Now you’ve considered exactly what you want and how it will work with your existing hair colour, it’s time to dive in. First thing’s first, you’ll need a hair bleach kit. Buying the supplies you need in a hair bleaching kit will make things simplest for you, as they include everything you need for your transformation at your fingertips, namely: bleach powder, developer, gloves and the all-important instructions. We love the Colorista Effects Permanent Hair Colour in Soft Bleach
, an oil-powered bleach that lightens hair without ammonia.
As each bleaching kit and colour is different it’s essential you stick to the directions included in the instruction leaflet. Take the time to read them thoroughly before you begin the application process to ensure the best outcome possible.
As bleach is quite powerful it is important to avoid getting any on your clothes or skin. Protect your clothes and skin by draping an old towel around your shoulders. While the exact process will vary between hair colour kits, the general rules of preparing the dye to lighten your hair remain the same. Prepare your colour for application by mixing the bleach and developer together thoroughly.
Following our guide to dyeing hair at home, part your hair into neat sections so you can apply the hair colour evenly. Once your hair is sectioned it’s time to jump right in, begin applying the bleach to your hair section by section. Ensure you fully saturate your locks with dye for an even result.
Once applied, bleach is typically left to process for around 15-30 minutes. This processing time will differ based on the hair dye you’ve chosen, how dark your hair is to begin with, and the product itself. Again, following the instructions provided with you chosen hair colour is key to achieving your desired result.
Once your hair has processed and you’re ready to rinse out the bleach, jump in the shower and shampoo your hair thoroughly to remove all product. Follow with the conditioner in your bleaching kit. Leave in your hair for a few minutes to smooth and hydrate your hair. Rinse again then wait for your hair to dry to see your new colour!
If you’re leaving your hair blonde, an at-home toner can help you achieve the exact shade you want. A purple shampoo such as the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Silver Shampoo
will eliminate any brassiness and yellow tones for a truly icy blonde.