Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 37
Rated 4 out of 5 by MaisyMoon Bleaching
Started with dirty blonde roots, bleached up to a very pale yellow.
Great bleach. Always do a spot test. I don't think this would lift anything darker than a light brown. If you have dark brown hair or anything darker, this wont do the trick.
Great amount for getting about 1 1/2 inches of root done.
October 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by shloob excellent quality for my hair
So background on my hair, I have fine, thin hair. The last time I used this bleach on my hair it was, well frankly, nipple length with lots of layers and previously dyed a vibrant, level 5 red for 2 years with a month of fading in preparation to bleach. My hair is naturally fairly curly and takes to everything extremely well all while resisting a lot of damage. It also has a lot of natural volume (like 2-3 inches of vertical lift). It can take a lot and look great afterward, however, it did take a considerable damage from some other box bleaches.
Onto the review of this bleach, I love it and will definitely keep using it for instances in which I need high lift all over. The amount of product in this kit was certainly lacking, I just barely managed to cover all my hair while scrounging for the last drop to get my scalp. In 45-50 minutes my hair had lifted to a mixture of pale blonde and yellow blonde which I found incredible considering the red dye it had to face. This left my hair feeling extremely soft and healthy unlike some bleaches. Afterwards I toned and dyed the blue I was going to at the time. I will be using this again this year to strip my red again in preparation for silver/grey, but fortunately I chopped all of my hair off so I'll have plenty of product.
Tips and recommendations:
•This is a bleach, not a toner. You will be left with yellow/brass/orange tones in your hair which, unless you are going a warm, dark demi permanent color you will need to tone out
▪I do not recommend Manic Panic's virgin snow toner, it only works on the absolute lightest strands and you will have much better luck with Wella color charm t18 and a 20 volume developer followed by a deep conditioning after
•Absolutely always start with the middle/bottom and work your way up. Roots are closest to the scalp and will process fastest.
•mix this in halves; apply the first half, then the second in order to make sure you have fresh oxidation acting on your hair
•if you're striving for balayage or highlights I recommend separating with plastic wrap then placing the plastic cap on top. It'll seal the moisture better than foils and you can still blow dry for better processing
•wash with a purple shampoo, and if you can use the conditioner from a box dye after you finish your dying process. The more acidic pH will help close the hair cuticle that was opened during the bleaching/toning/dying process. Follow up with acidic masks around a pH of about 4-5.5 in order to get your hair back to its natural pH and help reclose the cuticle shaft to protect the important inner cortex (this will help your color and mosture stay as well)
•chances are, if your hair is any thicker or longer than mine you will need a second box
•for a thicker hair type and/or darker shade you may want to go with the 40 volume, but be careful as higher volume developers are much more damaging
•make sure you are in a very well ventilated area
February 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ellelucas Manic panic lightening kit
Did not damage my hair as bad as beyond the zone. My hair still came out smooth after and not so much like straw. However, don't forget that will this and any other bleaching product will have to be followed by a deep conditioner for a few weeks. Works great for manic panic colors.
March 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ScarletIvy Best Bleaching Kit Ever
I have used several different brands of bleach but never have I gotten the kind of results I wanted until I used this. My hair bleached so well, I didn't even have to use toner. Perfectly platinum hair! I couldn't be happier and I will use this product again!
December 17, 2013