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22/10/2013 at 16:50
I want to change the colour of my hair, while it's relatively short so therefore less of it to damage
i want to change it to a pastel colour, so will need to bleach it to white blonde first. Has anyone done this at home? What do you use? Is it easy and does it hurt? Am fairly confident about dying my hair, but have never bleached it before. At the moment it's a red colour, with mousey brown (and white ) roots.
Grateful for any advice at all - I know Lauren is a hairdresser and AK has pink hair so thought you ladies could help!
22/10/2013 at 17:06
I use the Jerome Russell boxed bleach powder, that you add the cream peroxide too (choose the strength you need for your hair) it's a couple of quid for the powder (about 4 sachets in the box, each sachet requires 1 bottle of developer), and the liquid is just over a quid.
It's very easy, although I sometimes get my H to make sure I have got everything at the back covered, and it doesn't hurt.
I bleached mine for the first time 2 days before my wedding, it came out fine (thank fook).
I'm naughty, and never do test strands, I just whack it straight on. I use a really nourishing conditioner for hair washes after bleaching, as it dries my hair out.
22/10/2013 at 18:07
What pastel colour we talking? Pink?
If you can get hold of a scalp bleach this would be kinder to your skin, I can't have bleach on my skin because it irritates me even with a low peroxide. The lighter you can get your hair the better th pastel colour will be but the lighter the hair the worse the condition :-/ you need to keep kind of testing the strength of the hair whilst the bleach is lifting (esp if it needs leaving a while)
Also remember that you have natural root colour so this will lift super quick whilst the red will go to an orange/salmon pink colour. Red is the hardest colour to bleach out x
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