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Top 7 Best Hair Bleaches in the Philippines 2020 (Shine Moist, Matrix, Bremod, and More)

Want to achieve balayage, pastel, ombre, or just any lighter colored hair? Then you’ll most likely have to bleach your hair, but getting it done at a salon is expensive, and that’s why some hair bleaches are sold on the market.

However, when there are different types of hair bleaches, it makes it quite a challenge to choose one. That’s why we made this guide to help you distinguish and choose between the different hair bleaches.
  • Last updated: 10-23-2020
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How to Choose a Hair Bleach – Buying Guide

Bleaching your hair is a long and tough journey, especially for us naturally dark-haired Filipinos. There are a lot of risks involved in bleaching one’s hair. After all, you’ll be stripping it of its natural color using strong chemicals. That’s why it’s important to understand the process and whether or not it’s safe to bleach your hair.

Look for Bleaches with Moisturizing Ingredients for Less Damage

Look for Bleaches with Moisturizing Ingredients for Less Damage
There are cream bleaches and powder bleaches. Cream bleaches are formulated with oils and conditioners that help protect your hair. This is why most cream bleaches are safer to use on the scalp. Powder bleaches are more potent and are better for off-the-scalp usage. But with a lower volume developer, you can also use powder bleaches on the scalp.

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.

Look for Bleaches with Moisturizing Ingredients for Less Damage
While there are some ingredients you want to have, there are also some you should avoid. Some alcohols, such as isopropyl and ethanol, actually dry out your hair, so avoid those. Also, avoid bleaches that contain ammonia as it will cause further damage.

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.

Developer Strength Determines How Much Lighter Your Will Be

Believe it or not, our hair color is classified into 10 levels–from black to lightest blonde. How much lighter your hair can get will depend on the strength of the bleach, developer you’re using, and the condition of 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.

A 10 Volume is Used to Dye Your Hair One Shade Darker

A 10 Volume is Used to Dye Your Hair One Shade Darker
A 10 volume developer is the weakest and is used for gentle color cleansing. This isn’t recommended for bleaching as it doesn’t lighten your hair. It is used to for dyeing your hair 1 shade darker.

Use a 20 Volume Developer for 1-2 Levels of Lift

Use a 20 Volume Developer for 1-2 Levels of Lift

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.

Use a 30 Volume Developer for 3 Levels of Lift

Use a 30 Volume Developer for 3 Levels of Lift

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.

Do Not Use a 40 Volume Developer At Home

Do Not Use a 40 Volume Developer At Home

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.

Top 7 Best Hair Bleach to Buy Online in the Philippines

We hope you’ve learned a few more things about hair bleach, so here are a few great products you could try for yourself.
1
Bleach TypePowder
Developer Strengthn/a
2

Matrix Light Master Lightening Powder

₱1,200

Bleach TypePowder
Developer Strengthn/a
3

L'OrealQuick Blue Powder Bleach 1oz

₱620

Bleach TypePowder
Developer Strengthn/a
4

BremodTop Smooth Bleaching Powder with Bremod 12% Oxidizer Bundle

₱548

Bleach TypePowder
Developer Strength12%
5

Manic Panic Flash Lightning Hair Bleach Kit 30 Volume

₱820

Bleach TypePowder 1.34 oz
Developer Strength30 4oz
6

April SkinTurn Up Bleach 40ml

₱159

Bleach TypePowder (Comes with Lotion)
Developer Strength-
7

LolanePixxel Bleaching Powder Normal Lift

₱149

Bleach TypePowder
Developer Strength30 Vol

Compare the Best Hair Bleaches

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1
Shine Moist  Bleach Powder 1 + 3 1

Shine Moist

2
Matrix  Light Master Lightening Powder  1

Matrix

3
L'Oreal Quick Blue Powder Bleach 1oz 1

L'Oreal

4
Bremod Top Smooth Bleaching Powder with Bremod 12% Oxidizer Bundle 1

Bremod

5
Manic Panic Flash Lightning Hair Bleach Kit 30 Volume 1

6
April Skin Turn Up Bleach 40ml 1

April Skin

7
Lolane Pixxel Bleaching Powder Normal Lift 1

Lolane

Name

Bleach Powder 1 + 3

Light Master Lightening Powder

Quick Blue Powder Bleach 1oz

Top Smooth Bleaching Powder with Bremod 12% Oxidizer Bundle

Manic Panic Flash Lightning Hair Bleach Kit 30 Volume

Turn Up Bleach 40ml

Pixxel Bleaching Powder Normal Lift

Features

Tub of Bleach Powder for Multiple Bleaching Sessions

Low Odor Bleach Powder That Includes an Ingredient for Moisture Retention

For Professional Grade Hair Bleaching

DIY Bleaching Product as Seen on Facebook Posts

All-in-One Self-Bleaching Kit

Self-Bleaching Kit That Also Cares for Your Hair

Get a Level 8 Blonde

Price₱340₱1,200₱620₱548₱820₱159₱149
Bleach TypePowderPowderPowderPowderPowder 1.34 ozPowder (Comes with Lotion)Powder
Developer Strengthn/an/an/a12%30 4oz-30 Vol
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Hair Care Before and After Bleaching

Bleaching strips your hair of its natural moisture and color causing damage. This is why it is important to prep your hair before you bleach it by using a moisturizing conditioner or treatment starting a few weeks before. Also, make sure to leave your hair unwashed for around 2 to 3 days before you bleach it.

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.

Read the Instructions to Avoid Frying Your Hair

Read the Instructions to Avoid Frying Your Hair
Depending on your bleaching product and the strength of your developer, the processing time will vary. It is very important to read the instructions and only leave it on your hair for the specified time.

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.

Do Not Forget to Gather the Needed Tools for the Job

Do Not Forget to Gather the Needed Tools for the Job
Some self-bleaching kits will come with the necessary tools, but when you the bleaching product and the developer separately, you’ll have to purchase the tools separately too.

You’ll need the following:

  • Old clothes
  • Plastic or latex gloves
  • Non-metallic bowl for mixing
  • Tinting brush for application
  • Clips for sectioning hair
  • Shower cap or cling wrap
  • Purple shampoo
Do Not Forget to Gather the Needed Tools for the Job
Wear old clothes and use gloves while you bleach your hair. Use a tinting brush to apply the bleach. You could also ask a friend or a family member to help you with your blind spots.

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.

Care for Your Hair

Care for Your Hair

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!

Summary

The journey to achieving lighter hair is long and tough, and finding the right product is challenging. Not all bleaches are the same, so never bleach your own hair without proper research. 

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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