You will probably have to go dark to mid blonde to get a cool-toned colour like blue depending how much underlying red is in your hair, you risk hair ending up with stretchy or breaking hair not just loss of curl.

Prep thoroughly by chelating (remove any mineral deposits that react badly with the persulphate bleach/ peroxide), overnight coconut oil soaks on dry hair (reduce structural protein loss), hydrolysed protein treatments, antioxidants (reduce oxidative damage).

These would all work together to limit damage, not one or the other. It is possible to add coconut oil and/ or hydrolysed protein to the persulphate bleach mix, not just use them as pre and post treatments.

Practice practice and practice some more on shed plughole hair, would be best doing a series of mid strength bleach treatments so you don't lift one area (eg. roots) too fast. That could mean you have auburn to orange hair for a few weeks, can you deal with that?

Products to consider
- ION swimmers shampoo or sachet (chelating)
Ion - Purifying Solutions - Ion Swimmer's Shampoo 12 oz.
- any plain coconut oil
- Colorful neutral protein filler
Colorful Products - Colorful Neutral Protein Filler 4 oz.
- Komaza Care Matani repair treatment (protein, ceramides, panthenol)
Products - Komaza Care
- Komaza Care Vitamin Reign (antioxidants)
Products - Komaza Care

2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect

Last edited by Firefox7275; 07-05-2013 at 05:49 PM.