Key takeaways. Bleaching wet hair is ideal for creating a subtle lightening effect. However, it’s best to let a colorist do this to your hair. Since your hair is more fragile when wet, extra precautions need to be taken when applying bleach.
Can I bleach my hair when it’s wet?
If you’re applying bleach to wet hair, keep in mind that the color of your strands won’t lift as much as it would if applied to dry hair. This is because the water on your hair will dilute the bleach, resulting in softer results. For a subtle color change, your colorist may use bleach on wet hair.
Should my hair be clean or dirty when I bleach it?
The preparation process is hugely important. If at all possible, begin the process with dirty, oily hair (yes, really!). Don’t wash your hair before bleaching it, not the night before or even two days before, because washing strips the hair of its natural oils (yes, even with the gentlest of shampoos).
Can I bleach my hair with leave in conditioner in it?
No. You can if you want but it’s not necessary. If your shampoo protects your hair or even if it doesn’t, it will put a coating on the hair strands making it harder for bleach to loosen the cuticle which is necessary to change the melanin in order to bleach and color the hair.
Does toner work better on wet or dry hair?
To be precise, you should always use a hair toner when your hair is 70% dry. You will achieve better results if you put toner on damp hair and not dripping wet or completely dry hair. Damp hair is more porous, which helps distribute the toner effectively and enables it to work effectively.
Can I bleach my hair with mousse in it?
Most hair styling products, such as mousse, gel, or hairspray contain chemicals that can interfere with both semi-permanent or permanent hair dyes. … If there’s hair product residue still in your hair, it blocks the peroxide from saturating the hair evenly, and the hair dye, therefore, cannot color the strands evenly.