Right thereís been a lot of questions on how to fade hair colour, bleach hair, bleach bath and how to try and repair bleach damage. Hereís some advice on what weíve learnt from experienceColour B4:
Before I mention bleaching I canít recommend colour b4 enough! It strips colour from your hair taking the colour pigments from your hair. The maker of the product says that isnít suitable for vegetable dyes, but Iíve seen otherwise.
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I also use washing up liquid to help strip my colour. This is also effective and better than bleaching your hair. I found using a well known brand worked much better than using a cheap one. I put it onto dry hair, put my hair in a carrier bag, left for half hour and quite a bit of colour washed out. Follow this with a deep conditioner.Bleach bath:
If that doesnít work then try doing a bleach bath. To do this you mix bleach with shampoo. Itís a lot gentler on hair than doing a full bleach, but this has to be done over a period of time, Put the amount of shampoo you usually use when washing hair into a bowl, mix bleach separately. Once bleach is fully prepared add together. Youíll get better absorption if you do it on dry hair so you may need to add some water to the Ďbathí so that you can get a lather.. Then apply (use gloves!) until hair is evenly covered, then keep checking hair development, 5-10 minutes is enough, then wash as usual and deep condition.
an amazing tutorial from our very own sins_n_needles:http://www.hairdyeforum.com/index.php?topic=995.0Bleaching:
Depending on the colour you are starting from to what colour you want to achieve depends on how longs and what volume you should use. For instance if you are a naturally brunette then you shouldnít go higher then a 20% vol bleach. Leave this on for 10-20 mins, checking the colour development, once youíve achieved your desired colour, wash the bleach out.
If you are naturally darker then you may need a 30 or 40% bleach, especially if trying to get rid of other dyes. Over bleached:
Now if you have made the terrible mistake of over bleaching hair and have fried it. Like I did and am still recovering from. The best treatment is to get the fried bits cut off but I understand that not everybody is willing to part with their newly dyed do. If you want to keep your style youíll need to:
ē Stay away from heat! Seriously youíll ruin your hair beyond all repair!
ē Donít re-bleach your hair, for minimum of a month, but the longer the better in all honesty
ē Treat your hair like a queen, deep condition it. I like to leave hair masks and deep conditioners on over night, I apply these to dry hair fro better absorption.
ē You can also try using a protein treatment, hereís a handy reviewhttp://www.hairdyeforum.com/index.php?topic=519.0
Itíll repair the actual hair, but leaves it dry, so deep condition!
ē But the best advice is to not let it happen! Itís easily avoided, so please try not to do itEDIT:
i've since used this and it fixed my gummy hairhttp://www.hairdyeforum.com/index.php?topic=1320.0
This is what Iíve learnt from my own experience and learnt from here. If Iíve missed anything or anybody else has helpful pointers or questions please add to this.