How to get platinum blonde hair from golden blonde (step by step)

starting from golden blonde

  • You have two options for getting platinum blonde hair from golden blonde: Use a purple shampoo or a purple toner.
  • Purple shampoo is a less aggressive method, and after five or six washes, your hair will be platinum blonde.
  • If you have experience with dyeing your hair, you can use a purple toner, which will get you platinum blonde right away.


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Today I want to tell you how to get platinum blonde hair starting with golden blonde.

Do you know what the first piece of good new I have for you is?


It’s that  you can easily get platinum blonde you already have a golden blonde base in your hair. 

Most people generally associated platinum with many sessions of bleaching your hair, but in your case, you won’t need all that.


And believe it or not, this was what ended up convincing Raquel, one of my clients, to abandon her golden blonde to go to the side of platinum blondes.

Raquel came into the salon a few weeks ago, and I noticed she was a little down. She’s normally the epitome of happiness and good moods, and we really have a lot of fun when she comes in to get her color touched up.

But that day, there was something off.


When I asked her if something was bothering her, she admitted that she was tired of her golden blonde. She thought it was too yellow, and she blurted out, “I want to be a platinum blond!”

And knowing Raquel, I understood why she needed to blurt it out. She’s a person who marches to the beat of her own drum. She’s not afraid of having people look at her.


 But in this case, she wasn’t sure. She was afraid the platinum wouldn’t look right with her skin tone, the way she did her make-up, how she dressed and even her age. 

After listening closely to her worries, I threw them out the window for her, because I knew with her cool-toned skin and incredible green eyes, the platinum blonde would look amazing on her. And her age? Forty years are nothing!


Plus, Raquel was used to lining her green eyes with black eyeliner, and she always wore crimson lipstick. But, there was something even better about her style: her base color was a golden blonde 9.

And thanks to that, we wouldn’t need to bleach her hair.


 The decision was made: Together, we’d undertake the marvelous adventure of changing her golden blonde hair to platinum. 

Do you want to know how we did it?


If so, stick with me, because I’ll tell you:

  • How to go from golden blonde to platinum with toner
  • How to get platinum blonde starting with golden blonde by using purple shampoo

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How to go from golden blonde to platinum with toner

Since Raquel was in the salon, all I did was apply a purple toner to her hair to make the golden blonde disappear, since that product gets rid of unwanted tones.

That means that there were no yellow tones left in her hair because the toner got rid of the golden blonde the very moment we used it on her hair.


 But, toner is only an option for people with some basic understanding of hair coloring, since it works immediately. If you’re not careful about how long you leave the toner in your hair, you run the risk of ending up with purple hair. 

You don’t have experiencing with coloring your hair?


Don’t worry – I’ll tell you about a less risky alternative in a bit that can work just as well.

Going back to Raquel, I used the purple toner on her golden blonde hair, and in 8 minutes – yes, you read that right, 8 minutes! – I rinsed her hair. But, the best part was afterward, once I had dried and styled her hair.


Raquel was like a whole new person with a penetrating, green gaze, her cool skin shiny, all framed by her platinum hair. And what was even better for me, was seeing her mood lift immediately. She was back to happy, bubbly self.

And all of that, just because we were able to leave behind the golden blonde and get her a perfect platinum blonde.

Do you have some knowledge of hair coloring and you want to take the same big step as Raquel, changing your hair from golden blonde to platinum?


I’ll tell you how to do it step-by-step here.

The first thing you need to do is get a purple toner in a hair care store. You’ll also need a 20 volume developer, and once you have it all, you need to mix the two together in a plastic container.

  • Wet your hair and towel dry it.
  • With your gloves on, using a dye brush, apply the dye to your hair, from roots to ends, and leave it in 10-20 minutes, checking on the color every 3-5 minutes. Don’t leave it in your hair more than 20 minutes.
  • Once that time has gone by, rinse your hair with plenty of cool water without using shampoo, and use a few drops of anti-frizz oil on your hair.


Once you have platinum hair, you’ll need to use toner every 3-4 weeks, depending on how often you wash your hair.

And now, the solution for those of you who may not be so experienced with coloring your hair, but that want to have platinum blonde hair instead of golden blonde.


How to get platinum blonde hair starting with golden blonde hair by using purple shampoo

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My future platinum blonde, this is a much less risky and much easier option because shampoo works on your hair little by little each time you wash it, depositing purple pigments which cancel out yellow tones.

 Of course, you won’t see the results the first time you wash your hair, but after five or six washes, your hair will look as platinum as you dreamed. 


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All you need to do is replace your normal shampoo for a purple shampoo. Choose a good-quality purple shampoo, with strong purple pigmentation for the best results.

I recommend that you leave the shampoo in your hair for 5-10 minutes each time you wash your hair, taking care to cover the entire surface of your hair. After all, you don’t want any golden locks to appear in your platinum hair, right?



To go from golden blonde to platinum blonde, you can use a purple shampoo or a purple toner. It will all depend on your patience and experience.

  • If you don’t want to take any risks, opt for purple shampoo, which will result in a more gradual, but sure change.
  • And, if you have experience with coloring your hair, purple toner is your best option.

Now tell me, will you take the same path that Raquel chose?

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