Hair Bleaching & Dyeing…
Let’s talk about bleaching and dyeing your human hair extensions and wigs:
I remember the first time I tried to dye black human hair bundles… (years ago)
It was a complete disaster! I applied Blonde Hair dye directly onto the black bundles without bleaching first! (Back then I didn’t know any better). The bundles were actually very good though so I didn’t blame it on the quality of the hair, rather, I thought that the blonde dye was just cheap and stupid.
It was only a few months later that I watched a YouTube video and realized that people actually bleach the hair first before they dye.
So thereafter the next challenge was finding good bleach.. 😆
Fast forward to 2019… I had a client who purchased a natural black lace closure from me and came back complaining a few weeks later. She questioned the quality of the hair and said I probably sent her a synthetic lace closure because her hairstylist had “tried to dye it” and she wasn’t happy with the results.
I only asked her one question: “Did you bleach the hair first?”
Bleaching strips away the black color from black human hair, allowing you to properly dye to a new color.
However hair bleach also poses a challenge: it dries out your hair significantly. If the bleach is too strong or if you leave it in too long, the hair becomes badly matted and tangled, the ends start to split and you’ll notice increased shedding everyday because the strands have been weakened.. so be careful!
After a good dye job, your hair needs some tender loving care to regain moisture and texture. I’m not gonna go into detail about how to properly bleach, dye and care for your hair right now, guess that’s a blog for another day, so stay tuned if you’re interested!
I just had these thoughts on my mind and I wanted to share 😉