Do you crave for a makeover? Do you want your hairs to look different? Want a subtle change in your appearance? These are the things that girls often desire, like in a month or two they need some change. And we totally find it normal; even I crave for a hair cut every three months. As you see a change in fashion trend, you jump on to the newest trend running, whether in outfits or appearance. There are people who jump to bold decisions ignoring vagaries in the fashion industry. And one of the decisions is of bleaching the hair.
There are times when you want to experiment with something on your own. Be your own stylist for a day and style your hair as you wish. And to help you with that, we have come with the steps on how to bleach hair at home.
In this article, we have covered all the before and after processes of hair bleaching.
Firstly, you will need to prepare your hair for the bleaching process. Keep the following points in mind for the same:-
- Do not process your hair for at least 3-months. As re-processing soon will cause damage to your hair, plus you won’t get the desired result.
- Take a break from hair styling. Especially heat styling, as it will soak up the moisture of the hair. And trust me the most needed thing in hair bleaching is moisture.
- Condition your hair properly, as it will keep shampoos from drying out your hair. You can use either company packed conditioners or homemade remedies. (Using coconut oil, egg, olive oil, bananas, or avocados.)
- Oil your hair with coconut oil one night before you bleach it.
Now, arrange the supplies in advance so that you won’t have to hurry up here and there at the time of processing. Undermentioned are the supplies that you will need to arrange beforehand:-
- Bleach Powder
- Tinting Brush
- Clips (for sectioning)
- Gloves (plastic/latex)
- Mixing Bowl (plastic/glass)
- Shower Cap or Plastic Bag
- Shampoo and Conditioner
- Old Towel & Clothes
Next what we have is, what you are waiting for. So without any further discussion, we will directly jump on to the topic.
How to Bleach Your Hair
We will go stepwise for the process. Follow us to achieve the planned outlook.
Just a quick tip:- Wash your hair before two-three days of the bleaching process.
- Firstly, wear old clothes and wrap a towel around your neck. Then, comb your hairs thoroughly, remove all the tangles. (Old clothes and towel because once tinted with bleach it’s hard to remove the stain, and we guess you wouldn’t want to spoil your new clothes. If you have a salon cape with you, then that is the best option.)
- The next step is to part your hair into different sections; namely, the bottom section, middle section, and last is the top section. Secure them using clips.
- Now prepare the solution. Mix bleach powder and developer in a bowl. Remember you will need two-part of the developer for one part of bleach. Mix it well with the brush. Before getting your hand on the developer, read a guide on types of developers/peroxide.
- Then, you will have to start applying the bleach to your hair. You already have sectioned your hairs. Start from applying the bleach from the bottom section then move to the middle section and lastly top part.
Tip on coloring technique:- First apply color to the tips and the middle length of your hair, as it takes more time to get tinted than roots) and leave for 20 minutes. After that apply color to the roots. This way, you can get even color. No lighter roots and darker tips.
- Once you are done with the application of color, put on a shower cap or plastic bag.
- Now its time to wait for bleach to show its magic with the time. Wait for at least 30-45 minutes. You will have to keep checking time to time as if the color is lifting up to your desired color or not.
- Once time has arrived, and you got the desired lifting of color, directly get into the bathroom and wash your hairs. Wash your hair with shampoo and don’t forget to condition it. It will balance the pH level of your scalp.
- Let it dry naturally. (Don’t use a hairdryer.)
After-hand Protection of Bleached Hair
Once you have bleached your hair, it doesn’t mean you are done hair. The real struggle is about to start. Having anything easy, but maintaining them up to the extent is a real task. Don’t worry we have covered up that part too, below are some points that you need to take in consideration:-
- Use color-safe shampoo and conditioner. You can even opt for the deep conditioner. Swap it with a regular conditioner.
- Use lukewarm water for hair washing. As hot water can strip natural oils and that will eventually lead to color fading and dry strands.
- Use heat-protectant before styling your hair. (Heat can damage your hair and make them brittle, weak, and dry.)
- Protect your hair from direct sun rays. Sun rays can do severe damage to hair, especially bleached ones.
What is the conclusion of this article? It is that you can achieve anything you aim for, with proper guidance. Okay, now a pro-tip, if you have hairs that are too dark, thick, curly, colored, or damaged we would recommend you to go with the professional for bleaching. They know better than us about the type of hair.
We want to add something to it, whenever you are working or experimenting with your hair, always use genuine and professional-quality products: hair bleach, developer, shampoo, conditioner everything. We believe the most trusted professional hair treating products are of L’Oreal Paris. Use a low volume developer; it will take time in getting the desired color but will be gentle with your hair and scalp.
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