Post # 1
I’m looking to really brighten up my blonde highlights for summer but I don’t want to go for the hair lightener/bleach as I’m giving my hair a break until November and I’ve noticed since I’ve stopped using the go blonder lightening spray my highlights are looking darker and more dull.
I’ve looked into using a semi permanent hair dye or a hair toner or purple shampoo to brighten my hair up. My engagement party is coming up next month and I want brighter hair for it.
Semi permanent hair colour
Here’s a few options for a semi permant hair colour I’m wondering should I choose base 9 extra light blonde or go for a 10 lightest blonde? And have any of you ever used semi permanent hair dye to brighten your highlights? What was your experience?
L’Oreal casting creme gloss
Superdrug semi permanent hair colour
Here’s a picture of my hair when it was highlighted in march (I had an ombre before it was highlighted)
A month after the highlights were done a started using a lightening spray but stopped after it dried my hair out, I used it twice
My hair now
Thanks for all the help 🙂 any suggestions are well appreciated xo
Post # 2
I wouldn’t do any of this to your hair. I started using lightening spray to do exactly what your trying to do and fried my hair. When you are lightening I’d leave it to professionals. Lightened hair absorbs more color because the cuticle is open and dries out so fast. Mine was like straw. I literally used Loreal power shots from Amazon(super expensive) And grew it out for 4 years to repair all the damage.
Post # 3
If it were me, I’d lay off any and all damaging products/dyes as well as all heat until the condition of my hair improved. I’d rather have shiny, healthy hair that’s my natural color than dyed hair that’s super damaged. No matter what color it is, the former will always look better IMO.
You can try using whatever you want, but the risk that it’ll damage your hair further wouldn’t be worth it to me.
Post # 4
BrideAddict92: my hair is ashy color and I have blonde highlights. I go a really long time in between highlighting because its not a drastic difference but I like to keep my highlights from looking yellow or brassy between visits so I use Pureology Perfect for Platinum shampoo once a week (I only wash twice a week so I alternate with Strength Cure and Perfect for Platinum) and it brightens my higlights in a healthy way. Pureology Is really expensive but it’s done wonders for my hair so I spring for it. Plus I can use like a quarter size drop and I’m good (I have very long very thick hair). I would try this and not do anymore dYe or toners because it’ll just keep damaging your hair.
Mood you decide to skimp and buy the cheap store bought blonde brightening shampoos like Loreal you’ll be able to tell as it will dry your hair out even more
Post # 5
First of all: I don’t think yor hair looks THAT much darker now than right after the highlights. From my own personal experience, my hair looks actually shinier when dyed than in its original color as well. But about your question: I use purple shampoos from time to time (Daddy-O by Lush) and do see a difference after using it. The hair lightens up a little bit and is not as brassy. However, you can’t use it more than maybe once a week, unless you want a purple tint in your hair;) About the semi-permanent hair color: it will most likely only affect your bleached hair and not even show up on your roots, so I would not recommend it.
Post # 6
MrsA44: Oh wow – I’ve never heard of Pureology. Where do you buy it? Is it basically a shampoo that adds to the blonde highlights? My hair is ashe-y too (or sometimes I call it mousey), and that’s why I get highlights. Oh, and to cover the grey. lol. I also go a long time between treatments – 4 or 5 months generally, but toward the end it starts looking rough.
Post # 7
MelissainNC: if you go on their website pureology.com it will tell you salons in your area that carry it. Ulta also carries it if there is one in your area.
It’s really expensive but in my opinion it’s worth every dime. Since my hair is naturally curly is dries out and gets sooooo damaged (which is why I go so long between highlighting) and using pureology is pretty much the only thing that saves my hair. It’s like $27 for the shampoo alone and its a really small bottle BUT I lasts me about 4-5 months (because it’s concentrated and you only need a tiny bit and I also only wash my hair twice a week). I buy the Strength Cure SHampoo and conditioner and ONLY the Perfect for Platinum shampoo (I find the conditioner is kind of pointless and just use my strength cure conditioner with either shampoo).
The perfect for platinum shampoo just basically removes the yellow brassiness that your highlights get after a while. When you get them done they’re really blonde and pretty and then after a while they just look yellow and dingy so the Perfect For Platinum is like a blue/purple color to remove that. It helps them look brighter.