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Tips And Tricks To Bleach Your Hair Like A Pro!

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Bleaching your hair like a pro is not a rocket science job, but yes, it is a skill that you master over a period of time. It's not a one-size-fits-all kind of gig. A lot depends on the structure and porosity of your hair. Some hair types soak up color like a sponge, while others require hours of pampering to achieve the perfect shade. But once you master the art of bleaching your hair, you can play with colors, transforming your hair into the most sought-after balayage or ombre look. Experts recommend choosing hair color for men and women based on their skin tones. Read on for pro tips on bleaching your hair.

Bleaching is the process of pre-lightening your hair prior to coloring it. Bleaching strips off the color pigment of the hair, leading to lightening the natural color of your hair. Bleaching your hair is like creating a blank canvas which allows hair coloring in dazzling and vibrant shades. Leaving the bleach for a long time can lead to increased hair lightening.

Tips & Tricks On Bleaching Your Hair Like A Pro

Bleaching your hair can be time-consuming as the darker the hair, the more time it takes to lighten your hair color. Get ready to up your bleaching game with the below-mentioned pro tips and tricks.

1. Perform A Patch Test

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If you are using the bleaching haircare kit for the first time, you should perform a patch test to check for any allergic reaction. Take a small amount of bleach, apply it on your forearm, and wait 24 hrs to check for any adverse reaction on your skin.

2. Choose The Volume Wisely

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Bleaching haircare products are usually available in 4 volumes 10,20, 30, and 40. The higher number is attributed to increased hydrogen peroxide in the bleaching haircare product. The higher the amount of hydrogen peroxide in the bleach, the lighter your hair will become.

3. Regular Bleach Or Bleach Bath


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If you are looking for a gentler option for bleaching your hair, then a bleach bath is better. For the bleach bath, mix 1 part of bleach with 1 part of the developer and 4 parts of shampoo. This is the perfect combo for a bleach bath.

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4. Always Use A Conditioner


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Bleaching can damage your hair, making it fragile and more prone to dryness. After bleaching, make sure to apply a conditioner to restore the hydration level of your hair.

5. Ensure Your Hair Is Clean Before Bleaching 

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Bleaching unwashed hair is a long and tedious process. Ensure you apply bleach on washed, clean and conditioned hair.

6. Don't Leave Bleaching Agent On For Too Long


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Leaving the bleach on your hair for a long time can damage it, making it dry, dull, and brittle. Experts say the bleach should not be left on your hair for a long time to process.

7. Rinse Your Hair With Cool Water

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Rinsing your hair with hot water can open up the cuticles, causing hair dryness. A cool water rinse helps to close the cuticles, sealing the moisture inside.

8. Protect Your Hair From Heat

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You must be aware that heat styling tools can damage your hair, making your hair look dry and dull. So it is better to avoid them altogether; if you need to use them, apply a heat protectant spray before using styling tools to minimize their potential damage.

Also Read : This Is How Heating Tools Damage Your Hair!

9. Treat Your Hair With Care

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Bleach can make your hair fragile, so be gentle towards your hair. Avoid brushing your hair vigorously. Brushing wet hair can lead to hair breakage and hair thinning. Use a wide-toothed comb to brush your hair.

10. Use a Semi-Permanent Hair Color that Repairs Hair

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If you want to protect your hair from damage while coloring, use quality haircare products. Experts recommend using good quality semi-permanent hair color with hair bond tech- Hyaplex, which repairs the hair bond while coloring your hair in vibrant shades.

Also Read : Hyaplex : A Hair Bonding Technology To Color Hair Without Damage

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11. Apply A Hydrating & Nourishing Hair Mask

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After bleaching, your hair becomes weak, and applying a hydrating hair mask once a week will revive your strands by restoring the lost moisture.

If you are bleaching your hair for the first time, we advise you to get it done professionally in a salon, as it is vital to know your hair type and choose the right haircare product according to your hair.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What Is The Most Healthy Way To Bleach Your Hair?

If you are new to hair bleach, start with a low-volume developer, i.e., 10 or 20, and ensure you don't leave it for more than 30-40 minutes on your hair to prevent potential hair damage.

2. What Should I Put On My Hair Before Bleaching?

Applying coconut or almond oil on your strands a day before bleaching helps seal the moisture in your strands. The natural oil forms a protective coating over the hair surface, protecting your hair from harmful chemicals.

3. How Many Times Can I Bleach My Hair?

Frequently bleaching your hair can damage the strands. You can bleach the hair at an interval of 4-6 weeks. Moisturizing your hair before the second bleaching session is recommended to maintain its shine and vibrancy.

4. Should I Bleach My Hair Dry Or Wet?

Applying bleach on wet/damp hair is beneficial if you are looking for a subtle color change.

Bleaching your hair like a pro can be a challenging task, but with proper knowledge , right tools and technique you can achieve the desired look. These simple tips and tricks can help you kick start your journey to the world of colors. With little patience and practice you can achieve perfection. Whether you are looking for a dramatic change or just want to add subtle hues to your mane, don't feel hesitant to play with colors.




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