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amitabha
20-12-06, 19:02
I'm thinking about bleaching my hair, just for fun :). Is there a certain brand i could buy at the store that won't color my hair orange? I have medium colored brown hair with a little shade of light browns.

Lavinder
20-12-06, 19:17
Don't bleach your hair for fun because it ruins your hair and it does not come out, you might get bored of it.

Plus I don't think it would turn your hair orange because it takes out your natural hair colour and replaces it with the 'bleach' colour.

tr_mitch
20-12-06, 19:18
Well unless you dyed your hair to the brown colour it is now, It won't change your hair to orange.
But go for the more exspensive ones anyway, there more reliable... oh and you can't just buy a blonde kit and expect it to go that colour, your gonna have to buy peroxide first. :)

RAID
20-12-06, 19:21
It damages your hair. I'm thinking of bleaching it too, but I'm a bit scared, so tomorrow I'm coloring to blue black again since the brown is coming back :p

amitabha
20-12-06, 19:27
Well unless you dyed your hair to the brown colour it is now, It won't change your hair to orange.
But go for the more exspensive ones anyway, there more reliable... oh and you can't just buy a blonde kit and expect it to go that colour, your gonna have to buy peroxide first. :)

nah, its my natural hair color now. It's not that I dont like it, it's just I though it would be fun to change it. Guess i'm just bored. :whi:

tr_mitch
20-12-06, 19:28
nah, its my natural hair color now. It's not that I dont like it, it's just I though it would be fun to change it. Guess i'm just bored. :whi:


Then go for it. I got bored with mine too and did the exact same thing.
And now i prefer it much more like this.

amitabha
20-12-06, 19:43
does bleaching fry out your hair or is that just if you do it alot?

Lavinder
20-12-06, 19:45
does bleaching fry out your hair or is that just if you do it alot?

If you do it alot your hair looses all it natural oils, drys out and thins.

JACOBryanBURNS
20-12-06, 19:55
Please for all that's good and holy, go and have it done. Your home kits are absolute crap and it takes a specialist to do it properly. Please please please... don't ruin your hair with one of the home kits because fixing the color is even harder after you've bleached it.

JACOBryanBURNS
20-12-06, 19:56
does bleaching fry out your hair or is that just if you do it alot?


It can if you've had a lot of chemical services done or if you've got naturally fine hair. Like all chemical services, it might dry your hair out a bit but the moisture can be replinished with a good deep conditioner.

Trigger_happy
20-12-06, 20:19
just becareful- my friend went through a dying phase and then decided to bleach her hair and dye it brown. However, the dye reacted with the bleach and it went orange. Its toned down now and looks fine, but be warned.

amitabha
20-12-06, 22:37
Please for all that's good and holy, go and have it done. Your home kits are absolute crap and it takes a specialist to do it properly. Please please please... don't ruin your hair with one of the home kits because fixing the color is even harder after you've bleached it.

doesn't it cost like $80?

lita212
20-12-06, 23:54
if i was you i would get it done professionaly other wise you could do summit wrong like take it off too early or take it off to late. if that happens then man your in big trouble cause thats when dye ruins your hair. any dye damages hair people say blonde is worse but in actual fact its black. black is the only colour which is 99% impossible to get out because its so harsh. thats the reason christina aguilera lost all her hair and had to wear that silly 40's short wig because the black was so harsh to her hair. blonde is easy to damage when it comes to the sun etc but the sun ruins hair no matter what. all you need to do is use blonde products to protect your hair because if ya dont then it goes very dry and frizzy. i used to have white blonde platinum hair (kendra wilkinson style blonde) and it was ace but got frizzy alot so ive gone back to darker tonesof blonde.

Andariel
21-12-06, 00:03
Bleach is probably ok for someone with short hair since theirs will grow out fast. I would never use it on my long hair though.

frostfur452
21-12-06, 01:00
just becareful- my friend went through a dying phase and then decided to bleach her hair and dye it brown. However, the dye reacted with the bleach and it went orange. Its toned down now and looks fine, but be warned.

haha my friend and i have pretty dark hair.. we both got home kits and put bleached highlights through...

Mine came out fine... her's turned out an orangy/bleachy colour... One of my friends reckoned it was cause she has a reddish brown natural hair colour... and that has something to do with it :S ?!?

