With that being said, I wanted to take my colour up a few shades and go blonder with the help of Schwarzkopf LIVE. I decided on their shade 'Absolute Platinum' and whilst the term 'platinum' can sound daunting when referring to blonde hair, I wasn't too worried. I feel really light blonde hair suits my complexion and is definitely more fun than my natural mousey brown colour. I couldn't wait to get my colour refresh underway.
Myself and four other fabulous bloggers headed down to London towards the end of July to shoot the new Lookbook campaign with the Schwarzkopf team and their fabulous LIVE hair colours. We were shown how to use the box colours at home to achieve our desired shades and we then talked through the whole process so that we can answer your most pressing questions: how to get the best blonde results at home; why your hair colour might not turn out platinum in your first go; and how to avoid any hair damage in the colouring process!
I'm so happy with how mine turned out! As you can see from the photos I’ve been posting, it’s really light but I don't think it looks too over-the-top which can sometimes be a concern when you’re going really light blonde. Instead I feel it really brightens up my complexion and makes me feel more like myself again. My friend also said going lighter makes me look younger and that can never be a bad thing, hehe!
Going lighter again has definitely made me realise that this is 'my' colour and the one I'm going to stick with from now on. I must admit that blonde hair does take a little more looking after to ensure it stays and looks healthy but with a little bit of hair oil after washing and a deep conditioner once or twice a week, I haven't had any problems. In fact, going that bit lighter has actually made my hair look shinier. I also like to use a LIVE toner a couple of times a week as this ensures the colour doesn't go brassy.
If you're interested in knowing more about how I achieved my new colour and how you can achieve it yourself, I've embedded the video I created with Schwarzkopf which answers some of the questions you might have! You can find part 2 on the website here.