Dyeing Dark Natural Hair Blonde WITHOUT Bleaching!

While all of our posts here at BHI is for everyone, this particular post will definitely have the hair coloristas and aspiring hair coloristas up on their toes! So while surfing around YouTube the other day, I stumbled upon this tutorial by Tricia Montaque on how to dye dark natural hair to a honey blonde color.

Now, for most of us with dark natural hair (particularly those of us with fine to medium strands) we know that dyeing our hair to be a lighter color than it naturally is can potentially cause serious damage.Why? Well, mostly because of the bleach that is used to lift the dark natural color of our hair to allow for the desired lighter color to shine through.

But, what if I told you that you do not need bleach to dye your hair a lighter color? Intrigued yet? Keep on reading to see how YouTuber, Tricia Montaque, slays this hair coloring tutorial!

Products Used To Achieve This Hairstyle

Hair Color– L’Oreal HiColor Hilights for Dark Hair in Natural Blonde.

Color Developer– Salon Care 40 Volume Developer Crème.

Hair Color Applicator Bottle– To easily apply the hair color without too much mess.


Comb– To distribute color evenly.

The good thing about this hair dyeing tutorial is that it can be used on any type of hair, whether the strands are fine, medium, or coarse. This is also a good hair coloring method for transitioning and relaxed ladies alike.

Even though transitioning and relaxed ladies may have weaker strands, compared to natural haired ladies due to relaxing chemicals and demarcation lines, omitting hair bleach makes this transition from dark to blonde hair a bit gentler.

Here is Tricia Montaque working here hair coloring magic on her model in the video below!

I don’t know about you, but it’s really awesome to know that I can actually have a blonde color without bleaching my hair. Comment below and let us know if you would ever try this.

About Danni


Hi All! I am Danni and I am a staff writer here at BHI. I am a Graphic Design major and a long time resident of Washington DC. I have been on a healthy hair journey for 3 1/2 years. Within those years , I have went through a relaxed hair journey, a natural hair journey in which I big chopped twice(2nd big chop occurred in November 2013) texturized and now I have big chopped a THIRD TIME! I am 100% natural and here to stay. I am super excited to share information that I learn along the way to those who are just as into healthy hair care as I am and wish everyone best wishes on their healthy hair journey!

About Danni


Hi All! I am Danni and I am a staff writer here at BHI. I am a Graphic Design major and a long time resident of Washington DC. I have been on a healthy hair journey for 3 1/2 years. Within those years , I have went through a relaxed hair journey, a natural hair journey in which I big chopped twice(2nd big chop occurred in November 2013) texturized and now I have big chopped a THIRD TIME! I am 100% natural and here to stay. I am super excited to share information that I learn along the way to those who are just as into healthy hair care as I am and wish everyone best wishes on their healthy hair journey!

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Comments

  1. Kashmere Noel
    Kashmere Noel

    I wouldn’t call that blonde; it’s copper. Little bit misleading for those who want to go blonde blonde

  2. Nyca Anthony
    Nyca Anthony

    I was able to dye my darkest brown hair honey blonde without the use of bleach..used textures&tones lightest blonde

  3. Ashley

    Correct me if I am wrong, but wouldn’t the chemicals in the dye and developer technically still be bleaching your hair to get it lighter?

    1. Tomeka Justice
      Tomeka Justice

      MY MOTHER HAS THAT BLONDE HAIR JUST BECAUSE SHE HAS BLUE EYES SHE THINKS IT LOOKS GOOD I THINK SHE LOOKED BETTER WITH HER NATURAL BLACK HAIR

    2. Tomeka Justice
      Tomeka Justice

      RIGHT IF YOU’RE BORN WITH IT THAT’S DIFFERENT BUT THOSE I’VE SEEN LOOKS STRANGE IN MY EYES DARK WITH BLONDE HAIR

    3. The Expatriate

      You do know that there are black people that are born with naturally blonde hair, right? Google search Melanesians of the Solomon Islands

  4. Danni Post author

    The chemicals in the developer is a totally different makeup than bleach, but you are correct both still lift color. The difference between the two is that developer is a lot less damaging than bleach. The bleach disrupts more cuticle layers than developer.

