With the generation right now, having your hair colored is not a new thing anymore. And now it’s a style and a part of the fashion of every person. You can just go to a salon and get them or do it at home but do you know how it works? Or do you have any idea on what is the ratio of bleach to developer? If you plan to get lighter hair color, then you firsts need to know about bleaching it.
Bleaching is a way to get your dark shaded hair into a light one like blonde or white so you can apply different colors. It’s important to do that because other colors will not take effect as soon as you apply it and it’s just like mixing black colors. Now, there are many brands of bleach and developer (10 – 40 Volume) out there that you can use and there are some that are already mixed as well that you can buy in stores. As for me, I want to do it personally is I’ll know next time if there is something I need to change. I’ll tell you everything I know about bleaching especially if it’s your first time.
I tried different products to use, some of it is not that effective and some are really good but the most I use is the L’Oreal Quick Blue Powder Bleach and L’Oreal Oreor 30 Volume Creme Developer even today. It cost me around $30 for both of them which are affordable for me. So when mixing your bleach and developer, it should be 1 part bleach and 2 parts developer for example 2 oz bleach and 4 oz developer. That is the best ratio to do it because if you put too much bleach or developer the color may not work and your skin will be irritated that can cause problems. I’m using 30 Volume developer since my hair is all black but if you’re new to this you can use the 20 Volume.
Whether you have short or long hair, the ratio will still be the same. It will just depend on your measurement because that will be based on the length of your hair. That’s why I want to do it so I can calculate the oz of what I mix. If you feel that your mixture is too wet you can add more bleach but only gradually. Make sure to always wear gloves as well when you’ll be starting because the mixture has powerful chemicals and your skin may react to it.
Once you created your mixture apply it to your hair but be careful about putting too much on your scalp because you will feel the heat. I estimate it that I start around 1 mm from my scalp because when it’s all done you may feel your head is burning and it’s itchy. After you have put the bleach all around your hair, you can cover it with a shower cap so that it will dry easily. Or you can just let it be and wait to dry. You can leave at your hair for around 30 -1 hour but don’t leave it too long because that can do damage. You can also check the label of the product you bought to see how long can it stay
After it’s dried up, rinse it with water and make sure there is no residue. You can shampoo it to make sure it’s all rinsed. Moreover, your hair should be lighter then but if you want to make it even lighter you can do it again for the second time but I won’t suggest doing it a third time. Once the color of your bleach is all good, you can apply the color you want. I hope this will help you greatly and I was able to answer some of your concerns on bleaching.