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Asian hair is notoriously difficult to color. This is partially due to the fact that it tends to be quite dark, as well as the fact that it's very thick, and doesn't pick up color as well as fine hair does. Many Asian women complain that when they try to dye their hair light brown or dark blonde, it barely lightens. The problem here is that they are using regular drugstore dye, which can only lift your hair up to 2 levels, unless it is a high lift shade. And on resilient Asian hair, the "2 levels" is more like "half a level". The good news is that the thickness of Asian hair means that it can put up with a lot without getting damaged--so bleach is not out of the question! If you have Asian hair, don't hesitate to use bleach, as long as you follow the instructions correctly.
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I knew very well what she was talking about. Despite the warning signs all around me, I did end up highlighting my hair and, like my mom said, it turned orange. I was mortified. Flash-forward more than a decade and I still get paranoid about my hair turning that dreaded orange. All of this got me thinking… what is it that makes Asian hair so susceptible to turning orange?
In order to get any other color in Asian hair you nearly always must lighten the natural color first. It has been theorized that the uniformity of Asian hair color and the difficulties inherent in changing the color is the reason for the prevalence of brightly-colored hair in Asian animated characters. However, in most cases, live individuals who have hair of similar color have employed hairpieces, or undergone very stringent color processing in order to achieve the colors. For instance, the young Asian woman who wants her hair to be a bubblegum pink must first bleach the hair to lift the color to as pale as possible before applying the shade of pink desired. In these cases, the use of protein additives are needed and can help achieve the color desired.