I really want pink hair (have already bleached it 3 times)Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Hello. So I had my hair professionally bleached almost a year ago. It's been growing out and recently I wanted to lighten the blonde that was already there. I bleached only the blonde parts without touching my roots on April 7th. It looked ok. https://imgur.com/OKLpXXa
Unfortunately, I did not leave it at that. I saw someone on instagram bleach their hair 3 times in the same night to get platinum blonde hair. It really inspired me to finally go for it and bleach and dye my hair the color I've always dreamed of having, which is pastel pink. Since I already had the products, I bleached it again. This was on April 12. https://imgur.com/Rv36mBm
It didn't go as light as I wanted so of course I did it one more time. This third time was on April 14. https://imgur.com/7XjUZlB
I thought it was close but I didn't want to risk bleaching it again so instead I ordered some toner, hoping it was light enough that it would turn the right blonde to add my pink to. That was today, April 18. https://imgur.com/jb6WzYJ
It is not the right blonde. I know if I put that pink over it, it'll just look peach and that's not what I want. I don't know if I can bleach it again without severe consequences and I'm not sure if bleaching over freshly toned hair even yields results. I'm not afraid of dry, rough hair. I can live with that if it looks pink. My fear is that it'll turn gummy and just fall off. That I don't think I can deal with. Can I wait a day or 2 and bleach again? Or maybe a week? Should I just give up already?
The products I used the first 2 times I bleached my hair were Clairol Professional Clay Based Tonal Powder Lightener with Ion Sensitive Scalp 20 vol. Developer. The third bleach was done with Blondme Bond Enforcing Premium Lightener 9+ with the same 20 vol. Ion developer. The toner I used was the Wella t18 toner again with the 20 vol. Ion developer.
(I read the guidelines so I think I'm doing this right but if I've posted in the wrong place, please let me know. Sorry in advance.)
Please do not bleach, tone, or use peroxide on your hair for a very long time. That is like months worth of bleaching. Rough dry hair is not your concern at this point. Gummy breaking hair is. If not now, it will show up.
Since you’ve bleached many x, I’m thinking you had color (perm color?) in your hair. If that’s the case let hair rest as long as humanly possible, then use a color remover. Sulfur based one like color fix or color oops.
Using peroxide toners is not a good idea. Even with pale yellow butter colored hair to turn to white, which is what they are for. Please let hair rest and baby it for now before touching any more peroxide. I wouldn’t even do it til it’s grown out and cut off. You can still get a darker pink purple red etc over your color!
If you absolutely believe it will turn gummy then I guess I wont touch it. I put in a hair mask last night to help it a bit and I won't wash it at all today. I think I'll just wait until tomorrow to wash it.
I don't want to completely destroy my hair but I have always dreamed of having hair like cotton candy. Light pink with a streak of light blue. Is this at all possible for someone with dark brown hair without completely destroying the hair?
I made a drawing to give you an idea of what I wanted for my hair.
I like the picture :)
Pastels need a white base. Especially pastel blue
Did you try to bleach out a permanent dye? If so you could use a sulfur based color remover still. It’s very drying but doesn’t technically damage the way bleach, toner, anything mixed with peroxide does.
It will take a lot of that brashness out if it’s residual staining from old permanent dye.
EDIT brassiness not brashness lol
Thank you. =)
I did use a semi permanent black hair color some months ago but it seemed to have mostly faded away. I didn't think there was any left in my hair. Though my blonde did look duller. But I haven't added any permanent dye to my hair at all.
Was it semi permanent that required mixing - like a natural instincts? Or one bottle no peroxide involved?
PS i forgot to say this! Many people here have dark brown (me) to even black hair and we get pastel/platinum/white so yes it is possible! Just need to tread carefully.
If the semi involved peroxide or from a box or a stylist did it, color remover is 100% necessary.
Here’s an old thread w some addl explanation :)
by vivienne StaffPosted 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Just wanted to mention that while I'm not sure your goal is possible at the moment, you can probably eventually get there on your natural hair colour. At this point, I think another bleach is likely going to get you to them gummy hair phase, so I'd avoid that, but there's a few things to keep in mind if you ever want to try again as your hair grows back.
My natural hair is black, and the main thing I've learned is that I need to use a strong bleach (BlondMe is a good option) and you have to leave it in for a while, covered, possibly adding heat. For me, I have to do two processes of 60 minutes. This is very harsh on your scalp. Nowadays, I use a gentler bleach for both processes (Ion Bright White Lightener Creme), but you could start with the stronger one like BlondMe and pivot to a gentler one for the second process. Foils help as well, but they are very fiddly, so I don't usually recommend them unless you have a good amount of experience bleaching your own hair.
In general, I don't find permanent toners like Wella Color Charm to be that helpful. They are harsh on the hair and I think it's preferably to try non-damaging options like a dilute semi dye or a purple shampoo before resorting to them.
Yeah the wella toner left my hair super dry. I did a leave in hair mask and the next morning it still felt rough. It feels much worse after the toner than it did after any of the bleaching and I'm not sure if that's just because it had already been through so much or not but I decided I for sure will not be bleaching again any time soon. My hair just feels too damaged and I don't wanna risk it. I ended up just dyeing it the colors I wanted with the hair as I already have it. It's not perfect but I don't hate it.
by vivienne StaffPosted 3 months, 3 weeks ago
It looks really like nice. That soft blue goes really well with the coral and the matching eye makeup looks great!
Thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to respond to all of this. :]
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by Folk_LaurPosted 2 months, 3 weeks ago
I love it!
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