To Bleach Or Not To Bleach That Is The Question


Disclaimer – Do not try this at home

This post is for your viewing pleasure only, really, just watch it, we are not a fan of doing your own bleach job even though some people might decide to attempt it. We just don’t want to be responsible for anything burning or melting or falling out, we highly recommend doing any bleach jobs at a salon. Now that we have that out of the way, youtuber OffbeatLook gives a very detailed tutorial on how to do a teal blue ombre color on her hair after bleaching it.

Coming off the heels of that Teyana Taylor post I have been curious about how to achieve such vibrant colors in your hair and was kind of estatic when I saw an actual tutorial. I swear you can find anything on YouTube!

Then I watched the tutorial and I was like, my God could I put my hair through that? The answer is a definite know, I even thought back to in my twenties if I would attempt it, and while I love the idea I probably wouldn’t do it, no matter how you slice it.

Ever wonder what bleach is made of, well I did a little research and I found that most bleaching agents have ingredients like potassium persulphate which helps to whiten and lift color, and it also has sodium metasilicate which helps to open up your strand and allow the bleach to penetrate the strand.

Bleach depletes your hair strand making your hair porous and allowing you to add whatever color you decide to add to your hair. The color will look great because there is nothing to mix with it so whatever it is you want will essentially be achieved.

If you want crazy colors or platinum blonde there is alot that comes with that and there is even more that is expected afterwards in terms of haircare. You are working with a strand that has be broken and thinned out so your job afterwards is keeping your hair moisturized all the time, deep conditioning and using protein to keep your hair ‘healthy’.

now watch the tutorial:

We found another video that was done by the same youtuber called the Truth about hair dye, and we thought it would very beneficial to share that video too. Check it out:

Well there you have it, have you bleached your hair before? Share your experience and comment below.

Originally posted 2014-06-08 20:00:20.

About Petra

Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra

Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.


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  1. Daiquiri A. Holland
    Daiquiri A. Holland

    No. I mean you could, but it will ultimately destroy your hair. If you’re ok with that and plan to chop again anyway, I say go for it..

  2. Tynisha Moe Starnes
    Tynisha Moe Starnes

    Bleaching is for ppl who know how to take care of their hair after the process is done. All you have to do is keep it moisturizer in your hair so it won’t dry n break off.

  3. Kelly Jamila
    Kelly Jamila

    I did my bangs in high school because I thoight it was cool. It was fun experimenting with colors and I only did my bangs so it wasn’t a huge commitment . My hairs always been relaxed so I don’t do it anymore now that I’m a bit wiser on hair maintenaNce and chEmicals but if I had natural hair id def have more fun with color 🙂

  4. Asha Lewis
    Asha Lewis

    Y’all can’t tell me she not orange. I know Im off subject but to tan or not to tan nevermind. This is pretty and bleach is harmful to some but ONLY SOME

  5. Eboni Taylor
    Eboni Taylor

    I have bleached my hair before and it turned out great. I didn’t destroy my hair. I had no breakage, or anything. My hair actually grew as long as I kept up my regimen.

  6. Lovely Greasham
    Lovely Greasham

    Yes, i have done it before. A couple times actually, & my hair was fine. I currently have my natural hair color now though……

  7. Aliah Classy Allen
    Aliah Classy Allen

    I would I did actually! ! Just make sure you keep as much heat off of your hair and also deep conditioners and hot oil treatments often!

  8. Beruda

    I’ve never bleached my hair so I wouldn’ t do this. I think she looks cute though.

    1. Delorce Ferrell
      Delorce Ferrell

      Huh? So if you use weave as a protective style your hair is not natural??? I disagree. Only when chemicals are involved. But I caught your drift!

  9. Latisha Lockett
    Latisha Lockett

    I do bleach/lighten my hair and it’s still long and healthy, which can be achieved with proper care and maintenance. Color is beautiful and adds both dimension and personality to your style.

