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tell me how to lighten hair with just peroxide
What do you mean lighten hair? Unwanted hair or do you want to dye your hair blonde?
[QUOTE=ladylynn90;3493688]What do you mean lighten hair? Unwanted hair or do you want to dye your hair blonde?[/QUOTE]

like i want my hair blonde haha sorry that wasnt very clear. but i tryed it and nothing happened so i am just wondering if i did it wrong. so how do you do it?
It depends on how light you want it. I have naturally dark blonde/light brown hair and the only thing that will get it almost 'platinum' is bleach. I can give you more advice, depending on how light you want your hair!

Mommaoftwinsplus1~~~
Peroxide and a Blow-Dryer. That's basically what bottled "Sun-In" is anyway!!
ok well i have naturally dark blonde or brown hair. i do not want it super blonde i just want it a noticeable change but not a wow change.... you know what i mean? so i guess i just want my hair a lighter dirty blonde can you help me?
Well Voleygirl...you could use a kit from a store (target, walmart etc...) There are so many great brands out there. L'oreal Preferance is good. I used to use that before I went to bleach. I wanted my hair platinum! All peroxide will do for you is give you orange hair. At least that is my experience with the stuff many years ago!

Good luck!
Mommaoftwinsplus1~~~
well thankyou very much! :) that was very helpful!
you should really go for a branded hair colour as they are much safer than just using peroxide. There are many to choose from - Make sure you pick a permanent lightening shade - it will show the colour you will go on the box.
I have to disagree with the box dyes. I've tried them before and all they did was turn my hair orange and it's been like that for years. When I was younger I decided to dye my hair lighter (I had a really nice natural shade of ashy brown that would turn blonde in the summer because I'd get these chunky natural highlights). Anyway, I decided to be stupid and tried dying my hair with dyes to lighten it faster. All that did was turn my hair all shades of orange. I continued dying it till I got the shade of blonde that I wanted.
But than a few years later I wanted my natural color back and there was no way to achieve that other than let it grow out. By then my hair was already way too long (like halfway down my back) so I couldn't let it grow out. I had to keep dyeing and redying it all the time to get it to brown (you can just imagine how much damage that caused); it's been probably 8 years and my hair STILL isn't back to it's natural color. I've cut it a lot since then and dyed it with semi-permanent ash color dyes, so it's getting better, but a lot of it is still a bit more red coppery than I want it to be.
Anyway, I wanted to lighten my hair up a bit to get it closer to my natural color. I tried using peroxide and it worked great (MUCH better than dyes).
It didn't turn my natural color (my roots and all that) orange at all. It looks pretty good. In fact I just washed my hair and sprayed more preoxide into it before I blowdyed it. It looks even lighter and really nice in my opinion.

All I did was take an old empty bottle of Tresemme heat protectant spray (this works wonderfully because the bottle is black, and peroxide is stored in dark colored bottles. It also has a trigger so it's really easy to spray it on your hair with just one hand.) I mixed about 5 oz or peroxide and 5 oz of water into it and spray it into my hair whenever/wherever I feel like I want it lighter.

Hope this helps.
I would agree with the other postees that spoke about the hair turning an orange shade from using bottled peroxide (bleach). I'd used peroxide in middle school, and it also made my hair very dry and brittle. Perhaps get a highlighting kit and ask a beauty supply store about application or just get a few strands highlighted by a colorist at the salon. It can be much healthier for your hair.
[QUOTE=EllieFrog;3509406]
All I did was take an old empty bottle of Tresemme heat protectant spray (this works wonderfully because the bottle is black, and peroxide is stored in dark colored bottles. It also has a trigger so it's really easy to spray it on your hair with just one hand.) I mixed about 5 oz or peroxide and 5 oz of water into it and spray it into my hair whenever/wherever I feel like I want it lighter.

Hope this helps.[/QUOTE]

Exactly what kind of peroxide did you you use? Do you go to the beauty supply...a certain 'volume'? I know there is a difference between the kind one gets at the drug store...
My experience... 20years ago while still in school, my hair was...light brown...I tried peroxide - the stuff you buy at the store brown bottle... Soaked my hair in it and went out and mowed the lawn in the hot sun... Orange and dried out!!!! I have used sun-in on my kids - who are blonde and that really works for them... but they are blonde..I think if you are darker without going to a professional---all you may get is orange.... I'm currently after the years - dark brown and with my stylist (I get my hair lighened cuz I'm gray ) - she has to do a couple processes at one time to avoid the orangey/brassiness....

Good luck!
[QUOTE=Texanne;3523385]Exactly what kind of peroxide did you you use? Do you go to the beauty supply...a certain 'volume'? I know there is a difference between the kind one gets at the drug store...[/QUOTE]

Actually I just used the drug store kind. It's only 3% so it's definitely not as bad for hair, especially if it's diluted with water.
I found that it lightened my natural hair color really nicely and I even noticed some faint highlights in certain areas. It takes some time to lighten hair but it works well in my opinion. I didn't want a dramatic change, and doing this gradually with a mild peroxide solution probably won't cause as much damage as it would if I used bleach.

I think the reason why it turns some people's hair orange and not others' depends on your natural hair color. Darker natural colors (especially warm colors) will always turn kinda reddish-orange. My natural color is ashy light brown and if I spend enough time in the sun I'll get natural high lights. But I'm not willing to sacrifice my skin for that, so I go for the next best thing - peroxide. It's cheap and works just fine so I plan on sticking to it. I want to get my hair a bit lighter over the summer with peroxide and than just put a few highlights on top of that to make it appear as if I actually did spend time in the sun.
Very interesting...





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