Bleach Help?!Posted 5 days ago
So a little back story but trying to keep it short and sweet. Aha (:
2019 in the fall, I dyed my hair copper with the Loreal Hicolor Hilights in copper, I believe. I later covered it in a black hair dye from the one and only brand from sally beauty supply. I believe it was supposed to be permanent but it faded right out within a month leaving me a very red toned brown. I've been contemplating bleaching my hair for a while and doing a lot of research. I was able to go to CosmoProf and get the Schwarzkopf Blondme bond enforcing bleach along with the 20 vol. developer since I have naturally curly hair. I did a strand test two days ago and a second process on the same strand a day later. The results were a more florescent orange (pictured). Last night, I decided to go for it and process my entire head (pictured). My entire head processed much faster and lighter due to the heat being trapped in the plastic cap. I left my roots out, and there is a darker orange patch then it goes lighter orange/yellow to the ends. I'm wondering if I should do a bleach bath as I don’t really want to process it fully again. With the bleach bath I intend to only do the darker areas near my roots and not the ends. If I were to do a bleach bath, how long should I wait? I was also thinking I may just be able to get away with toning it to a nicer blonde color but not sure since I have that darker area near the roots. Any advice? Note that the attached pictures are the morning after bleaching (I’ve only fully processed once). My hair is still wet and I am going to do a protein treatment today (have to go buy one after work) to help with my curls. Thank you in advance.
by vivienne StaffPosted 4 days, 7 hours ago
I know you've already done some toning now, but I don't know how much lightening you'll get with just a bleach bath on the darker portions. I'd probably use at least 10 volume bleach on just those areas. In my experience, bleach baths are okay at removing dye, but they really get stuck at the warmer red/orange phase.