Another hair tutorial! I actually love doing these! I used to think picture/direction tutorials would be harder for me to make as opposed to YouTube videos, but not anymore 🙂 Hopefully this tutorial will help set your mind at ease about the maintenance of platinum blonde hair. In my opinion, it’s the easiest to maintain! (I went red once and that was a nightmare to take care of!) Please let me know if you have any questions. I’m not a cosmetologist what so ever loll But if it works, it works.
The first time I went blonde, I went to the salon. Now when I touch up my roots, I do them completely on my own at home. It’s so much cheaper and my scalp doesn’t burn like crazy! Maybe it’s the brand I use, but whoa..MUCH better!
Things you’ll need //
1 // wait until your roots are about 1/4 inch long..roughly 4-6 weeks after last bleaching.
2 // divide hair into 4 parts. secure with duckbill clips.
3 // mix 1 scoop of blue flash (see instructions) + 2 oz of 20 developer.
4 // stir. the consistency should be that of toothpaste.
5 // starting on the section closest to the base of your neck, you’re going to apply the bleach with your brush on both sides of your roots, working one 1/4 inch thick sections at a time (width of sections can vary, but I notice it gets difficult for me if it’s more than 6 inches)
6 // leave in hair for at least 45 minutes, but no longer than 50!
7 // wash hair. towel dry.
8 // divide hair again into sections. secure with duckbill clips.
9 // mix 1/2 bottle of Wella Color Charm in t18 + 1 oz of 20 developer *Save the other half for next time! You don’t need the whole bottle just for your roots.
10 // stir! (then apply really quickly to JUST your roots! And take off immediately! Your hair will turn gray/white/even purple if left on too long and it won’t match the rest of your hair.
I set up a full length mirror, behind me, in my bathroom (usually leaning it up against my tub), watch my relation through the vanity mirror, so that I can see what I’m doing while working on the back sections….if that makes sense
I bleach my sections starting at the back, then sides (bottom up), then top (where I part my hair)
After all my roots are covered, wash just the back sections of my hair in the shower and then leave the sides and top alone until they’ve had the bleach set in for the full 45 minutes.
If I have some toner left over, I’ll apply it to the rest of my hair, after letting it sit on my roots, to make sure it’s well blended.
I love your hair color. It almost makes you remind me of Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones. Oh, and when are you posting a hair tutorial from the photoshoot you posted of you in your kitchen? The updo you had was so simple but really perfect.
Oh, I LOVE game of thrones!! Hate I have to wait until April to watch the next season 🙁 And the undo tutorial will be out by the end of this month! 🙂 Thank you so much!
Did you ever get around to posting that updo tutorial? I’d love to see it!
LOVE!!! what shampoo/conditioner and hair products do you use to maintain?
I use these products here! http://www.liketheyogurt.com/2014/06/tuesday-top-ten-hair-products.html
A sulfate free shampoo and conditioner so the toner doesn’t strip and the color last longer, and Shimmer Lights Shampoo every other time I wash my hair to keep it platinum and not brassy 🙂
Great tips…I’m always trying to maintain my ash blonde hair!
Jennifer Jayne xx
Hey there, are you still bleaching your own hair? Any new tips to share?