Tired of your boring hair and decided to add hair extensions to add beauty? While it gave you a magical style for the first week or so, now you’re tired of them and want a different color. Today we will show you the way of bleaching hair extensions effectively and safely.
1. What is hair bleaching?
Bleaching hair is a process of lightening hair color, usually applied when dyeing to remove the natural color of the hair, making the dye color brighter and more standard. Each individual hair color will have a different degree of pigment to dissolve and depend on the condition and type of hair you have, as well as the natural lightness of the hair color.
The longer the bleach stays on the hair, the more the pigment is dissolved and the lighter the hair color. Existing blond hair will more easily go platinum, while darker colors like dark brown/black will likely have a blonde or even warm red tint after first application.
Here are some bleachable hair colors:
- Blonde: Bleaching the maximum amount of hair that can produce blonde hair color. The degree of bleaching can be adjusted to achieve from light blonde to light blonde.
- Platinum Blonde: This is a very light blonde tone, close to white. Maximum bleaching is required to achieve this result.
- Pastel Colors: By bleaching hair color to the maximum, then applying light hair colors, such as pastel pink (light pink), pastel blue (light blue), pastel lavender (light purple) and many other tones.
- Vivid Colors: Bleaching light and bleaching hair to the maximum extent provides a transparent white surface that allows the application of bright and vibrant hair colors such as red, blue, purple, orange, pink, and many other colors.
2. Tips before bleaching hair for beginners
2.1. Choosing the best hair to bleach
When choosing the hair to bleach, there are a few factors to consider:
- Raw virgin hair extensions: Raw virgin hair extensions are highly suitable for achieving vibrant hair colors, including the trendy 12.0 ash (platinum), 60C, and a range of other ash and blonde tones. These extensions are also an excellent option for more daring and demanding shades, such as fashion colors (green, blue, pink, etc.).
- Hair condition: The health and condition of your hair are crucial when deciding which hair to bleach. If your hair is already damaged, dry, or brittle, it may be more prone to further damage from the bleaching hair process. It’s generally best to avoid bleaching heavily damaged or over-processed hair, as it may result in excessive breakage or further compromise the hair’s health.
- Desired end result: Consider the desired hair color or style you want to achieve. If you’re aiming for a vibrant or light color, hair that is closer to your desired end result or is already light in color will require less bleaching and may be a better choice. However, if you’re going for a pastel or vivid shade, bleaching darker hair to a pale or white base may be necessary.
- Professional advice: If you’re unsure about which hair to bleach or how to achieve your desired look, it’s advisable to consult with a professional hair colorist. They can assess your hair’s current condition, discuss your desired outcome, and provide expert guidance on the best approach and which areas of hair are most suitable for bleaching.
2.2. Can we make curly or wavy hair after bleaching hair?
Hair bleaching itself does not alter the natural texture of the hair. The primary purpose of bleaching hair is to lighten the color of the hair by removing the natural pigments. However, the bleaching hair process can affect the condition of the hair, potentially causing dryness and damage, which can in turn affect the appearance of the hair’s texture.
After bleaching hair, the hair is no longer able to meet the needs of curly or wavy hair. However, if you bleach your hair lightly, only bleaching to dye cool tones, you can still curl your hair.
Although it is possible to curl your hair after bleaching, you have to accept that the hair will be extremely dry, the degree of curling of the hair is not right and especially the hair is easy to fall out. Therefore, to keep the health of the side hair you should have a bone straight hairstyle.
3. Bleaching hair step by step at home
Here is a step-by-step guide for bleaching hair:
- Gather all the necessary supplies: hair bleach powder, developer (usually hydrogen peroxide), mixing bowl, applicator brush, gloves, and a plastic or glass mixing spoon.
- Protect your clothing and the surrounding area with an old towel or cape and apply petroleum jelly or a barrier cream along your hairline and ears to prevent the bleach from staining your skin.
Mixing the bleach
- Follow the instructions on the hair bleach powder and developer for the recommended mixing ratios.
- Pour the appropriate amount of bleach powder into the mixing bowl.
- Add the developer and mix the two together using the plastic or glass spoon until you achieve a smooth, creamy consistency.
- Before applying the bleach to your entire head, perform a strand test on a small section of hair to assess how long it takes for the desired lightening effect to occur and to check for any adverse reactions or excessive damage.
- Put on your gloves to protect your hands.
- Divide your hair into manageable sections using hair clips or hair ties.
- Starting from the back or the roots, apply the bleach mixture to your hair using the applicator brush, working your way up to the ends.
- Ensure even application, making sure every strand is covered with the bleach mixture.
- Avoid applying the bleach directly to the scalp, as it can cause irritation.
- The processing time depends on various factors, including your starting hair color, desired level of lightening, and the instructions provided with the bleach product.
- Monitor your hair regularly to determine when the desired lightness has been achieved. It is crucial to avoid leaving the bleach on for too long, as it can result in excessive damage.
Rinse and shampoo
- Once you’ve reached the desired lightening level, rinse your hair thoroughly with lukewarm water until the water runs clear.
- Follow up with a gentle shampoo to remove any residual bleach and then condition your hair to restore moisture.
- Bleaching can leave your hair more porous and prone to damage, so it’s important to give it extra care.
- Use moisturizing and repairing hair products specifically designed for bleaching hair.
- Minimize heat styling and avoid excessive sun exposure to prevent further damage.
- Deep condition your hair regularly to maintain its health and hydration.
4. Where can you find the best raw hair to bleach?
In recent years, the Vietnamese hair market has blossomed and become the favorite address of the list of raw hair suppliers in the world because of its outstanding quality and durability. There are many good brands of raw hair in Vietnam to choose from, but not all brands are high quality products. As for hair extensions, you need to make sure you get a good, durable, tangle-free and flexible product that offers excellent value for money.
Therefore, choosing a reputable raw hair extension company to limit the risks of damaging your real hair is not a simple matter. And Anka Hair is proud to be known as the best supplier of hair materials in Vietnam. Our hair is carefully sourced from Vietnamese women who have never chemically treated their hair, ensuring that the hair is of the highest quality. Hair has a natural black color, which is ideal for bleaching and achieving a dramatic, natural-looking blonde or platinum color without compromising the health of your hair. Especially, if you are still worried about the problem of bleaching your hair, you can buy hair bleach at Anka. Our hair bleaches contain safe ingredients, have little impact on the core of each hair, and ensure beautiful color. Place your order with us today and experience the beauty and versatility of our products!