You’ve taken the leap and made the change. You went platinum blonde with your hair, and now you’re wondering how to take care of it. If not treated, platinum blonde hair can turn brassy or extremely dry. You’ve spent the time and money to transform your hairstyle; you should also invest the energy to take keep it looking great!
Shampoo and Conditioner
Use a good toning shampoo for platinum blonde hair. Dark purple shampoos work best for platinum blondes. Purple is opposite yellow on the colour wheel. This keeps your hair from becoming brassy or yellowing. Here are two to consider:
— Davines Alchemic Silver Shampoo and Conditioner
— Clairol Professional Shimmer Lights Shampoo and Conditioner
Alternate this with a hydrating shampoo. Since bleaching dries your hair out, you need to keep it moisturised and hydrated. Here is a great one to try:
— Pureology Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner
— Pureology Strength Cure Cleansing Conditioner
However, don’t overdo it. Do not wash your hair daily. Try every other day, at least. In between, try using a dry shampoo, such as Klorane Laboratories Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk.
Bleaching your hair is damaging and makes your hair dry and brittle. You can combat this by using a deep conditioning treatment once a week. Try one of these hair masks:
— Phyto Keratine Ultra Repair Mask
— Drybar Mudslide Nourishing Hair Mask
Coconut oil is also great to use on your hair for moisturising. Work it into your hair and leave on for about an hour before washing.
Touch Up and Trim
Since bleaching does dry out your hair, you will be more prone to split ends. Every 4-6 weeks, get the dead and split ends trimmed and touch up your roots. Dark roots are much more noticeable with platinum blonde hair. Even if you do like the look of visible roots, getting regular touch-ups prevents getting the yellow rings sometimes noticeable after infrequent bleaching.
Protect Your Hair
Limit exposure to the sun. Wear a hat or scarf when you are in the sun. Also, decrease the amount of heat styling you use on your hair. Let your hair air-dry as much as possible. Avoid overusing flat or curling irons. Use low heat settings.