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How to Bleach Your Hair Platinum Blonde from wikiHow - The How to Manual That You Can Edit

Steps to Going Platinum Blonde

  1. Pour 3 ounces of creme developer into plastic mixing bowl along with 2 scoops of bleaching powder in a room with windows. This stuff is not healthy to breathe in a closed up room!
  2. Put on your Goggles. DO NOT forget the goggles, or if you have eyeglasses, add tape around them to protect your eyes.
  3. Commence mixing the bleach and developer mixture.
  4. Part your hair in 4 sections. Start at the back and DO NOT start at your roots or else you will come out with lighter roots and darker ends.
  5. Add bleach all over your head, keeping 1 1/2 away from your roots.
  6. Put the clear or white plastic bag over your head and tie it at the nape of your neck making sure all of your hair is tucked underneath the bag.
  7. Leave it like this for 40 minutes.
  8. After 40 min. make a hole in the bag large enough to fit the nozzle of your hair blow dryer and begin blowing hot air into the plastic bag. What we are doing here is activating the bleaching process by adding heat. #Keep blowing hot air for 10 or so minutes.
  9. Do not do the roots yet. After about an hour or so shampoo your hair with the shimmer lights toning shampoo and then DEEP condition it with Pantene hair conditioner.
  10. Wash out and blow dry COMPLETELY.
  11. Repeat the process of adding bleach to your hair, heating with hot air, washing/conditioning it, blowdrying again. Do this 6 times. This is a very painful process because now you will be doing your roots and it will sting.
  12. On the 2nd repeat, do your root and say OUCH!
    • NOTE: You do not want to leave bleach on your hair for over an hour. You will destroy your hair and you will not get dates. This is why you must repeat this process 6 times or until your hair is a deep blonde. ALWAYS condition in between! The goal for today is not to get it platinum blonde. Marylin Monroe was not born platinum blonde, silly. It took her time too! You want to go deep blonde because if you have black hair, you need to give it time to heal as well as your scalp for heavens sake!
  13. Ok, so wait 24 hrs. or more. Your hair should now be a deep blonde or a reddish blonde.
  14. Now, do some more bleaching, and heating until you get to your desired color blonde or platinum.
  15. Wait another day before adding the toner.
  16. PUT GOGGLES ON...After 24hrs. or more, mix toner in plastic container with 30 volume creme developer (read directions on toner). Depending on how golden or platinum you want to be, add drops of Ardell's "Lock in Blonde". The more you add, the more golden blonde your hair will be. If you pass this, that's fine. Your hair will not be as crispy blonde. I personally like to add about 18 drops to give my hair a bit of color/golden platinum feel to it.
  17. After 40 minutes,(read directions on toner) wash, condition and dry.
  18. Welcome to the club...You are now a bonafide blonde bombshell!!!

Alternate Method

  • Bleaching your hair is simple. If you buy ingredients separately rather than in a kit, it is cheap. You can bleach your hair, then mix small amounts of the chemicals later to touch up your roots.
    • Note: You should wear a button down shirt or a loose fitting top so that you can take off your shirt to rinse your hair without getting bleach all over your clothes.
  1. Brush out your hair. Mix the chemicals. Put on the gloves. Paint the bleach mixture onto a small, thin section of hair at a time. You can put foil under a section of hair, paint on the bleach, then wrap up that section in foil if you like.
  2. Avoid putting the bleach directly onto your scalp. If you do, it will sting or burn a little bit.
  3. Once all your hair is covered in bleach, put on a bandanna or plastic shower cap.
  4. Once your hair looks light enough, rinse out the bleach. Using a gentle color-fast conditioner afterwards is a good idea.
  5. The difficulty in hair bleaching is that you might underbleach dark hair, resulting in an orangey tone. If this happens you might wait an hour or two and then bleach it some more.
  6. If you over-bleach, your hair might end up feeling a little bit straw-like and brittle. If you're in doubt, rinse it out.
    • Note on the chemistry: The developer and the powder react chemically. After a while they'll stop reacting and your hair won't bleach any more.
  7. You may also wish to put more bleach, earlier, on whichever part of your hair is darker. So if your roots are dark and the rest of your hair has been bleached before, bleach the roots for 15 or 30 minutes longer than the rest of your hair. If your roots are light or blonde and the rest of your hair is darker, paint the dark bits first.


  • Condition, Condition, Condition.
  • I would also buy a hair serum/polisher to add to my dry blond hair.
  • My favorite is Fantasia IC hair polisher. Costs about 5 dollars at any
  • Walgreens, Sallys, or Rickys. It will make your hair GORGEOUS!
  • Also, buy another hair dye, a darker one, or the same as your previous hair colour. That way, if it turns out bad, you can return to the same colour.

Warnings Before You Go Platinum

  • Wear Goggles or you risk going blind!
  • Do not let the bleach get onto bare skin or clothing.
  • Do not contact with eyes.
  • Never use a metal clip or a metal mixing bowl!
  • Use gloves!
  • Bleaching hair with reddish tones will turn orange.
  • Don't use chlorine bleach to color hair. The term "bleach" refers to hair bleach which can be purchased from beauty supply stores.
  • On natural black hair, it is more likely to turn out the color you prefer easier than unnatural black hair. If your hair is dyed black unnaturally, then you have to wait a little longer till you can bleach again. Or else the color will turn out the same color you dyed before the black.
  • Doing this too often you may damage your hair.
  • If done wrong, it may turn your hair an orangy color.
  • You can remove the 'orange' tone with a toner which can be purchased from beauty supply stores. (A toner tones down the orange or yellow, so it can look more 'natural').

Things You'll Need

  • BW2 Clairol Bleaching Powder. This is the best one to use on dark hair.
  • Goldwell 10p toner.
  • Ardell Lock in Blonde.
  • 30 Volume Creme Developer. It has to be the creamy white one, not the clear liquid one.
  • Hair coloring brush. It's a plastic 2 inch wide paint brush to dip and spread the bleach on your hair. Easily found at Sallys.
  • Hair blow Dryer
  • Protective Eye Goggles
  • Shimmer Lights Shampoo for blonde and silver hair. It's basically a purple shampoo to tone your hair. Get a regular deep conditioner too like Pantene.
  • Plastic or glass mixing bowl. NO METAL mixing bowls!
  • Clear or white grocery bag. It can't be a color bag or else your hair will take the color of the bag.

Alternate Method
  • Developer. Also called Cream Developer. This is thick creamy stuff that comes in a bottle. You can get 30 or 40 strength. The higher the number, the stronger the bleach will be.
  • Powder Bleach. You can get it in packets at beauty supply stores.
  • A small glass bowl to mix the chemicals.
  • A wide flat paint brush. They are cheaply available at beauty supply stores.
  • Hair clips that open and close easily.
  • Latex or vinyl gloves.
  • A loose plastic shower cap or a bandanna
  • Tin foil (optional / mainly used for streaks)
  • A loose sleeveless top (Thin/soft cotton is mostly recommended). (It's best to have a top that's for dying/bleaching hair. So it can be for future use).

Use a hair coloring cap for easy highlighting. Can be purchased at Sally's.

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