WANT TO GO LIGHTER? BLEACHING IS THE KEY If you have naturally dark hair, please don’t expect that you can get light colors. In fact, color alone will not make your hair lighter, that’s why you mix it with the hair developer. Achieve lighter colors like Ash Blonde or Ash Grey hair with Shine Moist Bleaching Powder. Word of caution: never bleach dry, damaged hair. Do-it-yourself only if you have virgin to almost virgin tresses that can handle the stripping effect of bleach. Unsure? Seek professional help from your hairstylist. Ready to do it at home? Here’s how! 1. Mix 1 scoop of Shine Moist Bleaching Powder with 3 scoops of Shine Moist Colormate Hair Developer. Here is a guide for choosing your Colormate: Colormate 6% (20 volume): lightens 1-2 depths Colormate 9% (30 volume): lightens 2-3 depths NOTE: Colormate 12% (40 volume) that lightens 3 to 4 depths is also available but is not recommended for bleaching at home. Instead, it’s for professional salon use. Apply the bleach to small sections of your unwashed dry hair with a brush and gloved hands. 1. Start from the back and make your way to the front. 2. Start with the ends and mid-lengths then apply to the roots. The roots are easy to lift, so bleach them last! You want darker roots than the ends and not the other way around. 3. Leave for 30 minutes before rinsing. Spray water a bit because bleach likes moisture. You can also use a shower cap to help keep the heat in which helps with the lightening effect. 4. Rinse with WARM water (can’t stress that enough). You don’t want to shock the hair and make it expand. And don’t scrub your now-fragile scalp. 5. Use a Shine Moist Platinum Toning Purple Shampoo to counter those brassy tones. 6. Repeat the whole process two weeks later for the best results. This is to allow your hair to recover before attempting another round of bleaching. And do it only if your hair is still healthy enough to handle another session.