My hair is medium blond already, but will hydrogen peroxide lighten my hair if I mix it 50/50 with water and spray on? Do I need to add heat (blow dryer) or expose it to the sun? Has anyone used hydrogen peroxide with good results? I've used Sun-in before, but the 2nd ingredient listed is HP.
Anna from Costa Rica
If you use just Hydrogen Peroxide on your hair; it will turn a brassy orange color; see a pro. (10/28/2006)
I have dark brown hair and have used regular Hydrogen Peroxide to lighten my hair for years. I just pour some on after washing and conditioning my hair. Leave it just a few minutes and rinse out. It will slowly lighten each time. Been doing this since I was 16 and am now 48 with no problems. (10/28/2006)
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I did 50/50 with water sprayed onto light brown hair in front of my bathroom's makeup lights for a week, while indeed putting on my makeup (about 20 to minutes) and the results were wonderful. Of course my hairdresser said it was amazing that my hair hadn't turned a nasty orange color, but it didn't. I would suggest snipping a piece of your hair in the back near your neck line and try it on it first. Good luck I know that I will do mine again next year as it looked so natural that my neighbor said I can tell you have been out working in the sun in your yard. It looks that natural that even my own parents never mentioned it when they saw me.
Good luck. (10/31/2006)
By Paula Jo C.
When I was 17 I did the 50/50 Hydrogen Peroxide bleaching thing, after a few weeks my hair got really rubbery and stretcthy and broke off. I had to wait for it to grow out and cut all the "dyed" parts off. Now I'm 33 and I'll never dye my hair again. (06/04/2007)
I dyed my hair with Hydrogen Peroxide and now its bleached strawberry blondish. (06/16/2007)
Please mention the color of your hair when writing comments, as results may vary with each color, and it would be helpful to know. (07/31/2007)
It took me a couple of tries to lighten my hair, but the truth is that there is no one true way for everyone to lighten their hair unless they get it done professionally. I recommend that you try out different methods, such as vinegar, peroxide, lemon juice, olive oil, and any other types of natural lighteners. It is all about your color and your texture. (08/09/2007)
I had dirty/darkish blond hair and this summer my cousin showed me one way to dye it with Hydrogen Peroxide. We would just go to the beach or lay out side and then wet our hair once and pour the peroxide on. I got great results and my hair is now a nice light blond, but not like white or anything. Just make sure to use a hydrating conditioner soon after because it dries out your hair a lot. (09/08/2007)
Depending on what your original hair color is determines how brassy it will turn out. Dark hair will turn orange. No doubt. Blondes can clean out the built up impurities with a 50/50 solution or adding it to your shampoo weekly for a lighter look. I would suggest if it is your first time putting chemicals in your hair, do a small patch test before committing to your whole head. (05/23/2008)
By Melissa B.
I tried Hydrogen Peroxide on my black hair with a 50/50 solution and I did that for a couple days. I used some pretty good conditioner though. My hair turned to a reddish brown color. My friends says it's a good color for me. I may go lighter. (05/24/2008)
I'd only recommend Hydrogen Peroxide for a little lightening, not a whole dye job. A stylist told me I have natural red highlights (I have dark brown hair) and I wanted to bring out the red more for a different look. So I researched this use of Hydrogen Peroxide first and experimented. First with a 1:1 solution. Worked through the hair and let it dry. Then a little stronger say 2:3 and it really brought out the red and lightened the brown enough to give that beach sun look. Didn't leave my hair dry at all (guess it depends on your hair type). Cheers. (07/28/2008)
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