First off, most stylists are going to strongly advise against going full platinum. It took me about a year to convince mine to take the plunge with me. I told her, “I get it.. you don’t want to fry my hair off. But if someones going to dye my hair white, it’s only going to be you.”
Trust thy colorist. I have a few cardinal rules of hair care, and this is numero uno. Becki Reeves of Wilson’s on Washington and I go way back. I’ve been commuting to Greenville, SC for her appointments for years. Besides her insane hair painting skills and ability to exchange Kardashian gossip with me, I trust her. She’s always honest with me. So it was full disclosure when she told me about how much upkeep and maintenance platinum locks require. If you’re in the market for the bleach & tone – find someone who will explain the process to you, the potential risks, and lay out a solid hair care plan together before you leave.
Our plan goes as follows:
Don’t skimp on the good stuff. This is cardinal rule numero dos. Aka.. Don’t buy your hair products from the clearance shelf. I’ve always been a product-junkie. But bleaching and toning took that to a whole new level. I can tell a huge difference in the week I may go without my hair mask or if I had to use hotel shampoo instead of my own. The bleaching process is so harsh on your hair, even the strongest locks are vulnerable. Adequate care must be taken at home in order to maintain healthy hair at this color level.
Let me know if you have thoughts or tips of your own! I’ve only been rocking the platinum bob since November, so I’m still learning as I go!
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Hi there! I’m Alley, the voice behind Styled in September. I’m an ex-buyer turned lifestyle blogger, currently getting my MBA in Paris, France. With SIS, I try to share my style, beauty, and travel stories, sprinkled with a few unfiltered musings in my digital diary. Currently on tap: some behind-the-scenes takes of an American expat in Paris. Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet!