Brad Mondo knew that he couldn’t stop us from messing with our hair these trying times, so he just taught us the way to do it properly.
The well-known hairstylist and YouTuber uploaded a 22-minute video of do’s and don’ts in coloring and bleaching your own hair. With his wit and charm, Brad generously gave us ideas about dyeing and we are grateful for it! Here are some tips from his video:
1. DO NOT wash your hair before bleaching it.
To preserve the natural oils in your head which will protect your scalp from further damage, Brad highly recommends not washing your hair before the session. Having your crowning glory wet while applying bleach won’t help either, as well as applying coconut oil. The best preparation is to leave it be.
2. 30 volume developer is the best option
When choosing a developer for a full-blown bleaching session, Brad chooses a 30 volume developer as a go-to. He said that 10 volume won’t do much, while 20 volume will be the best for highlights. 40 volume, on the other hand, surely bleaches the hair faster but it also dries out too soon.
3. Brush your hair properly and divide it into four sections
To avoid missing spots and having uneven color or bleach distribution, brushing out the hair and proper sectioning is a must. In sectioning, you may first divide it into two sides (left and right). After that, you may divide the remaining parts again into two by drawing a line from your front part down to the apex up to the upper part of your crown, then from the crown down to the nape.
4. Use enough bleach or lightener
Lesser lightener or bleaching powder does not mean that you’ll get a lighter amount of lightning. It only implies that you’ll have weird spotting all over your head. The best way is to saturate your hair with the bleaching solution and rinse it when you have already attained the desired level of bleaching.
5. Evaluate the situation
After bleaching, you need to assess how much damage has your hair gained. Ask if it is getting fragile, or is it too stretchy. Check if the color is still much alive and is not almost white due to the tremendous amount of bleach. This is important because aside from knowing the possible solutions if you ever find an issue, you’ll be able to infer when would be the best time to dye again.
These are just some of the numerous tips from Brad’s video, and you may check his step-by-step guide below. Also, you may watch other tips in hair styling such as haircut and cutting your own bangs on his official page here.