The queen of all blondes, platinum hair is a icy, cool statement look. This always on-trend colour is high on our bombshell blonde hair shades list as a timeless must-have hue. Here’s everything you need to know, and all the best platinum blonde hair dyes you need, to know how to get platinum blonde hair at home.
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What is platinum blonde hair?
Platinum blonde hair colour is an almost-white, super ice blonde with ashy silver undertones. We love it because it goes with any style and mood and is the perfect hue to mix with silver, pink and purple pastels or balayage, ombre and highlights.
Getting the platinum hair at home look means using hair bleach which damages your hair and can lead to haystack hair. So you need to look after it before, during and after with tons and tons of love and good conditioners.
Check out the latest platinum looks for ideas and inspiration.
Will platinum blonde hair suit me?
Listen up. Platinum blonde hair shades are not for everyone. It can wash out your skin tone and make you look ashen if it’s not right for you. Cool tones will suit it best and those with naturally lighter hair are more likely to carry it off.
Not sure what undertones you have? You can use our checklist to see find out whether you’re cool or warm!
If you have warm undertones:
- You have red or golden undertones in your hair.
- Your skin tone will be golden, tan or olive.
- You have green veins in your wrist.
- You suit bright or rich shades.
- You probably have freckles.
- Gold jewellery looks awesome on you.
If you have cool undertones:
- Your skin tone is pink or pale.
- You prefer wearing jewel and pastel colours.
- The colour yellow does not look good on you.
- You have blue veins in your wrist.
- Pearls and silver jewellery look awesome on you.
Take the quiz!
If you’re still not sure what kind of colours are best for you, you can take our quiz to get some fabulous hair colour ideas!
Just click on the image below to find out what hair colours suit you!
You can also try on some virtual hair colours with the Best hair colour changing apps you need to use in 2021!
Can I dye my hair platinum blonde at home?
Getting the platinum blonde look at home is not as simple as other home hair processes. The results are pretty dramatic and irreversible so you need to go slow and steady and choose the right method for you.
If you have blonde hair and lighter, you need to use bleach to lighten your hair to almost-white to get the desired shade. Colour can’t lighten colour so you need to remove all of the colour pigments in your hair before you dye it the colour of your dreams.
If your hair is darker than light blonde, you’ll definitely need to do more than one bleaching process to get the platinum colour you’re after. More bleaching means more damage so space out these sessions to give your hair time to recover in between.
Check out our awesome guide, How to bleach your hair at home, DIY style for a step-by-step guide to a safe and successful process!
Will going platinum blonde damage my hair?
Bleaching is bad news for your hair as the processing dries it out and can turn it into a frizz factory. The best thing to do is prepare your hair for harsh treatment by giving it some love in the run up to becoming a platinum princess.
Smother it in a penetrating deep conditioning mask to replenish moisture and restore hair elasticity.
And invest in the wonder that is Olaplex No 3 Hair Perfector. The little bottle that will change change your life (and hair) forever with its restorative powers.
Take a look at the health of your hair too. If it is dull and lifeless and breaks easily, bleaching your hair might not be right for you. Have a chat with your hairdresser about your options.
Which is the best platinum blonde hair dye?
If you’re ready to be a platinum blonde goddess, here are the best platinum blonde hair dyes you need to slay the look at home!
Read more about each one in Best platinum blonde hair dyes 2021.
Garnier Nutrisse Bleach Hair Dye.
Best for: Super white-platinum blonde.
We left it on for a little less than 30 mins as our already light blonde hair was going super white! On washing, it looked fab, we did only thin sections of the hair along the hairline and where the sun naturally lightens our hair for the most natural effect.
The four oils, to help nourish hair after colouring, smells divine and left out hair very soft and silky. Deffo get two boxes if your hair is more than chin length. This is the best on the list for us.
How do I care for my platinum blonde hair?
After you’ve achieved platinum perfection, you’ll want to deep condition your hair regularly and avoid a lot of heat styling if you can.
Your hair will be fragile and more prone to breakage and split ends for a couple of weeks. When you do heat style, use a heat protectant every time.
You’ll also need to use specially formulated silver and purple shampoos and conditioners to keep the colour in tip top condition, like these awesome ladies from Joico.