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25-11-2006
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Once I get a job, I am having my red hair bleached stark white. Like white white. The essence of Platnium. Don't worry, I will go to a salon to get it done.

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26-11-2006
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Thanks a lot for all your answers and encourgment! For telling me your experiences with platinum blonde hair and so on. I appreciate them very much. I've learned more about this thanks to all of you.
I think it will take me a couple of months to get it platinum blonde. Since my hair is really dark. And also that it has a lot of red shades in it. And I have read that red is the hardest colour to bleach. The first time I tried to get my hair platinum blonde was a couple of years ago. I sat in the salon for three hours and my hair never got platinum blonde but more golden/yellow blonde. This time I know better.

Tifa: Yes I will absolutely bring pictures to the hair salon. Of some celebrities that I mentioned above. So there's no missunderstanding. And like you wrote really explain how I want it and let the hairdresser tell me the process of it.

Pinksatin: Thanks for adding the pictures. I love them! It makes it easier to see what you mean now. I guess it was much easier for you to get it the blonde shade you wanted since you got your hair cut short. I would like to have my hair that short as you have on the pics. But my face shape is very round imo so I don't think I would feel comfortable in it.
This has nothing to do with the hair but I was wondering what lipsticks/lipglosses do you have on the pics?

Some of you mentioned toners in terms of shampoo. Is that the same thing as silvershampoo and silverconditioner. Hair products that are purple or blue to take away yellow tones.

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27-11-2006
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To me, toners are not shampoos or conditioners but an additional, stronger product- sometimes labelled a semi-permanent colour. Eg Goldwell colorance- my preferred shade in this is 10P- a lovely pearly blonde shade. Link: http://www.goldwellusa.com/products/.../colorance.asp (scroll down)

Also check out Schwarzkopf Igora colour mousses- Iceflower is nice but it's a level 91/2 so not quite platinum. http://www.alphabeauty.com/shopping/...-1--Iceflower-

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30-11-2006
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hi, a couple of days ago i dyed my hair blonde from a mousey brown colour - i did it all myself using at-home dyes and whilst it did take about 3 dyes it is now a great colour and tomorrow i plan to go a little whiter
i know it is risky doing it yourself and i really think you shouldn't if u have never done it before but i enjoy the experimental aspect of dying my own hair!! plus i used to have black dyed hair and one time went from black to platinum in a day!!

i think the main thing is to have excellent hair products whether goin to the salon or doing it urself - i use KERASTASE shampoos - they are all great just get the one specific to ur problem - and then good ole' AVEDA conditioners and once a week treatments - my hair is absolutely fine and pretty great condition even after all i do to it so i say its all about the shampoos and conditioners!!

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30-11-2006
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by the way i used Schwarskof (dunno how to spell it) Live! dye :p

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30-11-2006
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As long as you're using a conditioning shampoo, it doesn't matter all that much which one you use. The main thing is to be careful you don't wash your hair too often because even just the water contact can cause your color to fade.

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01-12-2006
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Yes and some waters can actually turn hair from platinum to a dingy blonde, other factors can change the colour too such as chlorine. Once your hair is platinum, get a good platinum specific shampoo and conditioner. Not just John Frieda blonde or whatever...if you have a salon shop, such as Sally's nearby (they also do online) you can find multitudes of products designed especially for washing and conditioning platinum hair.

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01-12-2006
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I have been obsessed with platinum hair for awhile too - I tell people I want to dye my hair white and they think I am crazy! My hair icons are Elyse Taylor and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy - however, my hairdresser has told me it would be very damaging and would require frequent touchups, even though I am a natural blonde, so I have since settled with super light highlights and a pretty light base... but I say go for it, you can best pull it off (and perhaps only pull it off) while you're young, in my opinion

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20-12-2006
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Okayyy....I just bleached my hair to platinum (love it!)

It only took two days, four showers, two bleaches, two toners ansd two trips to Sally's. It was so worth it. While I don't reccomend at-home bleaching to everyone, it's a good option if you're like me and you don't A) know any really good hair colorists around and can't afford to pay someone a couple hundred dollars to do it.

Not including the pre-lightening, it cost me around $50 (my hair is naturally a light brown/dark blonde and I've been lightening it w/ non-bleach hair color for a couple years now). The haircolor I had before bleaching was a strawberry blonde with 1/4 inch dark root growth.

