What You Need to Know Before Committing to Platinum Blonde Hair

Are you seriously considering going platinum blonde? From snow white to golden platinum, there are literally dozens of ways to color your hair platinum. And if you have been dying to know if blondes really have more fun, platinum hair might be calling to you!

Keep in mind that there is some level of commitment that comes along with platinum blonde hair color.  But the payoff is definitely worth the effort! We have asked hair color experts for tips on dying and maintaining platinum blonde hair to help you decide if you want to go the distance.

What Exactly is Platinum Blonde? 

Highly coveted by many, platinum blonde hair is a hair color that is extremely reduced of bright pigments into an almost iridescent, silvery shade of blonde. One of the best things about platinum hair is that it incorporates a variety of hues including light strawberry blonde, iridescent silver, pale champagne blonde, light ash blonde and so much more!

However, in addition to looking devastatingly beautiful, platinum hair requires a great deal of commitment. And not everyone can pull it off. So if you’re on the fence about going platinum, take a few minutes to consider the following advice before you go the distance.

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Is Platinum Blonde Hair Color Right For Me?

There are a few things to think about before coloring your hair platinum blonde. Following are some key factors to think about before starting the process of going platinum.

  1. Cost: First of all you need to consider the cost. Dying your hair platinum requires quite a bit of color, toners, treatments, and touch-ups. Make sure you are willing, and able, to fully commit to the price tag that comes along with the glory of platinum hair color.
  1. Touch-ups: As well, if your hair is dark, it will take more time and effort to maintain your platinum blonde hair color. Be sure you are willing to set aside time for touch-ups every few weeks to prevent your roots from showing. Not to mention that you will need to keep your hair from drying out from excessive hair coloring. Depending on your hair texture and how quickly your hair grows, you may need touch-ups every four to six weeks to maintain your platinum hair color. 
  1. Skin Tone: While most everyone can pull off platinum hair, you definitely need to take your skin tone into consideration. A lot of people shy away from platinum blonde as they are afraid their pale skin will make them look washed out. 

The good news is that there’s a shade of platinum for everyone. Ask your hairstylist to help you determine which shade of platinum hair color will best suit your complexion.

  1. Make-up:  Platinum blonde hair is super sexy and will greatly boost your self-esteem. You might want to take your makeup to the next level. Think about smokey eyes and bright red lipstick. As well, there are dozens of dramatic makeup looks that will enhance your new look. 
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  1. Prep time: Not only does it typically take more than one appointment to go full platinum, but you also have to prep your hair in advance. For the platinum hair color to take, it is best that you do not color or treat your hair for 3-6 months prior to going platinum. As well, you should make sure that your hair is healthy and not dry. Do not wash your hair or use products a day or so before you color your hair to allow the natural oils to penetrate your hair to help with the coloring process.
  1. Confidence: Do blondes really have more fun? That’s up to you to decide. However, we can guarantee that your shiny platinum blonde hair will indeed give you more bounce to your step. You will look and feel more confident and self-assured. Be sure you are up to the extra attention you will get from your many admirers.

Do you think you have what it takes for platinum blonde hair? Check out some of the hottest looks for platinum hair below. Remember, platinum blonde doesn’t always mean beached blonde. The right stylist can help you achieve the perfect shade of platinum blonde to best suit your complexion, lifestyle, and personality.

Huynh Nguyen

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