If you have always wanted a platinum blonde hair color (something along the lines of Marilyn Monroe) there are a few things you should know before you just go off and buy some platinum blonde hair dye. This is especially true for any brunette or redhead who is looking to go completely different with this light blonde hair color.
The thing to keep in mind when trying to get platinum blonde hair is that each woman’s hair is unique and it may take one woman a few more attempts to really get platinum blonde while another woman may only take one dyeing session.
*Scroll down to the bottom for some inspirational platinum hair color pictures*
Should You Buy Platinum Blonde Hair Dye?
Yes, they do sell platinum blonde hair dye but that doesn’t mean you should use it. In fact, my advice is to stay away from the dye-it-yourself blonde colors. If you are really looking to get platinum blonde hair then you should definitely go to a professional hairstylist to get this done. If you don’t have the money then I suggest you save some up before you dye your hair or you may be going to a hair salon anyways because you have orange hair.
The only women that should be dyeing their own hair this color would be someone who’s natural hair color is only one or two shades darker. Even a dark blonde would definitely want to get their hair professional dyed platinum blonde because most at home hair dye are not strong enough to get your hair completed bleached this color.
What to Expect When Dyeing Your Hair Platinum Blonde
Your experience is going to depend on the current color of your hair or the natural color of your hair. If you are just looking for platinum blonde highlights then you are going to have a much shorter process than if you want your whole head to be platinum blonde.
First, if you have dark hair, either brown or black, it is most likely going to take more than one dyeing session to get your hair completely a platinum blonde color. And expect the sessions to last at least 2-3 hours. Some people may be lucky and have one session that last about 4-5 hours and it gets the job done, but if you have really dark hair or a lot of hair you will probably need at least 2 sessions being at least a few hours for each session.
Secondly expect to be dealing with some very strong chemicals to bleach your hair this light of a color. If you have sensitivity to these chemicals you may want to think twice about dyeing your hair. A little tip to help your scalp out a little bit is to go to the salon with dirty hair (don’t wash 24 hours before you go) so that your scalp is protected by the natural oils in your hair. It will lessen the tingling and burning you may experience with the bleach.
If you are just getting platinum blonde highlights you still have to endure these strong dyes to get your hair that light of a color, but the only nice thing about highlights is that you have some protection from the foils they use in your hair.
What to Expect After Dyeing Your Hair Platinum Blonde
Before you put that platinum hair dye on your head you should know that there are certain things you need to do once you get your hair this color.
First, realize that you will have to keep dyeing your roots every 4-6 weeks depending on how fast your hair grows and how dark your natural hair color is. This may mean more frequent trips to the salon and more money spend on your hair as well.
Also, you will need to buy a good shampoo and conditioner that is for color treated hair. The shampoo should keep your hair from drying out too much and becoming brittle and damaged. You should also consider buying a toning shampoo for blondes to keep the color from fading as well and keep your hair looking healthy.
Platinum Blonde Hair Color Pictures
Here are some platinum blonde hair color pictures to see help you make your decision on whether or not you should dye your hair.
Platinum blonde hair color is definitely beautiful but for women with naturally darker hair it can be some work to keep up. Remember to always visit a salon if you are going to dye your hair this color and take into consideration all the tips listed above before you jump into having platinum blonde hair.
I’ll be sticking to my burgundy hair color considering my natural hair color, but I am curious to see what other women think about platinum blonde.