Altogether (in my two trips) I bought at Sally's Beauty Supply: 6 packets of L'Oreal Quick Blue Professional Powder Bleach, 2 8oz bottles of L'Oreal 30 Volume Oreor Creme Developer, 1 bottle of Clairol Creme Toner in Champagne Ice, 1 small 4oz bottle of 20 volume developer, 1 bottle of a semi-permanent toner (Clairol Born Blonde in Silent Snow) and the small packet that goes with the toner (forget what it's called). I bought the L'Oreal bleach/developers because I've been using the L'Oreal haircolor line a lot and I've had good results with their products. Plus, they haven't damaged my hair.

The first time around I bleached my hair with three of the bleach packets and one of the 30 developers. It came out to be this horrendous orange/GOLD color that was god-awful and it glowed! I barely got all my hair covered with those three packets (my hair is a few inches past my shoulder) and my hair was still too gold to use the toner so I ran back to Sally's. The girl working there said I shouldn't bleach my hair again because it would ruin my hair and she reccomended the Silent Snow toner to get the gold out (she said if the toner didn't work THEN I should bleach my hair again). So I bought that (and more bleach) and ran back to my house. Well, I did a strand test before using the toner and it looked awesome on the strand but when I used it on my hair it didn't do much except slightly decrease the gold (as I suspected it would) so I waited until the next day (when the hair is dirtier) and bleached my hair again. This time the orange/gold was gone but it still had the god-awful yellow glow. I was still pissed but I didn't feel like crawling back to Sally's so I decided to use the Champagne Ice toner (I've had bad experiences with toners in the past so I was hesitant to use it). And, what do ya know, the toner worked! Ta-da, platinum blonde! It looks fabulous and even my mother likes it and says it looks natural (my mother is very picky about hair colors).

I'd totally reccomend the products that I used, just make sure you buy a LOT of the bleach and developers if your hair is longer than, like, chin length. It's better to have too much than too little (and end up with cheetah spots on your head).

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20-12-2006
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^^ Ooooh, I'd love to see the results! Can you post a picture of the back of your head (if you're worried about people seeing your face...)?

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22-12-2006
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^^ Ooooh, I'd love to see the results! Can you post a picture of the back of your head (if you're worried about people seeing your face...)?

Yes, Post a picture if you can!

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22-12-2006
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i dont know what it is about plat blonde but i always feel like it makes people look very washed out

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24-12-2006
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Originally Posted by joie
To me, toners are not shampoos or conditioners but an additional, stronger product- sometimes labelled a semi-permanent colour. Eg Goldwell colorance- my preferred shade in this is 10P- a lovely pearly blonde shade. Link: http://www.goldwellusa.com/products/.../colorance.asp (scroll down)

Also check out Schwarzkopf Igora colour mousses- Iceflower is nice but it's a level 91/2 so not quite platinum. http://www.alphabeauty.com/shopping/...-1--Iceflower-
oh thanks so much for your advice, i've been searching for the right toner for ages and haven't found it yet, so i welcome every new option. i might try the scharzkopf one, however i'm not sure i can actually buy it here in europe....have to check.... does anyone know? thanks.

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30-12-2006
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^ that's ok! I hope you can find a toner to suit you. I'd imagine both brands would be available if you're in the UK...

My hair is platinum again after a regrettable excursion into brown last week- it looked hideous so I bleached it to high heaven and now it's white! The last time my hair was like this was a year ago. It's very bright. I'm not sure I like it but oh well, I'm stuck with it for the time being.

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01-01-2007
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I have white/platinum hair
I would say its definately worth the **** that comes with it
The amount of compliments I have had, because although its reasonably common its still quite interesting.
I would definately recommend considering the fact that it costs about 40 to have your roots done professionally, and 100 to have a full head of virgin hair bleached.
I wouldn't recommend doing it yourself, it can cause breakage if you accidently bleach over bleach. If you do though, Jerome Russell is the best one to go for, and I try not to be afraid of putting it on too long either, otherwise it can go orange/yellow.
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And in regards to caring for it I've tried really expensive brands - Joico for example is expensive in the UK, and I find really in the UK - tresemme is the best for a reconstructive mask!!


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