Babes, for a while now I’ve been wanting to go blonde – I’ve done the ombre, I’ve done the sombre, I’ve done the “natural” looking blonde highlights (aka not natural looking at all) – and recently I decided it’s time to try PLATINUM. I was a little apprehensive, as I’ve been dying my hair for literally years and I know the road to platinum barbie hair is usually a long one and causes more than a little damage to your hair.
I could not be more happy with the outcome of my hair – in my opinion my hairstylist is a goddess who I can now thank for all my future hair happiness. The photo above is a real photo of my hair, with no extensions, no filter, and no photoshopping or editing. The process from honey blonde highlighted hair to platinum toned blonde took about 4 hours, and to my pleasant surprise, my hair ended up softer than before and not damaged at all. Babes, read that sentence again – Not. Damaged. At. All. Two bleaching processes, a treatment to deep condition my hair, and an application of toner. My stylist used an ingredient with the bleach called Olaplex, which basically protects the integrity of the hair, and in my opinion is an absolute must when lightening and lifting your hair colour. If you haven’t heard of Olaplex, definitely look it up on Youtube – there are so many videos about how great (I would honestly say magical) this product is!
As many of you know, I am an extension LOVA (clip ins at the moment) – so my challenge at the moment is to tone my current honey blonde/yellowy toned extensions to match my new colour. Once I’ve done that I will definitely write a blog post with the do’s and don’ts of that process!
Babes, have you ever tried to drastically change your hair colour and did you love or loathe the results?