Why does my scalpburn/itch after Ibleached it?
Developer was too weak
There was too much pre-existing dye in the hair
Developer was too strong
Look at the undertones in the hair colorbefore applying. Blue undertones willreact with yellow/gold tones in hair
and turn it green.
Ash toners have blue/greenpigments that will mix with yellowundertones and turn the hair green.
A large build-up of dye from pasttreatments can make it difficult forbleach to penetrate the hair cuticle
and remove color.
Why did my hair turngreen when trying to
color it brown?
Used wrong toner
Why is my hair notlightening with
Why is my hairstringy/gummy
after I bleached it?
Hair was toodamaged/burned/brittle
At-Home Hair Color
PROBLEM EXPLANATION & SOLUTIONCAUSE
Why is the hairdye not sticking
to my hair?
Why did my haircome out yellowafter bleaching?
Hair was too porous
Hair was too greasy
Used incorrect hair dye
Did not use enoughdeveloper
Hair was too clean/freshlywashed prior to bleaching it
Bleach was left on scalptoo long
Bleach was too weak
Bleach was rinsed tooearly
Hair has been excessivelychemically processed
-Use a cuticle repairing,or protein rich oil for
Heated, hairstyling toolsand chemical processes
create porous hair that doesnot take color well.
Heads produce natural oilsthat protect the scalp from
harsh chemicals. Too much oilwill make hair color slip off.
-Choose toners or dyewith warm undertones
(like red or pink) tocancel out the green
Bleach reacts with Developer tocreate oxidation and cause hair tolighten. Without the correct strengthor amount of developer, oxidation
will not properly occur.
-Although a certain amount ofhair oil is good for growing andrepairing healthy hair, avoidprocessing overly-oily hair.
-Use a stronger developersuch as 30 or 40 volume.
-Carefully read theinstructions and mixing ratio
on bleach pack beforeproceeding.
-Use a high quality hair colorremover or clarifying shampooto get rid of excess color and
make bleaching easier.
Heads produce natural oils thatprotect the scalp from harsh
chemicals. Freshly washed hair willbe missing this barrier.
-Avoid shampooing hair 1-2days before bleaching.
Developers with greater volume (30or 40) are harsher on the skin and
more likely to burn the scalp. -Use a lighter developer
such as 20 volume.
-Set a timer and makesure the bleach is not lefton the scalp for too long.
-Check on the hair'slightening progress often.
Bleach was left on scalp toolong
-Set a timer and make sure thebleach is not left on the scalp
Bleaching is a harsh process thatstrips away nutrients and moisturefrom hair. Loss of hair's structuralintegrity leads to a fragile and
exposed hair cuticle that clings towater in an attempt to regain lostmoisture. The hair will become
overhydrated and develop a gummytexture.
-Wash hair as little aspossible with gentle, sulfate-
-Use nourishing products that help safely regain hydration.
Bleach takes time to properly takeeffect, rinsing it off too early mayleave behind the hair's natural
Weaker bleaching products may notcompletely remove color even if left for
the appropriate amount of time.
-Carefully read instructions onbleach pack and allow productto sit on hair for the correct
amount of time.
-Research hair productsbefore purchasing andlearn which is right for
your hair type.
Sources:D. Gavin. "How to Correct Hair That Won't Lighten." Americansalon.com. https://www.americansalon.com/haircolor/how-to-correct-hair-won-t-lighten (accessed February 25)
"Why Is My Hair Turning Green When I Dye It? How To Fix Green Hair" Curlcentric.com. https://www.curlcentric.com/why-is-my-hair-turning-green-when-i-dye-it/ (accessed February 25)
A. Carllil. "Why Won't My Hair Take Color? (12 Surprising Reasons)" Lovedbycurls.com https://www.lovedbycurls.com/hair-color/hair-wont-take-color-on-ends/ (accessed February 24)
E. Denton. "7 Gross Things That Sometimes Happen When You Bleach Your Hair." Seventeen.com https://www.seventeen.com/beauty/hair/a39687/gross-things-that-happen-after-you-bleach-your-hair/ (accessed February 25)
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