Why doesn’t bleach lift my hair? Well, today I’d like to talk about the most widespread misconception regarding lifting with bleach.
Daily, I was asked questions concerning this procedure. Is it conceivable that you tried bleach to lift the weight?
Continue reading to learn why it won’t work and how to do it correctly.
- If the bleach does not lift your hair to a higher level, it is possible that you did not bleach it correctly or that your hair is resistant to the process. If that’s the case, you’ll need to bleach your hair properly once again.
- Additionally, if you’ve been dying your hair for a long time, the dye buildup may prevent the bleach from opening the cuticles and removing the color. In that situation, you’ll need to use a clarifying shampoo or a bleach bath to remove the pigments.
Something went wrong when a bleach session didn’t raise your hair enough to lighten it as much as you intended.
It’s possible that you were dealt a terrible hand due to a lack of expertise or knowledge.
Maybe you didn’t use the appropriate proportions of the bleach mix’s ingredients, or you didn’t let the bleach sit in your hair long enough.
But there’s another factor to consider: the color history of your hair. If your hair has five different colors, each one generates a hard film in your hair fiber, preventing the peroxide from opening your hair cuticle and causing your hair to lift.
To correct this, try using a clarifying shampoo or a bleach bath to remove the layers of color.
If you have black hair and wish to lighten it, you’ll probably need to use a stronger bleach because black pigments, like red pigments, are the most difficult to remove.
THE MOST COMMON BLEACH MISTAKES THAT KEEP YOUR HAIR FROM LIFTING
Three essentials are required for the bleach to work:
• Whitening powder
• Peroxide (30 volume)
WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF PATIENCE?
Because every process requires time, and bleaching your hair is no exception.
As a result, once you’ve applied the bleach mixture to your hair, you’ll have to wait the entire time for it to work.
For the bleach mixture to work, you must leave it in your hair for at least 20 minutes, but no longer than 30 minutes.
Did you leave it in your hair for the entire time and it still didn’t raise your hair?
If this is the case, you most likely did not use the correct amount of peroxide, which in this case should be 30.
• If you have dark hair and use a 20 volume peroxide, your hair will not be lifted enough.
• A 10 volume peroxide will not be strong enough to bleach your hair.
Also, always check the developer’s expiration date and keep in mind that if you saved it from a previous use, it will lose its effectiveness 6 months after you open it.
So, if you open a container of developer, use it all right away to ensure that it will raise your hair without inflicting any additional damage.
If you used a 30 volume developer and left the bleach in your hair for long enough, and it hadn’t expired, it’s time to think about your hair’s color history.
Because if you’ve been dying it for a long time, each dye will have hardened into a layer in your hair fiber that the bleach won’t be able to get through to remove the pigments. In that scenario, you’ll need to remove the color before using the bleach.
Don’t worry, I’ll show you exactly how to accomplish it shortly.
Is your hair truly that dark? Is this the first time you’ve worked with it chemically?
Very dark virgin hair might be difficult to bleach, even if it doesn’t happen very often. Because hair fibers are thicker and stronger than skin, 30 volume peroxide will not be strong enough to open the cuticles.
If you insist on bleaching your hair, use a harsher bleach and keep it on for at least 20 minutes.
We’ve gone over every possible reason why the bleach didn’t lift your hair. So, it’s time to figure out how to solve each of the issues.
Do you want to know what you should do in your specific situation?
HOW TO FINALLY LIFT YOUR HAIR WITH BLEACH?
Did you get the peroxide volume wrong, and how long should you leave the bleach in your hair?
If that’s the case, you can bleach your hair once again.
You should bleach your hair again if you didn’t leave the bleach mix in your hair long enough or if you used the wrong amount of peroxide.
This time, however, you should leave it in your hair for the appropriate amount of time and apply the proper proportions of each substance, i.e., peroxide and lightening powder.
To further protect your hair, add a few drops of coconut oil to the bleach mixture.
Use the correct amount of peroxide this time, which should be 30.
DO YOU HAVE AN EXCESS OF DYE IN YOUR HAIR?
In this case, I don’t think bleaching should be done again.
In this case, the best thing to do is remove the color, which you can do with a clarifying shampoo, which is a product that removes artificial color from your hair without causing excessive damage. You can repeat it as many times as you like because it doesn’t include peroxide.
You can also take a bleach bath, which will lift your hair somewhat and brighten it with each wash. Simply combine 30 volume peroxide with shampoo in a 1 to 1 ratio, then apply to your hair and leave on for 10-15 minutes.
You’ll notice that your hair loses a little color each time you use it, but you shouldn’t use it every day because it could damage your hair irreversibly. After all, a bleach bath can be just as damaging to your hair as regular bleaching.
Use it once a week to keep your hair hydrated in between washes.
DO YOU HAVE DARK HAIR THAT HAS NEVER BEEN BLEACHED?
• Bleach it once more, but this time with a 40 percent peroxide solution and an extra-strong lightening powder.
• But keep in mind that because this is a stronger bleach, you shouldn’t leave it in your hair for more than 20 minutes.
Whether you’ve bleached your hair again or used a clarifying shampoo or bleach bath to remove pigments, it’s always necessary to fully hydrate your hair.
- To lift your hair right the second time around, you must first understand what went wrong the first time you bleached it.
- If you didn’t bleach it properly the first time, you may always try again, hydrating your hair first and using the correct peroxide and bleach powder times and amounts.
- If your hair is dark and has never been processed, use a 40 volume developer to bleach it again. However, because the procedure will be considerably more harsh this time, I recommend visiting a salon.
- If you’ve been dying your hair for a long time, you should first use a clarifying shampoo or a bleach bath to remove the pigments.
- To get rid of natural or artificial pigments in your hair, you’ll need to use a chemical method, which you should avoid at all costs to avoid irreversible harm to your hair.