Bleaching hair at home is a process that takes some time and involves specific preparation, especially if your natural hair color is dark brown or even black. Before starting the bleaching process, make sure you stack up all the necessary products: hair conditioner, hair repair treatments, blue bleach, developer, toner, dye brush, gloves and a head plastic bag.

Step 1

The weeks or even months before bleaching your hair, you should care for your tresses more than you would normally do. That is to say that you should not dye your locks and, what is more, you should apply hair conditioner and masks as often as possible.

Kiehl’s Hair Conditioner and Grooming Aid Formula (For All Hair Types) can be a good option when preparing your hair for bleaching, given its nourishing and moisturizing properties. A good choice is also Strong Sexy Hair Strengthening Conditioner that moisturizes and smoothers your tresses.

How to Bleach Hair at Home

Step 2

When you’re prepared to start bleaching your hair, you must remember to use blue bleach, bought from professional salons, and also a developer, which helps the bleach lift the color from your tresses. Blue bleach is the best product to go for, regardless of the brand, given the fact that it helps you deal with the orange tones that your locks will get after bleaching.

Step 3

Section your hair in as many strands as you please, mix the blue bleach and the developer according to the instructions and then apply the combo on your hair with a hair dye brush. Don’t start with the roots, as they will have to be bleached at the end, since they discolor the fastest, compared to the rest of your tresses.

Apply a generous amount of bleach on all of your hair strands in order to avoid patches and streaks, then put a plastic bag on and leave the bleach for 50 minutes. Remember: after 35 minutes, remove the plastic bag and apply bleach on your roots.

How to Bleach Hair at Home

Step 4

After the bleach has been on for 50 minutes, wash your hair thoroughly and apply a strong conditioner or a mask to protect your tresses from damage.

Shiseido Intensive Treatment Hair Mask is a good option, as it was specially designed for seriously damaged hair. You can opt for Lavera Mango Milk Hair Conditioner (For Coloured Hair & Colour Protection) as well, a hair product packed with wheat protein.

Step 5

By now, your bleached hair is probably orangey. In order to get the desired blonde shade, you have to wait for at least 2 days before repeating the bleaching hair process described above. When your bleached hair has the color of a banana, you can apply the toner of your choice.

Don’t forget to nourish your bleach damaged tresses with strong hair products, such as Hair Go Straight Intense Keratin Masque Post Keratin Treatment , that restore the health of your bleached hair.

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