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Hiya, so I have a full head of highlights which I am really unhappy with as some bits are yellow/orange and others basically white (which was the desired colour for my whole head in the first place but my hairdresser wouldn't do it). I was just wondering if a hairdresser would be able to correct this and make my whole head the same white blonde colour even though the majority of my hair is already bleached and most of my hair is all different colours!
Thanks for your time and hope you can help. Tilly x

Hi Tilly,

Well the good news is...YES, it can be done...but not easy. You see, the only way to do this is to actually part all your hair into small sections and work with each section carefully. Your hair dresser needs to use aluminum foils. She needs to highlight your hair in very small sections making sure that she is only picking up the orange strands of hair...sounds difficult...IT IS! But it can be done.

Now, of course I am assuming that you still want to look highlighted....unless you want the entire head to be this lighter color, which you are calling white. (But I do understand what you mean by that:)

Anyway, the other consideration is the texture of your hair, and the length. Is it fine, medium or coarse? You see, finer hair will break and coarse hair will take longer to achieve the results.

Also, in order to achieve a lighter result, you must use a stronger activator for your lightening powder (Bleach). The activators we use are generally from 10/40 volume. When using a 40 volume activator, we are going for real light results, but we must also be vigil of be good to your hair unless you really want to have hair that will make you feel miserable.

Also, if I could see pics of what you are talking about, I can better assure you on what to do. Otherwise, just find someone who is very capable and trust the professional to do the RIGHT thing, not just what you want. Remember Tilly, in the end, healthy hair is better than light, broke and dry hair!

Good Luck!

Nick Trombetta

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