Answering EVERYTHING About Going Blonde

If you read my blog regularly, you may know that I'm currently working with Schwarzkopf LIVE on their latest #LIVELookbook to freshen up my hair colour! My hair has always been a fairly light shade of blonde but a couple of months ago I decided to go quite a bit darker – and I almost immediately regretted it. Dark hair, unfortunately, just doesn't suit me! I'm a blondie through-and-through!

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.


  1. I absolutely loooooove your hair, Kayleigh! It's so long and such a gorgeous shade. A massive congratulations to you also on being a part of the advert - I was so excited seeing you in Cardiff's shopping mall when I walked past an electronic advert haha! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  2. The colour is stunning, your hair is goals babe! Must organise to meet up or go for cupcakes together :) so definitely let me know when you are free! xx

  3. Platinum looks amazing on You! I will ask my hairdesser for this next visit :) Love Your Blog!!!

  4. you're blog comes so far, I remember reading it years ago! well done you look amazing in the advert too!xxx

  5. Great post, this colour looks amazing on you!
    Maddy, xo

  6. Loved finally hearing your voice! You should definitely do youtube videos! Congrats again! xx

  7. I think your hair looks fab, and it's brilliant that you can achieve this look at home. How amazing to be on this advert too! I bet your friends and family are proud! : ) xxxx

    ♥ Carly's Beauty Blog ♥

  8. Not a fan of box dyes but awesome post your hair does look amazing! :)


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