Can You Bleach Your Hair Twice? The Biggest Mistake You Don’t Want To Make!

Change is beautiful. We all want to transform ourselves every now and then. From our shoes, to our clothes, up to the color of our hair: we just want to mix things up every now and then. This whole process of trial and error helps us discover what styles we like seeing on ourselves – what works, and what doesn’t.

But when you’re thinking about bleaching your hair, there’s no room for “trial and error”. You need to make sure that everything is perfect, in order to get the best results for your smooth, flowing hair. You also want to avoid damaging your hair.

So what if the first bleaching process doesn’t go too well? What happens if things don’t run so smoothly? Can you do the process all over again, and pretend it never happened?

Today we’re going to answer a very common query – one that many people ask before bleaching their hair: “Can I bleach my hair twice?”

To give you a quick answer to that question: Yes and no.

1. Why You Should Consider Hair Bleaching

Bleaching is quite a delicate process, and we’re gonna have to explain to you how it works before we can fully detail why it’s a “yes” and “no” when it comes to bleaching twice.

We’re just going to get it out of the way: bleaching can damage your hair, but only if it’s done incorrectly.

Why You Should Consider Hair Bleaching

Done well, it can transform your hair and give it that beautiful blonde look you’ve always wanted. Like we said earlier, change is beautiful.

And if you want to change your hair color from any other shade to platinum blonde, bleaching is the right thing for you.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with hair bleaching, it is the process of changing the shade of your hair to a lighter one. Basically, if you want a darker hair color, all you have to do is color it with specific dyes.

But if you want to change the shade and get the reverse effect (change dark hair to a lighter shade), you’re going to go through hair bleaching. Now how exactly does it work?

2. How Hair Bleaching Works

Unlike hair coloring, bleaching actually takes away the color of your hair through a process known as oxidation. It removes the pigment in your hair shaft, thus making it a few shades lighter than your previous hair color.


How Hair Bleaching Works

A bleaching agent, also known as an oxidizing agent, is used in the process. Hydrogen peroxide and ammonia are two of the most commonly used bleaching agents, although they are often mixed together for a more stable solution.

Now, based on what you’ve read so far, you can probably tell why we’re warning you about potentially damaging your hair. Even those manufacturers that claim their product is “peroxide-free” will often contain some other oxidizing agent that will do the exact same thing and cause the same damage to your hair.

So at the end of the day, it comes down to how you use the bleaching agent, rather than what bleaching agent you use.

3. Proper Hair Bleaching: How to Do It without Damaging Your Hair

Depending on what shade your hair currently has and what volume of bleaching agent you decide to use, you can only get a certain level of lightening done. You won’t instantly get to platinum blonde if you want to have a safe bleaching experience. You’re gonna have to do it one step at a time: expect to get at least three shades lighter per bleach.

Proper Hair Bleaching: How to Do It without Damaging Your Hair

So to answer your question: Can I bleach my hair twice? The answer is yes, you can bleach it twice – and you will probably have to. But no, you can’t do it twice in a row.

Do not bleach your hair more than once a day if you want to keep your hair safe and healthy. Bleaching it twice can cause breakage. And if your hair breaks, then what will you have left to bleach?

Hair care is our top priority here. For best results, do not bleach your hair more than once in a period of one week. Allow your hair to rest after the first bleaching process.

Let it breath. In fact, one week is the minimum. Take care of your hair, let it rest for one or so weeks, and then get back to bleaching. Repeat the process.

You must make sure to do it gradually. Work your way to the blonde shade that you want. The key here is in being patient.​

​Some Things to Remember

Make sure you’re not rushing things: change always comes gradually, after all.

Another thing: once you are done with the first bleaching treatment, you have to follow it up with some toner as well as repairing treatments. Remember, you just took away some of your hair’s color, so there’s bound to be some stress in those areas.

Repair it with the best shampoo treatments and maintain a healthy, well-balanced diet to keep your hair in the best shape.

  • Learn about peroxide volumes and hair color in order to determine which bleaching agent will give you the best results.
  • Perform the bleaching treatment quickly, as this will lessen the chance of getting uneven results.
  • After bleaching, follow up with some toner.
  • Let it rest for a week or so before attempting to bleach again.

So the answer is yes, you can bleach your hair twice, but no, you can’t do it one after the other, unless you want to damage your hair. If you have any questions, leave it down in the comments below.


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Diana Bailey
 

Hello, I’m Diana Bailey. I write about tips and tricks for making up, skin care and hair care. On my blog, I also provide advices and suggestions to help people fix their skin, hair and health problems by using natural methods.

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