L'Oreal Super Blue Creme Oil Lightener
By far the best and least damaging bleach
I use this product to bleach my level 4 hair all the way up to a level 9 and then I tone. Needless to say this is a very harsh process and considering I do my roots every two months, I need something that won't kill my hair but still get the job done. This product does that and it is GOOD for on the scalp applications. I have tried pricier bleaches like l'oreal platinum which costs a fortune and fried my hair to death beyond belief. I do recommend if your hair is dark brown or black to use all the activator packets in your application depending of course on how much product you use and you must use developer buy one separately I use 40 volume because I have this fear of leaving bleach on my head longer than 30 minutes. I used to use pharmacy powder bleaches with no oil and creme developer and I developed a mohawk baldspot cause I used to leave it on for 90 minutes and I had to do sideparts for 6 months to hide it. If you don't want to kill you hair to death I recommend applying coconut oil on your hair liberally like REALLY and a day before is ideal but you can also do it 30 minutes prior to the application and it will be ok. The product works extremely well if not better with the coconut oil for some reason. Danelle Ice on youtube uses this bleach and her spanish hairdresser told her that the secret to saving your hair is oil based bleach and I must agree wholeheartedly. I cannot recommend this product enough and for the price you really get the best value. I will not use anything else. The oil based lightener is key.
April 9, 2015
Great bleach, easy to use!
I'm surprised with all these negative reviews. I use this to bleach my roots which are about a level 7/6 naturally. It is very easy to apply because it has that liquidy consistency verses the chalky from powder bleach. I use 2 of the activator packets with 20 vol developer and leave it on for about 45 minutes and then brush it through the lenghts of my hair (which have been bleached 5 times going from dyed black hair to platinum) and leave in for about 5 min. My hair feels great after, the "conditioner" consistency allows for even application and i havent had any issues with fall out or breakage. After the bleaching I tone my hair with home made toner mixin manic panic ultra violet with a conditioner. Works like a charm and makes my hair super soft and white.
If you have dyed hair please use a color remover first/maybe twice and expect to bleach your hair at least twice to achieve blonde results. Getting hair blonde from anything than virgin hair is a multiple step process.
December 14, 2014
Good for on-scalp application- bleached and buzzed
I am bleached and buzzed- so I would assume my hair is a good deal shorter than most of the people who are complaining about breakage. Although I can't attest to that, I can tell you that the pepper part of my naturally salt and pepper hair is very dark- we are talking one espresso shade away from black- and I come from a family of redheads so as dark as it was, I always had copper highlights and a tendency to go red when coloring. I can get three applications out of the box kit because my hair is so short, so even if the bulk containers aren't available, the small kit will not break the bank for me. I learned how to use this product through a little trial and error at first. What my experience taught me was this:
1.Pretreat with coconut oil- it will not impede the process. This is oil-activated, so it actually helps the activation as it also protects your scalp and hair.
2. For higher lift- Use all 3 of the powdered lightener packets if you are treating the box as one application.
3. Use 20 volume developer. You can achieve optimum high-lift results with 20 volume developer. I tried 30 volume after the first application didn't quite achieve what I wanted and my hair - which is dense but fine textured- felt very brittle until it grew out. The 20 works. You just have to leave it on your head for a long time.
4. Let it develop for at least 45 minutes - it will deactivate in an hour anyway. If you are using no stronger than 20 developer, the longer time isn't what damages your hair- letting it dry out is probably the real culprit. I give it a full 55 minutes .
5. Cover with plastic during processing. They say it won't dry out but his insures it- especially if you are leaving it on for longer than they suggest.
6. Rinse with apple cider vinegar after you wash it out- this will shift the PH, stop the chemical process and help restore your hair to its natural state.
7. More coconut oil - leave it in to further condition.
I hope this helps! I am not a salon professional.
September 17, 2014
Lightened a little
I used this product after using L'oreal's Color Zap, so that may have had something to do with my outcome.
This product was not able to be mixed in the application bottle, it stayed separated and in powder form. I had to mix it in a hair dye mixing bowl (which luckily I had on hand), but the consistency remained like water, and had random chunks that wouldn't dissolve. I had used 2 packets, since I was worried about the strength of the chemicals for 3. Be warned, this drips A LOT.
It didn't at all apply evenly, so my hair now has a marbled look to it, and it did nothing for my dyed black ends (since the Color Zap didn't last for my whole head, I had an ombre look). All this really did was dry my hair out more, and make my strands look synthetic for some reason. I didn't really have any sort of pros, except that it lightened some parts maybe a shade or so.
I wouldn't recommend this, at the very least, I wouldn't recommend this after using Color Zap.
May 1, 2014