Is bleach bad for natural hair?
Make no mistake about it. Bleaching is a damaging chemical process on anyone’s hair but especially on curly hair. Bleaching raises the hair’s cuticle to remove the color or pigment from the hair shaft, which also removes the hair’s moisture. This is irreversible process causes brittle dry strands and breakage.
How long should I keep bleach in my black hair?
It can take anywhere between 15 and 30 minutes. 30 minutes (Ideally, try to split the process into multiple sessions.) 30 minutes (Most challenging hair type which may need a minimum of two sessions.) 10 to 15 minutes (Thinner cuticle layer that tends to bleach faster.)
What is the least damaging way to lighten hair?
Natural bleaching agents like apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, chamomile tea, or cinnamon and honey can lighten hair gently and naturally with minimal damage. Rinse your hair in a solution of warm water and one or more of these lightening agents, then sit in the sun to dry.
Is it OK to bleach 4c hair?
There is a long-held belief that natural hair cannot be bleached. Because curly and coily textures are prone to dryness, many in the hair-care industry have held that these textures are too fragile to lighten. But according to experts, it can be done.
What bleach should I use for dark brown hair?
When bleaching close to the root, 20 volume may suffice. For dark brown to black, you need 30 or 40 volume depending on hair texture (30 for fine hair and 40 for coarser types), which gives maximal lift. Never go beyond 40 volume—it will burn your scalp and destroy your hair.