When you bleach dark hair (dark dark brown and black) it will come out orangish. After it is orange (the first time you bleach it) I think, i'm not 100% sure, that you dye it another color (i don't remember the color) That color evens out the hue in your hair so when you bleach it again it will go platinum blonde and eventually white.
I'm not 100% sure at all though, it was 4 years ago when my stylist bleached my hair back to borderline white blonde from blackest of black.
I know there is definitely a step between bleaching it the 1st time and bleaching it the 2nd time.
Good luck, don't go bald, and make sure you don't burn your scalp in the process.
UrFallenAngel90Featured By OwnerNov 2, 2012Hobbyist General Artist
I washed out the ultra light ash blonde out of my hair, and it took a lot out, so it's not as orange as it was, but there's still some brassiness and too much yellowness to it, and it didn't completely dye my roots. Hopefully another bleaching and dying process will lighten it enough for the white toner (my luck, probably not).
I'm taking super extra care to not go bald. 8 years ago when I was 14, I'd been highlighting my hair for a couple years and decided I wanted to go platinum, so I bought the Herbal Essence platinum blonde dye. After dying it, it was still uneven, so I redyed it with what I had left. It got warm like usual, but after 5 minutes it kept getting hotter and hotter, and my cousin who was helping me noticed there was literally smoke rolling off me head. I stuck my head under the bathtub faucet and when the water hit my hair, it made a sizzling sound . It didn't really damage my hair, or burn my skin, but needless to say, I keep a very watchful eye when dying my hair anycolor now. No need to have my head burst into flames, hahah.