Not all bleaches are created equal, some are formulated with moisturizing ingredients or lipids. Check the label for ingredients such as keratin, chamomile, or jojoba oil, which lessen the damage caused by the bleach. There are also good alcohols like stearyl and cetyl alcohol, which prevent your hair from drying out.
One thing we want to avoid having is brassy hair, so check the label for anti-yellow properties. Blue or purple colored bleaches also slightly help neutralize the yellow undertones that show after you bleach your hair.
Aside from a bleaching powder, you will need to purchase a developer, which comes in different volumes. The volume of a developer refers to how much hydrogen peroxide it contains – the more hydrogen peroxide it contains, the stronger it is. There 3 volumes of developer that you can use at home: 10, 20, and 30.
20 volume developer is the most commonly used one. It’s used for color removal as it lightens your hair by 1-2 levels. It is also used to color over gray hair for longer lasting results. If you’re not sure what to get, this is the safest choice.
If you want more dramatic results, a 30% developer will significantly lighten your hair up to 3 levels of color. But be careful, this product is harsh, so make sure to condition your hair appropriately afterwards.
A 40 volume developer is one of the strongest, and it will lighten your hair by 4 levels. Although 40 volume developers are sold commercially, these are best handled by professionals. One wrong move could cause irreversible damage to your hair or scalp.
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After bleaching, you need to allow it to rest and recover. Also, using a hair treatment will help bring life back to your hair. Some hair bleaches will contain nourishing ingredients, but it’s still recommended to use a good treatment such as Olaplex.
Make sure to do a patch test to make sure your skin doesn’t react badly to the product. You can also do a strand test to check how light your hair will get.
You’ll need the following:
You might be wondering why purple shampoo? It’s a toning shampoo that uses the color purple to cancel out the brass color of the hair. It will keep your hair bright and cool.
You know what they say, our hair is our crowning glory so give those locks some love to make it healthy! Check out our recommendations for other hair-related products!
Don’t be scared though, we’re sure that with the right product and the right usage, you’ll be able to get the hair color you’ve been dreaming of.
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