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Friday, October 25, 2013

Scalp Disaster!

I wanted to share an experience I had with bleaching my hair!

So before I decided to be nicer to my hair, I was quite obsessed with dying it. I got bored with it very quickly and colored my hair every few months. Last summer I decided to try blonde. I had to use bleach, though, since my hair is naturally a medium brown color. The first time I bleached my hair I used a lightening kit called Born Blonde Maxi by Clairol. I used it and my scalp was very itchy and dry as expected but nothing too major. Of course, my hair was very dry and not happy. I wanted to go back to my natural color and did so a few months later, but being I get bored with my hair so easily, I decided to go blonde again. This time, though, I decided to buy a tub of bleach and some peroxide to mix myself.

 On the tub it said “for off the scalp application”. Not being a professional hairdresser at the time (I am now!) and also not using my common sense of what “off the scalp” meant, I used it all over and put it directly to my scalp to make sure I didn’t miss any roots. (off the scalp I later learned is reserved for highlights). Oh my lanta, did it burn! I ended up using this a second time that same weekend since I had brown dye on my hair to begin with. I actually ended up getting chemical burns on my scalp! They weren’t too bad and they weren’t noticeable but still I could feel them. So if you’re thinking about bleaching your hair, be very careful and don’t use anything that says “off the scalp”!

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