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« Reply #2270 on: May 20, 2006 07:19:54 PM »

hello craftsters!

Question: How would I bleach my hair PLATINUM blonde instead of just gross orangey blonde like you get from just bleaching it? I have BLACK hair and eyebrows, would that look funny? Would it be hard to get such blonde hair without it completely drying out and becoming straw? Could this be done at home CHEAPLY?

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« Reply #2271 on: May 20, 2006 07:53:48 PM »

I bleach my hair platinum blonde. It'll take several sittings to get it from black to white. I also suggest that if you have long hair, you get used to the idea of cutting it short, since you're going to destroy it by bleaching it. It's the price you pay. Smiley

Hit the beauty supply store. Ask for a Powder bleach, and 30-40 developer. Follow the directions(I just slop the stuff on, and I know that's bad because It burns my scalp. I live with it.) wrap a plastic bag over your head and let the bleach develop.

You'll probably have to do this a few times to get the white. Wait at least 2 weeks between bleaches. I use Nexxus Silver for shampoo, and leave it on a good long time. It has a blue tint that helps pull out the brassiness. Also, invest in a really good reconstructor. Slather the stuff on your head, wrap a plastic bag around it, watch TV for an hour, and then rinse. You're frying your hair, so try not to use any heat appliances(blowdryer, curling iron)

You could go to a salon for the first heavy bleach, and then do touch-ups on your own.

I am not in any way a certified hairdresser, and I know I do several of these steps VERY wrong(like using off-the-scalp bleach directly on the scalp) but it's worked for me for years. I wouldn't suggest doing this unless it's exactly the look you want. The hair will be so stripped that very little colour will take if you want to dye it some other colour: so it's not exactly a light undertaking. And like I said, if you have long locks, and want to keep them, don't do it, or go to a professional(particularly if your hair is thick and coarse I think you'd loose it.)

 I'm willing to chop all my hair off at any time, so I think the platinum requires a certian amount of fatalism. If you don't mind maybe having to switch to an emergency pixie-cut, then go for it.
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« Reply #2272 on: May 21, 2006 09:40:02 AM »

thanks bambikhantastic,
well, luckily I've been shaving my head for the past year and it's just starting to be a short bob now. so, I've been a short pixie hairdo type for a while now, that's no problem. um, i do have EXTREMELY thick hair though... Huh
so, if I were to try bleaching it a few times, and don't like it, I couldn't re-dye it black?
thanks for your help.
-ayesha
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« Reply #2273 on: May 21, 2006 11:26:36 AM »


so, if I were to try bleaching it a few times, and don't like it, I couldn't re-dye it black?


Right. You are stripping the hair, and the dye won't have anything to stick to. You could dye it, but the black would wash right out, you'd end up with grey, and be extra unhappy.
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« Reply #2274 on: May 21, 2006 12:51:30 PM »

Wow you guys have sick hair !!
Heres mine

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« Reply #2275 on: May 21, 2006 03:52:25 PM »

yeah for random things in hair!
looks sweet!
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« Reply #2276 on: May 21, 2006 08:57:17 PM »

Well, I just went into a shop today got all the long front bangs cut off. I'm liking the result.  Smiley It sticks out a whole bunch now-of course I took the pic after coming home with car windows open!
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« Reply #2277 on: May 22, 2006 08:20:22 AM »

Yay! i got synth dreads...they only lasted about a week Sad but here's some pics


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« Reply #2278 on: May 22, 2006 08:36:52 AM »

Well, I just went into a shop today got all the long front bangs cut off. I'm liking the result.  Smiley It sticks out a whole bunch now-of course I took the pic after coming home with car windows open!

Your hairs looks so great! 

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« Reply #2279 on: May 22, 2006 08:45:13 AM »

Well, I just went into a shop today got all the long front bangs cut off. I'm liking the result.  Smiley It sticks out a whole bunch now-of course I took the pic after coming home with car windows open!

Your hairs looks so great! 

-Day

Yo - Day! Are you going to post pictures of your new do???
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