Yesterday, while eating lunch with my husband, a man approached me, introduced himself as a stylist, and asked me how I managed to get my hair to be this light. After our conversation, I thought it would be fun to look back and see the progress of how my hair has changed.
After my first bleaching and toning in September, I could only manage to a slight lift (orange, mostly) and most of that was at the root area. The ends were especially hard to bleach, and you can see that they were still pretty dark. They eventually were just lopped off a couple months later.
I did another major bleaching and toning treatment in November, and as a result, the green has gotten a little brighter, and my ends were not as dark as they were when I did the first treatment. I should have done another bleaching in December/January, but the holidays were too hectic to get anything done, so I skipped that until February where you can tell that every strand is pretty much green already.
Though I'd bleached/treated my hair lots of times before, I wanted to take it extra slow this time so as to ensure it stays relatively healthy. I also knew I wanted to wear my hair long, so I patiently waited in between bleachings, and I'm proud that I have only inflicted minimal damage to my tresses! Slow and steady. Slow and steady.