How I went from my dark hair to a summer blonde.
What products I used that worked.
First, off I have had my hair a dark shade of black for almost 5 years simply because it is just so hard to get the dark back out without doing damage to your hair. I prefer to do my own hair rather than go to a salon that I have never been to before for a coloring and pay $100 and come out disappointed because they failed to tell you that just hair color dye alone can’t and will not turn dark hair to blonde. Now if you know your hairdresser and trust that they will be honest about just what all goes into getting the color you truly want then more power to you and send me an email with their # cause I might wanna shout them out for doing such an amazing job.
On another note, I believe it should be against the law to sell a product that claims it will give you the results knowing that it isn’t going to. I’m not gonna name any names because these company’s do sell great products so I’m not gonna knock them but I think you all know what I’m talking about. The boxed hair colors at the store that claim you can go from dark to light with that box of hair coloring. STOP: DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY OR TIME because it’s not gonna happen. When coloring your hair going by the hair wheel will help you know which colors to use to get to the shade you are looking for I will do a post on the color wheel and explain what is and how it is used.
I came across this hair color remover that was at Walmart called Color Prep I believe it was around $9. It did a good job at lifting the dark out. Here is a picture of what my hair looked like after I used the Color Prep I purchased at Walmart. It left it with a dark orangish color but the dark black was out.
I was happy with the results of the Color Prep, I then moved on to a box color w/a lighting powder from Feria Colorista. (I will show all the products in an image at the bottom of this post). The Colorista Bleach was my next step closer to my beautiful summer blonde it helped a lot by bringing out the darkness.
I bought some purple shampoo & blue conditioner from the hair salon in my local Walmart it was Regis brand I paid something like $22 they had a sale on shampoos & conditioners that day and I was too lazy to drive to Nashville to Sally’s Beauty Supply which is a great place to get any and everything you need for hair coloring and I believe I will start off by going to Sally’s next time first instead of going the Walmart route. I didn’t honestly see much of a difference when I used the shampoo & conditioner. They say that the purple shampoo is hard on your hair and to only use twice a week.
This full process took me a few weeks because I didn’t want to do too much damage plus I was on a budget.
My final stop in my journey to blonde from dark hair was at Sally’s Beauty Supply. I bought the Wella T18 Toner but I also bought the ash blonde Wella 10A Liquid Color that I did my hair with first before the Wella T18 toner. I was very pleased with the results and as the days went by the color got even better looking.
I really love how it makes my hair look as if I have highlights & lowlights of brown. I recommend the Wella T18 Toner to get the orange and yellow tones out of your blonde.
As you can see in the pic above that some damage has been caused to my hair throughout this process which what I hate about going from such a dark color to such a light color.
Products I used:
Color Prep $9.99 Walmart
Feria Colorista Bleach $10.99 Walmart
Regis Silver Purple Shampoo & Blue Conditioner $13.99 & $11.99 SmartStyle Hair Salon
Wella 10A Liquid Color Ash Blonde $5.49 Sally’s Beauty Supply’s
Wella T18 Toner $5.98 Sally’s Beauty Supply
Wella ColorCharm Creme 20 Developer $4.99 Sally’s Beauty Supply
I found this on google search and thought it would be helpful info:
Here is an image of the color wheel that helps you get the right color of hair coloring the first go round