How I Color My Hair WITHOUT Using Bleach
One of the most asked questions I get to date is how do I color my hair such light colors without ever having used bleach. My hair naturally is a dark brown color. About 1 year into my natural hair journey I used the cinnamon and honey hair lighting treatments twice a month for a little over a year to get my hair to a light brown color.
*This video is from over 3 years ago when I first started really doing this process.
After getting my hair to a light brown that I was happy with I stopped using the treatments and began doing deepconditioningcolor on top of the light brown.
Later on when my roots began to grow out I didn’t want to start the cinnamon and honey treatments again on my roots only because I knew it would take a long time and I knew I would never get my roots to exactly match the color it had became.
So I decided to use a box color
Feria Copper on my roots only because the color was extremely close to the color the cinnamon and honey treatments made my hair. Now to touch up my roots this is the color I use
and then I can put my semi deep conditioning colors on top of it.
If you have really dark hair and you are looking to try lighter colors I would recommend doing cinnamon and honey treatments twice a month until you reach the desired light brown you want but only if you are willing to be patient and put in the work. Should you attempt this process you will NOT see results right away.
If you are looking to do something a little faster than I would say choose a box color that works good on dark hair and take your hair up to a med/light brown and then do deep conditioning colors on top of that. Also deep conditioning is your best friend when you have any sort of colored hair keep that in mind. Also there are some colors you will never be able to do like gray or platinum. Those two colors will only really show up on bleached hair. Which is exactly why I have never done either as a deep conditioning color. Feel free to leave your questions if any in the comments and I will be sure to answer all as best I can.