Hey, so I am currently researching how to go platinum blonde. i have decided on loreal quick blue bleach with salon care 30 vol creme developer. my hair is currently dirty blonde with ombre ends, its a little past my shoulders. i do have to use heat on it because the way my hair is it looks HORRENDOUS without a flat iron so i have the heat protectant spray and everything. i trim it every 6 weeks about so it isnt in bad shape. i use aussie moist conditioner which does help a lot and i do regular oil treatments all the time to make sure my hair stays healthy :) i plan on buying a hair mask & deep conditioners to also help.
my questions are: awhile back i used manic panic vampire red on the underneath parts of my hair after i did the ombre ends then it faded because i used the dandruff shampoo/baking soda method to get rid of it, it was bleeding too much into parts i didnt want it to lol so the other day i got (for free, shoulda seen this coming!) john frieda 9n in natural light blonde. on the box it looked like a nice hair color but it did NOTHING to my hair except bring out the old red a tiny bit that i honestly didnt even know was there anymore. i only did this to the underneath part also. so i did the baking soda/dandruff shampoo again and it worked a little bit. but i would like the underneath part to be platinum blonde like i originally wanted. i decided bleach is the only way. the thing is if it is really faded red, will it turn orange & then i would need to spot bleach it again? its such a light red that you cant even really see it unless i point it out. no one else would even notice it. or would using a toner like wella T18 white lady help that part? when do i know i have bleached my hair enough to use the toner? i
i am not sure on which toner to use. white lady does freak me out a little bit because i am afraid it will come out way too white for what i want. i dont want white hair just really, really blonde. i have attached a picture of what i would LOVE for it to look like by the time i am done with the whole process which i know might actually take a few weeks. does anyone have any advice or tips on this? thank you so much!!
i guess i should mention i do have a little experience dyeing my hair and using bleach from a kit not from sally's. i know it might not turn the color i want after the first try. my hair does take VERY well to bleach though because its not dark to begin with. :)