To lighten your hair from red to blond, prewash and condition it, bleach the strands, wash with color-toning shampoo and apply toner. Use a deep-conditioning treatment to soften and protect your hair.Continue Reading
A few days before bleaching your hair, use a preshampoo and deep-conditioning treatment to protect your hair from being damaged by the bleach. The pretreatment locks in moisture that is stripped away by bleaching.
Use a trusted brand of home-bleaching kit, or consider going to a professional salon to bleach your hair. There is always a risk of damaging your hair when bleaching. Red hair can require more than one bleach treatment, so there is a greater risk of damage. If any problems arise when bleaching at home, do not try to fix the problem yourself. Go to a salon to correct the problem.
Brassy orange tones often result after bleaching red hair. To minimize the appearance of orange tones, wait at least 24 hours after bleaching, then wash your hair with a purple-toned shampoo. Apply a purple toner, and leave the toner in your hair for at least 15 minutes.
Use a deep-conditioning treatment daily to repair and protect your hair. Once a week, apply the same preconditioning treatment you used before bleaching your hair.