Going Platinum Blonde. Everything You Need to Know

Welp, I’m officially the most indecisive person on the planet because I changed my hair AGAIN. I chopped it all off and dyed it blonde. One of my life goals is to slowly turn into a Kardashian (just kidding…kinda) and my inspiration for this change was when Kim went blonde. She looked amazing and I’ve really wanted to try it ever since. This is the picture I used for reference.

Let me tell you, it is NOT easy to go from black to blonde. It is a 12 hour + process and costs almost a grand (being pretty ain’t cheap!). It takes at least 3 rounds of bleach to get the black pigment out, and then I did two rounds of toners to get the nice white colour. My hair takes to bleach really easily because I have white genes in me, and caucasian hair is much easier to turn for some reason. For other ethnicities like Asian girls that have truly black hair, it’s much harder and will take more rounds of bleach.

I’ll insert a few pictures of the bleaching process (sorry they are blurry lol). It went from black to orange to an unsightly yellow (purely bleached hair is not cute, you need to tone afterwards). It takes a long time because you need to sit in the bleach for an hour, and then because bleach is so damaging to your hair, I needed to do an intense treatment in between bleaches so my hair wouldn’t fall right off.

After the third round of bleach and treatments, it is time to tone and get rid of all the yellow tints. After the first toner I was a little worried because it was still pretty yellow, but then my hairdresser put something special in the second toner to try to lift all that yellow as much as possible. While it wasn’t perfect (it still had some yellow tints and was not pure ice white like Kim K.) we got pretty darn close! I have to go back in a month for another round of bleach and toner to try and get it as white as we can.

Now, let’s talk about aftercare. In the shower I use the Fanola Purple Shampoo and Mask, and I switch out that mask for the Schwarzkopf Keratin Smooth Perfect Conditioner for unmanageable hair. After the shower I towel try my hair for a bit then apply the Oribe Gold Lust Oil, and then the Oribe Straight Away Smoothing Blowout Cream. I then take a round brush and blow dry my hair straight. This combination of products leaves my hair SO SMOOTH and straight for days on end.


I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out, I’m excited to see how it looks after my second round!

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That’s it for now!




Healing Your Hair With Hair Masks – By Marisa Chiorello

Hey there, beautiful souls!

So it’s safe to assume that we have all heard of facemasks and even used them. There are facemasks for acne, added moisture, and removal of excess oil. Facemasks also rid the skin of impurities, and help your pores. There are many different types of facemasks such as sheet masks, clay masks, and exfoliating masks. In a matter of minutes, you’ll have glowing, healthy, beautiful skin. What if I told you there are masks that do this for your hair?

That’s right, I’m talking about hair masks! Recently, I tried Davines Minu Illuminating Hair Mask, $21. 90.  I specifically decided to test this one because it’s ideal for colour treated hair. I knew using this hair mask would not damage the colour I have in my hair. I was so ready to heal my hair!

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This hair mask is really easy to use. After I got out of the shower, I towel dried my hair. Then, I applied the mask. Although the directions say to leave the mask in your hair for 10-15 minutes, I felt that my hair would benefit from as much time as possible. So, I left the mask in my hair for exactly 15 minutes. I used a comb to ensure that the mask saturated every strand. Once my hair was combed, I rinsed out the mask and dried my hair.

I saw and felt the results of this masks immediately! My hair felt so soft, silky, and healthy! It even improved the life of my hair color! I definitely recommended this mask if you have color treated hair. It’s available at Walmart and on Amazon, but is currently sold out on Davies.com. If you don’t have color treated hair, here are some other masks you can use:

Tresemme Nourish & Replenish Mask, $6.

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This mask contains coconut milk and aloe vera, so it’s very rich but beneficial. This mask works well if you have brittle ends or brittle strands from heat damage. After one use of this mask, your hair will feel softer and will begin to heal. You can find this mask at your local pharmacy!

Bee Mine Bee-U-Ti-Ful Moisturizing Deep Conditioner, $19.


This mask is ideal for curly hair. It’s infused with shea butter, organic coconut oil, and cupuaçu butter. Although these ingredients may seem heavy, they aren’t when it comes to your hair. The directions recommend you leave this mask on for 10 minutes. Once you rinse it out, your curly locks will feel completely moisturized and utterly soft and healed.

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioner, $5.

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If you do not have 10-15 minutes to spare throughout your day, don’t worry! This hair masks actually works in 3 minutes! This hair masks works best on seriously dehydrated hair. If you’re hair is begging for moisture, this is the hair mask for you. You can also use this mask as a leave-in treatment for 30 minutes. Whatever you choose, your hair will feel silky soft. Your hair will smell amazing, too!

Let me know which mask you try and how your hair is healing!

Until next time,