It is not news to go blonde but a lot of dark-haired girls are unsatisfied with their bleach results. Look at those chic girls in New York, their bleached hair look shiny and beautiful.
What are their bleaching secrets? We concluded 8 hacks for bleaching dark hair from several NYC girls. Keep reading this page to find out more about bleaching dark hair.
Make sure your hair is in healthy condition since bleaching is a damaging process. Keep your hair moisturized by using deep conditioners, hair oils, and hair masks.
One tip from these NYC girls is to use olive oil before bleaching as deep conditioners. Apply a tablespoon or two to your hair, massage it into your hair and let it saturate into your scalp. Leave it on for at least one hour, then wash with shampoo. Your hair will be soft, smooth, and shining.
We compiled a list of all the materials you need to bleach your hair like the NYC girls. Check the list below.
• Powder bleach
• 20 or 30 vol developer
• Hair dye brush
• Generic brand shampoo
• Plastic bowl, gloves, measuring spoons, tin foil
• hair clips
A number of NYC girls’ past experiences show that 10 vol peroxide should be used on hair that is already close to your desired color, and that 20 vol peroxide is a fairly standard for bleaching hair. But if your hair is very thick and dark, you will need to use 30 vol developer in order to maximize the lightening effect. Remember not to use developer higher than 30 vol to avoid irritation of the scalp.
Get your plastic bowl, dye brush, and glove up. Mix about three tablespoons of developer per scoop of powder.
NYC girls suggest that dividing your hair into four individual quadrants; this is also the easiest method to apply the dye quickly and accurately. You can do this by parting the hair down the middle from your forehead to the nape of your neck, then repeat this from each ear, secure each section with a hair clip.
Begin applying the dye to your first quadrant from the back of your head, working around to the front. Pick up thin layers of the quadrant you’re working on and brush dye onto both sides of each layer, working down from the top of the quadrant until you’ve completely covered that section. Move through each quadrant like this.
Be careful not to apply the bleach directly onto the scalp, which may give you a chemical burn.
For maximum lightening and to reduce fading of the final color, you need to leave the dye on for at least 45 minutes. Some NYC girls leave the dye for an hour, you can check the recommended time of your hair dye brand. Be sure to check your hair’s progress to make sure the bleach isn’t drying out.
Once the developing time has passed, rinse out the dye with plenty of cool water. Make sure all dye has been washed out as it may continue damaging your hair.
I have ignored this step before. NYC girls stressed that conditioning bleached hair as the final step is essential to maintaining healthy hair. Since bleaching usually damages your hair, it’s necessary to use a quality brand conditioner like Kérastase to avoid split ends and keep your hair healthy and soft.
Keep reading to know more about 3 colors that look incredible on blondes!
The classic black shade is suitable for everyone, and especially blondes with platinum hair. It highlights your skin tone and offsets the bright tint in your hair.
The pure white shade, ivory tone, or champagne tone will create a beautiful harmony with the light tones of blonde hair. The pure white shade is ideal for the fair and honey blondes, whereas beige tones are unfailing for the light blondes.
Pink gives blondes an ultra-feminine look, ethereal quality that it doesn’t give to gals with other hair colors, especially if you opt for flowy, romantic fabrics and shapes.