i lightened the ends of my hair (weave) recently just using hydrogen peroxide..
it was just the 3% antiseptic kind used for cuts that you get for like 99 cents at walgreens.. you can use the 6% too..
it took a little while.. and the darker your hair the longer it takes.. i noticed that my natural dark brown tracks lightened pretty fast.. but the natural black really took some time. but if you go out into the sun it works faster.
I just wanted a subtle brown at the ends.. i have read that if youre trying to go to a lighter brown or blonde from black or almost black, it can turn the hair orange, depending on if the hair has red undertones.. you should do some googling about it first and test a few strands.. But it worked out nicely for me.. i didnt want to bother with bleach or strong drying chemicals..
good luck, hope this helped
Edited by coconess - Nov 08 2010 at 1:19am