Post # 1
I would like to lighten my hair from dark brown to light brown. I have coloured my hair professionally before and they had to use a bleach. This time around I want to do it myself becasuse somehow the salons always get the colour wrong and they charge ridiculous prices. Right now, half of my head is the colour I dyed it to previously (a lightish brown/copper) and the other half is virgin hair (very dark brown).
Can any of you advise me how to go about lightening the virgin hair. I know that I will HAVE to bleach it and I know that it’s damaging to your hair. But, I am sure there are some techniques worse than others. I am thinking of using hydrogen peroxide with some drops of ammonia. I know there is usually also a heating process. Deos anyone know more about this?
Thanks a mil!
Post # 3
Wow, if you’re going to try and do something so chemically intensive by yourself, you should really do research on websites devoted solely to it. There are also probably videos out there that can help you. A wedding board probably isn’t the place!
Post # 4
Try looking on YouTube for some tutorials.
Post # 5
To go natural (with chemicals), you can get that spray on stuff from CVS/Walgreens. I don’t know hwat it’s called but it’s in the hair de aisle and you spray it on then sit in the sun, It’s not extreme but it is permanent and does work. Otherwise, I would ask friends for recommendations on a professional colorist they rust. Home coloring done yourself is unpredictable, especially if you want your virgin hair and previously dyed hair to be the same color. Good luck.
Post # 6
Ok so more information is needed here….like how are you high lighting the hair…are you foiling it or pulling it through a cap? Second of all what shade of brown are going for? Also you dont HAVE to bleach your hair to high light it! If its virgin hair you can use a high lift color…..this will require you to use double 40 volume developer. This will tone and lighting all at once and is much much safer then bleach….especially if you are doing it yourself.
DO NOT USE HEAT WITH BLEACH OR COLOR…..
Professionals can get away with it cus they are using a lower developer and can keep an eye on the process. Adding heat to bleach will cause the bleach to expand and you will end up with hot spots…..little spots that are orangish blonde!
If you need anymore help email me and I will be glad to walk you through it!
I am a licensed Cosmotolgist!
oh and by the way….if you use the sun in stuff that the other bee is talking about…you may end up with orange hair! So just be careful!—-I personally dont recommend it!
Post # 7
I will try and find some legitimate professional tutorials on how to do it at home.
@d_mari3: Thanks, I will pm you 🙂
Post # 8
@slicey19: That stuff is called Sun-In, and I would strongly advise AGAINST it for dark hair. It works okay on medium to light colored hair, but usually turns dark hair a vibrant orange.