Purpose and effects
The purpose of bleaching is to change the color of the hair product, usually to prepare the product for further dying procedures. Bleaching is required whenever you want to change a product of a dark color to one of a much lighter color. This procedure is quite important since it’s hard to dye light colors on to your products without first depigmenting them.
Bleaching is an oxidization reaction where the bleaching material interacts with and deprives the hair of its blue and red pigments, leaving it with a white or yellowish color. After this depigmentation process, dyes no longer blend with the pigments originally in the hair and you can easily have your hair become the color you desired.
Mix your selected bleaching material with appropriate amounts of peroxide developer. The degree of peroxide developer you use depends the extent to which you want to remove the color in the original product. For the longevity of your product, we suggest you use peroxide developers with lower degrees. After leaving the mixture in your product for about 20-30 minutes, rinse the product according to instructions provided in the “washing” section. If the outcome isn’t what you’d desired, you can repeat this process or switch to a peroxide developer with a higher degree. After bleaching the product, you can dye it to whichever color you want.
Downsides of bleaching
While bleaching is a necessary process for dying light colors, it’s not something we would recommend you do often. Inside most bleaching material are strong alkali elements that can interact with proteins in the cuticle layer of the hair, causing irreparable damage. For the same reason, these materials may damage the skin upon contact. Therefore, Rebecca Fashion recommend that you don’t bleach your product unless completely necessary. If you are not sure whether your product needs bleaching, please consult your hair stylist for advice. Rebecca Fashion would also suggest you try some of our products with lighter colors to save you from the trouble of bleaching the product yourself.