  10. Pamela Shorter
    Pamela Shorter

    I knooow, but I want blue hair. I’ve been toying with the idea for about a year and a half. I probably won’t but I really want to.

  11. Phoenix McGee
    Phoenix McGee

    My hair is still natural and curly and the consistency hasn’t changed, despite the color having repeatedly. I just give it a good long rest between bleaching and its cool. I’m two toned now and itching to color it. (That’s flat iron work in the profile, a perm can’t touch this. Dun dun da dun, da dun, da dun!)

  12. Delorce Ferrell
    Delorce Ferrell

    @Phoenix That’s not natural. Yes it may still be kinky but we were not born with bleached hair. JS

  13. Alesha Clayton
    Alesha Clayton

    Yes , i always bleach my hair. It was a mess when i had a relaxer, but now im relaxer free its so much better and damage free, my press outs are flawless.

  14. Akisha Vs Kesh
    Akisha Vs Kesh

    Yes I did shortly after I big chopped and it was fun for a while I got tired of it let most of it grow off and did a mini big chop to get the rest off. Thinking of coloring again, but not so much of my hair as I did the first time

    1. Akisha Vs Kesh
      Akisha Vs Kesh

      I pay no attention to the natural hair police, I think its hilarious when a person say’s you’re not natural if you dye your hair smh.

  15. Krystal White
    Krystal White

    Here come the natural police…ur also not born with a braid out but u do em right? Dont let someone else define whats natural for u…if u dont permanently alter your natural texture ur still natural…

    1. Delorce Ferrell
      Delorce Ferrell

      Wow. We adults can’t have a debate without people catching feelings. Weave and Chemical are two completely different things. But I caught your drift!

  16. Rivian Jones
    Rivian Jones

    Well I’m a proud permer and I want to cut and color my hair. The color has to look natural and not distracting though.

  17. Chanèl Renee
    Chanèl Renee

    I think its okay , but the extravagant colors , aren’t necessary to me . Why can’t people try a colored wig first ?

  18. Evon Goodson Graham
    Evon Goodson Graham

    My cousin has this color and she is dark skin but it fit her I think blue also look good on her two I wish those colors fit me!!!!

  19. Tiffany Marie Banks
    Tiffany Marie Banks

    Dont do it…..especially not on yourself. I can tell it isn’t professional. It’s very blotchy at least do it right.

  20. Ashley Campfield
    Ashley Campfield

    I did it last year and it was okay at first then I did it again, months after and it dried my hair out. Never again, well at least not that close together

    1. Rivian Jones
      Rivian Jones

      I have bleached my hair in the past with a perm and my edges
      were still intact. It’s all about doing it right, although I’m not doing another perm to after I have my daughter she has changed my texture. I should have never went natural then permed my hair while pregnant not a good idea.

  21. Tammie Faulkner Taylor
    Tammie Faulkner Taylor

    I would bleach my hair. But I would NEVER have cartoon character or clown colored hair. If it’s not a color naturally occurring in a human being, it won’t be found in my head.

  22. Tammie Faulkner Taylor
    Tammie Faulkner Taylor

    The things people do to be “different” & ” edgy” are so common that they’re not even “different” or “edgy” any more. Lol

  23. Velli Velli Velz
    Velli Velli Velz

    I think it’s ok but requires a lot of care and maintenance. My friend has bleached natural hair with a blue over tone and it looks great! Due to work I cannot go for these extravagant colours.

  24. Wen D Bambino
    Wen D Bambino

    No bleaching is good for your hair in the long run just for a color it kills your hair and besides there’s all kinda ways to make your hair a color
    If its your hair so do what u want but most likely your gonna ruin it but hey your mostly likely gonna end up getting weave later

  25. Brittani Michelle
    Brittani Michelle

    No, my hair is far too fragile and takes forever to recover even from heat (so I only use heat like twice a year now) But I like the way it looks on other people. 🙂

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