Five Things You Must Know Before Going Platinum Blonde

May 2, 2018

Platinum blonde is one of the hottest hairstyles this year that’s popular with celebrities, reports InStyle. However, if you want to turn your locks that lightest of shades, you have to prepare as the upkeep of the color is hard. You will need to not only choose the shade wisely, but also learn how to maintain the color through specialized haircare as your locks will try to turn yellow very fast.

1.    Be Careful Not To Go Too Light

“Platinum blonde” is actually a name that encompasses many shades from ash to pale silver. It is essential to choose the right one for you, because if your hair is too light compared to your skin tone, it will make you look older.

However, the shades of skin and locks must never match perfectly as this will make you look washed out. If your skin is naturally pale, choose shades of platinum blonde that does not have a lot of gray in them, as those will age you visually. And do not forget that skin often becomes lighter as you age, so you might need to correct your shade occasionally.

2.    Stock Up On Purple Shampoo

The first thing you should do when you decide going platinum blonde is to learn how to use a purple shampoo. This product is essential for maintaining this hair color, as all bleached locks naturally turn yellowish. Be very thorough when you study a purple shampoo guide. You need to do this in order to choose the right type of pigment in the product and understand how to use it correctly.

Washing your hair with purple shampoo will allow you to reduce the number of bleaches and tinting treatments. Both of those damage your locks, which are exceedingly dry due to your going blonde. Be sure to choose a shampoo that not only negates the yellowing, but also moisturizes and helps protect your tresses.

3.    Make Deep Conditioning A Must In Your Haircare Routine

If you bleach your hair, you must deep condition every time you wash it. You do not have to do this in a salon, although an occasional professional treatment there will be good for your locks’ health.

Deep conditioning products will have to become staples of your haircare alongside the purple shampoo. Bleaching makes your tresses and scalp very dry. Without conditioning the hairs will turn brittle and look like a rat’s nest no matter what you do. It would be best to choose products specially formulated for bleached hair.

4.    Reconsider Your Wardrobe

When going platinum blonde you will have to choose outfits that work with your new hair color and skin tone. All shades of blonde work well with pastels and the neutral palette. However, silvery and platinum blondes should avoid clothes with red and orange in them, as well as their varied hues. The warm palette in general is a bad choice.

Cool blondes will look stunning in lavender, dusty pink, baby blue, and mint green. Gold, on the other hand, is a no-go for pale blonde beauties.

You should also reconsider your style as rich platinum blonde might look out of place with casual outfits.

5.    Learn How To Apply Makeup Anew

If you are going platinum blonde, you will need to change your makeup kit. The general color rules are the same as they are for clothes, meaning you will need to choose cool shades. If they do not work with your skin tone, then this hair transformation is not for you by default.

Be aware that platinum blonde locks will draw all attention to you and any blemish on your skin as well. This can be a huge boost for your self-esteem, but also a big responsibility to keep your looks perfect at all times.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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