Splotchy after bleaching. How to fix?by shmaylorPosted 3 months, 1 week ago
My hair is naturally a dirty blonde color, but I've been dyeing it out of a box since I was in high school (over 15 years at this point), so I haven't seen my entire head in my natural color in a very long time. I used to mess around with reds and purples and fun semi-permanent metallics, but for about the past 8 years I've only been dying it various shades of blonde that are lighter than my natural color. I never used bleach and have never gotten it professionally dyed. I only dye it 2 or 3 times a year.
For the past couple years, it's been more difficult to achieve a light blonde. Not a big surprise- hair changes as you get older and my roots have been growing in darker. I saw Feria Absolute Platinum in the store and was exited to try something new that might give me a lighter color. Then I noticed that it had a bleach component and ran away.
But last night I decided to give it a try. It...did not go well.
I think the main issue was that the mixture is a lot thicker than I'm used to working with, so it was a more difficult to spread around. I have splotchy dark patches where I missed areas.
How can I fix this? Can I just dye over top of it with a box of a different color that doesn't have a bleaching component? I'm assuming I'll have to go a little darker than usual, but I don't mind as long as I'm not splotchy. I've heard that bleach opens up the follicles or something, so I think I'd need to leave the color on for less time. Is that right?
Important note: I physically cannot go get this professionally fixed. Our state has closed all non-essential businesses due to covid-19. (Which is why I even decided to try this in the first place. I'm working from home and not going out. So if the answer is "leave it alone for a few weeks", I can do it. I just won't be happy about it)
by BridgetSPosted 3 months, 1 week ago
Hi, you could either spot-bleach it, or color it a color as dark as the darker pieces. haha I also have a correction to do, as I foiled and got one big bleeder... and it shows...
by shmaylorPosted 3 months, 1 week ago
I'm definitely not going to spot-bleach. I'm too nervous to try using bleach again until I have a friend to help!
Is there anything out of the ordinary that I would need to do when coloring it darker?