- If you want to bleach your hair again and at home to fix something that went wrong during the first session, you should wait at least three weeks.
- Alternatively, to bleach your hair again in a salon to fix it, you can do it right away as long as the stylist uses Olaplex, Wellaplex, or Smartbond.
- Later, I’ll tell you when you need to bleach your hair again to fix it, but you should always wait at least three weeks.
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Why is there a difference in timings to fix your hair by bleaching at home or at a salon?
Yes, the time difference is huge!
You can bleach your hair at a salon to fix it twice in one day. However, if you do it at home, you’ll need to wait for at least three weeks.
These are some of the reasons:
- The stylist is trained to perform safe chemical processes on hair while you've barely watched a few tutorials on social media.
- The stylist has access to the best professional products, and you use products for home use.
- The stylist knows what to do if something goes wrong during bleaching. You, on the other hand, will probably call your best friend because your hair is burned.
And there are price differences too.
Obviously, bleaching your hair again to fix it will be more expensive in a salon than at home. The reason why is quite obvious.Just a pro tip: if you bleached your hair and something went wrong, bleach it again in a salon to fix it.
You'll be able to do it immediately without any risk in a salon. The hairdresser will probably use OLAPLEX, WELLAPLEX, OR SMARTBOND, which are exclusive products for professionals. They prevent damage to your hair.
If your finances aren’t in tip-top shape, and you can't make it to the salon, you’ll have to wait at least three weeks to bleach your hair again to fix it.
Now, are you sure you need another bleach?
If you have any doubts, it's time to analyze them before you risk bleaching your hair again.
You need to bleach your hair again:
- If the color is uneven.
- If the color is too dark.
Consequently, you don't need to bleach your hair again to fix it if it looks too orange or too yellow. Why?
I'll tell you later. First, let’s focus on those who need to bleach their hair again to fix it.
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You'll have to wait three weeks to bleach your hair again if the color is uneven
When bleaching results in uneven strands, nobody wants to leave it like that.
In my salon, I fix badly bleached hair almost every day. I feel sad to see how unhappy my clients are when that happens.
Sadness apart, if that’s your case, you shouldn’t bleach your hair again for at least three weeks. Otherwise, you may have to suffer the consequences.In the meantime, you can nourish your hair with masks and essential oils to prepare it for the next bleaching process.
Other tricks can help you fix the uneven color left after bleaching until you can bleach your hair again.
For example, if your roots are yellow and the rest of your hair is a different color, I recommend a semi-permanent hair dye.
Most semi-permanent hair dyes fade in less than three weeks because they’re ammonia and peroxide-free.
Brands like Clairol and Adore have all the traditional colors. You can apply them to fix uneven colors while you wait until the next bleaching session.
You should wait three weeks to bleach your hair again if the color is too dark
You must bleach your hair again to lighten it, but if you do it too soon, you may ruin your mane.
It means that your hair can even get burned as an effect of the harsh chemicals used during bleaching.
The chemical reaction produced by the ammonia and hydrogen peroxide opens the cuticles of your hair to remove the color.
Still, this process doesn't end when you rinse your hair.
The chemicals absorbed by the core continue to work and remove color for some time. That's why, even one week after bleaching your hair, it keeps lightening.
While you wait, you can apply coconut oil twice a week at night and rinse it out in the morning to nourish your hair.
Another very good option to restore moisture to your hair is a leave-in conditioner to tame frizz and restore smoothness.
Now, when don't you need to bleach your hair again to fix it? It's time to reveal the mystery.
If your hair is orange or yellow after bleaching, you can use a toning shampoo immediately
In this case, you don’t need to subject your hair to such an aggressive chemical process. Instead, you can neutralize the unwanted tones.
As you may know, all colors have an opposite one. Neutralization works by counteracting the unwanted tones that usually appear after bleaching.
- If your hair is too orange, you can use a blue shampoo.
- If your hair is too yellow, you can use a purple shampoo.
Why do I recommend a toning shampoo instead of a toner?
As toner is applied with a 20-volume developer, it means more chemicals to your hair. Blue shampoo, instead, is chemicals-free.
Also, toning shampoos fade with washes.
Therefore, you’ll be able to bleach your hair again to fix it if after three weeks. In the meantime, you’d sport an ashy color free from unwanted tones.
Now, if your hair is too yellow, you can also opt for toners like Wella Color Charm T10 and T18. You’ll notice the change in just 20 minutes because toners act immediately.
When a bleaching process goes wrong, it can be due to many factors. However, the most important thing is to wait at least three weeks to bleach your hair again and fix it.
This is key for healthy and strong hair.