How to Bleach Hair
If you want platinum blonde hair, then there's a good chance that you may consider bleaching your hair at some point. However, if you do not properly bleach your hair, it can turn out to be a royal disaster. Here are some very important tips on how to bleach your hair.
Instructions for Bleaching Your Hair
Visit the Local Beauty Shop
The first thing that you will need to do is purchase a hair bleaching kit. Although you can buy one from the local drug store, it is a much better idea to visit a beauty shop. This way, you can talk to the shop employees, who may be able to give you good advice on which hair bleach kit to purchase.
Pick a Bleach Kit For Your Hair Color
It is important to make sure that you are using a bleach kit for your hair color. If you use a bleach kit for black hair and if your natural hair color is strawberry blonde, you are bound to get bad results. If your hair frequently comes out a shade of orange no matter what shade of blonde you dye it, it is good to dye it black first and then using a kit for black hair to get the best results.
Read the Included Instructions
When you bleach your hair, it is important to make sure that you read the instructions that are included in the box. Follow the instructions from start to finish. If you don’t follow them, your hair may not turn out the way that you are hoping. Please note that any time you are dealing with a hair product and your hair, you will want to wear latex gloves, whether or not they are provided in the kit. To get better and quicker results, consider using a plastic wrap. A blow dryer can also be used for brief periods of time, but not the entire time that you are bleaching the hair.
Check the Hair Every 20 Minutes
As you are going through the process of bleaching your hair, check on it every 20 minutes. Once it begins to turn yellow, add the bleach to your roots, which you will be instructed to not do in the beginning of the process. Note that it generally takes about forty-five minutes to one hour to bleach the entire head of hair.
Rinse the Bleach Out of the Hair
When your hair has lightened, which is usually after one hour or maybe less, rinse the bleach out of the hair. Make sure that you rinse it thoroughly and use conditioner. It should be provided in the hair bleach kit, but if not, the best thing to do is use your own moisturizing conditioner. Keep conditioning the hair for the rest of the week and avoid using shampoo for at least three days after the bleach process.