Lindsay Lohan has showcased a vast array of hair styles over the years since she first burst onto the celebrity scene as a natural red head.
The high-wattage celeb has always commanded the spotlight for her various hair styles, lengths and hair hues.
Although she's had just about every hair color in the rainbow since those early days, over the past several months she's been wearing her very long hair in a trademark look - platinum blonde.
Note: Visit Lindsay Lohan Celebrity Hairstyle Gallery to see more images.
While it might seem easy to go platinum blonde, hair as long as Lindsay wears might encounter some challenges.
Most professional colorists would agree that it's difficult, if not impossible to create a clean white blonde with hair as long as Lindsay currently wears.
The best bet for achieving white white blonde on long hair is to go with 100% human hair extensions applied with an appropriate fusion methodology.
It's very likely Lindsay wears extensions since her long hair would not look as healthy and strong as it does it if were bleached and then toned to a platinum hue.
If you look closely when Lindsay wears long ponytails you can see the hint of a slight line of demarcation where extensions have most likely been added.
How To Copy Lindsay's Platinum Color
Some Lindsay insiders believe she loves the platinum hue because of it's strong ties to Marilyn Monroe.
One of the best approaches to copying Lindsay's long white blonde tresses is to achieve the color and length with extensions.
The key is only bleaching and toning the top part of the hair to match the add-on pieces.
A highly recommended scalp bleach to achieve a dramatic platinum hue like Lindsay's is Wella's Blondor.
Most professional colorists might recommend a shorter or edgier hair style with such an extreme white color, but Lindsay is famous for being a major hair rebel.
Lindsay is proud of her individualistic hair hues and styles.
Lindsay has posed in the past as a modern Marilyn complete with the platinum tresses. Now that Marilyn is back in the spotlight Lindsay may be feeling the need to stay platinum to honor her screen idol.
Steal Lindsay Lohan's Hair Style
Lindsay has a history of wearing her hair long and infused with a hint of loose beachy waves. Although she's been known to wear a variety of fringes in the past, currently she wears her long strands cascading from an off-center part.
Lindsay currently directs a large section of hair over the top of her head from the part.
A cheekbone length side-swept panel of hair nestles into the side of Lindsay's face and merges into the rest of the hair along the back. It's possible this is a fringe which has grown out over time.
Going Platinum Blonde
If you take your own hair to the platinum blonde of Lindsay's hue you will need to pamper your chemically treated strands.
Although Lindsay has been coiffed by a variety of celebrity colorists and stylists over the years, she has been spotted most recently sporting touch ups to her platinum tresses after visits to the Byron & Tracey hair salon in Beverly Hills.
Note: Famed Hollywood hair colorist Tracey Cunningham is the Tracey of Bryon & Tracey.
The type of hair texture you possess determines the type of tools and techniques you should utilize to style Lindsay's sleek hairstyle.
It's possible your hair type, texture and/or strand condition may not be ideal for Lindsay's hair color, length and sleek style.
You may also need to consider whether the hairstyle would be appropriate for your face shape and type.
Lindsay Lohan Hair Style Secrets
Start with the very best hair care products and tools for turning chemically processed hair into a sleek cap:
If you hair is naturally dry, chemically damaged, colored or naturally textured you may wish to experiment with alternative cleansing systems such as Diluted Shampoo (DS), Conditioner Only Wash (CoWash), Low Poo, No Poo or Water Only (WO).
You may also wish to cleanse as infrequently as possible.
2. Apply moisture enhancing leave-in conditioners.
3. Employ frizz fighting products if your hair has a tendency to frizz.
4. For a mane that's soft to the touch, work a hair softening hair cream through damp strands to create smoothness.
Use products with a cream or silicone base. Avoid hair styling products like gel, wax or styling mud which hardens the hair.
5. Give hair an instant volume boost by skillfully wielding your blow dryer.
Blow dry the right side of the hair to the left side and the left side to the right.
Dry the back of the hair to the front. Reverse direction and dry from front to the back. Use either a paddle style brush for a sleek finish or a round brush for volume and curve.
Note: Changing the direction of blow-drying creates lots of lush volume directly at the roots.
6. If you prefer a tousled look to a sleek one, finger pick your strands while air-drying for a messy look.
7. Finish either style with a spritz of shine building serum to help lock in moisture, add shine and block humidity.
8. If you wish to build in some texture, set damp strands in pin curls or finger waves and sit under a hood style dryer or air dry.
When styled for full effect, a section along top of the crown is lifted with hairspray to form spikes.
For a softer look, layers can be styled down and tousled for texture.
Long lush bone straight hairstyles never go out of style and Lindsay often wears her long platinum strands in this classic style.
The famous bad girl has been known to pull her long white blonde tresses into a soft thick three strand braid which drapes over one shoulder.
She created quite a scene when she appeared in Europe at various fashion shows but her hair always looked striking against her signature short skirts and all black fashions.
When not wearing her hair down in bone straight strands she goes with loose barely-there waves.
Lindsay also likes to wear her hair in an array of ponytails from positioned high at the crown to hugging her neck.
Regardless of what happens with Lindsay's career or life, her fans can count on her continuing to keep them guessing with her hair hues, lengths and styles.
- Revised Publication Date: 01/03/12
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