Instructions for using bleach and highlight set

bleach and highlight instructions

 Are you getting started with WECOLOUR bleaching cream? Then read this page carefully. We describe all the do's and don'ts for best results. 

 WECOLOUR bleaching cream

First, a little introduction to the product. WECOLOUR bleaching cream does not contain ammonia. It is gentler on your hair, hair structure and scalp than regular bleach. Your hair stays soft thanks to nourishing and moisturising natural ingredients like shea butter, beeswax and guar gum that improves the structure and elasticity of your hair. It is still a bleaching product though which means it contains bleaching substances. So watch your clothes and use an old towel. Also, always be sure to do an allergy test before bleaching.

Possibilities with our bleaching cream

There are several applications possible with WECOLOUR bleaching cream. Among other things, you can use the bleach to:

Lighten your hair completely

Want to lighten your hair completely by using WECOLOUR bleaching cream? You can achieve a result up to six colour shades lighter than your current hair colour. Do you have very dark or warm hair? Bear in mind that the result will also be warmer then. You will probably need a toner after bleaching to neutralise the colour. Of course, this depends entirely on your desired end result.

  1. Mix the bleaching cream 1:2 with the activator in the WECOLOUR mixing bowl or another plastic or glass container and add some Colour Mask for extra protection of your hair and scalp. For shoulder-length hair, one packet of bleach is enough; if you have longer or very thick hair, order two packs. When ordering, choose 6% or 9% acitvator. With 9% you will get a lighter result than with 6%.
  2. First divide your (dry and unwashed) hair in two by making a vertical middle parting. You can use hair clips to secure the two sections. Next, make a horizontal parting from your crown to just behind your ear. Do this on both sides. You have now divided your hair into four sections. Start at the partings at the back of your head and apply the bleach from your roots. Avoid contact with the scalp. Then remove one of the clips from your hair and use the back of the brush to draw the partings, which you then apply bleach to. Repeat these steps with the other sections. Finish with the front contours and your temples. Your head is warmest there and this makes the bleaching cream develop faster. So it is very important to work from the back to the front.
  3. Check that your hair is sufficiently set (each strand of hair should contain bleach on all sides). Add some extra bleaching cream where necessary and make sure the bleaching cream doesn't dry out. You can do this by possibly spraying a little water from a plant sprayer on your hair or by massaging the bleach into your hair. You can also apply some extra bleaching cream. You can cover your hair with aluminium foil to speed up the process. Never use plastic to cover your hair and do not use heat! Leave the bleach in for 25 to a maximum of 45 minutes, depending on the desired result. The longer you leave it in, the lighter it will get. Check this regularly and rinse out the bleaching cream once the desired colour shade is reached.
  4. Wash your hair with included shampoo and conditioner. Note that bleaching cream is a bleaching product. Use an old or bleach-resistant towel to dry your hair.
  5. Blow-dry your hair and evaluate the colour. Are you satisfied? Give your hair some extra care with WECOLOUR Argan Silk serum. If the colour is too cool, too warm or not the desired colour, your hair needs another toner. For example, you can tone your hair with our No-yellow Mousse if it is too warm or use a toner of hair dye. You can read all about using toners in our blog Toners.

Bleaching your outgrowths

Have you already bleached your hair and now just want to touch up your outgrowth? Then proceed as follows:

  1. Mix the bleach 1:2 with the activator in the WECOLOUR mixing bowl or any other plastic or glass container and add some Colour Mask for extra protection of your hair and scalp. For outgrowth, mix half a tube and save the rest for next time. When you ordered, you chose 6% or 9% acitvator. With 9% you will get a lighter result than with 6%.
  2. First divide your (dry and unwashed) hair in two by making a vertical middle parting. You can use hair clips to secure the two sections. Next, make a horizontal parting from your crown to just behind your ear. Do this on both sides. You have now divided your hair into four sections. Start at the partings at the back of your head and apply the bleaching cream from your roots. Avoid contact with the scalp. Then remove 1 of the clips from your hair and use the back of the brush to draw the partings, which you apply bleach to. Repeat these steps with the other sections. Finish with the front contours and your temples. Your head is warmest here and therefore bleachingcream will develop faster. So it is very important to work from the back to the front.
  3. Check that your hair is sufficiently set (every strand of hair should contain bleaching cream). If necessary, add some more bleaching cream where needed and make sure the bleaching cream stays moist. Checking your hair one more time will add oxygen, allowing the bleaching cream to develop better. After this, you can cover your hair with aluminium foil to speed up the process. Never use plastic to cover your head and do not use heat!
  4. Leave the bleaching cream on for 25 to 45 minutes, depending on the desired result. Halfway through, you can moisten your hair so you can comb through the bleach from your roots to your lengths. This way you will get a nice gradient. Check the colour regularly and rinse the bleach once the desired colour shade has been achieved.
  5. Wash your hair with the included shampoo and conditioner. Note: bleach is a bleaching product. Use an old or bleach-resistant towel to dry your hair.
  6. Blow-dry your hair and evaluate the colour. Are you satisfied? Give your hair some extra care with WECOLOUR Argan Silk serum. If the colour is too cool, too warm or not the desired colour, your hair needs another toner. For example, you can tone your hair with our No-yellow Mousse if the colour is too warm or use a toner of hair dye. You can read all about using toners in our blog 'Toners'.

