I would like to preface this post by saying that my hair is thick, frizzy and uber dry. I've always had this hair, which is probably why I don't really care what I do to it most of the time. Admittedly, I was more scared bleaching it than shaving it!
On that note, I would just like to show you my new hair colour, and how I got there! All it takes is a leap of faith....
What you need/Directions:I got everything from our local Shoppers Drug Mart, but it's probably cheaper to get these at Sally Beauty.
I mixed this Ice Cream bleach powder packet with 2 ounces of Volume 30 hydrogen peroxide. After mixing them until I got a good consistency, I put it on and left it for about an hour. (Make sure you're wearing gloves).I concentrated on the ends this time, and did the roots last. (The roots lighten much faster because of the heat from the scalp.)
After an hour, I washed off the bleach. Shampooed and conditioned, then let my hair completely dry. I then put the Manic Panic Passion randomly on the lower part of my hair, then did my roots with Manic Panic Atomic Turquoise. I left these colours on for about two hours. I also left some bleached parts alone to add a more multicoloured effect. The light green colour was just my old faded one.
|I need a trim...I know, I know...but I iz lazeeeeee!|
As you can see, my hair is pretty fried. I don't mind this, but if you do, I would like to say that there's no way around damaging your hair if you're bleaching it. If you have a light blonde hair already, then you can go crazy just with any semi-permanent hair. Lucky you! Otherwise, lightening your hair is the only option if you want bright shades to show.
For a less permanent look, you can also try hair chalk, but I've never tried them, so I don't really know....
Please note: Don't bleach if you have sensitive scalp, or fragile hair. They could break and fall out, y'all!
(I don't condition my hair as much as I should. Hence, the dryness. When I do though, I use coconut oil and leave it on for as long as I can. I also don't wash my hair often to make the colour last longer.)
Do you colour your hair?