As some of you may know I bleached my hair a few months ago. I took my hair from dyed black on dyed red on dyed black and so on and saw all the not so flattering colors in between. In the image above you can see my hair after my first bleach job. Orange. Not the color I was going for, but my hair also couldn’t stand going through another full on bleach job. So I searched google and talked to my friend who was in school for hair and got some tips. I ended up trying a bleach wash/bleach bath. Remember it still contains bleach so it will also do damage if left on too long. It’s mixed with your shampoo or you could mix it with your conditioner I’ve tried it both ways on either dry or damp hair. Lather it up like you would while cleaning your hair and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse & use a good conditioner. I know many people talk about using toners on their hair, but at the moment I have not tried any. I’ve just been using a shampoo for bleach/blonde hair with a good conditioner and a hair mask once a week.
I have naturally dark brown hair so about once a month I like to do my roots. When I’m being lazy I spray on a hair lightener and use my blow dryer & straighten iron to blend my roots in better. Otherwise you could just mixed up a small amount of bleach and apply it to your roots. Make sure not to leave it on too long since virgin hair is much easier to bleach than dyed hair. So keep an eye on it.
Bleaching hair at home from dark colors isn’t the easiest job, but it can be done if you take your time and not rush it. Your hair goes through different color stages as it lightens. It won’t go an awesome blonde after bleaching it one time if your coming from a dark color. Remember I’m not a hair dresser, so what works for me might not have the same result on your hair. This was just the experience I had and what I’ve been doing to achieve my color. I’m just a girl who decided I could dye my hair blonde myself & save some money.