When a session of bleach won’t lift your hair enough to lighten it as much as you wanted, then something went wrong. … If your hair has 5 different colors, each of them forms a hard film in your hair fiber, which can make it so the peroxide isn’t able to open your hair cuticle and your hair won’t lift.
How long does it take for hair to lift with bleach?
How long do you need to leave bleach on hair to color it?
|Hair color and texture||How long to leave on|
|blonde hair||15 to 20 minutes|
|dark hair||30 minutes; it’s recommended you split the process into several sessions|
|fine hair||10 to 15 minutes; this type of hair will process faster since it has a thinner cuticle layer|
How do you know if your hair is too damaged to bleach?
If your hair absorbs the water in less than ten seconds, your cuticle is compromised and your strands are too damaged to stand up to bleach. Also, if your hair feels overly stretchy when wet, our condolences, but hold off on any procedures that could cause breakage.
Why did my roots bleach and not the rest of my hair?
The hair closest to your scalp (roots) lighten faster because of the heat from the body escapes through the scalp; processing lighter than the rest of the hair.
How many times does it take to bleach black hair?
If your hair is black and you want to achieve light tones, you’ll need 7 bleaching sessions. It’ll take 18 weeks. If your hair is black and you want to go extra light, you’ll need 8 bleaching sessions.
Can I bleach my hair if it’s damaged?
If you have bleach damaged hair or heat damaged hair, you’ll just have to give your hair some extra TLC while you wait for fresh, undamaged hair to grow. Another thing you can do is control the damage before it gets any worse.
Why won’t my bleached roots take color?
Wash your hair with shampoo and no conditioner and blow dry it and then apply the dye to your roots, cover it and add a little heat. If you live in a colder climate, try covering it up with a cap and keep it warm. Leave it on for several hours or overnight, if possible.