TRYING to bleach dark hair to get it a beautiful shade of blonde can be really tricky, and it’s something that takes hairstylists years of training to properly nail.
But recently, more and more people have decided to give it a go themselves on TikTok – with often mixed results.
The brunette began her lightening quest by applying 30 vol bleach to her tresses…Credit: TikTok/marshmallowstarz
… before applying a disposable shower cap and waiting for the transformationCredit: TikTok/marshmallowstarz
One TikToker, who posts on social media as @marshmallowstarz, decided to try it herself and document her results.
The natural brunette posted a series of videos of the process, racking up hundreds of thousands of views as users became more and more invested.
She began by coating the entire length of her tresses with 30 volume bleach, in a process that took more than 40 mins.
“The mix I got on my skin made me itch so bad,” she captioned a sped-up clip of her dousing her hair with the mixture.
She then popped a plastic shower-cap over her head, while waiting for the transformation to occur.
But when she washed off the product, she was left with a colour that was less bleach blonde and more “banana” – “a cute banana though,” as she put it.
@Marshmallowstarz then decided to give her roots another go, posting yet another clip of her applying lightener to her root with a paintbrush.
Coming on screen with a towel wrapped around her head, the amateur colourist removed it to reveal the final result: a yellowy-orange tone with super-light roots.
“I was a banana,” she added. “Now I’m like a banana pudding, banana custard.”
At this point, viewers began to chime in with their suggestions to help out.
“Go to a professional to help you,” one wrote, accompanying her comment with a praying hands emoji.
Another offered a rather bizarre solution, writing that “tomato sauce will fix it”.
With one stylist butting in to confirm ketchup is “useless” in regards to colouring hair, the TikToker decided to persevere.
But in a change of heart, she ditched the blonde and took the whole thing a dramatic hotshade.
“I’m obsessed with this pink,” she told the camera, “I love it.”
And invested viewers clearly agreed that despite the rather turbulent journey to get there, the final result was pretty impressive.
“Wow!! It’s gorgeous,” one wrote.
Another simply added: “I love it!!”
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Peeling the cap off, it was immediately clear that the result was quite a perfect bleach blondeCredit: TikTok/marshmallowstarz
She compared the result to banana custardCredit: TikTok/marshmallowstarz
She eventually decided to shake it up and opt for a hot-pink shade – and viewers were obsessedCredit: TikTok/marshmallowstarz