How To Get Blonde Hair without those brassy or yellowish tones all blondes hate so much? Well, that, my ladies, isn’t a simple process at all but, hey, if you’ve came this far, I’m sure you are well aware of the fact that having gorgeous blonde hair requires a lot of work. Now, as you already know, I’ve been a platinum blonde myself so I have a lot of tips on how to get blonde hair. And I’m going to share them with you today so all of you ladies who are still wondering how to get blonde hair could find your answers right here and right now!
1. Purple Shampoo
Now, just to make things clear, I’ve never actually used this myself but, since I’ve heard it’s great for removing yellowish tones, I decided to include it in my list anyways. Many girls all around the world say that they have this shampoo to thank for their gorgeous hair color and I even have a friend who orders it from abroad because that’s the only thing that works for her. So give it a shot, it can’t hurt!
Purplish or bluish toners are great for removing brassy or yellow tones! Now, I don’t know if you’ve used these before, but if you haven’t now would be the perfect time to give them a shot! I've used both toners that look like a dye and water-based toners and I must admit they were a life-saver. So, how to get blonde hair with these? Well, if you want to avoid being completely blue or purple I’d advise you to mix a little bit of toner with the dye you’d normally use. This way you’ll have the dye lightening your hair while the toner will neutralize unwanted yellow tones. You can also get a water-based (liquid) toner/tint you'll either mix with your conditioner or spray on your hair after the wash which won't only give your hair an ashy hue but condition it and help you style it.
3. Touch Ups
Going to the salon for touch ups is quite costly which is exactly the reason for which I’ve started to do my touch ups at home the moment I figured out the ingredients of that mysterious paste all the hairdressers I’ve been to were so careful to keep a secret! And I’m going to write down the “recipe” I used right here so you could touch up your hair like a pro without having to spend a lot of money in the process! So, here it is:
- 2 Table Spoons Hydrogen Peroxide
- 1/3 Tube Very Light Platinum Blonde (The lightest “cool” shade you can find)
- 1 Teaspoon Purplish Ash Blonde or Toner (If you’re going to use toner dye squeeze out only a little bit -1/2cm)
Preparation & Application:
Mix all the ingredients except water in a bowl to get a thick paste then dilute this paste adding water. Keep adding water until you get the mixture that’s sufficient to cover your entire hair. Apply like you would apply regular hair dye or, in case you’re not used to working with runny mixtures, flip your hair down and massage the mixture into it. Let it sit on your hair for 20 minutes then rinse off. Toner or ashy dye is optional so, in case you only want to restore that silvery blonde shine, you can make the mixture without adding these.