There comes a time in almost every woman's life when they start to think about going blonde or how they would look with blonde hairstyles. Blonde hair is certainly not for everybody because some people just don't look good with this color but those golden locks surely have a certain sex-appeal. Blonde can come in a variety of shades: flaxen blonde, platinum blonde, hair-cutsandy blonde, golden blonde, ash- blond, bleached blonde and strawberry (reddish) blonde. The transition from dark hair to blonde hair can be achieved through the use of bleach. When it comes to bleaching you have to be very careful - bleaching can cause serious damage or brassy yellow shades. When choosing a bleach make sure it is safe for the scalp. The majority of bleach kits available on the market also come with a toner. Before you start bleaching make sure you do a strand test. This way you will know for how long to keep the bleach on. Keep track of time and remember if you bleach for too long your hair might turn green. Getting a uniform blonde color is tricky. The color at the roots and at the ends should be the similar, without much difference. If your hair was already dyed and still have hair color on, use hair color removal products before you bleach. Do not bleach previously colored hair because you risk seriously damaging your hair. If you are bleaching your hair for the first time apply the bleach half an inch away from your scalp. Apply the bleach in the back of the head on the darkest areas and apply it quickly and carefully. If it takes you too long to apply the bleach on all the hair and in one part the hair you already obtained the desired color rinse that part and then re-apply on the hair that needs more lightening. Keep in mind that bleached hair looks darker when wet than when dry. Cover your hair with a plastic cap because bleach loses it's efficiency when it gets dry. If your hair is difficult to lighten blast with blow dryer but do not apply the heat directly. Use a diffuser to spread the warmth evenly and to avoid developing lighter hair spots. When the hair reached the desired color rinse the bleach out with lukewarm water and wash the hair with a mild shampoo. If your bleaching kit came with a toner mix it with the developer - if it has one - and apply it to your hair. You don't need to leave it on for long, just until the color has soaked in. Rinse your hair again and apply a protein-rich conditioner to moisturize your locks. Use deep conditioner twice a week to make sure you �heal� damaged hair.