Highlights

Do you want to create highlights in undyed or dyed hair? First think about which method you are going to use. You can work with a so-called bleaching cap (easy if you want to do it yourself) or you can work with a paddle board and foils. Below we describe both methods. In any case, always start by combing your hair thoroughly.

  1. Mix the bleaching cream 1:2 with the activator in the WECOLOUR mixing bowl or another plastic or glass container and add some Colour Mask for extra protection of your hair and scalp if necessary. Depending on the amount of highlights, mix 10 to 30 grams of bleaching cream. You can save the rest for next time.
  2. Highlights
    i. Paddle: First divide your (dry and unwashed) hair in two by making a horizontal middle parting from ear to ear. You can use hair clips to secure the two sections. Next, make a vertical parting from your crown to your forehead. You have now divided your hair into three sections. Start at the parting at the back of your head and make small strands along your parting using the weaving technique: you use the back of the tail comb to weave strands into your hair. When you have made strands, put the paddle with a sheet of highlight paper or aluminium foil on it as close to your head as possible and place the strands on top. These you apply bleach. Then loosely fold the paper or foil upwards. Repeat with the rest of the highlights. Finish with your temples. This is important, because here is where your head is the warmest, making the blonde develop faster. Never use plastic to fold the strands and do not use heat!
    ii. Hair cap: Comb your entire hair well and comb it as you usually wear it. You can put a little Argan Silk or Colour Mask in your hair to make it easier for your hair to go through the cap later. Then place the cap as tightly as possible on your head. Now pull strands of hair through the cap with the hook provided. Pull as many strands as you want through the cap and bleach them. Start at the bottom and then work upwards.
  3. Let the bleach set for 15 to 35 minutes. If you feel it's not blonde enough yet, you can leave it in for another 10 to 20 minutes. Always check your strands in between to make sure the desired result has already been achieved. Note: this can happen very quickly!
  4. Are your highlights light enough? Then rinse and wash your hair with included shampoo and conditioner.
  5. Blow-dry your hair and assess the colour. Are you satisfied? Give your hair some extra care with Argan Silk serum. If the colour is too cool, too warm or not the desired colour, your hair needs another toner. For example, you can tone your hair with our No-yellow Mousse if the colour is too warm or use a toner of hair dye. You can read all about using toners in our blog 'Toners'.

Creating a 'sunkissed' look

The name actually says it all, but this method makes your hair look like it has been lifted by the sun. You can also use this method at the same time as dyeing the outgrowth.

  1. Mix the bleaching cream 1:2 with the activator in the WECOLOUR mixing bowl or any other plastic or glass container and add some Colour Mask for extra protection of your hair and scalp. Depending on the amount of highlights, mix 10 to 30 grams of bleach. You can save the rest for next time. If you are also going to dye your outgrowths, mix the colour for your outgrowths according to the instructions provided.
  2. Will you dye your outgrowth as well? Then do this first as usual. Then comb your lengths well, but not the part where the bleaching cream is. Otherwise, the bleaching cream will end up in your lengths as well. Divide your hair on top into four sections by parting from eyebrow to eyebrow and then from your forehead to this parting. Loosen the first bottom section and comb through thoroughly. Put a little bleaching cream on the beginning of your comb and pull it down about half an inch from the roots, lifting your hair slightly with the comb as you do this. This will prevent any staining. The more bleaching cream you put on your comb, the thicker the highlights will be. For thin strands, it is better to put bleaching cream on your comb twice and apply the top part of the strand first, then the bottom part. Repeat with all four sections.
  3. Have you applied the desired number of comb stripes? Then let the bleaching cream set for 20 to 45 minutes, depending on how light you want the result. Is the colour light enough and have you also dyed your outgrowth? Then spray your hair moist with a plant sprayer and comb through the hair from the outgrowth. This will allow the colour to blend nicely, making the result look very natural. After 5 minutes, move on to step 4.
  4. Once your hair has reached the right colour shade, wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner.
  5. Blow-dry your hair and evaluate the colour. Are you satisfied? Give your hair some extra care with Argan Silk serum. If the colour is too cool, too warm or not the desired colour, your hair needs another toner. For example, you can tone your hair with our No-yellow Mousse if the colour is too warm or use a toner of hair dye. You can read all about using toners in our blog 'Toners'.

Lighten too darkly dyed hair

Would you like to lighten your too darkly dyed hair with bleach? There are several methods. Do you want to lighten your colour by a half to a full colour height? Mix the bleaching cream 1:2 with shampoo and massage well for a few minutes. Then rinse thoroughly. Want to lighten your hair 1 to 2 shades? Then mix the bleaching cream with activator (1:2) and mix this with your shampoo (again 1:2). In between, check if your hair is already the desired colour shade and rinse as soon as it is. Is your colour-treated hair still not light enough after the above methods? Then you can bleach your hair and dye it in the right colour shade afterwards.

 

WECOLOUR Bleach and Highlight set