Katy Perry, the famously chameleonic singer, is well known for her experimental approach to hair. Recently though she has taken her newly blonde hair to a bolder, brighter platinum for the first time in her life.
Last week, she even chopped off all her hair which shows a chic and sexy look.
Vogue has predicted that her new shade of platinum blonde is charting new ground this summer. Girls, do you want to be a “shiny” girl like Katy Perry this summer? How do you get this sexy and cool look? Keep reading to get an idea of how to get platinum blonde in just 5 easy steps!
The first thing you need to make sure of is that your hair is in a healthy condition as bleaching may damage your hair and can chemically burn your scalp. That’s why you take precautions. Remember to prepare all the things you need before the process, see the list below.
· Hair powder lightener
· 30 volume crème developer
· re-useable gloves
· hair clips
· mixing bowl and tint brush
· blonde shampoo and conditioner
Bleaching is a three-part system: getting started, the action and the aftercare. Follow the 5 steps below to achieve a perfect platinum blonde result.
It’s important to take a strand test before bleaching. It helps to check if you have allergic reaction and how long it takes to bleach your hair.
Divide your hair into top and bottom two sections. Select a small strand of hair from the bottom section that is easily manipulated. Mix the product, apply and wait. Note the time of application and check hair every 10 minutes to see the color result.
If no allergic reaction occurs, remember your bleaching time, then continue on to the following steps.
Get all your materials together in the bathroom. Divide your hair into 4 sections and secure each part with a hair clip.
Then mix your bleach. Prepare a powder bleach, 20 vol developer, and mix the powder to developer in a 1:2 ratio. Make sure to mix it up well. If you see the developer gets to a consistency almost like ketchup, then it’s ready to bleach.
Start with the roots and work your way down to the tips of your hair. Be careful not to apply the bleach directly onto the scalp, which may give you a chemical burn. Just paint your roots super-close. You can start front to back, or back to front. Do whatever is easiest for you.
Once you have applied the bleach to your entire head, leave it up for an hour. Be sure to check your hair’s progress to make sure the bleach isn’t drying out. I recommend checking it every 5 minutes, but you can do whatever is easiest for you.
After an hour, the process is finished. Rinse your hair and then wash it out with the shampoo.
As bleaching usually damages your hair, it’s necessary to use good conditioner to avoid split ends and keep your hair healthy and soft.
I used Lush hair conditioner before and got a perfect result. You can go for it as a beginner or choose any other brand you like.
Bleached hair is much weaker than natural hair, so the aftercare is probably the most important part of the whole bleaching process.
Read the tips we concluded below to have an idea of how to take good care of your bleached hair and keep it healthy and thick.
This is the most necessary step to keep your hair healthy. Moroccanoil kit is a popular choice and is recommended by many hairdressers. Or you can try any other brand that you like.
A reconstructor helps to keep your color and maintain the hair health. You can try Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor as your first try.
To avoid split ends, trim your hair between once a month and once every two months. Remember to trim all split-ends.
In short, heat damages hair. If you aren’t protecting your hair from hair dryers and hot styling tools, your hair color will fade quicker.
Have you now got an idea of how to properly bleach hair platinum blonde? Just follow our 5 steps and aftercare tips, I believe you will get a sexy and fresh look. Have a try tonight!