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White Hair! Any opinions??? Also information about hair

Anathema-Equinox posted this thread...
Apr. 5, 2013 at 11:59 pm

I want an inch of my hair from the back white.  
My hair is a really dark brown at the roots and gradually gets lighter to a brown towards the tips (this is my natual hair)
My hair texture is wavy, but it's not the pretty wavy type, it's the type where each chuck has a different wavy structure.  I am not sure weather my hair is fine or medium, but I do know that some strands of my hair is really thin or really think and straight, or thin and wavy.  The reason I stated that my is wavy, because majority of my hair is wavy.  My hair length is way past my shoulders, being about maybe a foot and 10 inches from the crown of my head to the tips of my hair.  However, my hair is in layers: I have 3 layers (not including my long "bands," that are about 9 inches, and my "true," bands that are about 5 inches. I hate my bangs, because my hair is "scraggly wavy,"  so is there a way to have my hair straight without flat ironing it.  Plus my hair is dry.  When I just wash my hair hair with shampoo and and put conditioner in it, and wash all that out.  When my hair dries it's poofy and curly-wavy.
Oh, this reminds me, know that I have explained what my hair is like, what type of hair style will look nice, I want the octopus haircut.  My mom said that she would have to cut and trim my hair lot, (*my mom is the one who cuts my hair, she believes that the hair dresser will constantly cut my hair till I have no more), my friend says that I will only need hair spray. 
*I have a oval-long face, my face is about 6 to 7 inches.
I know bleaching your hair is bad and awful. So what products would you recommend. 
Also, I will be simi-permanent dying my hair a maroon color with manic panic hot hot pink.

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UglyMushroomThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Apr. 24, 2013 at 5:42 pm

I'm also trying to achieve white hair (all of my hair though! Everyone think's I'm crazy!) and I'm almost there. I've gotten to a very cool light blonde, not brassy. Like yours, my natural hair was dark brown, although I'd dyed it darker (almost black) so that made the bleaching process harder. But still possible. Athough this is the first time I've bleached my entire head, it has been very successful. They key, I think, is being gradual. I have bleached my hair about five times over the past 3.5 months, and probably only need to bleach one more time. Each time I bleached, I never left it on for more than 40 minutes, usually around 30 mins, even less when my hair was lighter. Since you are only planning to do a small section of your hair, it might not take as long. In between bleachings, I gave my hair at least 1 week to recover and strengthen a little. Since it will be so dry after you bleach, it needs time to regain some moisture, naturally with its oils, and it helps to deep condition. As for products, I am using Clairol Basic White Lightener (It has been on sale at Sally Beauty for $11. It's a powder. It lasts a long time too--it's 16oz. Then again, I needed a lot, but you could probably get a smaller package. Might not be the same brand though.) and Salon Care 30 volume developer, also purchased at Sally's. I wouldn't go with a higher developer for my hair, especially if it was natural like yours. Natural hair tends to bleach better (I know that from bleaching my roots). My hair is also naturally thin and dry, broke and split a lot even before I started bleaching. But my hair has experienced minimal damage from bleaching I believe because I gradually bleached and didn't leave it on for too long. The downside to the gradual bleaching is that you have to deal with brassy hair for a while until you bleach it to a very light, lemony blonde. Now I am in the process of toning. Once you get to a light, lemony blonde, you have to cancel out those yellowy tones with some kind of purple toner. I've tried many toners to no avail. What I've ended up doing is mixing a little purple hair dye with conditioner (I use Splat Lusty Lavender mixed with a little Dark Blue, forget what it's called. But the purple is a little pinkish, that's why) and put it on my hair for a long time. It's actually good for your hair because of the conditioner, so you can leave it on for hours if you want. Also, you could use another brand of dye, but I only have experience with Splat. Hopefully all of that helps! It will probably be much easier for you since youre only doing a small part. Oh and, if you're planning on dying the white part pink or maroon, you don't need the hair to be white--just light yellow. I had a blonde streak once and dyed it pink with Splat. It came out very bright, even though it was a golden blonde to begin with. Splat pink is really powerful (can't say the same for the other colors, though!) Straight up purple is a different story though.

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Apr. 24, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Crap, it took out my paragraph separations!

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Apr. 24, 2013 at 5:43 pm

And just watching youtube videos of anything you need to know can help a lot.

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Apr. 24, 2013 at 6:06 pm

OH OH! And from what I've heard and am trying now, purple shampoos and conditioners are good for maintaining white hair. I use GVP Conditioning Shampoo, also purchased at Sally's. i haven't used it long enough to say anything about it yet.

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