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Ginger to blonde!(6 Posts)
I've always wanted to dye my hair from a light ginger to a sort of honey blonde colour (I'll try and find pictures of my hair now and what I'm after) and figure being in lockdown for what I assume is going to be a couple of months is the right time to do it, especially if it goes wrong
Has anyone done this transformation? I'm confused as to whether I bleach and tone or if I can just put normal blonde dye on it!!
My hair now and what I would like to be
I wouldn't do it at home. It takes a huge amount of skill to achieve this kind of blonde. You risk snapping it all off. I'd play around with toners but step away from the bleach!!
I have lighter hair than you normally but it’s got the same ginger tone.
I’ve died my hair blonde for years and whilst I agree going to a salon will be better and is what I usually do, I did use home dye kits for years.
It’s very hard to get your exact desired effect from looking at the colour illustration on the box, I don’t think mine ever turned out the same. Not once in about 15 years.
I’m not a hairdresser and could be telling you a load of rubbish but I found the only way to get rid of the ginger tone to the hair was to use an ash blonde. I never wanted to go fully ash blonde though so I was very careful with the amount of time I left the product on for.
You'd need to use the powdered bleach in a few goes maybe 3 which is why the risk of snapping happens. You need to deeply condition between, sleep with conditioner on. Then apply some (silver shampoo) purple toner, just for a few minutes or it will turn gray. It's tricky. Is the ginger your natural colour? You will prob have to spend some time with luminous yellow hair in between bleaches.
I have dyed my hair with a box dye for years, my natural colour is strawberry blonde on top and auburn underneath.
I use an ash blonde, and leave it on for 15 extra minutes. I’ve had a couple of disasters but generally it works really well. It might be because my hair has lots of different tones naturally. I’ll try to find a non identifying picture to show you the end result.
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