I bleached her hair using 30vol developer and L’Oréal Super Oreal Blanc Powder Bleach, then dyed using Color Jamz in Not So Shy Violet (I find it deposits color more boldly than Manic Panic). We broke up the color by creating an ombré effect, applying bleach higher up midway through the bleaching process. The photos are shown after some of the color rinsed out.
- Use a 30vol developer (this is not to be applied to the scalp: use 20vol).
- I highly recommend L’Oréal Super Oreal Blanc Bleach Powder over others, as it lifts 7 levels (especially for dark hair).
- Use a measuring cup for a precise mixture. A hair dye brush, hair clips, and rat tail comb come in very handy.
- Do not bleach to a white blonde or platinum, you want a pale yellow blonde (the photo was dark & hair is wet).
- If you’re going for a pastel color, then bleach the hair to platinum- but beware white hair handles colors much differently.
- Do separate the hair into sections and use foils– if you apply it on all the hair at once you will get an uneven color and it will not lift properly.
- Rinse with cold water: if you’re dying your hair in an ombré or dip dye, or are dying extensions, try rinsing it in an ice bath to lock the color in (not recommended you do this if you’re going to the root). Don’t feel as if you need to rinse until the water runs clear.
See my post: On Going Blonde