One of the most common questions I get is how to lighten dark hair to a light blonde color.
For instance, let’s say someone has very dark brown or black hair and they want light blonde hair. The problem is that if you try to drastically change your hair in one process, it is probable that your hair will be very brassy and/or damaged. There are a series of processes and factors to consider in order to get a desirable end result. Let me fill you in…
How to Lighten Dark Hair:
First and foremost, I have seen a lot of people mess up their own hair while trying to lighten it, due to lack of experience. Ultimately, I recommend having an experienced hair color specialist take your hair through the correct processes. Trust me, you’ll regret it if you damage your hair beyond repair.
Next, I want you to know that to lighten dark hair, it must be done over a series of processes. You cannot go from black to blonde overnight. You can try, but you will probably do a lot of damage to your hair (think: hair melting off, level of damage). It’s probable that you will have very brassy, orange hair.
Next, I have to mention that hair that has been previously colored, reacts different from virgin hair (hair that has never been colored). Virgin hair will be a lot easier to lighten than colored hair. Read more about this from my popular article, “The Golden Rule of Hair Color“. Lets say, for the sake of this article, that we are talking about someone who has previously colored their hair black and their hair is in pretty decent condition. Also, lets pretend that they have never bleached their hair before.