How to Bleach Hair Blonde

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4-10-2016, 23:35
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Do you yearn for gorgeous, summery bleach blonde hair? Girls have been bleaching their hair at home for decades to achieve this stylish look without paying up at a salon. There are a few things you need to know before you lock yourself in the bathroom with a bottle of peroxide: bleaching hair can dry it out, and if you don't do it properly your hair can actually break. Read this article to find out how to go from brunette to Brigitte Bardot with a minimum of damage and expense.

Prepare to Bleach Your Hair

  1. Start with healthy hair. Don't dye or otherwise process your hair in the months leading up to the bleaching. Bleaching your hair will work much better if your hair is relatively strong and unprocessed. Strengthen your hair in the following ways:
    • Use a natural shampoo and conditioner. Avoid products containing sulfates, which dry out your hair.
    • Avoid chemical-laden hair sprays, gels, straightening products, and other hair products.
    • Don't apply heat to your hair with a straight iron, blow dryer, or other heating appliance.
  2. Buy bleaching supplies. Decide what shade you're aiming for, and purchase the following supplies at your local beauty store:
    • Bleach powder. This comes in either packets or tubs; it can be more economical to buy a tub if you're planning on bleaching your hair more than once.
    • Crème developer. If your hair is blonde or light brown, use a 20 or 30 volume developer. If your hair is black or very dark, you may need 40 volume developer, but this is very damaging so try to avoid if possible. The lower the volume, the less damaging it is to hair.
    • Toner. If you want to go platinum, you'll need toner, which takes the yellow color out of bleached hair. Some toners make hair white, and some give a silvery effect.
    • Red Gold Corrector. This is added to the bleach powder to increase its effectiveness, so you don't have to bleach twice. If you have long, thick hair, you may need two tubes of corrector.
    • Neutral protein filler. This product helps replenish the proteins that are stripped from your hair during the bleaching process.
    • Shampoo made specifically for bleached hair.
    • A tint brush (for applying products), a bowl, and plastic wrap.

The Bleaching Process

  1. Ventilate the area and make sure you have all your equipment within easy reach. This will allow you to work swiftly and accurately, and minimize the amount of fumes you breathe in while you are bleaching your hair.
  2. Make the bleach mixture. Following the instructions that came with the bleach powder, place some powder in a mixing bowl. Mix in the correct ratio of developer using a spatula or spoon. Mix in the red gold color corrector according to the instructions on the bottle.
    • The mixture will not look blonde; it should be blueish white or blue.
    • Always use gloves to avoid getting chemicals on your hands, if bleach gets on any skin wipe and rinse off immediately.
  3. Apply the bleach to completely dry hair. Working from the ends of your hair up, to avoid hot roots do not put bleach near your head while working with the ends of your hair. If you have dark hair wait 20 minutes after applying the bleach to your ends before putting it on the roots. Use the tint brush to slather your hair with the bleach mixture. Cover all of your hair (or the portion of your hair you intend to bleach).
    • If this is your first time, it helps to have a partner make sure the bleach is covering the hair on the back of your head.
    • Don't rub the bleach into your scalp; it could burn or sting your skin. Try to keep it off the scalp as much as possible.
    • Use a towel to wipe bleach off your face or arms.
  4. Cover your hair with a sheet of plastic wrap and allow the bleach to work. The longer you allow the bleach to sit, the lighter your hair will be.
    • Set a timer for 15 minutes to start. Check your hair's color by using a towel to wipe the bleach from a section in the front. If your hair still looks dark, reapply a little bleach to the section you wiped off, and let the bleach sit in your hair for another ten minutes. Keep checking until you hair is sufficiently light.
    • Be very careful not to let the bleach sit for too long. Never let it stay in your hair for more than an hour. It will cause your hair to start falling out.
    • The bleach will cause your head to feel warm, and may begin to sting. If you start to feel pain, wash it out immediately.
  5. Wash the bleach from your hair. Rinse your hair until it runs clear. Do not use a shampoo, you just stripped your hair of all oils, so use a deep conditioner or hair masque only. You should avoid shampooing for 24 hours, 48 hours if possible .
  6. Dry your hair. Towel it and allow it to air try, try to avoid blow drying it as further damage will occur.
    • After bleaching your hair, it will be a yellow blonde color. It's fine to stop there, but if you want to make it platinum, you must also tone it.

The Toning Process

  1. Make the toner mixture. In a mixing bowl, mix one part toner to two parts developer. Add red gold corrector according the instructions on the bottle.
    • Remember to wear gloves to avoid getting the products on your hands.
    • The mixture will look blue.
  2. Apply the toner to completely dry hair. Use a clean tinting brush to cover your hair in toner. Pay special attention to your roots only if you have hot roots.
  3. Let the toner set. Check the instructions on the bottle to determine how long the toner should stay in your hair. It's usually approximately 30 minutes.
  4. Rinse the toner from your hair. Run your hair under water until the water runs clear. Use a shampoo made for bleached hair to make sure all the toner is removed.
  5. Condition your hair. Use a deep conditioner for color treated hair. For the next few weeks, treat your hair carefully. Don't use too much heat, and avoid excess chemicals.


  • Use deep conditioning treatments frequently while your hair is bleached.
  • The worst thing to do is bleach your hair, then get freaked out by the result, and immediately dye it darker again. This will not only damage the hair, it will also over-process the hair and you may start to notice balding.
  • If you are not satisfied with the colour of your hair after the first attempt at bleaching it, wait 24 hours and bleach the bits that are orange, or the pieces of hair you missed, etc.
  • When in doubt, make an appointment at a hair salon.
  • To maintain the blonde color, bleach your roots every 4-5 weeks.
  • If you're starting with hair that is already dyed, you'll need to use a dye stripping product before bleaching.
  • Think about it before you bleach your beautiful color.


  • Bleach will stain clothes, and make your skin itch, so make sure to wear gloves and protective clothing.
  • Do not use household bleaches or Clorox on your hair. These chemicals are dangerous to use on your body.
  • Volume 40 and 50 developer is extremely strong and will more than likely severely damage your hair. It could even cause it to fall out. These are for very dark hair.
  • If your scalp is sensitive or you have dandruff, keep bleaching to a minimum.

Things You'll Need

  • Blonde powder bleach
  • Crème developer (20, 30, or 40 volume)
  • Red gold corrector
  • Toner (optional)
  • Neutral protein filler
  • Plastic bowl
  • Gloves
  • Tinting brush
  • Shampoo and conditioner for bleached hair
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