I'm African-American but I'd love to try a "blonde bombshell" look. Is it possible? Can my black hair look good dyed blonde?
If you really want to see yourself as a "blonde bombshell", you probably should try on a wig first before you commit to a permanent hair color. Many women find that blonde hair is not complementary to their skin tone. If you like the way the wig looks and your hair is not relaxed, you can use a specific two-step lightening process. Maxi-Blonde by Clairol and Wella Speedlight are available in stores. You may need to apply the lightener twice. With most lightening kits, they can stay on for up to an hour and a half.
After you lighten, you will need to apply a toner. Stylists generally recommend waiting until the following day in order to give your scalp a much-deserved rest. The toner you choose will depend on the shade of blonde that you would like to be. Some popular blonde toners are Clairol's Winter Wheat and Happy Honey and Wella's Divine Blonde and White Lady. It might be necessary to go to a beauty supply store to purchase these products. Since most African Americans have very dark hair, make sure to maintain your color frequently to avoid very obvious roots. Or you can simply get golden highlights that do not require the intense upkeep that all-over color needs.