Hair Bleaching Done Right: How to Go from Dark to Platinum Blond Without Hair Damage

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Going platinum blond takes a lot of effort especially if you have jet black to brown hair. If done incorrectly, bleaching the hair could also lead to lasting hair damage! In today’s post, we are giving you a step-by-step guide on how to go platinum blond the right way:

Step 1: Prep the Bleach

The first step to achieving blond tresses is bleaching your hair to a lighter color. This way, the hair dye will look brighter. Your hair has to be at its healthiest before you can bleach it. You have to prep your hair a day in advance before bleaching.

Start by washing your hair with shampoo, rinsing, and toweling it dry. Then, apply enough conditioner or beauty oil to saturate the hair. Wear a shower cap and leave the conditioner on for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing the hair with cold water.

Step 2: Bleaching the Hair

After a day of prepping the hair, you can move forward to bleaching it. Depending on the length of your hair, get 2 packets of bleach powder, 2 ounces 40 vol. developer, a color brush, a color bowl, and processing cap and gloves. All these can be bought at your local beauty store.

Wear your processing gloves and start mixing the bleach. Add about 3 tablespoons of developer per scoop of bleach powder. Mix the bleach and developer really well to avoid chunks of powder.

Step 3: Take a Strip Test

After mixing the bleach, do not apply it right away. Do a bleach test strip first to find out how long you’ll leave the bleach in without damaging your hair. Once you are satisfied with the test, just rinse out the test section well and move on to the application.

Step 4: Apply the Bleach

Get some clips and a comb and start parting your hair into four sections. If you have short hair, skip this step. With the color comb, apply the bleach on the length of your hair, leaving the exposed roots last. Once the bleach is applied mid-strand, then you can apply to the root area.

Wear your processing cap and leave the bleach on for 10 minutes. Then, check every 5 minutes to keep tabs on the bleaching. Once you are satisfied with the lightness of your tresses, rinse the bleach very well. Finish off with an emollient conditioner.

Step 5: Applying Your Preferred Hair Color

Once the bleach is rinsed out, towel your hair dry. Then, with your box of hair color, apply the chemical according to the instructions. Because the hair is too porous after bleaching, you will only need 10 to 15 minutes of hair dyeing before rinsing all the chemicals out.

Finally, rinse the hair color until the water runs clear and the scalp feels clean. Wrap it up with a good moisturizer to boost shine and restore hair strength. You can also apply a leave-on conditioner, in case your hair gets too dry. After tinting the hair, give your tresses enough time to recover from all the bleaching. Deep condition your hair once every week to boost softness and shine.