Hello everyone! I am Kyleen…Kelli’s baby sister…here to inform you on how I get Kelli’s hair so white…what an angel she is with her glowing hair! haha! No one rocks it better!
First and foremost I must say NEVER EVER try getting this color yourself at home! Leave creating this look to the professionals! I say that because platinum hair is VERY delicate and you have to really know what you’re doing in order to minimize damage and have healthy beautiful platinum locks. So what I tell you in this post is for you to tell your hairstylist !
Ok here we go… so what I use on Kelli is a violet based lightener (aka bleach) with a 20 volume developer (i use wella blondor…but there are many kinds out there). Your hairstylist will determine what the best volume for your hair type is. I apply it to her roots, and her roots only, and let it process about 25 minutes….again your hair type determines processing time. After I shampoo the color, I apply a toner. Remember that word…TONER…to tell your stylist because you’re never get it platinum without it! The toner I use is Paul Mitchell’s UTP (ultra toner platinum) with 5 volume. I focus the application on the roots then pull it through the rest of the hair toward the end of about a 5-10 minute processing time, then I condition. I like to leave the toner on until Kelli’s hair takes on a violet hue. So not to worry, if your hair has a purple-ish tint when it glistens in the sun when you leave the salon just wash it once or twice and it will be the perfect color! OR if you’re anything like Kelli and kind of like this ashy hue…pick up some purple shampoo from you local beauty supply store! You can use this every now and then at home to keep your hair looking extra white. If your hair is not already blonde enough to just do a root touch up, then getting it to be platinum can potentially be a LONG process. If your hair is colored dark, then it could end up taking a year of getting your hair lightened every month to reach your goal. If you push and try to lighten it too much and too quickly you can seriously damage your hair, so patience is key. So I hope this helps all you platinum hopefuls out there!