Bleaching your hair at home can be a fun, rewarding experience, but it’s important to do so in the safest way possible if you want to maintain your new look over time. Whether you want to go lighter or just give yourself some bangs, these tips will help you successfully bleach your hair at home with minimal damage and maximum results. Be sure to consult with your hairstylist before trying any of these bleaching techniques on your own, so you can make the best decision based on your individual hair type.
Bleaching your hair is an easy way to dramatically change the look of your hair. It can be done on any length or texture of hair, but it’s not always a safe procedure. There are two types of bleaches that you should know about: ammonia-free and no-ammonia. Ammonia-free bleaches have been around longer and they’re gentler on both skin and hair because they don’t contain ammonia (which is what causes sensitivity). No-ammonia bleaches are newer products that have a less irritating formula than their predecessors, but also come with more risks than before.
Pick The Right Products
When it comes to hair bleaching, it’s important that you know what is in your products. The worst thing that can happen is for your hair to get damaged by the chemicals in the hair lightener. That’s why it is so important to make sure you buy a product made specifically for men with skin and hair sensitivities. These products are less likely to have harsh chemicals like ammonia or peroxide, but they still have enough power and strong pigments needed to bleach dark brown or black hair.
Prepare The Day Before
-Set your hair up in a ponytail. This will help you keep it from getting too messy. -Cover your bathroom floor with newspaper or old towels just in case something spills. -Wear an old t-shirt and flip-flops on your feet, as well as rubber gloves on your hands so you don’t get any bleach on them.
Apply the product
Apply a generous amount of bleach to your hair and cover it with a plastic cap. Leave the bleach on your hair for as long as indicated in the package directions. If you’re using a cream-based bleach, mix it thoroughly with peroxide before applying it. Be sure not to use too much or too little product; if you need more, add more bleach or peroxide, but don’t forget to wear rubber gloves because this process can irritate the skin.
Wear protective gear!
When performing the bleaching process, be sure to wear gloves and protective eyewear. It’s also recommended that you do this outside or in a well-ventilated room. Be careful not to splash any bleach on your skin or clothes. If you are wearing contacts, take them out before getting started. Be careful not to inhale any of the fumes from the bleach during application. Once finished, rinse your hair with water and shampoo as usual and condition your hair. If you have been working with peroxide then it is highly recommended that you shampoo again with an anti-dandruff shampoo before rinsing it all out with water.
Rinse the product out
First, you will need to carefully rinse the product out of your hair with water. Start from the roots and work your way through until all of the product is gone. You can also use mild shampoo if necessary. Pat dry and condition as normal.
Dry your hair and style it how you like
Before you start, you’ll want to make sure your hair is completely dry and styled the way you like it. If your hair is wet or dirty, it can interfere with the bleaching process. After drying and styling your hair, you can start applying bleach.