How to Bleach Hair at Home?

Every celebrity is spotted with blonde hair, there are many who have skipped their natural hair color and got a platinum blonde color for their hair. Celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Jared Leto, Justin Beiber, the Kardashian’s are in the list of celeb’s who have gone for bleached hair color. If you are bored of your black or brunette hair, here is a simple, easy and less costly ways to bleach hair at home.

Ingredients Required to Bleach Hair at Home :

  • Powder Bleach
  • 20-30 volume developer.
  • Gloves
  • Plastic bowl
  • Plastic measuring spoon mixing tools.
  • Toner
  • Hair Clip for long hair
  • Red gold corrector
  • Sulfate free shampoo

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Steps to Bleach Hair at Home

1.) Start with Healthy Hair to Bleach

If you frequently bleach your hair then always remember to keep a proper gap so that you don’t end up damaging your hair. For pre-dyed hair, you should use herbal shampoo and conditioner. Avoid products containing chemicals like sulfates. Avoid heating tools so that you can prepare your hair for the next round of bleaching. There should be a minimum gap of three months in between the days you bleach your hair.

2.) Go for the Best Bleaching Products

Hair bleaching products are available in the local beauty stores but do remember to get the right product for your hair. Before purchasing the products decide over which shade you would want to bleach your hair. Use the products according to the requirement. For blonde or light brown hair you need to get 20-30 volume developer, for black hair, the amount is more 40 volume developer. But remember the lower the volume the lesser damage to your hair. For girls who want to get a platinum color will need a toner. This will take the yellow color out of the bleached hair. For bleached hair, there are shampoos specifically for bleached hair. Do not use metallic bowls or plates for bleaching purpose always use plastic.

3.) Ventilate the Room or Space to Bleach Hair at Home

The fumes of bleaching chemicals are not comfortable within closed doors. Ventilate the room this will minimize the amount of fumes you breathe. This will cause you less discomfort  and ease your work. You should keep the required equipment within your reach. This will help you to carry on your work swiftly and accurately.

4.) Make the Mixture to Bleach Hair at Home

Follow the instructions mentioned in the bleaching product. Place the bleach powder in the bowl, add required amount of developer to it and mix red-gold corrector according to the instruction on the bottle. Mix them well the paste should look bluish-white or blue. To avoid the chemical on your hand use gloves.

5.) Apply Bleach to Your Dry Hair

To start applying bleach you should start from the ends of your hair. Avoid the roots this will cause damage to the roots and hair fall too. Sometimes the exposure of bleach to the scalp causes super dry scalp which is not at all healthy. Apply evenly on the strands you want to color. In the case of direct contact with your skin use a towel to wipe the bleach.

6.) Cover the Hair

To bleach hair at home you should use a plastic sheet or wrap to cover your head. This will help the bleach to work effectively on your hair. Set a timer for 15 minutes and let the bleach work on your hair. You can also check your hair by using a towel, wipe a few strands of hair and check the color on it. Reapply bleach on the strands you have wiped the bleach off. Do not keep the bleach for too long time on your hair. Wash it off as soon as you feel that the bleach has worked on your hair. If you feel your head is getting warmer and it starts paining wash your hair immediately.

7.) Wash Your Hair

Rinse your hair until and unless the running water seems clean. The bleach makes your hair dry as it takes off the moisture from the hair. So it is ideal to use a deep conditioner or nourishing hair mask immediately after you bleach your hair.

8.) Towel Dry Your Hair

After using conditioner on your hair, wash it off properly. Dry your hair and avoid, heating tools. Your will find that your hair has yellowish blonde color on it.

9.) Tone Your Hair For Platinum Blonde Hair

For the toning process, you need to mix a part of toner and two-part of the developer. Add red-gold corrector according to the instruction. Mix them well, the mixture will appear blueish in color.

10.) Apply Toner To Bleach Hair

For platinum blonde hair you should use a clean tint brush to apply the paste on your hair. If you have hot roots pay attention to it. Avoid the roots this will save your hair from further damage.

11.) Allow the Toner to Set on Your Hair

The toning product will have instructions mentioned. Go through it and determine the time required for you to bleach hair. Various products have different timings mentioned. Usually, it is 30 minutes.

12.) Shampoo and Condition Your Hair 

After the toning process is over wash your hair properly under running water. Use a shampoo recommended for bleached hair to make sure you get rid of the toner. Later use a deep conditioner to moisturize your hair. Do not use blow dryers rather let it towel dry.