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Make Your Hair Platinum Blonde / White!

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Save loads of money (and most probably do it better than a salon)
How long this takes all depends on your original hair colour and hair strength. I rather waited a month in between bleaching to give my hair enough time to recover.

Before putting any chemicals in your hair, test the elasticity. Wet your hair, take a single strand and see how far it stretches before it breaks. Hair should not stretch very far. Damaged hair can stretch up to double the length of the hair without breaking.

If anything in the How-To is unclear, just ask and I'll try to clarify it =]

Posted by Rawr.Rawr.x from Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa • Published November 2, 2011 • See Rawr.Rawr.x's 149 projects »
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  • How to make a coloring & dying. Make Your Hair Platinum Blonde / White! - Step 1
    Step 1

    This is basically what I started with. Faded purple hair.

  • How to make a coloring & dying. Make Your Hair Platinum Blonde / White! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Buy Kair's Blonde Highlighting Kit or something similar, NOT bleach. This is probably my biggest trick in dyeing hair. Bleach leaves hair very yellow/orange, whereas a blonde highlighting kit will take away most of the yellow.

    How many boxes you need depends on how long and thick your hair is. I use 2 boxes for my whole head.

  • How to make a coloring & dying. Make Your Hair Platinum Blonde / White! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Mix the highlighting kit as instructed and add it to all of your hair. Leave it in for the longest time allowed. For mine it was 55 minutes.

    Wash it out after the time and dry your hair. My hair came out like this the first time: very light blonde but still a bit dark to use the platinum blonde shampoo.

  • Step 4

    Use a hair treatment to help strengthen your hair and leave it to recover before lightening it the second time.

    LEAVE YOUR HAIR ALONE UNTIL THE ELASTICITY IS NORMAL! Otherwise your hair will fall out if you add chemicals to it again. This could take a week, or a couple of months, depending on your hair, but I left mine for a month just in case, using damage repair treatments daily for the entire time.

  • How to make a coloring & dying. Make Your Hair Platinum Blonde / White! - Step 5
    Step 5

    When your hair is ready, lighten it again.

    If your roots have grown out and look bad like mine did, lighten them in the same way. Add the highlighting kit to just your roots. I only had to leave it in for 15 minutes over my regrowth to achieve the same colour as on the rest of my hair.

  • How to make a coloring & dying. Make Your Hair Platinum Blonde / White! - Step 6
    Step 6

    Keep repeating this until your hair is really white and cannot be lightened further.

    Then buy platinum blonde shampoo. This is usually only found at hair salons. I used Paul Mitchell's Platinum Blonde Shampoo.

  • Step 7

    Follow the instructions of the shampoo, but leave it in for a few minutes longer for a whiter blonde.

    My shampoo says 2-5 minutes, but I left it in for around 10 minutes once a day for a week.

    Keep doing this until you achieve the colour you want.

  • How to make a coloring & dying. Make Your Hair Platinum Blonde / White! - Step 8
    Step 8

    Once you get the colour you want, only use the shampoo once a week to lighten the colour a bit again. Wash your hair with shampoo for colour treated hair and enjoy your awesomely light blonde / white hair! =]

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Anna S.
Anna S. · 13 projects

Didn't your hair come out green when you highlighted/bleached it over the purple? Because it did when I tried it a time ago :( what should I do?

Rawr.Rawr.x
Rawr.Rawr.x · Pretoria, Gauteng, ZA · 150 projects

Hmmm I've never had hair going green before =/ I'm not sure, sorry!

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Cynthia p.
Cynthia p. · 13 projects

but who i did if in my country I can't Find a blonde highlighting kit ?? :(

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Cynthia p.
Cynthia p. · 13 projects

hello! i have a question.. I don't understand when you say it " NOT bleach" , you try to say that we can't use a normal hair dye?

Rawr.Rawr.x
Rawr.Rawr.x · Pretoria, Gauteng, ZA · 150 projects

You can't get your hair platinum with hair dye. A blonde highlighting kit is a type of bleach but specially for making hair blonde, not just lightening it like bleach

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RandomEpidemics
RandomEpidemics · Tok, Alaska, Alaska · 3 projects

@xoxo- Brook
It's basically how far or how much your hair stretches. Elastic or elasticity.

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xoxo- Brook
xoxo- Brook · Anchorage, Alaska, US · 3 projects

can someone explain what elasticity is exactly?

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BlondiexBlack
BlondiexBlack · Ventimiglia, Liguria, IT

Awesome how-to, but allow me to correct you: elasticity is NOT a bad thing ! It's the contrary ! :)

Check "hair elasticity" on Google (some friends worked on a salon), and believe me, if your hair is healthy, it will be elastic ! :D

Congrats for the "blonde highlights" kit, I never thought about it, it's THE big idea !

But, as I live in France, I don't understand what you call "Platinum shampoo" ! :)

Thanks again for your work, it's awesome !

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Andrea
Andrea · Austin, Texas, US · 45 projects

one last thing, how often do you do your roots and how long do you wait between each time?

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Andrea
Andrea · Austin, Texas, US · 45 projects

We don't have Kair here do you think any Blonde Highlighting Kit will do? Does it come with a cream developer? If so what strength 10 20 30 40 etc.

I've bleached my hair out to your color but the roots are growing out and I'm not too keen on bleaching my roots.

I want something A LOT less harsh bc I'm sure my hair has had enough of the bleach. btw thanks for letting me know about this

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Rawr.Rawr.x
Rawr.Rawr.x · Pretoria, Gauteng, ZA · 150 projects

It should work on any hair colour =]

It will just take longer to get it so light and you should be careful not to overbleach your hair.

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HarleyHeartless
HarleyHeartless · Syracuse, New York, United States · 2 projects

My hair is super dark brown (mine as well be black) do you think it would work on mine as well?

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