i bleached it first by applying the bleach (w/ 30 developer) onto my ends with a hair dye brush and then using my hands (with gloves) worked my way up the hair shaft to give it a gradual ombre fade. then i wrapped my bleached areas in aluminum foil and let it sit. you can use heat if you want to speed things up a little bit.
then after it got blonde enough to my liking, i just put the color dye onto the bleached area. since there was already the ombre with the blonde, i didn’t have to worry much about where the color went since i had darker hair. then i wrapped it in aluminum foil and left the dye in for about 8? hours; i went to sleep with it. i just put a towel over my pillow.
for the hair color i used to use adore ($4-7) which would last about 2 weeks depending on the color, but then i switched the special effects ($13) which lasts me weeeeeeeks - months. sfx is really staining and the last time i colored my current hair was in june and i still have the dye in now. imo sfx’s color fades nicely.
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