21 Dec Best Hair Colour Trend for 2018 : Ice Queen aka Silver Blonde
Platinum blonde has been a long time favourite, and in 2018 we are seeing an update to adding a Silver tone for those wanting to an edgy yet glamorous look. Labelled as Ice Queen, the sparkling white hues with a hint of silver ash tones is a bold accessory for those who don’t want to blend in with the crowd.
Want to learn a little bit more about this colour before making a full commitment? – We have made the perfect little guide for you Perth girls that want to update to silver blonde!
T H E P R O C E S S
No matter your hair type or colour, you’ll need light blonde hair (level 10) to get the best effect.
Unless your hair is naturally light blonde, be prepared for multiple sittings as lightening hair is best done in sessions so it has time to rest and repair between visit which will ensure you avoid breakage.
You need to be patient when working to achieve this silky white blonde shade because if your hair dark it can be a lengthy process – anywhere from 4 – 12 months of on going lightening.
Also those with permanently dyed hair will need to go through sessions of removing the pigment before entering the hair lightening phase, so this could add another session or two onto your journey.
Lightener will be applied to all sections of hair with extra attention on the roots. Since this process can be harsh on the hair, it’s important that your hair colourist uses a bond repair treatment like Olaplex or Smartbond plus professional strength moisture repair like L’Oreal’s Pro Fiber during each session to protect your hair and restore moisture before the next stage.
Top colourists will use quality repair treatments such as Olaplex or L’oreal Smartbond to minimise damage. You can purchase the home-care version of these products in our store, here.
After the lightening process, your hair may be very light blonde, but still have a tiny bit of a yellow tone – which is actually 100% normal! The next step is the most important in creating those envy worth ash tones you see on instagram. This is achieved with a Toner which is a translucent tone that acts like a ‘photo filter’ on the blonde hair. By using an ash toner you cover any unwanted yellow tones making sure that only silver blonde hues remain. But it’s important to know the toners are a semi-permeneant colour – which means they wash out.
It’s important to note that after your final session in order to prolong your colour you should avoid washing and applying products for the next 2-3 days. This will give your hair that extra seal for longer lasting ice queen hair!
T L C G U I D E
Once you’ve achieved your gorgeous ice queen hair, you’ve also got to take care of it! So that you stay and feel fabulous longer with a regular haircare routine.
T O N I N G S H A M P O O & C O N D I T I O N E R
Silver and white blondes shades often will fade into brassy tones if neglected, so to make sure your hair keeps it’s silver gleam you’ll need some quality conditioner and shampoo that’ll counteract yellow tones.
A dynamic duo you should consider to help you out is R & Co’s Sunset Boulevard. A refreshing shampoo and wash that has natural pigments that’ll correct any brassy tones in your hair!
They’re also very gentle so this purple toner won’t leave stains in your perfect icy hair.
If you’re wanting an easy way to keep up your stunning ice queen hair, Sunset Boulevard is going to be your hair’s best friend!
P R E P F O R H E A T
Going out with friends and want to amp up your look by styling your hair? Don’t forget to use a heat-protectant.
Nothing makes your icy blonde hair more dull than applying copious amounts of heat to it!
Something we recommend, is this fabulous all in One prime spray by R & CO. ‘The One’ is a combination of a heat protectant, detangler and conditions hair too! What else could you ask for in a miracle spray?
To top it off, R&Co’s The One Spray is Cruelty Free, Gluten-free, vegetarian, Colour safe.
No Sulfates (SLE and SLES), no parabens, no mineral oil and petroleum. .
.L U K E W A R M R I N S E
Opt for a neutral warm temperature when you’re giving your hair a wash!
Everyone loves a steamy sauna but having your shower on high heat can dry out your hair super fast and strip out any essential oils in your scalp! If your hair is feeling a little brittle, sprinkle a little of TLC in your hair with a masque!
You can’t get more nourishing than Kevin Murphy’s Hydrate.Me haircare line.
Designed especially for the days where the heat has gotten through to your hair and split ends are showing, a dollop of this masque will make your hair feel like you just left the salon!
S C H E D U L E R E G U L A R T O U C H U P S
Eventually as your roots grow and your icy blonde has faded down, you will need to take another trip to the salon! Regular upkeep is needed to keep your white/silver hues on point!