I recently posted tips on getting pastel hair, but one of the most common requests I get is how to get white hair. I’ve had my hair white off and on for about four years now, so I’ve definitely figured out what products work and what products are a waste of time.
Before I begin, I want to say that if you’re thinking of going white PLEASE remember that 1) It is a bit of a hassle, and 2) It will take some getting used to. The first week or so you see yourself with white hair, it’s a bit shocking! Also keep in mind that you may need to cut an inch or two off after bleaching, because bleach is not kind to hair. ;)
First off, you’ll need to bleach your hair as light as possible. Your hair will not be white simply by bleaching. The best you’ll get is a weird, yellowish-platinum blonde. I mentioned in my pastels post that you might look into a professional handling your bleaching if you aren’t sure what you’re doing or if you have particularly dark hair. I use the lightener and developer, and I also add in half a bottle of a violet-based protein filler just to kick the brassy/yellow tones in my hair a bit more.
Once you have rinsed the bleach out and conditioned well, use the white toner. I make sure my hair is saturated with it and I leave it on for about 3 hours. It doesn’t really damage your hair, so you could leave it on longer if you wanted.
After that, rinse out the toner and you’re good to go! I also wash my hair 2-3 times a week with the purple shampoo. I usually lather it up and leave it on my hair for about two minutes…any longer than that and I end up with lavender ends. You’ve been warned. ;)
If you have any questions, just leave them in the comments or email me and I’ll be happy to help as soon as I get back from Colorado! :) Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!