Bleach Bath Hair at Home

Dying your hair on your own can sometimes go terribly wrong. Also, let's not exclude the possibility that your hairdresser can mess up your color and leave you feeling unsatisfied. So, in case any of this does occur no worries: you can save your hair on your own! In fact, you can bleach bath your hair and achieve amazing results super fast-overnight. If you are wondering what this method is and how it should be done just keep on reading.

How To Do Bleach Bath?

How To Do Bleach Bath?

You can set up this bath on your own and at home. The process itself can be a bit harsh since it will lighten your natural hair. Women who have thin, brittle, weak or super-damaged hair should skip doing this process.

Bleach bath involves the use of several different bleaching agents which are activated when combined with peroxide. Once you combine these two they will lighten your hair and will strip away your natural color.

Why Should You Do This Process?

Well, for starters, the method itself is not as harsh as your typical bleaching and is a lot easier for women who are inexperienced. 

Women prefer these baths since they are a bit milder and they don't have to leave these agents on for too long. You should do a bleach bath if you are trying to:

  • Lighten your hair by 1-2 colors
  • Trying to remove previous stubborn and poorly applied dye
  • Trying to cover up gray hair

Women who have never dyed their hair should skip doing this step since it can damage and dry out their natural hair in a heartbeat.

A Step By Step Process

Step 1: The Allergy Test

If you are sensitive or allergic to some bleach ingredients you shouldn't do this process on your own. In order to test your skin take a small amount of product and apply it to your knee or even your elbow (any part of your body which is not too exposed). Apply bleach and the developer (peroxide) with a q-tip and leave on for 20 minutes. In case your skin doesn't become red or itchy you can proceed further.

Step 2: Combine Bleach With Peroxide 

Use either liquid, oil, cream or powder bleach and mix it in with peroxide. Be very careful once you purchase the peroxide since it can come in different numbers, such as 10, 20, 30 and 40. These numbers are actually telling you the amount and strength level of the peroxide which is in it.

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Women with super coarse and long hair should use higher labeled bleach.

However, those who are experimenting with bleach for the first time should use volumes 10 or 20, along with women who have brittle hair.

Step 2: Combine Bleach With Peroxide 

Use either liquid, oil, cream or powder bleach and mix it in with peroxide. Be very careful once you purchase the peroxide since it can come in different numbers, such as 10, 20, 30 and 40. These numbers are actually telling you the amount and strength level of the peroxide which is in it.

Women with super coarse and long hair should use higher labeled bleach.

However, those who are experimenting with bleach for the first time should use volumes 10 or 20, along with women who have brittle hair.

Step 3: Mix Them Up

Add these two into a small disposable bowl (preferably plastic). Make sure that your ratio is 1:2 (bleach: developer). Mix the products in with a disposable spoon. After mixing for 3 minutes add a handful amount of your favorite shampoo. However, don't use a toning kind.

Make sure you dampen your hair with cold water.

Step 4: Apply The Paste

Make sure you dampen your hair with cold water and then towel dry it by making patting motions. After it becomes semi-damp apply your created paste on top of your head.

Tip: Use rubber gloves or even latex gloves when applying this on top of your head. Start applying the product onto your tips and move upwards. Rub the product in and push it deep into the scalp by making massaging motions.

Step 5: Wait For 30 Minutes

You can put your hair up in a bun or in a plastic shower cap to prevent it from dripping around. Make sure you are wearing some old clothes so you don't get them dirty. Leave the cap on for 20-30 minutes and let the bleach fully penetrate into your strains. If you have long hair make sure you leave the bleach on for a bit longer.

Step 6: Make Sure You Have It Under Control

Check your hair every 5-10 minutes by taking out a smaller section and by spraying it with some water. Once you do wipe it with a dry cloth and look at your current color. In case you like it, remove the rest of the bleach from your head. If you don't like it, leave the piece back into the cap and let it develop some more. Once you get your wanted color rinse all of the bleach and apply your hydrating and nourishing conditioner. Leave it on for 5 minutes (or even more) since your hair will demand moisture at this point. After that rinse the product out and blow dry your hair as you'd normally do.

How To Take Care Of Your Hair After Bleach Bathing 

Once everything is set in place make sure you follow these 5 rules:

  • Use hair masks once a week to restore moisture
  • Apply coconut oil once a month and massage the product in to boost the hair growth
  • You can use leave-in conditioner if your hair is not too thin or brittle
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    Redo bleach baths or any bleaching processes every 2-3 months
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    Let your hair rest for 7 days and don't use hair straighteners or curling wands after just bleaching it

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