This chart shows you the spectrum of colors you can expect when lightening your hair with peroxide/bleach. On many box bleaching products, you may see notes such as “lightens hair up to 3 shades” which means if you started with black hair, you can expect to end up with medium brown hair after the process. This is why a lot of people find themselves going bald before they reach platinum when they start with dark hair. Bleaching hair is very tricky and delicate process. In order to continue lightening your hair, you MUST do ample conditioning treatments in between chemical processing. I highly recommend that if you have never bleached your hair before and wish to do so, you should get it done by a professional. I can’t tell you how many bleaching-nightmares I can recall. Over-processing your hair is extremely damaging, and it takes quite a bit of time and treatments to recuperate your hair from it. Keep this chart in mind next time you consider lightening your hair and what you can expect. Everyone’s hair is different, no two people will get the exact same result.