So I bleached my yesterday for the first time ever. My boyfriend helped me apply the bleach and since we’re new to this, after I washed my hair out and still had a lot of black still showing I thought that I could bleach it again today and we could get it all to actually be blonde or whatever! But that was not the case. We made sure we got it covered in the bleach but still when he washed my hair he was saying that it was washing away the blonde on some parts of my hair thus why I still have black in it. I’m just wondering if any one can help or explain why? I know it takes time to lighten hair but for some parts to be still black is confusing. I’m gonna try to bleach again when it’s healthy but idk I feel like I look kinda crazy with this hair. It’s also orange in some places so should I tone it tomorrow? I’m trying to get my hair to sliver grayish. I’ve never dyed or done anything to my hair so not box dye or anything. Also if I don’t have want to go through with the bleaching/blonde can I use a black dye to go back? And which do you recommend for me? Should I use Artic Fox or a box kinda dye? I woke up and have blonde streaks on my shirt is that normal? I posted another pic on my timeline.
Bleach is so funny, isn't it? Welcome to the world of DYI hair colouring!
Black is a very hard colour to lift. I suggest isolating the darker parts (including the orange areas) and applying the bleach to those areas only and covering with foil. Try not to get any bleach on the spots that have lifted to yellowish blonde to avoid as much damage as possible. It is also suggested often on here to use coconut oil on your hair before bleaching. To do that you apply coconut oil and leave it soak for a couple of hours and then apply bleach straight over the top without washing it out.
Please don't bleach too close together either. Try to give it at least 2 weeks between sessions, but at least a month is highly recommended.
Silver/grey needs to be applied on very light blonde to show up otherwise you might great a strange colour from the hair being too yellow. If this is the colour you want, I suggest you slowly creep up to it instead of trying to get to silver right away.
You can apply a semi permanent black over all of that no problem, so yes if you decide not to continue bleaching you can go back to black if that's what you want, how ever don't use permanent colours as bleached hair has already been put through the ringer and with just add to the damage....that and permanent black dye is a PITA to remove later if you decide to continue with your journey.
Another thing I can recommend is looking up videos on YouTube to learn about bleaching and toning techniques if you haven't already. :)
Good luck, I hope you get what you want eventually <3
Bleach blonde hair doesn't wash away. The parts that are still dark were not fully saturated in the bleach. Wait about 2wks before trying to spot bleach only the dark bits. During that time conditioner is your best friend. Applying Coconut oil to your hair first is a great way to keep it healthy and in my experience makes it easier to apply the bleach. I wouldn't bother toning yet since your not at your desired level. Good luck :)
yes i agree with above you missed spots and if the hair was dyed black then you should have used a color remover and in fact you still can, color remover like color bfore or one and only color fix reduces the dye molecules of the black and removes the dye to a point thus saving your hair alot of trauma, you can use the color remover on your hair now to remove the rest of the black dye then wait a few weeks and bleach just the dark parts again, however to be honest getting silver hair over hair that is dyed black is really difficult and often impossible because you will have that orange staining and silver has to be on lightest platinum blonde
rereading it looks like you hair was not previously dyed? so i am thinking you missed spots so spot bleach all the dark bits and it should be ok, but remember go slow getting from very dark to the light blonde required is a journey and for some it takes many steps