Products Used : Bleach / Developer / Purple Shampoo / Mixing bowl / Mixing Brush
Not pictured: Clips / aluminum foil
Disclaimer- I am not a cosmetologist, so this process may not work for everyone. This is just what I have found to work for me personally.
Step 1: Divide your hair into 4 equal sections. I start by separating my hair into two parts, (the left and ride side) then I divide those sections in two. (If you don’t have clips, you can use hair ties.)
Step 2: Mix bleach/developer accordingly. If you use the brand I do, it is 1 part bleach, 2 parts developer.
Step 3: Using the flip side of the brush, I will separate my hair one section at a time, about 1/4 inch for each section. Then, with the brush side, put the product on your roots, and just a little bit past the roots.
Step 4: Wait until your hair has zero yellowish tint. If you wipe a bit of the bleach off a small part of your hair, this helps to see the true color. Now everyone is a little different, but my hair usually needs about 35-45 minutes to process completely. (If you wrap a little aluminum foil around your head it helps keep the heat in and process faster, and it keeps the bleach from drying out.)
Step 5: Once your hair has processed completely, step in the shower and just rinse your hair with water to get all of the bleach out. Once it’s all out, put on the purple shampoo and really focus on your roots. I let mine sit for about 2-3 mins, and then after dying my hair I wash with purple shampoo once a week to keep up the brightness.
Note: If you are, or were recently pregnant, your hormones might make the color process differently. For some women it has no affect, and others it can really mess with it. Personally, I had to leave the product on for nearly an hour for it to process completely.
Note: You want your roots to be completely covered in the product, but not sopping wet. Put enough product that is doesn’t dry out (which causes it to stop developing)
Note: My natural hair color is an light/medium ashy brown, I would not recommend this product if your hair is super dark or black. Also, if your hair is naturally blonde but you just want it blonder, I would talk to your hairstylist about maybe using a less harsh product.
And….. Voila! I tried to explain this as best I could, but if you have questions don’t hesitate to email me or comment on this post and I will explain further! 🙂