Bleaching issues! HELP needed!by seisnerPosted 12 months ago
So due to quarantine and working from home, I decided to dye my very dark brown/black hair blonde in two front sections to give a Peekaboo effect. Bleached it once and the roots went way lighter than the ends- Lifted from a 3 to the 6-8 range. I waited a full week and bleached it again- Lifted the top to a 9 and the bottom to an eight with lots of brassy orange notes. I was told to tone it to even it out, which I did and it turned the roots the exact color I wanted, but the ends did not blend at all and went orange. I ended up trying a second toner with more purple undertones and it ended up going very grey in the roots and muted the brassiness at the ends. Once this was all said and done I ended up dyeing the strands to an 8 level blonde to even everything out. It is still very golden/brassy now and it has been that way two weeks. I need to know what next steps to take to get to platinum. I am worried that the roots will lift fast again and the ends won't. With it being all at a level 8 now, can I get it to a 10? The ends are pretty fried but I will be trimming it before any dying happens again. I used a Keratin treatment, deep conditioners and a bonding treatment a few times. I also just ordered Oleplex 3 to help too. Advice please! I will use any products that you can get at Sally's/Sephora but have been using the whole Ion line for toner, bleach and lift.
by vivienne StaffPosted 12 months ago
At this point, I don't think you'll be able to achieve your goal, as you've bleached quite a few times and you're experiencing significant amounts of damage. Hair doesn't heal over time, so there's a maximum amount of times it can be bleached in one area Roots will tend to lift faster than ends, because the heat from your scalp speeds up the reaction. You either want to leave them for last when applying or just don't touch them if you're re-applying the bleach for a second round to help even things though. Toner can help dull down brassiness, but as you noticed, it often highlights unevenness rather than mask it, because it will create a mix of warm and cool tones as it doesn't have enough pigment to fully counteract the darker areas. You may be better off picking an intermediate colour that can cover your roots and your ends or doing a shadow room that blends the gradient better.
Olaplex does help make your hair look and feel better, but the bonds it forms are not the same strength as the ones originally in your hair so it can't make it strong enough to be able to withstand another bleach.
by seisnerPosted 12 months ago
So, I did do the color to even everything out. I used a level 8 permanent dye. That is what I am not liking because it is a level 8 yellow blond that looks terrible with my skin tone. Do I just give up and dye it darker with something that goes better with my skin tone? Right now it is dryer than the rest of my hair and the ends are brittle.
by MonsterDFgPosted 12 months ago
Sound's like a mess. Can you provide photos?
by vivienne StaffPosted 12 months ago
You don't necessarily have to go a lot darker, but if you want it to be more cool-toned, it's easiest to go up a level or two. If you don't mind unnatural colours, you actually have some options as something like purple can be fairly forgiving. It's just platinum blonde would require more lift and it doesn't sound like your ends could handle that at this point. If you want to try, I'd suggest a strand test first to see if the level of damage is acceptable to you.;
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