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How to Turn Grey Hair Blonde

BY SALLY MADISON
NATIONAL COLOR TRAINER



How to Turn Grey Hair Blonde

Grey Hair Successfully Turned Blonde

Grey Hair successfully turned blonde 

If you have a lot of grey hair, it is a good idea to consider taking the full head blonde.

You will get better grey hair coverage on a lighter level. That's just the way the hair works.

And you can get extremely nice results which are much lower maintenance.

In this blog, we will show you can make grey hair blonde.

Simply, safely, and effectively.

Let's start!

Bleaching Grey Hair White

The first thing to do is to is to check your hair level.

If you have dark hair, and especially if you have a lot of dark hair, the first thing you will need to do is to bleach the whole thing up.

This is not a complicated operation - provided you use good quality bleaching products.

We would recommend Brilliant Blondexx Bleach with Bond Protect.

It's a very effective bleach which gives fast and effective lift using only 20 and 30 Vol developer.

Meaning less stress on the hair.

Plus it contains Bond Protect. In fact, it's one of the very few bleaches which does contain this.

Thanks to the Bond Protect, the bonds in the hair are strengthened.

Making the bleached hair thicker and stronger.

Brilliant Blondexx

Brilliant Blondexx Bleach with Bond Protect

Make your mix with 20 Vol developer for most European type hair.

The ratio should be 1 part Brilliant Blondexx bleach to 2 parts developer.

You should produce a smooth creamy mix as you see in the picture below:

Oily Cream Mix

Brilliant Blondexx Bleach Mix

How should I Apply the Bleach?

Apply quickly on the whole head, starting from the back of the hair.

Make sure you really saturate the hair with the product.

That's how you get good lift.

Do the root area last. That area typically lifts faster due to the heat of the scalp.

And it's probably whiter there. Meaning you need less bleach in that particular area.

Process until the whole head is a very light pale yellow.

Then rinse.

Which colors and toner should I use?

Once you have bleached the hair, you are ready to tone.

For grey hair going blonde, we would recommend a simple rule.

Use 50% base mixed with 50% of your desired toner.

Which base color should I use?

A good base color to use would be 9N Natural Blonde.

9N

9N Natural Blonde

This base color is blonde and will "re-pigment" your grey hair.

Fill it up with color from the inside, in other words.

And which toner do I combine it with?

For toner, we would recommend you use Pearl Blonde 10V.

Pearl Blonde 10V

Pearl Blonde 10V

This is a purple based toner which works excellently to get rid of any remaining yellow anr produce stunning cold blonde results.

Which is what you want.

How do I apply the color and toner?

Squeeze out the 2 tubes of color - 9N Natural Blonde and 10V Pearl Blonde toner into a plastic mixing bowl.

Pour in an equal quantity (1+1 mix) of 20 Vol Developer.

20 Vol developer is what you need - it will give you lift to activate the 2 blonding colors you are going to use.

Start your application on the lengths, leaving a quarter to half inch of root area uncolored.

Then return to the root area at the end.

The roots will process faster because of the heat from the scalp.

Let it process around 20 - 30 minutes.

Then rinse.

How should I maintain the color of my blonde hair?

Purple Mask

Brilliant Purple Mask 

To maintain the color, we would recommend you use Ugly Duckling's Brilliant Blonde purple shampoo and mask.

This range contains purple pigments which will help keep yellow away.

It's also acidic, meaning that it will help close hair cuticles and keep hair strong and healthy.

These products are sulfate-free. Meaning that they won't clog up the roots and the hair.

How should I strengthen and condition my blonde hair?

Bond Protect Mask

Brilliant Blondexx Bond Protect Mask

Use Brilliant Blondexx shampoo and mask.

This range contains the Bond Protect ingredient.

It will strengthen blonde hair and make it thicker and fuller.

Plus, it will prevent hair breakage and split ends.

These products are also sulfate-free.

And they are acid-based.

About the author

Sally has been a hair colorist and trainer for many years in both the US & Europe. She currently does hair color training for Ugly Duckling. She also helps develop new & awesome products for the brand.



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