BoyTRaider
21-12-06, 01:13
I've bleached my hair and it is horrible now!!! :( All the freeness it had is gone... It's all dried and frizzy sorta. Which is why I use hats most of the time now... I'm going to try to get my hair longer, and see if it gets better.
But then again, I probably used the wrong chemically products, and I never did it professionally. Some people say dying your hair gets it softer, well that didn't happen in my case. I just hope there's a turn back for all this.

amitabha
21-12-06, 01:29
could someone post pictures

MattTR
21-12-06, 01:31
Well I'm naturally blonde, but my friend bleached her hair and she wasn't happy with the results, think twice!

JACOBryanBURNS
21-12-06, 06:27
Professionally done:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/jacobryanburns/Picture62.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/jacobryanburns/outside2.jpg


At home:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/jacobryanburns/Newblonde2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/jacobryanburns/DSC01973.jpg

It turned suuuuch a yellow orange color. it was awful.

It may need a toner after the bleach process to reduce some of the brassiness and such. please for you hairs sake, go see a professional.

Melonie Tomb Raider
21-12-06, 07:17
Beauty stores, like Sally's, sell the professional dyes, that is what I use. Much better than the boxed junk.

[Tomo]
21-12-06, 08:59
proffesionally done 2:
http://home.arcor.de/tomoshp/Tomo01.jpg

My sister is hairdresser...

Tomo

lita212
23-12-06, 02:26
I've bleached my hair and it is horrible now!!! :( All the freeness it had is gone... It's all dried and frizzy sorta. Which is why I use hats most of the time now... I'm going to try to get my hair longer, and see if it gets better.
But then again, I probably used the wrong chemically products, and I never did it professionally. Some people say dying your hair gets it softer, well that didn't happen in my case. I just hope there's a turn back for all this.

some products do make it softer if it contains no ammonia which is what ruins the hair.

Jade Rae
23-12-06, 04:14
I was thinking about bleaching my hair, but it's so long it would look horrible growing out...and I think it looks nicer natural anyways. :)

star girl
23-12-06, 19:26
If you wanna have it done, do it professionally. Ask the hairdresser if it would suit you, those guys know. I wont recommend bleaching it yourself, have it done once, expertly, even if it costs you and you would definitely not be disappointed by the result. :)

As for me, I've never dyed/bleached my hair. It's natural black, waist long. I once had my hair cut in "side-band", last year... And it gave me so much trouble (as of the hot season in my homeland) that I decided never to do anything without professional help again... ;)

amitabha
29-12-06, 02:39
I'm thinking about bleaching my hair only to add a couple blue highlights. Would I have to bleach my hair in order to do this? Is it worth it (can I work it...i put my... ok i'll stop)

AnthonyShock1515
29-12-06, 02:42
Do not; I repeat DO NOT use store-bought bleaches. However good the effect may be of the bleach, it dries your hair out horrible. So bad in fact that it can result in premature hairloss and some people have tompay for hot oil treatments. Get it done professionally, its worth it if it saves you from a receding hairline at the age of 30!

amitabha
29-12-06, 02:46
I might just stay away from it period. If my hair gets damaged, I don't know what I'd do..... probably run in the bare nude down my street screaming.

AnthonyShock1515
29-12-06, 02:52
Well theres no need to do that!

LOL I can see you running full monty around a council housing estate pulling out your white hair!:p

amitabha
29-12-06, 02:55
I wouldn't dye the whole head..god no! But a strand of for a blue highlight.... i might not do it though. I might just repierce my ears instead :)

JACOBryanBURNS
29-12-06, 05:19
Do not; I repeat DO NOT use store-bought bleaches. However good the effect may be of the bleach, it dries your hair out horrible. So bad in fact that it can result in premature hairloss and some people have tompay for hot oil treatments. Get it done professionally, its worth it if it saves you from a receding hairline at the age of 30!


NOT true. It can break your hair off... significantly in fact, but it cannot result in premature hairloss or receding hairline. THESE are determined by genes and hormones. (If there's anything I learned to tell my clients in beauty school, it's that chemicals cannot result in permanent hairloss.)

