Once the OPAWZ sales team learned from the creative groomers around the world that after using hair bleach products on pets, dog fur becomes coarse, brittle and broken leaving the fur texture dull and dry.

We decided to adopt the latest hair bleaching technologies only available for high-end hair brand locating in Germany, Canada, and France, famous for its stability and safety.

With the help from the OPAWZ research and development team in Canada, we are proudly presenting you the most efficient and stable bleaching product for professional pet grooming - OPAWZ Lightening Cream**FOR PROFFESSIONAL USE ONLY**

Considering how sensitive a dog’s sense of smell is and to prevent skin irritation, we adjust and improve our formula for OPAWZ Lightening Cream as follows:

  • Ammonia-Free
  • Rich In Natural Vegetable Oil
  • Mild promoter maintaining a healthy coat even after second time lightening

Creative Grooming Using OPAWZ Lightening Cream

Before we get into how best to use OPAWZ Lightening Cream we would like to share some of our beloved groomers' inspirational works with you. Here's how they color a black dog with OPAWZ lightening cream. **FOR PROFFESSIONAL USE ONLY**

Linda Jomphe

Coat type: wirehaired


1. Trim out the shape.

2. Apply the mixture of OPAWZ Lightening Cream and OPAWZ Developer at the ratio of 1:2 evenly on fur with a small brush, comb hair inside and out repeatedly, leave on for 40 minutes.

3. For wirehaired dog breeds bleach twice to achieve a better result.

Before bleaching

After bleaching

N.B. the bow: bleached twice; the side of the bow: bleached once

 4. Play with Pet Hair Chalk, Paint Pen, Glitter Gel, Temp-ink airbrush, blow pen and Color Paste OPAWZ temporary color range freely to achieve the desired result. 

Linda also did a tattoo for her beloved old pal Midnight same as her own! How Creative!

Jonelle Shmoldas

Before applying the Lightening Cream on her dog, pet shop owner Jonelle Shmoldas applied the mixture on her philtrum beforehand to make sure there's no irritation occurs.

Dawn Omboy A.K.A Queen of Color

The following work is accomplished in two days.

Day 1: Bleaching with lightening cream.

Day 2: Apply Color.

This way the dog could have a break before the coloring process and reduce skin irritation.

For better coloring result, apply dog hair dye after one week.

Dawn also use the Lightening Cream to achieve a lighter shape of the dog fur, combine with her designing pattern and temporary dog hair dye, marvelous results!

Leopard pattern can be easily achieved by using OPAWZ lightening cream. Try it yourself and see how amazing the result can bring!

Betty Huang

Simple and fun, with vivid colors allocation on a dark fur coat.

Liu Jia (Walker Xu Pet Grooming School)

This amazing design was created using OPAWZ Lightening Cream and OPAWZ Dog Hair Dye. This creative work has been published in more than one professional creative grooming magazines around the world.

Ku Chong Pet Salon

The result after bleaching (40 minutes). Colored with OPAWZ Dog Hair Dye.

Pi Dan Man

After 30 minutes bleaching and colored with OPAWZ dog hair dye, her little poney became Rainbow Dash!

Zhang Na

Creative grooming with OPAWZ Lightening Cream & OPAWZ dog hair dye.

Gracienne Foo

How to use OPAWZ Lightening Cream

To lighten dark fur with OPAWZ Lightening Cream and preparing it for dog dye, always make sure the pet is completely comfortable, safe and secure throughout the entire creative grooming process. Their health and safety should always be a top priority in any creative work.

1. Mix the Lightening Cream and Develop in the ratio of 1:2.

2. Apply the mixture on fur evenly with a brush, rub in completely with gloves and leave on for 40 minutes. For lighter hair leave on 15-20 minutes.

For more accurate bleaching result, why not perform a spot test on the coat, or cut down a few fur strand for strand test as shown below:



Recommended rich years of creative grooming experience ONLY. Always check the skin’s health before use. Avoid pets that are old, scared/aggressive or have health issues. 

*If used incorrectly, the product may have a higher risk of allergic reactions or burns on the skin. Read the instructions carefully. 


OPAWZ Lightening Cream FAQ

Q: Lightening effect was not as good as expected, or color dye result after lightening was not as bright as planned.

A: After communicating thoroughly with our clients here’s what you should do if you encountered any of the issues stated above.

Very dirty dog coats should be shampooed thoroughly, especially the area of ear and tail.

For thick and long-haired areas such as the ear, a mixture of lightening cream and developer should be applied layer after layer and rub in completely with the glove.

After bleaching, make sure to shampoo the dog with OPAWZ Deep Cleanse Shampoo, let it stay for 5 minutes then rinse thoroughly. This not only helps protect the dog's coat but also it will rinse off any excess oil from the lightening cream to provide a better result when coloring.

Tips for first-time users

We suggest them to experience the products on a small patch of the coat. The large area of bleaching shall be operated by a professional groomer.

While applying lightening cream, avoid direct contact with skin, especially sensitive areas such as the ears and tail. If you're applying permanent hair dye after bleaching it's better to wait a week before doing so.


How to Color a Black Dog II - OPAWZ Creative Dog Grooming Live Tutorial >>

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  • OPAWZ: June 14, 2022
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    Orlando – We do not recommend using this product on pregnant dogs.

    Yvonne – The hair would have to grow out to return to its natural color. It is the same as if you lightened your own hair.

  • Tracey Wright: July 30, 2021
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    Looking to color my dog who is black.

  • Orlando: January 12, 2021
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    Is this product good to use on pregnant dogs ..? 30 days in ?

  • Yvonne: January 12, 2021
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    Does the hair where the lightener and developer is put return to normal color? Or does the hair have to grow out to its normal coloring

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