Bleach blonde roots or box dye whole head to go platinum again?!Posted 1 year, 9 months ago
I have naturally light blonde hair, my hair tends to go really light in summer then slightly darker in winter. I bleached my hair platinum white last year and used wells t18 and 20 vol developer after I’d bleached it to get my hair lovely and white which it stayed white easily bi used a purple shampoo twice a week and tried a few other not so permanent toners in between to go from white to silvery colour. But, I didn’t re bleach my roots, I liked the contrast of my white hair and the darker roots. It looked ok until my roots got to around 3 inches then looked a mess. I didn’t want to bleach my hair again as my hairs quite fine so I started using Jerome Russell lighteneing spray. My roots are now a really pale yellow but my lengths are still platinum. My question is, can I bleach Such big roots? It’s been almost a year since I bleached my hair last.
I don’t want to end up with an obvious line where my roots have been dyed as my lengths are already so white. Can I bleach such big roots-I’d only use 20 vol developer with the bleach as my hairs already light. How can I avoid getting bleach on the already white lengths? I don’t want to cause breakage. Sorry for all the questions, I just want my hair lovely white all over again wish I had just kept on top of my roots in the first place lol.
I’ve included 2 photos that I took today to show my roots and my lengths. One pic was taken in sunlight the other in normal light to show the difference in colour.
Thanks in advance ?
by BridgetSPosted 1 year, 9 months ago
well I guess you only apply bleach on the part with needs lightening and not on the platinum lengths and ends; go strand by strand and you can also use foils to help separate the sections; do the part nearest to the scalp last or with a lower developper ar scalp heat and the hairs' stones accelerates the lightening on this part.
Posted 1 year, 9 months ago
Thanks. I plan on using 20vol developer with a bleach powder as I don’t need to lift it too much it’s already pretty light. I’ve been reading about toners also, I’m not sure if I’ll use Wella T18 this time as it may cause further damage to my hair. If I can use a toner that doesn’t need developer I’ll try that first. I’m thinking of trying Manic Panic Virgin Snow or a purple shampoo called Fanola no yellow masque to tone it. I kinda know what I need to do-it’s just bleach scares me so wanted advice-I wanted someone to tell me I’m doing it right lol. Thanks for your reply xx
by vivienne StaffPosted 1 year, 9 months ago
Virgin Snow has almost no pigment to it, so I don't know if I'd recommend it, especially for the price. You can definitely just use purple shampoo to tone, just leave it on longer on dry, clean hair.
by BridgetSPosted 1 year, 9 months ago
If you're scared of bleach go with a lower developper, it takes longer but to the same point, and rince when your hair is ready; you can also do a strand test before doing the rest, and use a bond-builder to protect the hair. the Canola yellow shampoo and mask should be good.
Posted 1 year ago
I never re bleached my hair I went on holiday and the sun bleached my hair naturally so the roots blended in with the ends but now I’m stuck with the same predicament. I’ve been looking at bleach caps or bleach baths to lessen the damage to my hair. Do the work?
by AndyaPosted 1 year ago
Regarding Manic Panic Virgin Snow, I have used three times. Each Time Manic Panic Virgin Snow did absolutely nothing to my hair. The results was as if I put air into my hair. Suggest please do not waste hard earned money on Manic Panic Virgin Snow.
A purple based/colored shampoo like So Silver, Simply Silver, Brass Off, Shimmer Lights, or Generic Version of Shimmer Lights would work good to help hide or mask the remaining yellow in the hair. Myself have maintained white hair for at least 20 years.I have not used the version of purple shampoo mentioned but should work the same as those suggested.
Bleach caps and bleach baths lessen the chance for damage to hair because these are diluted versions of bleach. Bleach caps and Bleach baths are about one part shampoo and one part bleach (usually 20 volume).
These are my suggestions and humble opinions based on over thirty years of non-professional experience.
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