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How To Bleach Hair At Home Without Damage?

A "must" if you want to dye your hair lighter.

Bleaching human hair is a good way to reach the hair color level you want. It is a necessary step before coloring your tresses. Especially, if you want to dye the hair in silver color or platinum blonde, you need several bleaching sessions. Bleach works well on virgin hair. 

Understanding these steps is important, as it would decide how your hair color is. Therefore, this article from Lewigs would be dedicated to guiding you on how to bleach hair. Let’s check it out! 

Why Do You Bleach Your Hair?

In recent years, the young have preferred the trend of dyeing hair with light colors such as platinum, pink, purple, or smoke grey. Unlike previous familiar colors (brown, red), they are light colors. To achieve the best results, people have to bleach their hair before dying. 

Secret Guide On How To Bleach Hair At Home Without Damage?
hair after bleaching

Bleaching is the process of removing melanin in the hair with specialized chemicals. When losing melanin, the hair will turn white or grey. If your hair is too dark, you will have to bleach it more than one time. You have to experience on average 2 times of bleaching to color the hair in a light tone.

Bleach hair with hydrogen peroxide

If you find out about human hair, you will know that there are 10 levels of the hair. The first level is black hair – the darkest tone and the tenth is pale blonde- the lightest tone. Depending on how much lift you would like, you can choose a suitable peroxide. Often hairdressers use volume 20 and volume 30 peroxide to bleach the hair.  

Is your hair natural brown? If you do not want to lift a lot of color tone compared to the original one, a 20 vol is ideal for you. It can lift about 2 or 3 color levels. How long to leave bleach in hair 20 vol?  Leave it to sit on your hair for 20 to 30 minutes. Don’t leave it on any longer as it can irritate your scalp. 

Secret Guide On How To Bleach Hair At Home Without Damage?
Bleach hair with hydrogen peroxide

While 30 vol developer helps to lift about 3-4 levels of hair color. It is used to bleach the hair to the lightest color. However, try to keep the developer contact your skin if your skin is sensitive. Keep in mind that don’t leave it on your scalp for too long. So how long to leave bleach in hair 30 vol? Only for 30 minutes. Then you have to rinse the developer and bleach out from your tresses once you get your desired level of hair. 

In addition, there are vol 10 and vol 40 in the market. Note: if you use vol 40 developer to bleach hair white, do not leave it on your hair longer than 15 minutes as it is very harsh.

How much does it cost if bleaching your hair at a hair salon?

It really does depend. It can cost anywhere from 30-100 dollars. The process should including toning, washing, etc in the price. The majority of the cost will be based on how many processes they have to do to achieve the color you want. For example, bleaching is cheap because it would be considered a single-process coloring, whereas bleaching/toning will be more expensive as it is a double-process. Don’t worry about the hair length since it does not affect your cost.

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Does bleaching damage hair?

Needless to say, bleaching would pose damage to your hair. It might even cause hair to death.  Some of the harms that hair bleaching might entail are:

– Breakage: Bleaching causes weaken hair, leading breakage. It is an inevitable result. Harsh chemicals in the bleach can separate cuticle scales. From time to time, the hair becomes more fragile. 

Secret Guide On How To Bleach Hair At Home Without Damage?
hair bleaching severely damage your hair

– Lack of moisture: The bleaching process will strip natural oils from your scalp and hair. It changes hair color, which means it changes the hair structure. The process makes your hair become more porous than before. And it is a cause of dry and damaged hair.

– Burning: The skin can also suffer burn if you use the bleach improperly. It may come along with some redness, itching feeling, and sores. Regardless of the reason, you should remove the product from your scalp and hair immediately. 

When you have naturally bleach the hair, you have to follow some special hair care regimens. Wash your hair with a shampoo dedicated to bleaching hair, clean the hair once a week, condition regularly, etc. 

How To Bleach Hair At Home Without Damage

We show you our tutorial on how to bleach hair with hydrogen peroxide. You need a developer, some powered bleach, a mixing bold and brush, elastic bands, hairpins, and measuring utensils.

Step 1

Grab one big scoop of the bleaching powder and pour it into a bowl. Then squeeze your developer in. You follow the ratio 1:1 and mix them together. To protect your scalp and hair, we recommend using 20 vol developer if your hair is not natural dark. Or if you want to bleach black hair, use 30 vol instead of the 20 volt one. 

Secret Guide On How To Bleach Hair At Home Without Damage?
apply coconut oil to the hair before bleaching

Step 2

Apply coconut oil on the hair and scalp so that it leaves your hair feeling softer and looking shine. Leave it on during the bleaching process, don’t worry because it does not affect the results. 

Comb and section your hair into 4 parts. Tie 3 sections and leave one. Now put plastic gloves on and wear an old T-shirt. 

Step 3

Grab the hair section and start bleaching all the sides you parted. You bleach from the bottom up to the crown area. Make sure that the mixture is distributed evenly in the section. Once you have finished, move to the next section until all the hairs are bleached. Cover the bleached hair with a shower cap. 

Step 4

All you need to do is to wait for the magic. How long to leave bleach in hair? Leave it for 30 minutes. You can take off the cap and check the color hair is lifting to your desired level. 

How To Bleach Hair At Home Without Damage?
paint the bleach mixture to your strands

Step 5

Once 30 minutes have passed, rinse the bleach out completely and wash the hair with a balancing shampoo. This product helps to balance the pH of the scalp. Follow this up by adding conditioner to offer and balance protein. Finally, let the hair air dry.

That’s all steps about how to bleach hair with peroxide. Follow our tutorial to reach the best result. 

We receive many inquiries, most of them related to the question of how long should I wait to bleach my hair again. You can make the second bleaching process, but never do it the same day. Wait for 2 weeks.

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Use toners to safely bleach hair

You do not like warm tones in your hair, bleach it with a toner. What should you do? Only replace the bleach powder by toner, and then follow the same steps listed below. 

How long does it take to bleach hair? Apply the toner on your strands and leave it for 30 minutes. You will see the magic happen. 

Bleach hair with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide

Do you know bleach your own hair at home with hydrogen peroxide and baking soda? Firstly, follow the ratio 1:3, you mix baking soda with hydrogen peroxide together. Mix them together. Leave it on your hair for 30 minutes to an hour. Wash your hair and you will see it turn out 1-2 color levels. 

How To Bleach Hair At Home Without Damage?
it’s better to have your hair bleached at a hair salon

If your hair is naturally dark, fine, or thick, you should go to a hair salon. The professional will do the process professionally and you get the results that you are expecting.

To sum up

Lewigs hopes that this article has somehow offered you an idea about how to bleach hair. In case you still feel unsure about the bleaching effect and scared that it will damage your natural hair, go for a wig or hair topper instead! Opt for a human hairpiece and feel free to bleach and style on it. It’s quick, efficient, and does not cost much, too! You will definitely be satisfied with the hair quality as well as the price that Lewigs offer.

Text us via hotline or email for any inquiries. We are willing to be of services! 

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