Mix equal parts hair bleach, 10 volume developer, shampoo and water in a plastic bowl to make a lightener formula.
Use a color brush to apply the lightener to the hair. While wearing protective gloves, apply the lightener to the mid-shaft. Work the lightener into the hair to create lather.
Let the lightener process for 10 minutes. Once the hair turns lighter, work the mixture into the rest of the hair.
Wet the hair, and work the lightener into a lather. Rinse the hair with tepid water until it runs clean. Towel dry the hair.
Orange undertones typically remain after using a lightener. Make a blue-based shampoo by adding a pea-sized drop of blue food coloring to a portion of the lightener. Apply the shampoo. If the redness still shows, add green coloring to the mix.
While wearing gloves, work the shampoo into the hair strands. Let the shampoo stand for five minutes, and rinse it out thoroughly. Follow with a gentle shampoo and deep conditioner.