I just did it a few months ago. My hair was black and my natural hair color is blonde. I wanted to get back to my natural color, or as close as I could. Well I was afraid to do it myself, so a friend of mine goes to beauty school, and her teacher allowed me to come in and let me be the guinea pig while they were learning about color correction. It took 8 hours, and they bleached it FOUR times. My hair felt like straw, and had a major headache after it was all said and done. Plus they had to dye my hair after stripping all the color, and it still isn't blonde, but it is light brown. But my hair is really healthy,and feels really soft still. My suggestion is if you do it, go to sally's and get this stuff they have for deep conditioning. You leave it in for 10 minutes, and it helps keep your hair healthy. I can't remember what it's called, but its only like $1 and it's in a little envelope.
at 9:13 PM on Nov. 9, 2009