yes, i'm doing this the trashy way and using bleach from a bottle.
I mixed 2 capfulls with about 4 cups of water and combed it in, then wrapped my head in a towel to avoid getting any of this in my eyes.
I wanted to lighten gradually, but without using peroxide because that stuff seriously does NOTHING to lighten my hair. I have very thick (and apparently very strong) hair. I am aware this will make it dry and brittle, I did 4 days straight of no shampoo and LOTS of conditioner to counteract the bleach.
About halfway dry, After. :)
I know this doesn't look much different, but believe me in person ,its a HUGE difference. My camera is just shit. lol