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takes your dark hair to honey blonde without suffering with elastic ends or straw dryness!
Raise your hand if you’re a suicide blonde…or redhead…or brunette…or any other notfoundnaturallyonyourhead colour.

For over 20 years my hair colour changed at least 3 times a year – usually from blonde to red to auburn and eventually back to blonde.

Anyone who has ever attempted to go from dyed dark hair to bombshell blonde has experienced the dreaded orange *with yellow accents* clown hair. I have had RonaldMcDonaldHead more times than I care to admit but a few years ago I came up with a plan that takes my dark hair to honey blonde without suffering with elastic ends or straw dryness!

And so I present my 2 day hair journey to honey blonde:

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  • How to make a coloring & dying. Suicide Blonde… - Step 1
    Step 1

    With a few products & a bit of patience you too can be a gorgeous suicide blonde in a mere 48 hours!

  • How to make a coloring & dying. Suicide Blonde… - Step 2
    Step 2

    First: ensure that your hair is in good condition…the next step is a lovely lock murderer if your hair is already dry, damaged & break-y (my hair bio: I have crazy thick, shoulder length hair that is treated to fancy hair conditioning masks once a week to keep the dries away – it had been coloured Glowing Copper & highlighted for 8 months then covered with Mahogony Brown prior to this blonding – actually much darker than shown in the pic. )

  • How to make a coloring & dying. Suicide Blonde… - Step 3
    Step 3

    Grab a box or 2 of hair bleach (1 box is never enough to cover all of my hair)

  • How to make a coloring & dying. Suicide Blonde… - Step 4
    Step 4

    apply to your hair from ends to roots (you will instantly see & smell it working). Pile your reeking hair on top of your head…

  • How to make a coloring & dying. Suicide Blonde… - Step 5
    Step 5

    …cover with a stylish shower cap & wait for 30 minutes – you may go cross-eyed from the stench.

  • How to make a coloring & dying. Suicide Blonde… - Step 6
    Step 6

    Jump in the shower, rinse and condition the crap out of your now orange hair…

  • How to make a coloring & dying. Suicide Blonde… - Step 7
    Step 7

    Apply your fave leave-in treatment(s) & get a good nights sleep…

  • How to make a coloring & dying. Suicide Blonde… - Step 8
    Step 8

    wake up with a rat’s nest of orange & yellow hair (the reality was so much worse than that pic reveals!)

  • How to make a coloring & dying. Suicide Blonde… - Step 9
    Step 9

    Time to de-clown…the safest solution for my hair has always been to ash it up with a double dose of Viking!

    *The science bit: Ash colour contains violet and thus cancels out the orange*

    I lurv loreal colours…they’re lovely to apply & come with a huge tube of treatment conditioner & gloves that actually fit lady hands!

  • How to make a coloring & dying. Suicide Blonde… - Step 10
    Step 10

    Buxom blonde bombshell? Why absolutely my dear!

  • How to make a coloring & dying. Suicide Blonde… - Step 11
    Step 11

    quick tip: invest a bit more and get yourself some violet shampoo – marketed for grey & blonde hair – use it once every week or 2 to keep brassiness away.

  • How to make a coloring & dying. Suicide Blonde… - Step 12
    Step 12

    The total cost: 48 hours + 2 boxes of bleach + 2 boxes of colour + 1 bottle of shampoo = a mere €20.65

    Definitely worth it!

    *You may still have some bits of light orange throughout your locks but fear not it will fade soon enough. Any remaining orange will vanish when you dye your roots in another 2 – 4 weeks.

    *Remember: blonde hair is a tad high maintenance…ya gotta do those roots & depending on how fast your hair grows you may be having a little bathroom beauty party twice a month!

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Katzilla
Katzilla · 14 projects
thanks so much for this tutorial! i'm a natural dark blonde, but i've recently dyed my hair what was supposed to be a brown-red (turned out brown) and have been wanting to dye it back.
Confessions of a Refashionista
Confessions of a Refashionista · Toronto, Ontario, CA · 89 projects
You're very welcome =O)
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