Hair breakage from bleach

by Natalie
(UK)

my hair now  on right

my hair now on right

I have bleached highlights done with foils, just on the roots, not taken through to the ends, plus a level 6-7 ash brown lowlight to match my natural colour. I only had my crown section done. Whatever was left out the foils and all underneath is my natural hair colour.


I've noticed hair breakage over the last 2-3 years. My hair has always been fine but never this bad. I want a pale ash blonde/platinum but they always look yellow or brassy/orange when they're used on me. I've tried 12/1 in Wella but it doesn't go creamy like bleach. I am also concerned that if I leave the bleach in too long, my roots and ends will be two different shades and won't look right.

Can anyone help who has been in a similar situation or recommend what to do. I'd like to achieve a light blonde color without it looking grey or pink. Thanks!

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You might want to address your hair breakage first. Your hair should not be breaking off. Your hair porosity may be what's causing the breakage. Other things that can cause it are tight hair bands, combing dry hair, brushing wet hair, overprocessing, using too much heat, and generally mistreating your hair.

The top layer of your hair looks very light, compared to your natural color. Fine hair is especially susceptible to damage from bleach, as it only has two layers. If protein isn't added to your hair regularly, it will start breaking off and continue to happen, as long as you continue to bleach or use high lift colors.

Bleach can be very damaging if done too often. You are not overlapping so my hat's off to you for that, but you do need to slow down on how often you process your hair.


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