Hmmm well I’ve been bleaching/dying at least once every month for about 4 years without any hair falling out/majorly breaking off. But I’m really only bleaching my regrowth and maybe an inch of previously bleached hair. Everyone’s hair is a bit different as to how it takes chemical treatments but I would recommend not bleaching over the same spot more than 3 times. (Or even 2 if you can avoid it)
Before each bleach I try and trim my ends because any damage that already exists will just travel further up the hair shaft. I miss spots sometimes too so my favorite method is just putting gloves on and really rubbing the bleach/dye all over my head haha.
I would discourage bleaching all of your hair in order to change color. Though it’s a bit annoying to wait, fading the color without bleach (ie washing it with shampoo in hot water often, swimming in salt water, even using a diluted ‘color oops’) would be better.
As for dying it, if you mix conditioner in with the dye and leave it in more than an hour, it will actually help tame any frizziness. I don’t know where people get it, but hair doesn’t just fall out from bleach, so don’t worry too much about that haha. Even if you have a bit of breakage, it’s just hair and it’ll grow back :3 Have fun!
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these colours are beautiful! considering copying this style if you mind when I can finally dye all of mine xD what dyes did you use?
Thanks :D The only thing I added this time around was Ion’s Teal over top of my previous colors. The other colors were a combo of Ion, Manic Panic, and Special Effects :3
Really glad you like :D Thank you :3
I only really bleach the roots/bangs every month nowadays which helps minimize damage. Other than occasional hair curling or blowdrying my bangs, I don’t use any hot tools or hair products. I condition my hair every time I shower but us shampoo every other time. (Helps keep the color better that way)
There’s a few more things I’ve said before so I’ll link them: http://sugarsugar-dina.tumblr.com/tagged/faq
Hmm I’ve dyed purple right over top of pink/magenta before and it’s done really well :D Just included a bit of extra blue dye to even out the pink undertones. Fading it a bit before attempting to dye it could also help. A soap cap can help remove dye but might be damaging… Guess it depends on how soon you want to dye it purple :) Luckily you shouldn’t have to go too light with the bleaching since the purple will counteract the yellow tones that might result from bleaching~
Hmm well my hair is really thick to begin with and I don’t leave the 40 vol bleach on any longer than necessary. It takes to bleach well and doesn’t break easily. I’ve read that cold showers damage/fade hair less but I always use hot water. I don’t use hot tools or a hairdryer (often) so that minimized damage. I also think a good portion of my hair strength comes from my diet (mostly raw vegan with some raw fish sushi and egg yolks here and there) but that’s a topic for another post :P
I’m not too conventional with it and just apply it quickly with my hands so I’ll give a general rundown of how I do it by myself: I start by applying bleach to my center part, all the way down the back, since that shows most often. Then I bleach my bangs and hairline down to my sideburns. Then I go along the nape of my neck. After that, I try to section off my hair horizontally every inch or so and apply bleach in lines. Once the majority has been covered, I massage it gently all around my scalp, to make sure I haven’t missed spots. Within 30 minutes I have bright white roots :D
At the moment it’s a mix of Ion’s Teal and Aqua with a bit of Special Effects’ Blue Haired Freak :D
Hmm well any bulk bleach powder from Sally’s is a good start and you’ll have to bleach your hair pretty light so I’d recommend a 40 vol developer to mix the bleach powder in. Also at Sally’s is Ion Color Brilliance Brights which have a good purple. I would also recommend getting a blue ion to mix in with the purple dye and conditioner to reduce warm tones that can be caused by bleaching darker hair. (If you want a truer purple that is as opposed to a warm/magenta purple.) You might want to reapply the dye-conditioner mixture a week later and let it reallly soak in for a more saturated color. Hope that helps!
I’m sorry to hear that D: Was she brushing it when it’s wet? The hair is more brittle and stretchy when wet and can snap more easily. To stop the splits from advancing up the hair shaft, they need to be trimmed off unfortunately :c Silicone products can try to disguise the problem but only a trim will stop further breakage. I don’t do any regular deep conditioning but recently got a leave in spray conditioner by Aussie which is awesome :D
Aw thanks :3 Actually, the purple dye itself is best for reducing yellow tones! Most toners/silver shampoos are just watered down purple dyes. I will say though that adding a bit of blue dye to your purple will help counteract a warm toned purple that might result from the yellow left by bleach. (Though if you’re looking for a warm purple/magenta rather than a true purple maybe the blue is unnecessary.) A little bit even helps pinks remain bright rather than fading salmony! So yeah a cool purple is the best for fighting brassiness :3