Black Hair Media Forum Homepage
BHM BHM BHM
Summer Hair Takeover Specials
Forum Home Forum Home > Hair Care > Hair Color
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - to lighten hair can you use developer by itself ?
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login
Perfect Hair Collection
 

to lighten hair can you use developer by itself ?

 
 Post Reply Post Reply




The Best Human Hair Available with No Service Match

Author
hairADDICT View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: Sep 28 2005
Status: Offline
Points: 1945
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hairADDICT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: to lighten hair can you use developer by itself ?
    Posted: Oct 23 2010 at 4:55pm
 ? 
Back to Top
Sponsored Links


Back to Top
Tantrum View Drop Down
Junior Member
Junior Member


Joined: Oct 17 2010
Status: Offline
Points: 705
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tantrum Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 24 2010 at 1:19am
Natural hair or already-been-dyed hair?
Back to Top
hairADDICT View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: Sep 28 2005
Status: Offline
Points: 1945
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hairADDICT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 24 2010 at 2:18pm
natural black hair 
Back to Top
HairDivaTx View Drop Down
Junior Member
Junior Member
Avatar

Joined: Oct 01 2010
Status: Offline
Points: 323
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HairDivaTx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 25 2010 at 7:28pm

Hey hairaddict, I'm new to the boards.  Think I've seen you on weaves right?  I'm a stylist and if you want to do a mild lightening with just one level of lightening you can use luminize with it's brand of developer.  It's found at Sally's.  To lighten a bit more use a cap and heat, but be careful not to leave it on too long or you will get brassiness and possibly breakage.  I would go with the Ash.  It will give a nice med brown tone.  Hope that helps.

Back to Top
lala71848 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: Feb 18 2009
Location: US - Florida
Status: Offline
Points: 1631
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lala71848 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 26 2010 at 3:03pm
^^ since your stylist maybe you can help me, I would like to dye my hair like a auburn color maybe a little lighter red. like the picture below. I have not used chemical in my hair to dye it Ive only used henna to try and get a lighter tone. What kind of dye can I use to achieve this color without damaging my hair. And my hair is completely natural.
Back to Top
Babydoll9163 View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: Jul 17 2009
Status: Offline
Points: 90764
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Babydoll9163 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 26 2010 at 4:26pm
You can most definitely lighten with developer only. It's safer than bleach.

I've done this on weave hair with 40 vol developer and a little bit of heat. It takes a while depending on how much lightning you prefer, but all you'll have to do is apply, put on a shower cap, and walk around for an hour or so.

HTH
Back to Top
HairDivaTx View Drop Down
Junior Member
Junior Member
Avatar

Joined: Oct 01 2010
Status: Offline
Points: 323
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HairDivaTx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 26 2010 at 5:13pm

Hi lala! Henna is tricky.  You have many factors to consider.  How long has it  been since you have done the Henna?  Henna won't lift.  You could really run into some serious color correction issues if it has been recently.  Also what would you consider your natural color to be?  What is the Henna tone?  How much has not been colored with the Henna?  For instance, is it maybe 1in near the scalp that is free of Henna?  Let me know these things and I can possibly give you some suggestions. 

Back to Top
brownskin_honie View Drop Down
Junior Member
Junior Member
Avatar

Joined: Mar 08 2009
Status: Offline
Points: 327
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote brownskin_honie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 07 2010 at 8:45am
Hey HairDiva! My hair has been colored before (last time colored was a little over a year ago; box color; dark and lovely; current hair color is like a three towards the end and a 1b/2 from roots) and is relaxed. Could I use a developer to lighten my hair? I'm going for a medium to lighter brown, like
What can I use, safely, to get this color/mix of colors? Thanks!
Back to Top
coconess View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: Dec 30 2006
Location: Cali
Status: Offline
Points: 211545
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote coconess Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 08 2010 at 1:18am
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
Back to Top
darlinnic View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: May 02 2011
Status: Offline
Points: 2890
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote darlinnic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 07 2012 at 6:36pm
Bump...
Back to Top
Get Longer Healthier Faster Growing Hair
House of CB London
Get Healthier Stronger Longer Hair
The Elite Hair Care Sorority
Electric Cherry Hair
Hair Extensions Wefted Hair Wigs and More
Human Hair Wigs
Wefting Training
FAB Hair Premium Hair Extensions
Dependable Quality Hair
Switch Up your Look with a protective Style
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down