‘When Can I Bleach My Hair Again?’ Here’s Your Answer!

Updated on December 16, 2022 by

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Woman With Beautiful Wavy Bleached Hair

When can I bleach my hair again? That’s a question that many people are asking when they try to treat their hair with chemicals and peroxides that make hair lighter. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. However, there are a few ways to do it safely – one of them is doing bleaching in with proper breaks.


But First – Here Are Some Things To Note!


  • If you’re using hair bleaching solutions at home, follow the instructions carefully. Follow the directions for the product on your bottle, and be sure not to leave it on longer than it’s recommended. Even better – take the recommended test before you try any bleaching product. “Sacrifice” one small strand of hair to see if the product gives you the results you want with as little damage as it’s possible.
  • If you don’t have a lot of hair to bleach, you might want to try a cheaper and safer alternative to bleaching like a low-cost hair toner. If you do have a lot of hair to bleach, though, you may still want to consider using the peroxide-based hair toner. Your hairdresser can help you to decide on the best choice.
  • One way to stop bleaching from taking its toll on your hair is to do some deep conditioning. Deep conditioning can be as simple as soaking your hair in olive oil or shampoo-conditioner solution and it should be done regularly after you bleached your hair. Doing deep conditioning every few weeks can really help your hair hold on to its natural luster longer, preventing breakages and dullness.


‘So When Can I Bleach My Hair Again?’


If you want to bleach your hair roots, you’re going to have to wait for your hair to grow out before you can bleach it again. The reason why you need to wait for your hair to grow back is that the bleach will dry out your hair over time and it’s best to limit bleaching sessions as much as possible. Basically, wait until you can’t take it anymore and then bleach only the hair roots.

If you want to bleach all of your hair (not just the roots), limit bleaching sessions to no more than twice a month, and no more than 8 sessions in 12 months.


Are There Any Alternatives To Peroxide?


If you do want to try to bleach your hair again but are afraid to ruin your hair health, you can try a hair toner that will help boost the color of your hair before you decide to do the full bleach again. Just make sure the toner doesn’t contain ingredients like alcohol. Also, make sure you purchase a product that says it’s only for use on colored hair.

For the best results, always choose a hair toner that uses the exact same ingredients that were in your original toner. Sometimes it’s not as simple as just going to buy a bottle of bleach. There are specific steps that must be followed for each batch of bleached hair. Each time you do it, you’re going to break down the ingredients in your toner and if you don’t do the required steps, then the bleach will get weaker, and you won’t be able to get your hair to the color you want.


When Can I Bleach My Hair Again If Toners Don’t Work For Me?


That depends on how much you actually want to spend. If you want the brightest color possible, then you may bleach your hair more often but make sure to do it at a salon. Professional bleaching solutions and hairdressers who know what they’re doing will save your hair some health. However, if you just need some minor bleaching (like 1-2 shades lighter), then there’s no need to do it very often and you can get by with store-bought bleaching products. The key here is to not overdo it so you don’t end up with fried hair.

As you can see, the answer to ‘when can I bleach my hair again?’ is – it all depends! Each person has different needs, so you may have to experiment to find the product that works best for you. Just make sure that you follow all directions, don’t skip steps, and don’t go overboard crazy while trying to reach your dream shade of blonde. Healthy hair is better than fried, but really white hair.

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