S-Curl + Bleach?

AwefulAweful Registered Users Posts: 1
I am an african american male who is looking to get a hi-top fade with an s-curl/jheri curl on top. My natural hair color is a very dark brown and I want to get it to an orange-ish light brown. I was just wondering what the best way to go about doing this is. Help a brudda out please.


  • PRINCETONPRINCETON Registered Users Posts: 872
    Those styles grow out fast so you should consider a temporary dye perhaps even just a hair spray with dye in it. That way you don't have to bleach and you can color the top to match your clothes or shoes etc.

    If you still want to do it then save the hair from the hair cut. Dye the cut hair to experiment with the type, color, and developer for a tint that matches the results you want.

    You can probably just use 40 developer in your hair for about 45 minutes. Always do a deep conditioning treatment after doing any process.
  • PRINCETONPRINCETON Registered Users Posts: 872
    I had a high top fade and I used to spray a gold stripe up the front side. The sprays wash right out.
  • KorkscrewKorkscrew Registered Users Posts: 1,834 Curl Neophyte
    You said you're AA, so I'll assume that means you likely have hair in the 4-type range. In terms of bleaching hair, I'd personally take Princeton's advice and just stick with spray color.

    Darkly-hued coily hair generally gets damaged if you bleach it as high up the color spectrum as orange (and WRECKED if you raise it to light or pale blond). It often ends up feeling/looking like straw and becoming over-porous. And you want to apply a perm as well as bleaching it? Ugh. I don't think your result is going to be cute.

    But another view is: if you intend to keep your hair short and your hair grows at a reasonable rate, you might not mind abusing it with bleach along with S-curl chemical. It'll hopefully grow out fast. Still ...

    Gotta tell you: in my mind's eye I see hair disaster on top of texture wreckage with this combo. If you're set on attempting this, I recommend doing it with the help of an expert or doing lots of research ahead of time. And spreading out the two treatments so you don't do one immediately after the other.

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