I bleached my hair once about 4 years ago and would never use it again. Just about two months ago since I did my big chop I decided to use the box dye to change my color. With that I have not noticed any breakage and it didnt not leave my hair dry and damaged looking. I am too in love with bright bold colors when it comes to hair, so i dont know maybe you can dye it with the box dye and then after a couple of weeks put a the color rinse of your choice over top of it. I originally dyed my hair lightest bleach blonde and it turned my hair many shades of orange (which i loved-only cuz i dare to be different) but recently i noticed the color fading because of how frquently I was washing my hair. So i went to my local beauty supply store and purchase the brightest orange they had (by ADORE) and now im satisfied. All im saying is that there are many ways to get the color you want without dying it(over processing)or bleaching it so many times. I hope this helps.