Although if you're going to put in a few funky colored high-lights, you may not need any bleaching done, some products and dyes work just fine. But if you have naturally (or even dyed) dark hair, you're most likely going to need to bleach it. :)

Tell us how it comes out.

lita212
29-12-06, 06:05
I wouldn't dye the whole head..god no! But a strand of for a blue highlight.... i might not do it though. I might just repierce my ears instead :)

try bright blue extensions there ace i love extensions. i get mine done proffessionaly and they look amazing. plus they last so long well mine do because there the expensive quality ones celebs use like angelina jolie and jennifer anderson lol they can last upto 3 months depending on hoe you take care of them.

amitabha
29-12-06, 15:30
thank you everyone for your help. However, I don't think i'll be dying my hair.... it sounds to risky to me. I'll stick with my natural....maybe snap a picture.... and add blue highlights with photoshop :).

Geck-o-Lizard
29-12-06, 15:39
I wouldn't dye the whole head..god no! But a strand of for a blue highlight.... i might not do it though. I might just repierce my ears instead :)

Do both. Can't go wrong. :D

amitabha
29-12-06, 15:41
oh, all the choices.... all the possibilites.

Legend 4ever
29-12-06, 18:16
I have a question! I dyed my hair to kinda ruby red (or vild orchid, whatever) and what color should I use when I decide to dye it back to brown?

Greenkey2
29-12-06, 20:13
Did you chose a permanent colour to match your natural one before you dyed it red? That would have helped.

However, if you've found a permanent colour that will match your natural tones...

Before you put the brown one on, you'll need to prelighten the red (bleach it to get rid of the excess red tones). Otherwise you'll be putting brown colour onto red - which won't look anything like your natural shade.

amitabha
30-12-06, 02:17
ok, i'm about to go to a friends house and get this done.... im scared, but excited at the same time :D. I'll post pics when its done/.

JACOBryanBURNS
30-12-06, 02:37
I have a question! I dyed my hair to kinda ruby red (or vild orchid, whatever) and what color should I use when I decide to dye it back to brown?

Well, it depends on what you're trying to go for. The word brown entails a broad spectrum. If you're looking for a neutral dark brown, you'll need to find a green based ash brown. If you're going to have it done professionally, I'd go with a level four or five or maybey even a six, depending on how dark/light you want it. Just remember, if you're going to neutralize the red and not play on it, green based ash color. (As scary as that sounds, it's not. You won't ever seen an actual green color, it's just what cancells out red tones.) If you have a picture I could better advise.

AnthonyShock1515
30-12-06, 03:03
Why dont you just the PVC blue hair off your "my little pony" and ties it to your hair:D

Quick and easy
Improvise:D

stereopathic
30-12-06, 03:33
i kept my bangs bleached (by a pro) for a couple of years with no real problems. this was a long time ago, like 1994-6. so don't laugh too hard. here's a pic:

http://www.pylontemple.com/images/tr/22e7.jpg

so i'd leave it just bleached for a while and then use manic panic to turn it blue, or green or purple or whatever i was feeling.

http://www.pylontemple.com/images/tr/dd6f.jpg

after a few days (like three) it would fade out.

http://www.pylontemple.com/images/tr/4048.jpg

when the color faded, the bangs were stained and it looked horrible, so i'd bleach it again. the worst that ever happened was that it got pretty dry. but overall it stayed pretty healthy. i did put all kinds of junk in it to help it stay soft and healthy. i used some pretty serious conditioners and i would recommend the same thing to anyone thinking about doing this. i would also say to not go platinum if you're hair's not strong enough or thick enough to take it. i did see a girl's hair break off from that. but she was a ***** anyway so who cares?

when i finally got tired of the bleached bangs, i got it professionally dyed brown. no one could even tell. so it's not like it's impossible to go back after you commit to it.

amitabha
30-12-06, 19:27
ok, i didn't get it done last night.... possibily sometime today. I might get it down professional.... the bleached part anyway.

amitabha
01-01-07, 21:55
Ok I bleached my hair the other night and added the blue highlights. It was awful.... i'm just not a good blonde..... so i went back to my natural.... brown. :)

Hey, i tried it.

Lenochka
01-01-07, 21:57
hmm blonde with blue... I wouldnt be able to work with that, Especially with my darker skin tone xD i would look horrible :S

Well at least you got back to your natural color ok :)

lita212
01-01-07, 23:31
awww well atleast ya now know wot suits ya etc. same thing with me when it comes to blonde. if the blonde in my hair is done wrong it can make me look ill if i aint got my tan done so it has to be eigther white or just differnt tones of blonde. i would love to go brown but i would have to constantly get tanned otherwise i would look ill and gothic lol