How to make the Hydrogen Peroxide Solution:
STEP 1: HYDROGEN PEROXIDE<3 (usually around $1-3)
Hydrogen Peroxide is fairly cheap and affordable and SLIGHTLY less damaging than bleaching your hair. Using this process may take longer than expected depending on the amount used and how often you apply.
STEP 2: FIND AN EMPTY SPRAY BOTTLE
THIS SPRAY BOTTLE SHOULD BY FAIRLY DARK . Hydrogen peroxide always comes in brown or dark colored containers because if it is exposed to light it loses affect and yadayadayada. (Google it?) So I just poured it into a old used up heat protection spray bottle. We want to pour a even amount 50/50 water and Hydrogen Peroxide so save some space! (If you don't have a dark container you can use a light one and store it somewhere where light cant hit it to often.)
STEP 3: Add Water! Now I am not afraid of damaging my hair, and I want the process to be faster, so I add maybe 70% hydrogen peroxide and 30% water. However, the choice is up to you and your hair. If you are afraid of damaging your hair, or your hair is more sensitive, I suggest adding more water than I did and less hydrogen peroxide.
For some extra hair protection, add some conditioner! You can add either leave in, deep, or plain old regular conditioner. Don't add too much just a very small amount should do. Experiment yourself!
WARNING: Like any hair lightening process, this may possibly damage your hair. I have not noticed any particular damage or drying, but it dose not mean you won't either. Also I suggest experimenting on a small strand/chunk first for experimentation and in order to see the results. Also doing some of your own research on Google won't hurt. (:
- ( I didn't fill the whole bottle up with the solution. I only filled up less than half. A little lasts a long way!)
- You should apply the solution to the areas where you want your hair color to fade/become lighter. In order to maintain/ achieve my ombre look I sprayed more of the solution towards the bottom and sprayed less towards the top. For example: If I sprayed 5 times at the ends of my hair, I'd move up a little bit and spray that area three times, move up again and spray that area twice or once. (You control the amount you want to spray so the numbers will vary) **This is how I applied it on my hair, if you are lightning your whole head, then of course spray your whole head, if you are seeking highlight only spray the strands you want highlighted.
Pictures a few months later:
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