From a red head to bright pink, to white
A little under a year ago I was a natural redhead with thick long wavy hair, never have done anything to my hair. One day I decided to dye it bright pink for a cosplay, and I have been dying my hair ever since.
After multiple colorings and bleachings, I now finally have silver white hair!
My hair was light pink and purple at the time, and a good friend of mine did it for me.
First she put some toner on my ends, then used 40 volume bleach purchased from “Sally’s”. An AMAZING tip she told me, since I have a VERY sensitive scalp, was to mix in a bunch of packets of ”Sweet and low”, and it didnt hurt at all! Seriously, to everyone out there looking to bleach the heck out of their hair USE SWEET AND LOW. It’s seriously a life saver.
We kept the bleach in for about 20 minutes with heat, then kept it in for probably another 40 or 50 minutes more without heat. After washing it with warm water, she applied a mix of toner and silver hairdye and kept that in for about another hour, while the hair was still wet.
After washing and drying it, the pink was a tiny bit noticeable, but looked kind of cool with the silver. She also put a leave in conditioner which name I don’t recall, but leave in conditioners are GREAT for bleached hair.
To keep it from turning yellow, she suggested to squirt some purple hair dye in my shampoo to make sure it turns white from the silver as opposed to a nasty yellow.
So here are my main suggestions:
-Make sure your hair is already pretty light before you decide to go completely white.
-Keep your hair covered with a bag or something while you are bleaching it so it doesnt dry out.
- If you havent done anything to your hair yet, dont do all the bleachings in one day. The most you should do in a day should be two sessions of about an hour each. Stretch the bleachings out within a few weeks. And make sure its a pretty light platinum blonde when you decide to go white.
- Dont forget to deep condition it between these bleachings. What I do is take a shower, put conditioner in it, take a shower cap, cover my hair with it and keep it in for about two hours every few days.
- SWEET AND LOW MIXED DIRECTLY IN THE BLEACH.
-Toner toner toner TONER. Keeps the hair a little more conditioned, and literally tones out the colour of the hair.
- Make sure you keep an eye on your hair as you are bleaching it. If you touch the front roots and they feel brittle, or start to breakaway WASH IT OUT IMMEDIATELY.
Enjoy your new hair! Hope this helped :)