I have lots and lots of questions! Any advice is greatly appreciated :)by artrombaPosted 1 year, 2 months ago
A few questions for all you hair gurus out there How often can I bleach my hair? (I search for this a lot but can never seem to get a solid answer) When they say don't bleach the same strand three times does that mean in a row (one bleaching session) or just in general? Best damage repair products for hair that has just been bleached? Is it better to use purple shampoo as a toner for hair that lifts yellow or something else? Any specific products that work well? If my bleach job ended up splotchy, should I try a bleach bath or a low developer to prevent excessive damage and still fix the spots? Will that work? Any other secret tricks or tips I should know for doing hair at home? Thanks in advance :D
by AndyaPosted 1 year, 2 months ago
A person can apply bleach in two separate sessions on the same day and tone. This has been done for me by professionals to go from medium brown to white blonde. However, to minimize the chance for damage suggest wait three to four weeks in between bleaching the hair. This gives time for moisture to return and natural oils that coat and protect the hair. Strongly suggest never to bleach the same strand three times in a row.
Hair after bleaching that stretches and does not bounce back like a spring means the hair has lost protein. A protein treatment can be used to restore lost protien. However, after using a protein treatment my hair has always been more dry. Protein treatments take moisture out of the hair. Bleaching the hair will make the hair more dry and pull moisture out of the hair shaft. If the hair is too dry, the hair will break above the root by about 1/4 inch above the scalp. Hair that is very dry is like breaking a piece of straw. This is called a chemical cut. After bleaching suggest rinse the hair thoroughly of the bleach and then wash with a moisture rich shampoo or regular shampoo. Conditioner after washing shampoo is also suggested. Then after rinsing out the conditioner, strongly suggest let the hair air dry or pat dry with a towel. Letting the hair air dry gives time for the hair and scalp to regain or re-adsorb moisture that was previously lost.
Purple shampoo for me has always worked well to remove any yellow remaining when the hair was the same color as the inside of a banana peel. A lot of conditioner and a fingernail amount of purple semi-permanent dye mixed very well to create a pastel purple will also work. Whatever is applied to the hair strongly suggest first a strand test on a very small section of hair. Strand test will tell how long to leave a product on the hair to get a desire result. Always check the strand every few minutes is suggested. My friends and colleagues here certain will also have great suggestions.
Splotchy bleach jobs suggest only reapply the bleach to the areas that remain darker then the rest of the hair. Suggest be careful not to overlap an area that is lighter and where the bleach did the job intended to do.
Dry hair seem to be stronger then wet hair so better to sleep on dry hair then wet.
Never place 30 volume or 40 volume bleach on the roots or by the scalp because this bleach is very strong. 30 volume or 40 volume is meant for the area above the roots. The volume used depends on the color of the hair you are trying to beach and the final color desired. Myself from medium brown to very light beige blonde took two separate attempts of 20 volume beach. Medium brown hair bleached and darker expect the hair to turn reddish orange or orange-red depending on how much natural red is in the hair. If the hair is already a dark blonde and want a lighter blonde, then suggest 20 volume bleach only.
I hope these suggestions about beaching have been enlightening. Pun was intended.
These have been my cliff notes and my suggestions and my humble opinion.
by BridgetSPosted 1 year, 2 months ago
I would add to use hair protectants like Olaplaex, brazilian Bondbuilder (B3), Fibreplex, or use bleach which incorporate protectors, like for bleach from Schwarzkopf, Indola expert bleach, Redken Flashlight (new version with bond protector)); from my personal experience, it is better, more efficient to use good bleach with low developper and apply generously rather than stronger developper and less application - low and slow is also less damaging for the hair, or it makes it easier to stop before the hair can"t take it anymore). Use finer strands, foils to keep the bleach active and not dried out. get a helping hand for the parts you can't see. do the roots once you have done the rest : the roots lighten easier and faster than lights & ends.
by pandaprestonPosted 1 year, 2 months ago
I wish I could "like" replies in this group. @BridgetK is spot on!
by BridgetSPosted 1 year, 2 months ago
pandapreston wrote: I wish I could "like" replies in this group. @BridgetK is spot on!
you're welcome :)
by vivienne StaffPosted 1 year, 2 months ago
In addition to all the advice that's been given, my experience with the three bleach sessions on one are rule is that it's a total number, not just within a certain amount of time. At three processes, my hair has significantly changed texture (including when using products like Olaplex) and one more process will likely result in a good deal of hair loss. It's not always totally unmanageable, but I prefer to limit myself to two rounds in one area.
I'd also suggest wearing on old shirt for bleaching, if you do it at home, so you don't get bleach stains on your nice clothes. Also, unevenness is better fixed with spot treatments rather than overall bleach baths.