How can I lighten my natural ginger/copper hair?

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I have naturally ginger/copper hair and want to lighten it slightly. I did buy Lee Stafford's Hair Lightening Spray, but after doing more research I am afraid if I use it my hair will become more orange instead of blonde.

Do you think this is likely and what advice would you give?

Thank you,

Anon, Ireland


When lightening ginger/copper hair it is important to go to a professional so that they can monitor how the hair is reacting to being lightened."When lightening hair, pigment is taken out of the hair. If you are doing this from a shop brought product there is no control over the outcome. It is simply a case of pop on the colour, spray and hope for the best.

There are many colouring techniques that can monitor how well the bleach or colour is lifting the hair. If your barber or stylist then feels your hair requires more lifting or toning, they have all the products and equipment available on stand-by to ensure that you get the best results possible.

I would suggest that you get a few pictures of the look that you require and then take it along to your nearest Good Salon Guide listed salon and ask to chat to a colour technician. They will be able to take a few small cuttings of the hair to see how it develops with different colours, bleaches and peroxides.

I really hope this helps you however if you have any other questions then please feel free to email me at [email protected] and I will be happy to help.

Good luck in getting the look you deserve.

Daniel Davies, General Manager of Pall Mall Barbers, London

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