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Dyeing Black Hair Blonde

The key to dyeing black hair blonde, and making it appear classy is to not over-bleach it. Read the story to find tips and steps to achieve the perfect-looking color.
Sheetal Mandora

Dyeing Hair at Home

Think twice before you begin to dye your black hair blonde. You can always dye back to your natural color, but that would be putting your hair through a lot of trauma and harsh chemicals. Also, we are trying to minimize your expenditure, and not increase them with the experiment.
Step 1
The first step will be to purchase a good leave-in conditioner and use it with your usual hair care regime. You will need to start taking care of your hair before you dye it. Plus, you do want to do absolutely anything to minimize the breakage or dryness of hair.
Step 2
Purchase the highlight kit, the lightest one that you can lay your hands on (except for the platinum blonde color). The lightening solution will be absorbed through the dye, and visibly lighten your hair. Follow the instructions provided on the box accurately. Perhaps in the first try, your black hair might not turn blonde completely. The lightening solution will gradually transform them to the color mentioned on the box.
Step 3
If you have dyed your hair before, then the color will have to go through layers of the previous colors. Make sure you purchase the hair color from a trusted manufacturer. Leave the solution in your hair for the entire time mentioned (even when you feel that your hair is lighter than expected). The reason for the light shade might be the look of the mixture, and your hair may not be as light.

Important Tips to Follow

Whenever you wish to dye your hair, regardless of the color, it is important to know which color is right for you.
  • With no restraints on your hair type, avoid shampooing at least 12 hours before and after dyeing your hair. This practice will yield the best color results.
  • After shampooing, don't flip your hair as the water beads will leave colored spots everywhere.
  • Place some cotton balls over your ears, and a cloth on your hairline while applying the color. This will help you in cleaning off the dye quickly.
  • If you or your friend is helping you apply the color, wipe off any dye that might have gotten on the arms, legs, or anywhere else.
  • Keep couple of clothes soaked in warm water next to you to wipe off the excess dye; one for your face and the other for the items around you.
  • Make sure you're wearing your old clothes; moreover, wear a button-down shirt, so that you can take it off easily before washing the hair.
  • If you have long hair, beyond shoulder length, purchase an extra box just in case.
Keep using the leave-in conditioner every time you shampoo your hair. Avoid excessive use of hair dryers and flat irons as they tend to break, and "alter" the blonde color of the hair. Reduce going into the swimming pool and out in the sun without any protection, as your color may turn greenish due to the chlorine and UV rays, respectively.
Last, but certainly not the least, wait for about 3 weeks before you apply a fresh dye in your hair, and keep using the lightest shade possible.