My hairdresser messed up my hair and now I can't go back because of the coronavirus - can I fix it at home?Posted 3 months, 1 week ago
I have bleach blonde hair that grew out for nine months. I was growing it out on purpose so my hairdresser could transform it into a melty brown to blonde ombre. I went in for my appointment after all that time waiting and wearing wigs to hide my hair and she majorly messed it up. I have no idea why but I ended up with chunky highlights instead of the soft transition we discussed. There's also still a visible line where my natural hair meets my bleached hair. It looks horrendous and I absolutely hate it. Due to the coronavirus I can't go back to the salon because I live in California and we're on lockdown. I am so tired of hiding my real hair, and I want to ditch the ombre idea and bleach my hair entirely blonde at home, but these highlights are posing a challenge. When I asked my hairdresser how to do it, she said to just bleach over them, but advice online tells me that my hair will break off if I do that. What should I do? Is there even anything I can do at home, or do I have to wait until the virus is no longer a threat and go back to the salon, which could be months? Pictures of my hair attached, sorry for the grease, I put coconut oil in it. Also I do have my mom at home to help bleach my hair, so I would not be doing this alone.
by StainRookiePosted 3 months, 1 week ago
Are you still working? If you are in isolation at home It may be worth waiting, you need a lot of precision to get around those highlights.
If It was me I'd wait. Plus, in these weeks, your demarcation line is going to soften. Alternatively I would probably use a blonde permanent dye and apply It everywhere to even the color out a bit. But permanent dyes don't lift as well with bleach, so it's going to create a bit of banding wherever you decide to get back to your hairstylist and bleach.
by vivienne StaffPosted 3 months, 1 week ago
I agree, I'd wait it out a bit for now. You can bleach directly over the highlights, but I'd try to be a little careful around them, as they can get more damaged than the rest of your hair. They won't necessarily snap off, but they might end up a different texture than the rest of your hair. I'd personally try to section them and process them separately from the other parts of your hair, but that's a very finicky process.
by WithoutMePosted 3 months, 1 week ago
Pretty sure it will damage parts of your hair that were bleached already if you go full blonde at your home.
by BridgetSPosted 3 months, 1 week ago
There are several ways to tackle this; rebleaching the highlights is not a good idea if you want to keep you hair in good lokk.condition. You could try adding highlights, trying not to overlap. You could also do a root smudge so as to get a more "ombre" look. This is rather easy ti do, just you some semi-permanent rather than permanent, so it fades out nicely, and you don't get banding. Good luck!