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There’s just something about platinum blonde hair that’s equal parts glam and laidback. So, it’s no wonder why this metal-inspired hair color is one of the biggest beauty trends of the moment. Platinum blonde hair is a sparkling white-blonde hue that pairs well with any outfit and garners quite a lot of attention—meaning you’re sure to be remembered if you sport this hair color. And since you want to be remembered for all the right reasons, it’s important to approach getting platinum blonde hair the right way. Below, everything you need to know about how to get platinum blonde hair.
Before you take the icy hair color plunge and dye your hair platinum blonde, inform yourself with these helpful tips that will ensure your platinum blonde hue looks its best.
If you’ve ever had your hair colored, you will need to have that color stripped before you start the process of becoming a platinum blonde. You can strip hair color from your mane by using a hair color remover.
If you used a temporary hair color…simply wash your hair! A temporary hair color will wash out after one shampoo, so there’s no need for any special hair color removal products.
If you used a semi-permanent hair color…you can speed up the process of fading your color using the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Haircolor Remover. This hair color remover for blonde hair will help get rid of unwanted tones left behind by the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Color—and it only takes a single process. Easy, peasy!
If you used a permanent hair color…you can remove your unwanted permanent hair color with the salon-inspired L’Oréal Paris Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover. Whether you colored your hair at-home or had it colored at your local salon, this product removes hair color from your hair, leaving it ready for a new application (hello, platinum blonde). Keep in mind that this hair color won’t restore your hair to its original, natural shade, so keep your hair color bleach and blonde hair color nearby!
Depending on your original hair color, more steps may be necessary to process your old hair color out and your new hair color in. Whether you’re starting with black hair or blonde, platinum blonde hair involves taking most of the pigment out of your strands for a near-white look.
You should always have an inspo pic on hand to show your colorist. While platinum blonde hair seems pretty self-explanatory, there are actually different variations of the coveted shade. Whether you want an icy, bluish, or ivory white hue, be sure to bring a picture to the salon to serve as inspiration for your new hair color. This way your colorist will be able to give you a platinum blonde shade that perfectly matches your vision.
Okay, so you found a picture of a gorgeous icy blonde hair color that you can’t wait to rock but you currently have jet black hair—what do you do? Good thing you asked! It’s important to go into this process managing your expectations. The darker your starting hair color, the more work it’ll take to get your hair to a platinum blonde shade—you’re likely looking at quite a few sessions until you reach your desired icy blonde hair color. Taking it slow will minimize hair damage and breakage.
Don’t be too bummed out about having to wait for your icy strands, you’ll be able to rock some equally gorgeous blonde colors in-between! Hair color trends like golden blonde and ash blonde will help you transition to the platinum you’ve been dreaming of.
Platinum blonde hair doesn’t only require a complicated dyeing process, it also takes lots of pampering to keep platinum hair looking and feeling its best. Hair care products like toning shampoo, hair masks, and serums are going to be your best friend.
Now that you’re armed with some very vital info, it’s time to dive in head first to your trendiest hair color application yet. Are you ready to be an eye-catching super-light blonde? Follow the platinum blonde hair color tutorial below!
If you’re making a dramatic hair color change—like going from black hair to platinum blonde hair—it’s a good idea to visit the salon. You won’t have to worry about ending up with an orange-toned or brassy hue. Again, you might have to make multiple trips to the salon in order to reach your desired level of platinum blonde hair. A pro colorist will be able to walk you through the process from start to finish. If you decide to go to a salon, your work stops here! If you aren’t making a major change and want to attempt a DIY dye job, you’ll need to move along to the next step.
As we mentioned earlier, you’re likely going to need to bleach your mane before using a platinum hair dye. To do this step yourself, try using the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Bleach in All Over or L’Oréal Paris Féria Extra Bleach Blonding to lighten your strands.
You’re ready to color your hair now! There are a few at-home platinum blonde hair colors to choose from, all you have to do is pick the one that works best for you. Once you have it in hand, make sure to follow the instructions included with your box of at-home hair color.
If you want a bold platinum blonde hair color…use the L’Oréal Paris Féria Absolute Platinum Extreme Platinum. This hair color will give you multi-faceted shimmering color.
If you want a subtler platinum blonde hair color…try the L’Oréal Paris Féria Ultra Cool Blonde or L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in Extra Light Ash Blonde. Both hair colors will give you the bright blonde that you’re looking for with a slightly warmer hue.
If you want to cover grays…use the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Crème in Extra Light Natural Blonde. This at-home platinum blonde hair color will give you rich, radiant, and gorgeous color while providing 100% gray coverage—even on those stubborn strands.
As you can tell, becoming a platinum blonde is no easy task. And whether your hair was colored by a professional colorist or you DIYed it at home, one thing’s for sure: Platinum blonde hair requires lots of love to keep it looking gorgeous and feeling nourished. Below are three tips to get you started on your new hair care routine. Your platinum blonde hair will thank you!
Switch your go-to shampoo and conditioner for a hair care system that’s formulated for blonde, color-treated hair, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Conditioner, which can help to neutralize the appearance of brassiness when used together.
Adding a hair mask to your weekly routine can give your locks extra TLC to keep them looking smooth, shiny, and healthy. Swap out the above conditioner for the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shade Reviving Treatment once a week. Leave the hair mask on for three to five minutes, then rinse out thoroughly. This hair treatment is specifically formulated for blonde hair to neutralize brassiness, boost blonde color, and intensely nourish your mane.
When it comes to maintaining your blonde color, be prepared for regular touchups as your roots grow in. Platinum blonde hair isn’t low maintenance—it takes a lot of upkeep. Make sure to book follow up appointments with your colorist or keep your vanity stocked with at-home hair color so that you can touch up your roots. In a pinch, you can use a root cover up spray like the L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Cover Up.
Looking for ways to style your new hair color? Give your hair a break by ditching the heat tools and opting for heat-free hairstyles instead. There are a few heat-free hairstyling products we love for giving hair definition, shape, and texture in just a few minutes; check them out below:
L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray: This wave spray will enhance your hair's shape and texture, help resist frizz, add shine, and provide flexible hold for a textured, wavy look. Simply spray it throughout towel-dried hair, braid, and allow your hair to air dry. Once your hair is dry, remove your braid for effortless waves!
L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty: This hair putty gives your hair texture and thickness. Start with a dime-sized amount and apply it throughout dry hair. Add more product to build the shape and texture you desire.
L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Air-Blown Texture Mist: This mist adds texture and volume to give you a full-bodied, blown-out look. Simply spray it lightly throughout towel-dried hair from roots to ends.
For another hair color lesson, head on over to our article, Rose Gold Hair Gets an Update: How to Get Rose Blonde Hair, next.