difficult to lighten it to the desired platinum shade.
Once your hair is a pale yellow or white, it will be ready for the platinum hair dye. It’s important to use a high-quality hair dye specifically formulated for yellow hair to ensure the best results.
Before and after lightening your hair, it’s essential to use a deep conditioning treatment to help nourish and strengthen your hair. Lightening the hair can be a drying and damaging process, so using a conditioning treatment can help minimize the damage and keep your hair healthy.
After lightening the hair, it’s also important to use a toner to remove any brassy or yellow tones. This will help give your hair a more natural and cohesive platinum color. By properly preparing your hair for the transition, you can help ensure a smooth and successful process.
What hair color level do I need to achieve in order to transition from yellow to Platinum Blonde?
To achieve Platinum Blonde hair, your hair must be lightened to level 10 (as shown in the image). If you are noticing a yellow tone, it is likely because your hair needs to be lifted further. This initial lightening process is essential for achieving Platinum Blonde hair. It will require the use of a high-quality bleach and proper bleaching technique to reach the desired level of lightness.
It is extremely important to use a top-quality bleach for Platinum Blonde hair because many of the bleaches found in beauty stores, especially bleach kits, do not have sufficient lifting power. These lower quality bleaches often require the use of a high concentration developer, which can be damaging to the hair.
Instead of gradually lifting the hair over a few weeks, it is better for the health of your hair to do it once and do it correctly. For this reason, we recommend Brilliant Blondexx with Bond Protect. The Bond Protect in the bleach helps to prevent hair breakage and adds blonde tones while bleaching, resulting in a more seamless and healthy transition to Platinum Blonde.
If you want to maintain your Platinum Blonde hair, it is crucial to have a good purple toning shampoo in your hair care kit. After trying many different brands, I have found that Clairol Shimmer Lights is the best. When your hair is bleached to a pale color, it is natural for some yellow brassiness to appear. The violet tones in purple shampoo help to counteract this effect and keep your hair looking bright and fresh. Even if you are not a natural platinum blonde, using Shimmer Lights a few times a month can help to brighten your overall hair color. The only downside is that it has a strong smell, but you can use a heavily scented conditioner to mask the odor.
Just be sure not to leave the shampoo on for longer than three minutes, as your hair may turn blue. In addition to using purple shampoo, it is also helpful to have an intense toning session every so often to keep your hair looking its best. If you are unfamiliar with the process of dyeing your hair at home, it is a good idea to have your first toning session done by a professional stylist. They can show you the basic steps and give you the confidence to do it yourself in the future.
Finally, use a cool toned platinum blonde hair dye to achieve the desired look. Make sure to follow all instructions given on the box. Do not leave the mixture on for too long or you may end up with an ashy or gray color.
Maintaining platinum blonde hair
Maintaining platinum blonde hair requires regular care and attention to keep it looking its best. Here are a few tips for maintaining your platinum blonde hair:
- Use sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner: Sulfates can strip the hair of its natural oils and fade the color, so it’s important to use sulfate-free products to keep your platinum blonde looking fresh.
- Deep condition regularly: Platinum blonde hair can be prone to dryness and damage, so it’s important to use a deep conditioning treatment at least once a week to keep your hair healthy and moisturized.
- Protect your hair from heat: Heat styling can be damaging to platinum blonde hair, so it’s important to use a leave-in conditioner or hair oil to protect your hair from heat damage.
- Touch up your roots: Platinum blonde hair tends to show roots more easily, so it’s important to touch up your roots every 4-6 weeks to maintain the color.
- Avoid chlorine and saltwater: Chlorine and saltwater can be drying and damaging to platinum blonde hair, so it’s important to protect your hair when swimming in these environments.
Although this process can take some time, with patience and dedication, you can successfully transition from yellow to platinum blonde. Good luck!