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And now for something completely different....

Post by MrsEss » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:46 pm

So, I'd had enough of having black hair. My roots were pretty dire & it's been quite a while since I was blonde, so ventured this weekend on an attempt to remove it.

I figured I'd photograph the stages & show you.

All the images barring the "final result" have been taking using the flash on my camera.

Previous hair...grown out black.
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I got a similar kinda thing to colour b4 & this is how it looked afterwards:
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I then bought Live "absolute platinum" as that is what I've used in the past to bleach:
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I have no idea what the darker bit is behind my ear. I can only assume I never rinsed the CB4 enough from there.

I toned the crap out of it & still wasn't happy so bought an actual pre lightener, this is still wet:
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Dry:
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Still not happy I decided to give one final attempt before whacking a red or something over it, this time I used Ganier lightest pale blonde:
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The darker parts are where there is a build up of black, as it's been black for quite some time.

Rinsed:
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Dry (no flash)
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and a view from the top (I have no idea what the little white mark is!!) :
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So yeah, overall I'm pretty pleased. I'm using touch of silver so hopefully the slightly darker tones will disappear after a while. Failing that I have a 30vol & some powder bleach stashed away just in case!!

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Post by corpseesproc » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:26 am

You're much better at getting colour out than my sister haha how long did you do this over? I did a bleach on Thursday and think I'm going to re do my roots today as the tips are white and the roots are the same as your current lightest I think. It looks tre cool, how long do you think you'll leave it blonde for before going blue? ;p
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Post by ChaosFollows » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:44 am

Ooo well done! You're braver than me! Looks cute :D And if you get bored of blonde you could go baby blue from that light. A twist on your usual! :)
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Post by MrsEss » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:06 pm

Took 3 days.

IDK if I can have blue for work tbh, it was ok with the underneath but whole blue? I don't know.
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Post by ..::AtomicLox::.. » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:42 pm

weeeeeeird! I like it, though! I bet it's throwing your style for a bit of a loop though, eh? When I make a drastic hair color change I never know what to wear anymore.
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Post by night_wolf » Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:33 pm

DreadstarMonstar wrote:Took 3 days.

IDK if I can have blue for work tbh, it was ok with the underneath but whole blue? I don't know.
I think at one stage I put atlantic blue over a dark orange and it worked fine, but baby blue could look funky.

It looks great by the way. :)

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Post by somekindafreak » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:47 pm

I like it :D
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Post by MrsEss » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:59 pm

Thanks peeps

..::AtomicLox::.. wrote:weeeeeeird! I like it, though! I bet it's throwing your style for a bit of a loop though, eh.
Nope. Not in the slightest, hair colour has never been a decider for my "style" WEARING BLACK ALWAYS FTW!


Also, I had blonde hair a few years back so it's nothing new really.
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Post by corpseesproc » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:20 pm

3 days is impressive you've sold me another bleach for me tomorrow! Ah work you're at carphone right? My sister always had trouble getting away with anything other than reds, purples and accidental gingers there. I like it blonde though :)
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Post by LittlePinkFaery » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:54 pm

Well done! Mine took lots of bleach but then I have a lot more hair to be troublesome! Welcome to the blonde side!

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Post by MrsEss » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:54 pm

corpseesproc wrote:3 days is impressive you've sold me another bleach for me tomorrow! Ah work you're at carphone right? My sister always had trouble getting away with anything other than reds, purples and accidental gingers there. I like it blonde though :)

I do indeed. It was blue underneath when I first started & when I had dreads my manager had no issues. I just don't wanna push it. Plus I'm kinda happy without the blue, I was when it was all black too!!! I don't miss it. There isn't a blue out there that I am 100% happy with, I much prefer the lack of faffing about!! :D
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Post by Madii » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:02 am

Very good for going from black, needs moar ash tone though. Are you aiming for white blonde eventually or going to stay at a pale blonde from now on?
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Post by MrsEss » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:47 am

Madii wrote:Very good for going from black, needs moar ash tone though. Are you aiming for white blonde eventually or going to stay at a pale blonde from now on?
Silver white probably & then when the novelty wears off back to pale blonde.
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Post by Izzybeau » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:56 am

I use an awesome product Lee Stafford Bleach Blondes Shampoo / Conditioner that really takes the yellow out of hair. its brill. I've left some of mine on for too long on some occassions (no more than 2 mins was needed on my hair) and it has turned my hair white with a slight lilac tint. Might be worth having a go.
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Post by thecutealternative » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:51 pm

Looks great Sarah! I also still LOVE your haircut, suits you so well :D

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Post by MegaBat » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:59 am

Really love the color, it suits your short cut so much! It will be cool to see the final color you want also which I think will look great with that hair cut too. :3

Great work on the bleaching over three days!

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Post by synthetic-creature » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:20 pm

I think you look fantastic! Looks real swell on you! :D
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