Blonde Highlights On Black Hair

Blonde Highlights On Black Hair

Toning your hairAfter the second bleaching, you will reach either a yellow to golden color or a much lighter orange color. Natural black hair lightens to red, then orange, and finally to yellow, and it is at this point that it can be toned to blonde. Dyed black hair however, will usually just become a progressively lighter orange and never appear to be yellow. This is normal and a result of the artificial pigment in your hair. At this stage, all that’s standing in the way of your new blonde hair color is the predominant warm pigment in your hair. This will be toned with an ash blonde dye in order to neutralize the golden or orange tones and reach a natural blonde shade. If your hair has only yellow tone and no orange, you can also use a pearl blonde dye instead of ash blonde to tone it. If you have orange tone in your hair, you must use an ash blonde color. It is the blue tone in the ash blonde that will counteract the orange in your hair and tone it to blonde. To tone your hair, choose either a pearl blonde shade if your hair is mostly yellow, or an ash blonde shade if your hair is a light orange. The shade you use should be a level lighter than your current bleached color, and you can see what level you’ve bleached to by looking at the hair level chart to the right. For example, if your hair is exactly golden, with no orange tone left, you can see that it is a level 7 medium blonde. Tone this with a level 8 pearl blonde or ash blonde hair dye. For dyed black hair, the fact that it will mostly become a lighter and lighter orange color without ever reaching yellow makes ascertaining the level a little more problematic. Gauge your current orange color against the different levels to approximate your current level and then use an ash blonde dye that’s one level lighter for best results. When you tone your hair, always use a shade that’s one level lighter than your hair is. Using the exact shade will over-tone your hair and make it far too ashy. This is a rule you can follow whenever you tone your hair with an ash blonde hair dye. You should also choose a dye from a salon brand rather than use a supermarket box dye. In particular, a high quality salon brand. Many ash blonde hair dyes contain green pigment and will result in that terrible looking green ash blonde color. This is an oversight of the manufacturers because green neutralizes red pigment and when you get down to the blonde shades, you’re dealing with yellow and orange pigment primarily. Use a dye from Indola, Igora, Matrix, or Wella to avoid this problem, and don’t use any dye that is called ‘matte ash’ because this is usually an indication that it contains strong green pigment. Once you have your dye, mix it with 10 vol peroxide and section your hair just like you did when you bleached it. You will apply the dye in exactly the same way, and the quicker you apply it, the more even the color will be. Leave this dye in only until it tones to your desired shade. You do not have to allow it to process for the entire development time, and depending on how light your hair has become, this may result in too much ash tone. Rinse out when you’re happy, and you will finally be blonde.
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Blonde Highlights On Black Hair

After the second bleaching, you will reach either a yellow to golden color or a much lighter orange color. Natural black hair lightens to red, then orange, and finally to yellow, and it is at this point that it can be toned to blonde. Dyed black hair however, will usually just become a progressively lighter orange and never appear to be yellow. This is normal and a result of the artificial pigment in your hair. At this stage, all that’s standing in the way of your new blonde hair color is the predominant warm pigment in your hair. This will be toned with an ash blonde dye in order to neutralize the golden or orange tones and reach a natural blonde shade. If your hair has only yellow tone and no orange, you can also use a pearl blonde dye instead of ash blonde to tone it. If you have orange tone in your hair, you must use an ash blonde color. It is the blue tone in the ash blonde that will counteract the orange in your hair and tone it to blonde. To tone your hair, choose either a pearl blonde shade if your hair is mostly yellow, or an ash blonde shade if your hair is a light orange. The shade you use should be a level lighter than your current bleached color, and you can see what level you’ve bleached to by looking at the hair level chart to the right. For example, if your hair is exactly golden, with no orange tone left, you can see that it is a level 7 medium blonde. Tone this with a level 8 pearl blonde or ash blonde hair dye. For dyed black hair, the fact that it will mostly become a lighter and lighter orange color without ever reaching yellow makes ascertaining the level a little more problematic. Gauge your current orange color against the different levels to approximate your current level and then use an ash blonde dye that’s one level lighter for best results. When you tone your hair, always use a shade that’s one level lighter than your hair is. Using the exact shade will over-tone your hair and make it far too ashy. This is a rule you can follow whenever you tone your hair with an ash blonde hair dye. You should also choose a dye from a salon brand rather than use a supermarket box dye. In particular, a high quality salon brand. Many ash blonde hair dyes contain green pigment and will result in that terrible looking green ash blonde color. This is an oversight of the manufacturers because green neutralizes red pigment and when you get down to the blonde shades, you’re dealing with yellow and orange pigment primarily. Use a dye from Indola, Igora, Matrix, or Wella to avoid this problem, and don’t use any dye that is called ‘matte ash’ because this is usually an indication that it contains strong green pigment. Once you have your dye, mix it with 10 vol peroxide and section your hair just like you did when you bleached it. You will apply the dye in exactly the same way, and the quicker you apply it, the more even the color will be. Leave this dye in only until it tones to your desired shade. You do not have to allow it to process for the entire development time, and depending on how light your hair has become, this may result in too much ash tone. Rinse out when you’re happy, and you will finally be blonde.
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Blonde Highlights On Black Hair

