Bleach Powder and Shampoo No Developer: Does it work? Could it damage your hair?

  • Stop! Don’t do it! Mixing bleach powder and shampoo without a developer is a terrible idea.
  • If you’re looking to lighten your hair, it won’t happen with this mixture. Also, you’ll seriously jeopardize the health of your hair. The mixture could weaken and break it.


  • If you want to lighten your hair more than three tones, you’ll need to bleach your hair using a mixture of bleach powder and a 30-volume developer.
  • If you want to only highlight your hair, you can use a 20-volume developer and shampoo mixture. It’ll help you lighten your hair evenly up to 1 or 2 tones.


before applying it on her dirty hair

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I’m having a raging day today!

Mine is a contained fury. After many years of therapy and occasional counseling, I learned to manage my nerves and angry outbursts.


However, I can’t stop feeling anger that turns to powerlessness.

I still  can’t believe that there are so many people who risk their hair with strange experiments. .


Let’s start with one key point.

 If you want to lighten your hair more than three tones, you must bleach it. You’ll need to use a mixture of 30-volume developer and bleach powder. Period. .

There is no other way to do it. No matter how many tricks you see in some YouTube videos. No matter how many miraculous comments you read on social media.


To lighten hair more than three tones, you must use bleach powder, which is ammonia, to lift the color. You also need a 30-volume developer, which opens the cuticles for the pigments to come out.

The rest, as our grandmothers would say, is pure storytelling.


If you want, you can add a product like Olaplex to reduce the damage caused by bleaching.

However, as I said, the rest is just storytelling.


If you want to lighten a tone or two, you can do a 20-volume shampoo and developer mix.  It has to be 20-volume shampoo and developer. .

However, it’ll only lighten your hair by 1 to 2 tones.

You’ll have to be very careful when using this shampoo and developer mix. Do you want to lighten your hair evenly one or two tones?


Then, stay with me because today I’ll tell you:

  • How to use a shampoo and developer mix to lighten the hair.
  • Which mixture is the right one to bleach hair


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If you apply bleach powder and shampoo without a developer on your hair, you’ll only ruin it.

to lighten hair

Now that I’m more at ease, let’s review what I said.

Mixing shampoo and bleach powder is useless. Besides, it’ll expose your hair to wear and tear that will, sooner or later, make your hair become brittle and fall out.


 When hair breaks, it falls out. I’m not talking about losing one or two single hairs. If your hair fiber is so weakened, it breaks and falls out in strands. .

Do you realize why I’m so angry?


Because I’m tired of hearing such nonsense.

Hair products are wonderful. Each has a purpose.

Bleach powder has to be mixed only with a developer.


How to lighten hair with a 20-volume shampoo and developer mixture

materials to darken the hair

If you want to lighten your hair 1 to 2 tones evenly, you can mix the shampoo with a 20-volume developer.

Colorists call it lightening. It’s less aggressive than bleaching and simpler to use.


Of course, it doesn’t mean you can apply it daily. It’s corrosive and can damage your hair fiber quickly.

 Although it’s less aggressive to your hair than bleaching, it’s just as damaging. .

Therefore, you should only use it every three weeks. In this way, you’ll achieve an even, gradual lightening without excessive damage.


What do you need?

  • 20-volume developer.
  • Moisturizing shampoo with coconut, argan, rose, or jojoba oil. Also, keratin, shea butter, or hydrolyzed proteins. If your shampoo includes one or more of these ingredients, it can be a part of the mixture.


Step by step

  • In your shampoo bottle, add the 20-volume developer mixing well until the elements are integrated.
  • Wet your hair as usual and apply the lightening shampoo. Be careful not to get the bleaching shampoo in your eyes.
  • Massage your hair to create a foam covering the entire hair surface for the lightening shampoo to act evenly.
  • Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse with plenty of warm water.
  • Apply conditioner to moisturize


You have to apply the lightening shampoo every three weeks to avoid extreme damage to your hair fiber.

Lightening shampoo lightens hair in one or two tones. Now, if you want to lighten your hair more than three tones you’ll need to bleach it.


Correct bleach mixture

to maintain the heat

If you want to lighten your hair 3 to 4 tones, there is only one right mixture: bleach powder and 30-volume developer.

But I must warn you: bleaching is a very aggressive process for the hair.


 If you care about your hair health, go to a professional   If you can’t afford it and you are methodical, you can try to bleach your hair yourself. However, take it easy and follow the step-by-step instructions very carefully.


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  • Bleach powder
  • 30-volume developer
  • Plastic container
  • Hair dye brush
  • Gloves


Step by step

30 volume developer and shampoo

  • Comb and separate your dry hair into 4 sections, from forehead to nape and ear to ear, holding each section with clips.
  • In a plastic container, place the bleach powder and 30-volume developer. Mix until the ingredients are fully integrated. The developer to bleach ratio is two to one.  For every two measures of the developer, you should use one measure of bleach powder. 
  • Begin applying the bleach mixture to the back sections with a dye brush from root to tip.
  • Repeat on each section. Then, cover your hair with a shower cap or nylon bag to maintain the heat. Leave on for 20 to 30 minutes, checking the color every 5 minutes.
  • Finally, rinse your hair with plenty of cold water to stop the chemical reaction. Wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner



Mixing shampoo with bleach powder will only ruin your hair to the breaking point.

If you want to lighten your hair one or two tones, you can use a 20-volume developer and shampoo mix every three weeks.

If you want to lighten it more than three or four tones, you should mix it with a 30-volume bleach powder and developer.

The rest is just talking.

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