Bleach washing is fast, easy to apply and will;
- Strip out hair dye
- Correct over-toned hair
- Remove excessive brassiness from partially lightened hair
- Lighten hair one level
Our Bleach Wash Kit ($17.95) includes everything you need to bleach wash at home. Bleach Wash Kits can be added as a once-only additional purchase, (shipping either with your next colour order or as a separate shipment, you choice) and includes:
- Hi-Lift Bleach powder 30gm
- 20 vol developer sachet 75ml
- Colour Protection Shampoo 20ml
- Colour Protection Conditioner 40ml
We recommend that you speak to our colourists before bleach washing your hair.
How to Bleach Wash Your Hair
Avoid washing your hair for at least 2 days before using a developer or bleach product as your natural oils help to protect your scalp and hair from damage.
Wear a front-opening shirt or robe (not your finest – any stray bleach wash drops will lighten material). Wet your hair and towel dry it before preparing your bleach wash mix.
Use the tint brush and bowl (provided in your Free Trial) to prepare your bleach wash.
Follow the instructions in your Bleach Wash Kit to mix your bleach wash in the correct ratio. Start by emptying the sachet of developer into your tint bowl. You will need to remove 15ml of developer (which is three level teaspoons) to get the correct volume to mix with the entire bleach sachet. Use your tint brush to mix the bleach and developer together. To this mixture you add the same quantity of shampoo as the quantity of bleach and developer combined (use any regular shampoo you have at home for this and use the Colour Protection Shampoo we provide to wash your hair when you have rinsed out the bleach wash).
Add a little bit of water to your damp hair and then mix the bleach mix through your hair.
The shampoo blend will spread evenly and consistently through your wet hair, giving you a manageable application process, and more consistent outcomes than a regular bleach process.
Leave the mixture in for 10-20 minutes, depending on the colour result you are looking to achieve. Wash it out in the shower, then shampoo and condition your hair with the Colour Protection Shampoo and Conditioner provided in your Bleach Wash pack.
Leave your hair for at least 2 days if possible before recolouring, and you are now free to colour with a lighter colour option, as your hair would be free of darker pigments and your base colour level should be at least 1-2 levels lighter.
We recommend you select a colour which is lighter than your colour goal, because hair which has had a lightening process such as a bleach wash will over-absorb colour which leads to darker colour results.
A Word of Warning:
After a bleach wash your hair will be a bit drier and more porous, and we only recommend that you do a bleach wash a maximum of 1-2 times a year to lift out darker pigments. They should NOT be used for regular, repeated lightening (at all, please don’t do this!).
Also, if you have been pre-softening, or you plan to start pre-softening for better colour coverage on your stubborn greys, please DO NOT pre-soften when you recolour after your bleach wash. Skip pre-softening for the colour application after your bleach wash, and you can resume, or start pre-softening the next time you colour. Your hair will absorb more colour after the bleach wash, and there is no need for any additional steps or processes to soften the hair to aid colour absorption.
You need to colour with a lighter colour than your colour goal (and you almost always need cool colour tones) after a bleach wash, as your hair will over-absorb colour when you recolour after a lightening process such as a bleach wash. Please speak to our colourists about your colour and colour goals before bleach washing, and they can recommend a colour to use after a bleach wash.