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Is it okay to bleach African-American hair? what color will it turn?

I wanted to get a purple highlight n it requires bleaching first. will it work out?

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As long as you get the right intensity level of the peroxide, and follow the instructions to the letter, you should be fine. Be warned though, it will turn orange before it can get to that lemony-yellow stage.

Some packages will have colour suggestions on them, so make sure you read your labels before you accidentally buy a peroxide that's too weak for your hair :)

Make sure that you isolate the strip you're bleaching from the rest of your hair so you don't accidentally cause patches. Foil or cling film will help with that.

Also, it can never hurt to condition 2-3 times after the bleaching is done, so that the moisture in your hair is at least somewhat restored.

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I agree with Poindextra, however the best way I have found is to buy a bleach kit as well as a "detoner". The detoner will take out the yellow tint to your hair, leaving it snow white. From there you can use any color so that it may be vibrant.

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