Hair Update: How I bleached my hair
So I finally bleached my hair!
New year new hair, right? LOL
I've never bleached hair before so I did some research and asked around before I did this.
Here are the products I used.
In the picture there are only one of each, but I actually used more than that.
Since my hair is really long AND thick I had to use the total of:
- four bleach powder packets
- two bottles of toner
Anyways here's the process:
Here is my hair before bleaching it. Yea, my roots are growing out and my hair is greasy and gross LOL.
I didn't wash my hair for a day so the natural oils will be on my hair so it will be less damaging to my hair.
I started from the back first and did my dyed hair first. Then, went back to do the roots since my roots were my virgin hair. I had my cousin do it for me.
This is how it looks after bleaching it the first time. I used three packets of the bleach powder.
This is a picture of the fourth bleach powder packet I used. My cousin missed some spots in my hair especially the roots since she did it last and we were running out of bleach. We had to go out and buy more bleach.
This is how it looked like when I touched up the parts that we missed.
Yea, it's still uneven, but at least it kinda blends together?
Then, the next day, bf helped me with toner. I didn't take pictures of the process, but here's how my hair looks after toner. The orange-ness is kinda gone.
Here's the final look of my hair. Sorry for the blurriness.
This picture is edited.
All of the pictures of my hair is not edited except for the last one, but I did resize them and used the star to cover up my face. This is how my hair looks like with flash and normal window lighting.
Do I like it?
Honestly, I don't know. I still need to get used to it. I feel like in person my hair looks gold. It's like a strawberry blonde color. There are sections of my hair that I like which are the blondest parts. I am planning on going lighter in the future though.
Did bleaching damage my hair?
Of course, but surprisingly it didn't damage it as bad as I thought. My hair do get tangled more easily now, but I don't mind. It still looks healthy. I feel like the Palty hair dyes I used before were more damaging than the bleach I used - if not - the same. I heard that using bleach on your scalp will cause it to be irritated and the bleach did a little, but I felt like the Palty hair dyes irritated my scalp more than this bleach powder I used.
If you have any questions feel free to ask, but just to let you guys know, I am not a professional. This is just based off of my knowledge that I researched and my experience.
Thanks for reading!