Panos C. and the 7 colours in 7 days project. No 5 : Bleach yellow

Moving on to the fifth post of the project, I would like to take some time to talk white vs. yellow. First of all, there was no reason to bleach Panos’s hair to white (the lightest yellow, pre-toner), since all the colours I wanted to apply afterwards would work fine with this base. I therefore decided fifteen minutes were perfect. The thing is that if you want to apply crazy colors afterwards or if you like to change your colour frequently, you shouldn’t go for white. The damage and the difficulties of keeping colour in your hair after white are not worth it. Which is why you shouldn’t overbleach your thick black, dark or medium brown hair to make it blue afterwards when you can stop at yellow and then do purple or turquoise with no problems. Leave the blue to lighter-haired people who can achieve white even with a highlift blond (level 12) and no bleaching at all. White I love, but you should go white only if you want to stay white and that’s it. Last but not least, there has been a huge 1990’s comeback since 2009, be it in music, or street style, or even high fashion. I remember that in the 1990’s it was perfectly cool to have yellow hair and that you’d see it even on the cover of (style Bible) I-D. So why is it that the majority of people who bleach their hair nowadays go on about how they hate yellow and want to have a cool shade of blond? People with warmer, light complexions can definitely look good in yellow so this yellow backlash should stop right now.


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