I know that I promised to buy that special bleach for dark Asian hair – but my budget really couldn’t handle buying two boxes ($13 each) plus shipping from Amazon. :'( Since I recently had a talk with a platinum blonde friend about how she maintains her hair, she promised me that any big drugstore brand would do, as long as I deep condition daily until it’s back to it’s regular state. Heat-styling is out of the question for at least a week, too.
The bleach I used this time is made by Garnier Nutrisse (my favorite brand) in #100 Chamomile. It’s described as an “Extra Light Natural Blonde”. My boyfriend did the application for me, to make sure it would come out as even as possible. Of course, I was afraid to leave it in for too long, so I washed it all out after 15-20 mins.
It really evened out the color, and people have told me that it looks significantly lighter than before. It really all depends on what kind of lighting I’m under. The tips are pretty blonde, though. But I’m sure these photos aren’t 100% accurate, especially since I haven’t been able to take any pictures with natural or indoor light. (Mostly because of this awful, icy, cloudy weather.) And excuse my silly pose below, I was scratching my arm. XD
I’ve always longed for lighter hair that wouldn’t clash with my tan skin tone. Depending on how I feel about this new shade in a couple weeks, I may or may not decide to go lighter. :P Here are a few photos of some blonde Asians that make me terribly envious. Don’t forget that you can click on them to enlarge!