Advice with bleaching pleaseby BooshfacePosted 1 week, 2 days ago
Hi, so I have bought 20 developer and bleach powder with the idea to bleach my hair to all one colour so I can put purple over the top. Now I don’t mind if it’s not all completely one colour as I don’t mind the variation in tones but I just don’t want to get massive banding all over my head.
How can I avoid this ? My plan was to put the bleach on my already lightened hair and then apply to my roots/natural colour but with my roots being quite big I don’t want this to cause banding on the mid length? Picture is what I have now any advice would be appreciated . Also my hair hasn’t been coloured in almost a year .
by BridgetSPosted 1 week, 1 day ago
Hi, what has been done to your hair in previous years? it looks as if it has been bleached already, how many times? I would think the most important potential issue is breakage or damage you could get from overlapping on previously lightened hair. So I would suggest avoiding overlapping on previously lightened hair. For the dark pieces, you can avoid banding by taking thin sections, saturating, and placing each section in a foil to incubate. I hope it helps!
by vivienne StaffPosted 1 week ago
I'm seeing a few slightly darker regions in your lengths that you might want to spot treat. To be honest, I don't think I'd recommend fully doing your lengths, as you definitely have some regions that are already light enough. What purple dye were you planning to use? Some are more forgiving than others.
by BooshfacePosted 6 days, 17 hours ago
I’m planning on using the manic panic purple haze , I want to try get is as light and as even as possible so that when it fades it won’t go to patchy, although I don’t mind the length being a bit of a different colour as I think it would create different tones with the lighter and darker strands.
Btw my hair was lightened nearly a year ago and feels quite strong, I’m going to strand test first though x
by vivienne StaffPosted 6 days, 11 hours ago
Do you have a photo of roughly what shade of purple your end goal is?
Purple Haze isn't too bad of a shade, though it's not the most pigmented either. If you don't already have it on hand, I personally prefer Punky Plum as something that's relatively easy to get in the US. Its quite pigmented, so it's more forgiving and fades a bit more elegantly compared to Purple Haze. You should dilute it with conditioner to have it stretch further and reduce the amount of bleeding and staining.
I don't think your current base is too bad, but the orange might look a bit muddy, especially if you go with Purple Haze. I personally like to have my base be at least a golden blonde when I do purple. Even if it's been quite a while since you've last lightened your hair, you still should be careful when processing with bleach. Hair doesn't really heal over time, though conditioners and treatments can do a lot to make it look and feel better. It just doesn't have the same strength to withstand too many bleach processes. I'd just recommend spot-treating over an all-over treatment, because going over everything rarely ever makes things look more even. If the areas that are already light enough now to platinum or white, they will actually stand out more when you put the purple over them. It's not the end of the world, but I just think it's overall better for your hair not to treat the areas that don't need it now.