- No, you can’t have dry shampoo in your hair before bleaching.
- Dry shampoo leaves residues that can interfere with the bleaching process. Therefore, your hair will turn out uneven if you bleach it. Also, it contains chemicals that can damage your hair even more if you mix them with the bleach mixture.
- What should you do if you have dry shampoo in your hair and want to bleach it? Rinse the remains of the dry shampoo with water, wait for your hair to dry, and then apply the bleach.
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Are you about to bleach your hair but you’ve noticed you have dry shampoo in it?
Then, unfortunately, you won’t be able to bleach your hair. It’s not okay to have dry shampoo in your hair before bleaching it.
Why not? It’s because dry shampoo leaves residue in your hair that can interfere with the bleach.
Do you know how dry shampoo works on hair?
That’s important to know if you’re about to bleach your hair and you have dry shampoo in it. In a few moments, you’ll understand why.
You probably already know that you spray dry shampoo onto your roots so it can soak up excess oil. And that’s what gives your hair that clean look; the dry shampoo powder absorbs the oil in your hair.
But even if you can’t see the almost invisible powder, I can assure you it’s there.
If you bleach your hair with traces of dry shampoo, that powder will interfere with the process. And here’s another issue. Dry shampoo contains some chemicals, including methane.
Therefore, the bleach will turn out uneven. But it will also damage your hair much more.
So whether you used dry shampoo yesterday, a few hours ago, or use it regularly, you should rinse your hair before bleaching. And here’s how to do it.
How to remove dry shampoo from your hair before bleaching it
Before I give you these details, I want to clarify something.
As a colorist, before a bleach, I will always recommend two things:
- Don’t wash your hair 48 hours before bleaching. This is because the oil your scalp secretes protects the hair from the harsh chemicals in the bleach.
- Don’t apply any hair products to the hair for 48 hours before bleaching.
And what I mentioned here is ideal . But if you currently have dry shampoo in your hair and don’t want to wait 48 hours to bleach it, you can still wash it.
In other words, you won’t go bald from washing your hair before bleaching. But if you do, you must leave the bleach on for the right length of time. And once you bleach your hair, you must moisturize it deeply.
So you have two options to wash your hair before bleaching if it has traces of dry shampoo:
- You can wash your hair with your usual shampoo, apply conditioner, and leave it on for five minutes. Rinse your hair and let it dry naturally. When it’s completely dry, you can bleach it.
- You can rinse the dry shampoo residue out with just water, then apply conditioner, leaving it on for five minutes. Rinse and wait for your hair to dry naturally, then bleach your hair.
Finally, if you have a sensitive scalp, I advise you to wait 48 hours to bleach your hair after you’ve removed the dry shampoo. This way, your scalp will be more protected.
You can’t have dry shampoo in your hair before bleaching it because the residue can interfere with the bleach and damage your hair.
You can wash your hair with shampoo or rinse it with water. Once your hair is dry, you can bleach it.