  5. Jane

    I always thought that these products were just minimising the steps by doing the bleaching and color deposit in one step. How is this better than having the two steps done separately by a professional?

  6. Malakah Angellia Gladston
    Malakah Angellia Gladston

    eeew! The color on that lady was horrible in that video, there was absolutely nothing attractive about that at all, then the EYEBROWS??? Color DID NOT fit her complexion AT ALL. I just don’t understand the obsession with black women and blond hair.

    1. Malakah Angellia Gladston
      Malakah Angellia Gladston

      I don’t care about white women. Why is it when the fingers are pointed at US >>BLACK WOMEN<< we ALWAYS point to what the white women are doing??? I don't care what white women do to their hair…they were naturally born with STRAIGHT blond, brunette etc hair. You DON'T see them walking around with afro extensions or wigs on

      1. Nia

        You should really ONLY care what’s on your head. Why does it concern you what other blacks do. It’s nice to have a change every now and then.

  7. Zandra Reed
    Zandra Reed

    I was told by my colorist that that specific hair color has bleach built in the actual hair color itself, so i suggest people do there research because if thats the case you are jus eliminating a step but are still using bleach

    1. Crystal Renee
      Crystal Renee

      This is true! I got my hair red this way…the CHI hair color already has lightners in it. Ppl still need to be careful

  8. VJ RLester
    VJ RLester

    This is not natural because you are still using CHEMICALS. To bleach hair naturally all you need is hydrogen peroxide and honey.

    1. Chelle Anderson
      Chelle Anderson

      It’s a chemical also. If the hair bond is rearranged in any manner you are no longer at a natural state. Just over curly. Honey is your conditioning agent. Anytime color is removed from the hair using any kind of chemical you are no longer natural. Peroxide. .is a chemical. It cannot be ingested it is harmful it is a element used in haircolor. The damaging element you want to stay clear of is ammonia. Taking out color, relaxing, texturing of the hair while at a natural state will leave you no longer natural only over curly.

    2. Rana

      Why do sisters have to police other sisters like this? About what’s natural and what’s not. How about if you just roll out of bed and don’t do anything to your hair, and let it land where it lands, then that’s the only way you’re natural?! Water is a chemical too, two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. But you still put that in your hair don’t you? Even Rastas wash their hair. How ’bout, if you’re not a rasta, then you’re not natural!

  9. Jamila Kelly
    Jamila Kelly

    honestly if you’re worried about how top bleach your hair without “causing too much damage” then you shouldn’t bleach it. Period. If you’re one of those people, however, who are like “hair is hair” then more power to you because you’re right, and know the risks and are ok with it :p

  10. CMF

    Would this work for red tones as well? I don’t think I’m a candidate for blonde, but have been eyeing cranberry for a while.

  11. Janice Roye Walker
    Janice Roye Walker

    I love bleaching my hair golden blonde sometimes i just like a change its not a big deal once u know how to care for your hair

  12. Ray Mooring II
    Ray Mooring II

    I’ve never seen so many negative post on an opinionated post. If you don’t like it why post at all?

  13. Alicia WJ
    Alicia WJ

    If its not that color already no need to conform to.something your not. Black people are not white so stop trying to be.

  14. Allisia Tharrington
    Allisia Tharrington

    Ladies this article is extremely misleading. The product used to color the hair is volume 40 cream developer which is is another word for bleach please do not be mislead.

  15. Nikki TheBeautiful
    Nikki TheBeautiful

    Omg people can dye their hair whatever they like, it’s not for you to like or anyone’s approval honestly. Some black women do n’t dye their hair blonde to emulate white women but for a change of color & they love changing haircolors. You don’t like, then don’t look. I’ve colored my hair honey blonde,deep auburn, & considering deep purple highlights it’s not anyone’s head but mine.

  16. Rikki Jaye
    Rikki Jaye

    Its funny how the same women saying “stop trying to be white” are the ones with weave? Lol no more said.

  17. Melissa

    hello,
    My nephew is biracial. He recently asked me to dye (with food coloring) his hair green, how can I naturally lighten his hair without damaging it? Homemade if possible. Thank you.

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