That’s because dyeing your hair at home can be done successfully. Bleaching, however, is another story. Generally speaking, it’s better to do a root touch-up than attempt a full platinum makeover. “Bleaching the hair is a very in-depth process,” explains celebrity colorist and Hush & Hush brand ambassador Ryan Pearl.
Is it better to bleach clean or dirty hair?
Stop washing your hair.
Don’t wash your hair the day of the appointment. In fact, it’s healthier for your hair to be a little oily when you bleach. … 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.
Can you lighten hair without bleach?
Sunshine. Your hair will lighten on its own when exposed to UV and UVA rays. To quicken this process, spritz equal parts lemon juice and water onto your hair and soak up the sun. “The safest way to do some lightening at home is lemon juice diluted with water,” says Davis.
What to add to bleach to protect hair?
Coconut oil pre-highlight treatment will protect your scalp and hair from burns and damage caused by bleach. Cover your hair with coconut oil and leave it overnight or at least an hour before bleaching. Apply the bleach with the oil still in your hair.
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.