I am disabled and live at home with my also disabled hubby, and our several little fur babies. I've had to color my hair since I was 14yrs old due to the gray, so as you can imagine my hair is pretty damaged from all the years of processing. Since today is my 53rd birthday, I've spent the evening damaging it even more (lol) by stripping out the old color, and have decide to work towards allowing my hair to go completely gray, so I can hopefully stop coloring, and manage with occasional toning along the way when needed.
Right now after stripping the color using Vanish color remover, and the 10 vol developer required in step 2 of that process, my hair is teetering between a very pale brown, and a dark-med blonde. (luckily the color isn't too horribly brassy at the moment, but there are a couple more levels that I need to bring it down to be where I want it to be). I'm wanting to lighten it even more, and be able to use the Wella Color Charm T18 (lightest ash blonde) toner on it, but am trying to lightening it as gently as possible, and trying to avoid using bleach on it as my hair is not in the greatest condition.
I've come here to search for ways to do that as I have only been blonde 1 other time in my life, and it was done in salon where they completely fried my hair with the bleach, forcing me to cut it off.
Anyway, I look very forward to chatting with you all. Thanks for letting me hang out with all you cool kids.
Have a wonderful Day!!!