Bleaching didn’t lift virgin blonde wellby sn0wwy0wlPosted 2 years, 7 months ago
Hello, my goal is to have lightest icy white hair. I tried this once before but the hair dresser lied to me and gave me lots of foils and an ash blonde toner saying it would work. I tried with several other hairdressers who bleached it and bleach bathed it and toned it and it just didn’t work. They blamed it on that I dyed my hair with a golden brown box dye which was prevent my hair from lifting, and getting foils made it that much harder. I ended up dying it back to my natural colour and that worked very well I kept it and now my hair is very long and I have virgin hair down to my breast. My natural hair colour is medium dirty blonde. So I did a strand test on my hair and I used prism lights bleach and ion sensitive scalp 30 volume developer and left it on for 35 minutes .. and it barely lifted at all! It’s uneven and the very tip is more platinum, but it’s basically just medium blonde as the rest of my hair. Just slightly different hue. Was it not the box dye and my natural hair just doesn’t lift? ??:(
by BridgetSPosted 2 years, 7 months ago
I read this bleach lightens up to 5 levels, so it's a mild bleach, not very strong. I would recommend you use a top professional bleach : Blondme from schwarzkop, Wella Blondor mutli-blonde, Matrix light master, goodwill silk lift, Indola, Revlon Blonderfull 8 etc... and apply in a manner to saturate and use foils. if it still doesn't work you can warm the foils with a blow-dryer, but don't over-do it! For removing box dye, best is to start with a color remover.
by Thea88Posted 2 years, 7 months ago
For a 30vol developer you should be getting at least five shades of lift per use and the whole thing should be done in three sessions. I agree that you need professional quality products. Many hair care stores have bulk bleach powders and developers, use those. If your hair is already blonde, even dirty blonde, this should be a fairly straightforward project provided your hair is strong enough for it (some people find that their hair disintegrates before it reaches white). Remember to tone it as well, otherwise you won't get past yellow.
by vivienne StaffPosted 2 years, 7 months ago
I think it may be the bleach as well, though I do find it odd that you got so little lift. Did the mixer dry out as it was processing? It could also be the developer, but if you got it new, it should be as much of an issue.
In addition to the suggest brands, I've also recently had some good luck using the Ion Bright White Creme Lightener getting my black hair to a relatively even level 9 in two rounds. I feel like you should be able to get there in one or two rounds, depending on how quickly you apply.
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