Late yesterday afternoon, I got a wild hair up my arse and decided I really wanted to go back to my white blond hair. Of ALL the hair colors I've experimented with lately, I feel the blond suits me the best. Usually, bleaching hair is such a daunting thought, especially if you have color treated hair already. I won't lie, bleach is a hair killer and can leave your hair dry and porous. I have a found a bleach that gets my hair to my desired color that doesn't leave me feeling like I just burned the hell out of my hair!
So how did I go from this:
To this in a day? (I'm wearing MAC "Quick Sizzle" on my lips.)
It's actually a really simple process. I mix most (I like to make sure I have just enough left over for emergencies) of one 1 oz. packet of Clairol Kaleidocolors bleach in the blue packet (found at Sally's or online for roughly $3.99 a package) with 2 oz. of Salon Care creme developer level 30. Also found at Sally's for roughly $1.99.
Bleach! (It kind of smells like Blueberries, no lie.)
Developer! I prefer the creme version over the clear.
I sectioned off the top portion of my hair and my bangs and generously applied the mixed bleach with a tint and bleach brush starting from root outwards. (WEAR GLOVES!) I made sure to get as close to scalp as possible with the product getting on my scalp. After all product was applied to my hair and covering the pink I wanted to lift, I put a plastic grocery bag (I was balling!) on my head and sat with the bleach on my hair for 90 minutes, blow drying into the bag (medium high heat) every 20 mins. As soon as I was done with the bleach, and felt I got the lift I wanted, I rinsed my hair with Regis Silver Shine shampoo and then conditioned the crap out of it! (I find that toning my white blond hair turns it a weird orange/copper shade, so I avoid it!)
After all was said and done, BAM! White blond hair! I do have a hint of pink left toward the top of my head, but it gives my hair character and will be fixed in the upcoming months. I plan on keeping the top portion of my hair blond from here on out!
What's your favorite bleach for achieving white blond or blond hair?