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New Do, New You: Go Platinum Blonde like Lauren Conrad

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Going blonde can be damaging and even traumatizing if done incorrectly. If your goal is to go platinum like Lauren Conrad, you’ll want to make sure you do your homework. Luckily, we’ve got the cheat sheet right here for you.

What’s your skin tone?

When deciding if platinum blonde is a good look for you, you should first consider your eye color and skin tone. If you have light skin (with pink undertones) and light eyes, you can go platinum blonde. If you have dark skin (with green undertones) and dark eyes, a darker shade of blonde will look more natural. If your skin tone is neutral (no pink or green undertones) you can opt for platinum blonde or a darker shade of blonde. Also, the rule of thumb is if you were platinum as a kid, you can always go back.

What’s your level of color?

If you have a natural blonde base, or highlighted hair, lifting the color will be relatively easy. If you have a dark base, lifting the color can be difficult. If your hair is dyed dark, keep in mind that color can’t lift color and you’ll have to bleach your hair to get a lighter shade.

Whether your hair is light or dark, you should never lighten by more than two or three shades at a time. For darker blondes, it can take up to two appointments before you achieve a platinum blonde. For lighter blondes, going platinum is simple and can be done after just one appointment.

If you’re a brunette looking to go platinum blonde you should gradually change your hair level. It’s significant to keep your hair healthy, which is why you should never go more than two or three shades lighter at a time. For brunettes, it can take up to three appointments before you’re able to achieve platinum blonde. Not only will your hair be healthy, but you’ll have time to adjust emotionally to the significant change.

Are you ready for the maintenance?

Platinum blonde comes hand in hand with maintenance. You should be prepared to purchase the appropriate products for your new hair color. Also, you should be willing to do touchups every four to twelve weeks.

You’re a match, now what?

When going platinum, you should never attempt to do the color yourself. Find an experienced colorist who knows what they’re doing when it comes to going blonde, especially platinum.

Maintain your new color

The products you use make a significant impact on the health and tone of your hair. Purple hued shampoo will be your new best friend. Pureology Hydrate Shampoo is purple in color and is sulfate and salt-free. Made specifically for color treated hair, this shampoo keeps your platinum blonde looking beautiful. Pureology’s Hydrate Conditioner has an exclusive anti-fade complex. With this dynamic duo, you’ll notice that your hair is healthy, moisture rich and shiny.

Going platinum is a commitment, but one well worth it. The expression “blondes have more fun” may just have some truth in it.

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Jessica Schirripa is the Content Director for the X Factor team. A public relations maven & a rising media personality, she focuses on developing an identity of her own as creator of CoffeeTawkNJ, Hosting on WCTC & WKMB The Buzz builds her audie ...

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