Here are the before and after photos (I apologize about the not-so-great quality, but these are the pictures I have)
And now let me tell you how I did it:I started doing this around the end of summer and went on with it through the winter. Trust me, it works! I have pictures to prove it!
I did this by using hair lighteners, the one I started off with was the Sun In brand:
So what I did at first was spray it on my hair whenever I was at the beach. After it wasn't time to go to the beach anymore I would use it once a week, spray my whole hair with it once I got out of the shower (so: wet hair) and dry my hair with a blow drier.
Keep in mind that these products are to some extent damaging to your hair, so what I did in order to keep my hair healthy is (in addition to the usual conditioner) the use of hair oils, hair masks and other similar products.
This change, as I said, was gradual and it happen through the course of maybe 10 months to a year. My hair did get an orange tint to it at some point (as you can see from the pictures), but I kind of really liked that as well.
After my hair got the desired color I stopped spraying it with the lightener completely.
My roots seem to have gotten a bit lighter for some reason so the difference wasn't really that obvious, but after a while I started spraying them. Just the roots.
Since the Sun In spray wasn't available where I live, I found some alternatives - which may be a little more expensive but I personally didn't notice any difference, they all worked really good - except for the one from the DM line, which smelled really bad and I just couldn't stand it or use it for that matter. The ones I liked are the John Frieda sheer Blonde lightening spray and the Schwarzkopf got2b lightening spray:
The one I only used once because the smell bothered me (other than that it works just as well - my sister continued using that one) is the Balea More Blond lightening spray:
The CASTING Sunkiss Jelly by Loreal was the last one I used and I used only on my roots. The tube lasted me for about four uses (I have a lot of hair, bare that in mind) and really got the job done:
My experience with using hair lighteners is really positive and I would suggest it to anyone who would like to change their hair color to blonde and wants to do it gradually. I love having blonde hair, but I don't think I would have been brave enough to do it right away. It is also a relatively inexpensive way to go blonde(r).
However, do bare in mind that you have to take care of your hair while doing this because it does have chemicals that damage your hair to some extent.
I hope this post helped you! Let me know if you had any experience with hair lightening!
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