BLEACH!by summerkPosted 5 days, 3 hours ago
Hi everyone! okay so i dyed my hair dark brown( a level 3) with box dye a few months ago. I decided I wanted to be blonde again so i did a color remover and bleached my hair. It lifted well for the most part, but it came out VERY splotchy. I want to be at least a level 10. Any tips on spot bleaching and bleaching in general?
by BleuenNoirPosted 4 days, 22 hours ago
Oh gosh, this sounds so familiar. I naturally have really dark hair, which is difficult to bleach and I always get splotches on my hair afterward. Unfortunately I wish I knew how to fix this but whenever I have bleached my hair, I was always going to be putting dye over it (Which covered up the splotches pretty well). I have never bleached my hair so I could go blonde. I'll try and help the best I can but I highly recommend you talk to someone at your local beauty supply store or consult a hairdresser.
Did you use a box bleach kit or did use bleach powder and developer?
by _mothmomPosted 4 days, 20 hours ago
What is your natural color, and did you only use one color remover? If your natural color is lighter than your darkest areas now, you may have missed areas with the color remover or they were not fully removed when you applied the bleach, causing them to return to the dark brown.
by vivienne StaffPosted 4 days, 9 hours ago
I don't know if an even level 10 is a realistic goal. Dark permanent dyes have a tendency to stain the hair, and bleach really isn't that effective at taking them out. They work to a point, but eventually, it does too much damage for your hair to sustain more lightening.
The splotches look like they might have been due to the fact that you didn't use enough bleach and spread it a bit too thin in parts, so if you go in to spot bleach, I'd recommend making pre-sectioning into thin slices, no more than 3 strands thick. If you look up videos on how highlights are applied, you can see examples of this. Then make sure you full saturate each section. If you're not confident you can apply fast enough that the first sections won't develop too much by the time you get to the end, I'd also probably do it in multiple processes.