DIY bleaching hair

(8 Posts)
StarStudded Fri 29-Jul-16 13:48:34

I want to bleach some of my hair in order to dye it a bright colour. Currently dye it dark to cover grey and intend to keep this up but have but colour b4 on to strip out the old dye so it doesn't affect the bleach.

Does anyone know the best order to do this in? Am I best to apply bleach/bright colour then keep those bits wrapped in foil or cling film when I dye the rest?

I have bleached and dyed my own hair before however that was before I started going grey (I'm only 27) so I didn't have any other dye to worry about!

Any advice/ pointers welcome!

Pantsalive Fri 29-Jul-16 14:13:10

Www.haircrazy.com is where you need to go. Their forum is incredibly helpful.

(Sorry, I keep saying this on here but they've helped me out a few times with these sort of questions)

StarStudded Fri 29-Jul-16 14:14:59

Thanks Pants! I'll go and have a look!

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsMushrooms Fri 29-Jul-16 14:20:54

I love the yellow box you get on Amazon - I think it's called Stargazer? If you just search 'hair bleach' it comes up near the top and it's about £7 quid. You can also get good kids from Sally's. I have also bought peroxide and developer before but it's much harder to get the mix right - kits are the way to go! I'd try 30vol if you're worried about damage and not going blonde/white. 40 will make it paler but it's more damaging. I have my hair all sorts of crazy colours with La Riche Directions and going orange / yellow with the bleach is always plenty light enough for me - doesn't need to be white!

MrsMushrooms Fri 29-Jul-16 14:23:42

Also, in terms of order, it's tough if you're not dying everything as you don't want to end up with bits of undyed bleached bits - do you have someone who can help? I wouldn't worry about covering the bleached bits as it doesn't tend to transfer much but when you've washed it and added the colour, use strips of kitchen foil to keep it separate

MrsMushrooms Fri 29-Jul-16 14:24:51

Also, in terms of order, it's tough if you're not dying everything as you don't want to end up with bits of undyed bleached bits - do you have someone who can help? I wouldn't worry about covering the bleached bits as it doesn't tend to transfer much but when you've washed it and added the colour, use strips of kitchen foil to keep it separate

StarStudded Fri 29-Jul-16 14:32:36

Thanks everyone, I've already bought the stuff- It's peroxide I'm using rather than a kit and I've bought a bright blue to apply once it's lightened.

I have already stripped the old colour out of my hair so hoping that wont affect the bleach much... my main worry is how to stop my dark all-over dye transferring to the bleached/bright sections as I will need to dye the rest of my hair as well because of greys.

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