WHAT I USEDJerome Russell Bblonde cream peroxide 40% vol
Jerome Russell Bblonde powder bleach
Garnier Nutrisse British Blondes Collection 10.31 x2
Superdrug Ash Blonde wash out toner
My hair had been stripped twice, and dyed constantly for about 4 years at this point. The condition was brilliant though, and was thick and lustrous. Like Severus Snape's lovely locks. My natural colour is like a dull golden brown/ginger but I dyed it every shade of orange and red.
For some reason, a week before a festival, I decided it would be a brilliant idea to go blonde. I had a romantic image of Courtney Love or Marilyn Monroe in mind. and despite never even picking up a bottle of bleach in my life I thought it would be a great idea. I used 1x bottle of Jerome Russell Bblonde cream peroxide 40% vol for every two sachets of Jerome Russell Bblonde powder bleach. Mixed it in a bowl according to the easy instructions and it was lilac paste. I started applying it at the roots and then mixed another batch for the mid length and ends, due to the length, similar to hair dye application. I then wrapped my head in clingfilm to trap heat, and speed the bleaching process up a bit. After around 35 minutes (don't be scared if your head is really hot) I rinsed the bleach out with normal shampoo and conditioner. It didn't feel particularly weak, but was very stretchy at the ends. Like an elastic band. I then went to bed and gave my hair a quick 12 hour rest.
|L-R start colour, first bleach, first tone/dye, second bleach, second tone/dye, result!|
Success! After some more Superdrug toner my hair was now an acceptable blonde shade and was still on my head. It was much thinner from the chin down though, and felt like synthetic doll hair and was very stretchy. The colour was even though, and didn't smell weird and felt reasonably soft so I was pretty happy! Here's a before and after!