September 22, 2007

Taking The Asian Hair Blond, James Blond !

Pitch Black Asian Hair Turned Snow White

a bit of a side note here . . . . . . . . .
a Salon trade magazine ran a pertinent article on Taking Asian Hair Blond. Its funny, when I'm working on a post, I will see a million things along the same line ... in the weirdest places....Send out good energy . . . it WILL come back to you

anyway . . . .

Trends throughout Asia and with Asian-Americans all come from Japans Harajuka district and the tweens there. While practically needing dynamite to get Asian hair - - blond , super blond is the hottest color to have. Deep Burgundy is also popular because it is easy to achieve by lightening the hair to the orange stage, then add burgundy on top -- ends up very long-lasting.(This was accidentally discovered by Stylists while on their way to blond for people that gave up)

this is from a long time colorist from an artificial hair manufacturing company..........she has been a colorist for ever... her thoughts on going blond on Asian hair ( she too is Asian) :
Her theory:
she used Clairol Basic White bleach and 20 volume developer, claims it took 5 days to get blond. She left it on 5 hours every day, and at the end of the 5 days . . .only the tips were melting; the roots were strong.

That was printed in our top Salon magazine. I have a couple of my own comments towards her theory of bleaching Asian Pitch black hair in that manner:

  • When bleach is applied the majority of its lifting ( Lightening) ability is done in the first 55 still works for another hour or 2 ...but the speed of it comes crashing down on charts by the hair color manufactruing companies, plus by all my own tests and ultimately my clients
  • I discovered if you rinsed and re-applied a new batch, the process will stay at a moving 'fast' stage and going strong , if you REAPPLY 3 times in one day (using Oil Bleach) beginning with powdered bleach & 40 Volume -- on the ends initially....
  • You can get an Asian -- Blond in one day, is my theory. I've done it many times, and with nicely conditioned hair , as well.
  • If you have put your hair through too much in one day.... wait a week. Do that very last bleaching a week later amd then apply the toner.... the best time to apply a toner is when the hair is freshly bleached.
I see no reason to take 5 days to bleach hair. I've heard of a few people doing it over 2 or even 3 days but never...5. If you follow my directions you won't have to do that either.

You can only tone blonde bleached hair........remember that.

The process needs to be called the BLEACH & TONE Process...ALWAYS always Tone bleached hair. ...........................Did I bleach toned hair? Good.

This Asian girl has Red Ribbons in her hair,
The process begins with bleached "ribbons" { they are 1/4"-1/2" pieces of hair} ,(which do not need to be white,- yellow/gold is fine) rinsed, bright Semi permanent red applied to the bleached pieces. Check out our website for FUDGE COLORS!

I put this in here to remind you of the Levels hair lightens.... With Asian Hair the first bleach may only get the hair to the RED/BROWN Level....its a lot more resistant than caucasian hair, the First bleach on caucasian hair will get to the Orange/Gold or Gold Level {most likely}.
......see why there is a lot of gold and Yellow blond's walking around ??
From talking to a lot of you I can see the biggest problem with most -- is hesitation with putting the bleach on more than once. I can tell you from 15 years of hair in Hollywood and MALIBU....I never bleached anyone's hair once.
Except Trevor. Remember Trevor? He is a Natural Level 10! Super Rare.

See the different "tones" of Blond here???
Underneath they are bleached the perfect, 'pale yellow/white'.......... then a different color TONER is applied.
Above has a Pale Golden Blond Toner, The second has an Apricot IceToner (tiny bit of copper in blond) . . . . the small photo below is Platinum Or "white toner" .... I used to call it the Marilyn White toner............Now can you see and thoroughly understand TONER??
Tomorrow you will learn to apply one. The Directions will double as directions for semi permanent Color (BOUGHT SEPARATELY --- at the beauty supply -- Tube of Color & Developer separate)

I am going to go over the Application procedures for EVERY SINGLE type of Color.
Using a HEAD SHEET ( piece of paper w/ 4 heads drawn) so you will know
  • where to start,
  • how large to make the partings
  • width of the partings for application of color
all the particulars, so your feel more secure when your buying color and developer separate - - - trying to get you all away from KITS!!!! . Is it working???