Bleaching black hairIf you’ve dyed you hair black, you should use hair dye remover prior to bleaching your hair. If you have virgin hair or have already finished with the hair dye removal stage, you can start bleaching black hair to progress towards a blonde hair color. When bleaching black hair, dyed or natural, it is very rare to be able to reach blonde with one process. In most cases, you will need to bleach it at least twice. If you bleach your hair more than once, you need to apply each bleach process at least a week apart to avoid stressing your hair. Never bleach your hair twice in one day or you will increase damage and harm your hair severely. You should also wait a couple of days after using hair dye remover, and you should only apply the bleach to hair that hasn’t been shampooed recently. The natural oils present in your hair will protect your scalp from irritation and keep your hair conditioned whilst it lightens from the bleach. The oilier your hair is before you apply bleach, the less irritation to your scalp and dryness to your hair afterwards. The bleach powder you use needs to be a salon powder. You can’t use cheap bleach powder or packet kits from the supermarket or pharmacy and hope for the best. These bleach powders cause more damage and don’t lighten your hair anywhere near as effectively. A cheap bleach powder will lift about 3 levels with 30 vol peroxide, whilst salon products like Wella Blondor Multi Blonde can potentially lighten your hair 7 levels in one process. The salon bleach powder also contains conditioning agents and nourishing ingredients to help keep your hair in better condition while the bleach is working. The volume of developer used shouldn’t be too high either. The use of 40 vol developer is always overkill and should never be mixed with bleach. This volume of peroxide is reserved for high lift dyes that are designed to use it. Use either 20 vol or 30 vol developer depending on how sensitive your scalp is. If you’re using a specialty blonde bleach like Indola Rapid Blonde, this bleach will have lift boosters added to the product and you will only need to use 20 vol developer for maximum lift. You should defer to your bleach powder for individual directions if in doubt. To bleach your hair, divide your hair into sections. Your hair should be parted from your forehead to your neck, and then again from ear to ear to give you four easy sections to work with. Bleach should be applied one section at a time by taking thin layers of hair from the section you’re working in and covering both sides with the product. Begin at the top-most layer, and work your way down to the bottom of your section before moving on to the next section and proceeding in this manner until your hair is entirely covered with bleach. You can leave the bleach in for up to an hour, but you absolutely must check it every 5 – 10 minutes whilst it is processing. If your scalp is becoming overly irritated at any stage, wash the bleach out immediately. When bleaching black hair, this first bleach process will take your hair from black to an orange color. This is normal and needs to be expected with black hair. You will either have to tone the orange with a semi-permanent color or put up with it for a week before you bleach it again to get to blonde. After this first process, you need to wait a week before you can bleach your hair again to allow the natural oils to build up and give your hair a chance to rest. When you apply the second bleach process, you will see your hair lighten from orange to either a yellow to golden color or a much lighter orange. Hair that has been dyed black will just get progressively lighter orange as it lightens, and this is normal. Hair that is naturally black will begin to turn yellow. Both can be toned to blonde as long as you’ve lightened your hair enough.

Blonde Highlights On Black Hair

Blonde Highlights On Black Hair
Blonde Highlights On Black Hair
Blonde Highlights On Black Hair
Blonde Highlights On Black Hair

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