In fact, it’s healthier for your hair to be a little oily when you bleach. Don’t wash your hair for two or more days before bleaching.. Bleach, unlike some hair dyes, does not need to go on clean hair. Having dirty hair isn’t going to stop the bleach from distributing evenly.
Does unwashed hair bleach better?
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).
How dirty should my hair be before bleaching?
You shouldn’t wash your hair before bleaching whether you do it at the salon or at home. Ideally, you shouldn’t wash your hair for at least 48 hours before bleaching it. For example, if you have an appointment at the salon on Saturday, you should wash your hair for the last time on Thursday.
What should I do the night before bleaching my hair?
Don’t wash your hair at least 24 hours before bleaching: You see, it’s actually better if your hair is oily. Along those lines, it’s also often recommended to treat your hair with coconut oil before bleaching. It will help the process and create a protective barrier for your hair and scalp against the damage.
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.
How do I know if my hair is strong enough to bleach?
If the drop of water takes longer than ten seconds to sink all the way in, you hair should be healthy enough for color. Congrats! However, if your hair absorbs the entire drop in less than ten seconds, your hair might be too damaged to dye right now.