Killer Chemist


  1. "if you REAPPLY 3 times in one day (using Oil Bleach) beginning with powdered bleach & 40 Volume -- on the ends initially...."

    confused by this (i might be slow) do you mean that you start bleaching with powder/40 in the first round then follow up with oil bleach in the next rounds?

    stumbled on this site through google. great tips!

  2. NO NO NO
    always begin with Oil Bleach....always
    Oil Bleach protects the hair.
    Begin with Oil bleach and 40 volume on the "lengths"

    answer your question?
    Killer Chemist

  3. I live in South Korea right now and although I'm not Asian I wanted my hair to go from a highlighted dark brown back to blond - really blond. I got a Korean friend to write a note to my hair stylist. I worked at Sally's a while and have almost always done my own hair. The tools are just not accessible to me over here. Having gotten highlights over here I knew she had bleach and was excellent at application. She bleached me twice - I'm not sure if it was an oil based bleach or not. I usually swear by Wellite (the teal box) and 40 vol. I'm pretty sure she used only 20 vol. Basically right now I'm looking very orange -golden. Not my best hair color but certainly not the worst I've ever had. I've got my mother-in-law sending me some toner (extra light platinum blue violet base) in the mail (shhh don't tell the post office). I can't wait until it gets here! Can I tone 12-14 days after bleach - I'm pretty sure I can but do you have any tips to offer? I'm so thrilled I found this blog keep doing what you do!

  4. Candee,
    You can bleach and tone in the same day . . . that's why its called a BLEACH AND TONE! Why don't you join our Group and shop in our underground store., for the best products on the planet.
    I send products all over the world and have sent to Korea, China Singapore . . .one of my managers (Detour) - who helps out tremendously in the group and the store lives in Singapore ! We are a very multi-national group . . .

    Killer Chemist

  5. very infromative and you are so right, you can bleach asian hair blond in one day. I'm asian, and i went from dyed black on top of natural black hair colour and went to platinum/silver in 1 day (just slices though), and im still in high school.i do my own color at home because its so fun. i dont get why prof colorists would leave it on for 5 hours, i leave it on for 1 hr, rinse, blowdry and re-apply with a new batch. i use a powder lightener, 6-7 levels of lift with 30 vol, but i use 40 vol, then do foils and put them under slight heat to maximize lightening. i only do the procedure 4 times to get it to pale-yellow to white, then toner and purple shampoo. i went to a salon once and got chunks thinking they might do a better job than me, for $50 (might sound cheap but i'm a guy with short-medium length hair) and they turned it about lvl 7, really golden, so i went back to doing them by myself. i would like to receive any tips from you, to make it more successful?

  6. You sound like you know exactly what you are doing, some people are born to do to hair.
    You sound like a MICHAEL JACKSON of HAIR COLOR, Born to Color.

    Get educated, practice and go on to spread your talent . . . . you can make a lot of money being a top Colorist.

    A lot.


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  9. Hi there, i stumbled across this post when i was looking at bleaching asian hair to white. i wish to dye my hair a pale pink and of course to do that, i'll need to bleach my hair first. most salons refuse to do it in one go, they keep insisting i come back multiple times. i just don't have the time or money. this post was quite confusing to follow mainly because i am not familiar with these hair terms.. is there a chance you could run it through just really quickly again?
    also, it seems that wellite is not unavailable? would you recommend any other oil bleaches?

  10. Hi Killer Chemist, love your posts here, thank you, thank you thank you so so much! You are spot on about of all of this. Started the Asian blonde thing because I thought it was so beautfiful, it actually held a lot of meaning to me from childhood. Forward to now, I been just placing body art quality henna been over my grey hairs. I am dying ha ha dyeing to have my blond hair back, but feel so afraid now because I have been doing the henna for a long time. Xtremely bored with dark hair and henna now, I purchased wigs, not thrilled with wigs. I dont know what the secret is to get the henna out. Please help, I would appreciate it so much. Dorothy P.S. I read that coconut oil with bleach works great, but jst so unsure


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