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This is an example of how one person went from having Black Hair to Platinum Blonde Hair will minimal damage. Please do not attempt this. ^_^
Firstly, the condition of her hair was the hair having been dyed with regular store bought hair hair dye (not lightened only within 2 shades), but never previously bleached nor permed, not chemically straightened, etc. (Hair color Level 1)
We then used a Hair Color Remover to start the lightening process, as the hair had been previously colored with a black dye. This is harsh, and should NOT be repeated immediately. (Hair color level 4 )
Then, we decided to dye the hair to a color that compliments her skin tone. Since she has cool tones (fair skin-freckles-blue eyes) we opted for a cool shade closely matching the color of the hair AFTER the hair color remover process (find your color here). We also used a Protein Filler to help the dye process evenly throughout the hair. (Hair color level 4)
After 2 weeks, we used a double drabbing high-lift creme hair lightener. This kind lightens hair between 8-10 levels, according to the bottle, but we found with our 20 volume peroxide developer, we could go gently up 1-2 levels. We left the creme lightener on for 1 hour. (hair color level 5)
We continued using the creme lightener, waiting between 3 days and 1 week between processing, always using the 20 volume cream developer. (hair color level 6)
After each processing we conditioned the hair with a protein pack or keratin treatment. We never comb the hair while it's damp, as this can cause severe breakage. (hair color level 7)
The closer we get to a level 10, the harder it is to achieve lightening, and the more damaged the hair becomes. We decided to wait at least week between processing, and during this time we did not wash the hair. (hair color level 8)
Some people will find that a hair color at level 9 suits their skin best. At this point hair is less damaged and most can color it easily with a permanent dye. However, we opted to continue to a platinum blonde. (hair color level 9)
After achieving level 10, we dyed hair with a Frosty Ash dye. This temporarily turns the hair a grayish-blonde. Most people will use a violet or blue based toner, which also works to add the platinum look. We tone hair ever 3 weeks, this is also the time when we touch-up roots. (hair color level 10)
Maintaining a platinum blonde can be difficult. Yellowing of the hair can be prevented by: purchasing a shower head filter, using a purple shampoo and conditioner, abstaining from hair products colored brown or yellow, and regularly toning the hair.
After bleaching we can expect some damage to hair, but with proper care (and using no higher than a 20 volume peroxide developer) we have been able to achieve a platinum blonde.
We always blow-dry and comb until hair it fully dry, we also apply a palm nut oil based product to the hair while it's damp, but before blow drying, as this prevents frizzy ends. (unfortunately as you can see, our hair product does create yellowing)