Apple Cider Vinegar before bleach?Posted 1 year ago
So I did a second round of Color Oops last night and hooray it looks way better! I'm definitely ginger but it's the closest to my natural color I've been in a very long time. My hair feels extremely good but it definitely is dry and frizzy so I was wondering if it would be safe to do an ACV rinse tonight after I wash my hair again to make sure there's no more dye molecules to lower the cuticle because I'm meeting with my stylist tomorrow or Saturday to get my hair bleached. Or would I be better off just getting a pH balancing conditioner? (I just don't know if it would close my hair cuticles or not). I'm gonna wash my hair a few times today, do a developer strand test to see if my hair re-oxidizes, wash again, deep condition (and then ACV if you guys think it's smart/safe) and then before I go in to get my hair bleached I'll slap on some coconut oil. Does that sound like a viable plan? Is ACV safe to do before bleach?
I googled it and found a few articles saying not to mix vinegar and bleach but it was cleaning products and I don't know if the same information applied especially if I'm rinsing (not washing) the ACV out rather than leaving it on. Please help!!!
I’m wondering the same thing I’m also wondering if any one has advice for after color oops I’ve been told not to do deep conditioners or protein treatments but I want to because my hair is really dry this whole PH thing is confusing can anyone clarify this?
Noooo deep conditioners are good! But protein is unnecessary because the color oops isn't doing any damage to your hair, and protein will cause it to be even more dry and brittle because your hair is lacking so much moisture. So deep conditioner, coconut oil, etc is very good. You just need to make sure to wash your hair every day for the next few days to ensure that whatever left over molecules wash out. I just want to make sure the ACV won't react with the bleach tomorrow.
Ok thanks I’ll be doing another bleaching session in 2 weeks so should I do a protein treatment? I bleached 2 weeks before the color oops a few days ago. Trying to get platinum. I know bleaching causes protein loss
If you've bleached your hair then yes! Protein and lots of deep conditioner. Whenever I bleach my hair I use the aphogee 2- step protein treatment. One use is good for 6 weeks and let me tell ya, it's a miracle.
Should I do another round of color oops? I didn’t clarify before which I just recently learned your supposed to do. I had a lot of deep conditioners in it so the color oops didn’t work. I did it 3 days ago, how soon could I do it again?
Color Oops most likely won't work if you've already bleached your hair (if you haven't put on a color after and hated it). I don't think a deep conditioner would prevent Color Oops from working unless you didn't wash it out or something. But a clarifying shampoo should be used when washing out the color oops for the 25+ minutes as it strips better
by Jude StaffPosted 1 year ago
Here's my experience:
You definitely get a better result with colour removers if your hair is super clean to begin with; this is especially true if you're trying to remove direct dyes. You can test whether your hair is going to re-darken by dipping it in some peroxide and waiting for about 10 minutes before rinsing it off. If that happens, another round of colour remover is required.
Vinegar will help flatten the cuticle. As long as it's rinsed out it shouldn't cause any problems with the bleach.
Colour removers can work after bleaching if there's still some artificial pigments there. I think I have some pics in my timeline from about 6 or 7 years ago demonstrating this. I had some gingery tones left after bleaching in areas that had previously been dyed and was able to lighten them a bit using colour remover.
Regarding protein: if it works for you, use it, but use it sparingly. Some hair types are sensitive to protein and it can build up evenly. Don't use it more than once a week and if your hair starts to feel hard or crispy then you've over done it and need to stop for a few weeks. Check your deep conditioner for protein - it's easy to get build up when you're using a deep conditioner and a protein treatment.
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by AndyaPosted 1 year ago
I would rather have apple cider vinegar as part of a dressing to a salad.
Protein treatments remove moisture form the hair and the hair becomes more dry. When the hair is already dry avoid making the hair more dry. Overly dry hair will snap like straw at about 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch form the scalp. Color Oops and other color removers also remove moisture form the hair and the hair become more dry.
If the hair is very dry then suggest either pat dry the hair with a towel or let the hair at dry. Letting the hair air dry will give time for water to be reabsorbed into the hair shaft and the scalp. This has helped my hair.
These are my suggestions and opinion.
Should I do another round of color remover or just bleach again? I have some dark pieces and red and orange. Could I do another round of color oops then bleach my roots? I’m so confused and don’t want to do the wrong thing. I’m trying to go from dark to blonde without damaging my hair too much.
I think color oops would be safe to do and since it technically doesn't damage (or at least not nearly as much as bleach) it's worth a shot if money isn't an issue. If it doesn't work, then just wait a few days and bleach it again. Doesn't hurt to try and if it can lessen the damage then it's a better option. Just make sure to pamper the crap out of your hair! And yes color oops works better on freshly washed hair. I washed my hair with dandruff shampoo (art naturals argan coal tar dandruff shampoo. Love this stuff as my scalp and hair reacts badly with head and shoulders) and then the next day I did the color remover and got a better result. I also washed it out at 17 minutes rather than 20 as I didn't want to risk it reversing. And then i used the paul Mitchel shampoo #2 (clarifying shampoo) to wash it like 8 times in 30 minutes. That's what I gathered from their comments + my own experience ??
Thanks Lumafox for the advice I’m going to give it a try