So I went ahead and bleached the ends of my hair and it came out super neat 🙂
So like I mentioned in the last post, I used 3% peroxide and some baking soda I had in my bathroom. I mixed each until it made a paste and applied it to my hair and left on for like 30 minutes. I was making it hard on myself and was lighting them in groups of one to three since I had my hair detangled and in two strand twists already.
After I had washed the mixture out my hair felt HELLA dry so I did a hot oil treatment overnight with some coconut oil before washing it again the next day. I didn’t want to use direct heat right after bleaching so I waited a week and wore my hair in a bun and kept it extremely moisturized till I thought it was ready/well enough to flat iron.
So as y’all can see I didn’t go crazy with the bleaching, I just wanted a subtle gradation and that’s what I got 🙂 but like remember i mentioned in my last post, I said wanted to do a henna treatment after I lightened to get a red color…
well my henna came the other day and now I don’t want to because I like the color it changed to
Ahhhh idk what to do
I would love to hear what you guys think in the comments below 😉
It looks like a natural shade of brown and you wear it very well. Just add the henna should you get bored of the brown. You know we get bored sooner or later even with a look we love! *LOL* Thanks for posting this. I never really saw how peroxide does what it does. Your pictures on the test hair really explained it well.
Why thank you! and yes you’re totally right haha i do get bored super fast x). about the post, thanks again I’m glad I could help 🙂
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This is a cool idea. Did the dryness get better over time?
Thanks, kinda but my ends were already bad to begin with so I just ended up cutting them. I only did it because I knew I had a trim coming up. But who knows everyone’s hair is different maybe it won’t be so bad with healthy ends lol.
Aw ok…I’m scared to do anything extra really haha I’ve had bad experiences with chemical dyes in the past. The only thing that I’m ok with is henna haha I never thought to use peroxide, but it sounds like a neat idea. I like how yours turned out.
Whew tell me about it! I lost my hole bang as a teenager using chemical bleaches 😦 I was so sad lol. Thanks 🙂
Oh no!! lol Live and learn right? haha