Bleach Recommendations for Sensitive ScalpsPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
I've been bleaching & dying my 14-year-old sister's hair for the last year or so & the one issue that we keep seeming to have is that her scalp is super sensitive to bleach. I've been using L'Oreal Quick Blue with 30 vol developer for her & her scalp usually starts getting itchy & irritated before I've even finished applying it. We've tried mixing in Sweet 'n Low, which I've had work everyone else whose hair I've done, & one of those irritation reducing packets from Sally, but it still really bugs her. We always bleach a few days after she's last washed her hair & thoroughly oil with coconut oil before hand.
Does anyone have any recommendations for a bleach that will be gentler on her scalp? Preferably something available through Sally, & not heat dependent as she has a lot of hair & no where near enough patience for evenly applying heat. Or even if you have some other tip or trick for reducing the itchies, it would be super appreciated. Thanks much in advance!
by clau_weePosted 8 years, 4 months ago
I don't have a recommendation for bleach, but I like the Ion Sensitive Scalp Developer. My sister has the same problem and this takes care of that issue.
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by Jude StaffPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
Maybe a cream bleach would be easier on her scalp. They're oily and tend to expand less during development. I find them to be slightly less damaging too.
I use Wells Blondor Cream or there's the super expensive L'Oreal Platinum too. I think there are a few others on the market but these are 2 I can recommend.
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by AnnaTaylor56Posted 8 years, 4 months ago
I think bleach is not recommended for scalp. But I heard about a cream bleach but never used it. I personally think that if you have a scalp then may be some hair treatment will work and also minoxidil 10 is a best product on scalp. I used this for 4 months and now I don't have this problem.
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by candacebakerPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
maybe try waiting more then a few days after you shampoo, like a week or week and a half that way the scalp has more natural oil. Head and Shoulders makes a eucalyptus wash for itchy/sensitive scalp that may help.
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by Wicked_PixiePosted 8 years, 4 months ago
My recommendation for sensitive scalps is coconut oil. Slather it on and make sure it is rubbed into the scalp. Leave for at least an hour, then bleach directly over it. I don't even feel a tingle when bleaching over coconut oil, and my daughter who has a really sensitive scalp and a scalp condition can cope with bleach, without coconut oil she was literally in tears from the pain.
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