Directions ebony is DISGUSTING I’m sorry you went through this hun! I had the same with a black streak I put in my white hair (when I used to be white).
Basically black semi perms don’t exist, they’re all green or blue based.
Anyway! To go blonde from where you are now, I’d suggest a colour stripper like colourB4 then lightening. Please take a gander at my bleaching guide, it should answer any questions you have, if not, please pop back!
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Well if you want to grow your hair out at all, leave the roots, other wise I would suggest bleaching them out too.
Thanks very much for the compliments by the way :)
Its hard to tell without a pic to see the level of your hair what to suggest, but unless it is a 9 or 10 on this chart, you wont be able to tone it silver.
The next question is to whether you want silver like…chrome, or silver like a light sheen on white blonde? If you want the dark chrome silver, I will give you different advice!
For the light silver most people love, you’ll need light blonde hair. So, yes you’re right, you’ll need to even out the colour. Its likely that your roots will take much less processing time on the bleach than the rest of your hair even though that is already blonde since your roots are virgin hair (unless you had no dye under the bits already blonde). The heat from your scalp helps develop bleach so its usually best to put this on last. However. IF your hair is already pretty light, I would do this, its how I went white blonde.
Each time your roots grow out enough to be very noticeable, bleach them carefully, paint on the bleach layer by layer, when you are done- this will probably take twenty mins or so, make your remaining bleach into a bleach bath by adding calrifying shampoo and spread that onto the rest of the hair. When your roots are light enough (and no more than the recommended time, especially since its on your scalp) less if you can get away with it- wash out well. The roots should have lifted well and the rest of the hair will have lifted a couple of notes lighter.
Since you say there are golden tones in your hair, its likely you will need a purple shampoo to tone out any orange that will lift, this wont make your hair silver from golden in one try though (probably, everyone’s hair is different) but it will help you get an even pale blonde.
You can then wait three weeks with deep conditioning between to re-bleach.
And I say this vary rarely because box dyes can often be more harmful than bleach depending on what processes have already happened to your hair, you could try a dye such as Live XXL ice blonde- this should lift you (since you are already blonde) to white pretty well. Its a much easier way but you have less control over damage, at least with bleach bath’s you can wash off any time during the process and dilute to your taste.
WEW! That was a long answer, but I hope it helped!
The other option of course, if you can afford it, is to get to a salon, since you are already blonde they should be able to lighten you up safely with little issues.
If you are worried about dry hair get your hands on some aussie three min miracle and coconut oil conditioner :)
Yessum! Buying a toner is the best way, you’d need something stronger for every six weeks or so, and a purple shampoo for once a week. ^_^ There are so many different kinds, but you can read about the ones I have tried here (Im sorry its a tag as I cannot find my permalinks :/) you’ve already used an ash dye to keep it cool, so you shouldnt need a strong toner for her just yet, but when you do I think a directions purple mixed up to a lilac tone works best for me, lots of people get great results with a touch of silver by Schwartzkopf too, but I dont like it as a whole.
As a once a week shampoo, what worked best for me was lush’s daddyo! Though are are a couple of ‘designer hairdressers’ coming up with purple shampoo’s in boots now if you couldnt find that.
For something very good, bonacure colour saver is very reccomended by many people, but I’ve not tried it yet, and that is strong enough to produce white.
If you are going for more of a blonde tone, perhaps keep with the ash blonde, get wash in-wash out ones (the kind that last for six washes) as long as they are purple based, you should be fine :) I hope that helps?