Should I Bleach My Hair Before Using A Permanent Hair Colour?

Should I Bleach My Hair Before Using A Permanent Hair Colour?

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Thinking of colouring your hair at home? How exciting! Getting a new hair colour is like buying an all-new outfit. You get to decide whether you want to go for a colour that’s safe - such as light brown hair colour, a chocolate brown hair colour or burgundy hair colour or a colour that drags you out of your comfort zones, such as badass red hair colour, a bold blue hair colour, funky purple hair colour or even a classy blond hair colour. The best thing about hair colouring is that you get to wear the colour for a day (temporary hair colours) or for a few months (permanent hair colours), it’s entirely up to you.

Here, we’re going to majorly deal with permanent hair colours. Unlike temporary hair colours, they demand a little more commitment and cause a lot more damage. In this blog, we will explain to you whether you should bleach your hair before using permanent hair colour and what are the basic precautions to follow while colouring your hair permanently.

Is Bleaching Necessary For Permanent Hair Colours?

Is Bleaching Necessary For Permanent Hair Colours?

Bleaching is basically lightning the original colour your hair has, in order to adorn the best hair colour of your choice, But do you have to bleach your hair each time you get a new hair colour?

It depends on what colour you want to dye your hair. If you’ve never coloured your hair before and just want to lighten your hair colour down to a few levels before colouring, you can use a higher developer or a lightener along with your permanent hair colour.

However, if you have previously coloured your hair and the colour you’ve chosen is lighter than your natural hair colour, then yes, you will need to bleach your hair first to decolourize your hair. If you don't do this, the results might not be approvable for you as the light hair colour will blend with your dark hair and you might not end up with the light shade you wanted.

On the contrary, if you wish to colour your hair a shade darker than your natural hair colour, then no, bleaching your hair will not be necessary for you. Temporary hair colours do not require bleaching at all, since they do not alter your hair colour.

Basic Precautions To Follow Before Permanently Colouring Your Hair

Basic Precautions To Follow Before Permanently Colouring Your Hair

Before colouring, there are a basic set of precautions everyone must follow to ensure nothing goes wrong. These precautions should be especially followed by those people who are colouring their hair at home:

  1. Always do a patch as well as a strand test first. The patch test is necessary to make sure your skin is not allergic to the hair colour. As for the strand test, it is for you to make sure that the colour you’re dyeing your hair suits your skin tone or not, and whether the shade is how you want it or not.
  2. Cover your hairline, clothes, and home with a discarded cloth or a newspaper, so that you don't end up staining your clothes and home with permanent hair colour. As for the hairline, it is recommended to apply petroleum jelly on your hairline before colouring your hair to make sure it doesn’t end up staining your skin. Also, don’t forget to wear protective gloves to protect your hands!
  3. Follow the directions as well as the precautions given on the pack carefully. These basic sets of instructions need to be specifically followed if you wish to ensure nothing goes wrong!
  4. Wash and dry your hair thoroughly before colouring your hair. It is recommended to shampoo your hair before dyeing your hair and to condition it after dyeing your hair. Shampooing your hair before helps you get rid of the greasiness of your hair so that the permanent hair colour can be applied properly in your hair. As for conditioning your hair afterwards, this is done to make up for the damage caused by the permanent hair colour, so that your hair can once again look silky, sleek, and shiny! However, do not shampoo your hair right after colouring it. This may make the colour bleed from your hair to look dull and faded!
  5. Don’t bleach your hair at home, if you’re not confident about how well you can do it. Last but not the least, this is the most important factor everyone should consider. Since bleach is an alkali, it can seriously damage your hair if not done properly. Therefore, it is recommended to let a professional take over, if you’re not too sure about doing it yourself.
Don’t bleach your hair

Now that you know all about bleaching and the necessary precautions to be taken while you get your hair coloured, we recommend you to dye your hair a colour that goes hand in hand with your skin tone, your eyes, and of course, which matches your choices! You make your pick from the wide-ranging categories of hair colours for men and hair colours for women. And we sincerely hope you follow all the precautions and stay out of trouble! Good luck colouring your hair!




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