Hair Color | Bleaching

Bleaching: Brilliant Light Effects for Your Hair

Are you dreaming of brilliant light effects in your hair? Then bring the magic of sunshine to your hair and spend this summer as a blonde! There are many ways to lighten the colour of your hair. Right here, you find the gentlest ways of doing it. We also like to help you care for your bleached hair

Woman running a comb through damp hair
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Sunshine blonde without the UV rays.

Lighter Streaks Add Glow to Your Hair

Magically, streaks can add depth and shimmer to your hair and give it a very natural summery appearance. You can put some streaks into your hair using a streaking or highlighter cap. Alternatively, you may also decide to paint some highlights using a thin brush or one of the convenient applicator bottles. Hair care professionals either paint hair the traditional way using foil or highlighting combs, or they use brushes and applicators for more artistic free-hand styles. Lighter shades work well for almost any existing hair color. 

Spray Lightener – The Gentle Way to Lighter Hair

Perhaps you already have blonde or light hair, and just want to make a gradual, gentle change. An easy way to achieve this is by using lightening sprays. Simply spray the lightener into dry or damp hair. Each application will lighten your hair by about a quarter of a shade. It is possible to bleach hair this way by one to two shades. Sunshine and heat from a blow-dryer increase the bleaching effect, but also increase damage to hair, so make sure to condition well! You could apply the spray to all your hair, or just a few strands for a highlighted look. A great product for a natural, beachy look is Schwarzkopf’s Palette Naturals Go Blonde! Lightening Spray. This spray gives you a sun-kissed glow and can reach up to two levels of gradual lightening. 

Woman holding a bottle of Palette Naturals lightening spray
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A natural sun-kissed glow from a bottle.

Your Favorite Shade of Blonde: Get it at Home!

Home color treatments allow you to dye your hair to a natural blonde, as long as your hair isn’t too dark to start with. This kind of color treatment removes the natural hair pigments in a relatively gentle way, and replaces them with new blonde color pigments. It is important to leave the color treatment in your hair for as long as indicated on the package. The Palette Naturals Go Blonde! range also comes in dye form. The lightening dyes lighten by two to four levels and nourish your hair at the same time. Choose from shimmering shades such as Super Beige Blonde and Frozen Light Blonde – colors have never looked more natural.

Going All the Way: Bleaching Your Hair Blonde

You need an intensive bleaching treatment if you want to color darker hair light blonde and we definitely recommend getting a professional to do this for you. These intensive color treatments that salons use lighten the natural dark hair pigments more than usual. They therefore allow you to change your hair color quite drastically so that you can easily turn your hazel hair to a brilliant light blonde.  But don’t forget - hair needs special care after color treatments, especially after intensive bleaching!

Three boxes of Palette Naturals hair color under palm leaves
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The hardest part is choosing which blonde to color your hair.

Bleached Hair Needs Special Care

After bleaching you should give your hair some extra TLC. It’s the only way to keep it healthy, shiny and bouncy, and avoid split ends and breakage. Special hair care for color-treated hair is what you’ll want after bleaching. Using a conditioner after every shampoo is essential for color treated hair. Refresh your hair by applying an intensive conditioning treatment or mask once a week. UV-protection is also very important to prevent your hair color from fading and the ends drying out.

Bleaching Hair
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Lighter brighter hair adds the glow of the sun to your appearance. Prepare to be noticed!

Brilliant light effects in your hair are like magic. They add glow and liveliness to your appearance. This is true for all bleaching effects whether you add a few lighter streaks, bleach all your hair or only use a sun-in (bleaching) spray. In principle, it is possible to bleach hair of any colour, from black to brilliant light blonde. Your hair stylist is able to turn ebony hair platinum blonde in a matter of hours. Of course, this takes several steps of chemical bleaching. Unfortunately, such drastic effects come with a fair amount of stress to the hair. Home bleaching treatments can lighten light blonde to medium brown hair by up to eight shades and medium brown to black hair by two to three shades – and you don’t even have to worry about a red tinge.

Lighter Streaks Add Interest and Glow to Your Hair

Magically, streaks turn on the light in your hair and give your hair a very natural blonde appearance. You can put some streaks into your hair using a streaking cap. Alternatively, you may also decide to set some highlights using a thin brush or one of the very convenient applicator bottles. Hair care professionals either set streaks the traditional way using foil or streaking combs or they use brushes and applicators for more artistic free-hand streaks. Light streaks work well for almost any existing hair colour. Streaks in two or three slightly different shades look particularly attractive.

Spray Lightener – The Gentle Way to Lighter Hair

Would you like to lighten your already blonde hair by a few shades? Bleaching spray (sun-in spray) provides the casual beach blonde effect. Simply spray the lightener into the dry or damp hair. Each application is going to lighten your hair by about one quarter shade. It is possible to bleach hair this way by one to two shades altogether. Sunshine and heat from a blow-dryer increase the bleaching effect. Dependent on whether you like to lighten all your hair or just a few strands of it, you apply the sun-in or bleaching spray to part or all of your hair. Let your artistic side play with the light effects!

Colour Your Hair in Your Favourite Shade of Blonde

Home colour treatments allow you to change your hair to your preferred shade of blonde as long as your natural hair colour is not darker than dark blonde to light brown. Such colour treatments remove the natural hair pigments in a relatively gentle way and replace them with new blonde colour pigments. It is important to leave the colour treatment in your hair for as long as indicated on the package. Remember: The initial bleaching process for all colour treatments proceeds via reddish and yellowish steps. If you rinse out the colour treatments too early your hair could show unwanted reddish or yellowish tinges.

Going All the Way: Bleaching Your Hair Blonde

You need an intensive bleaching treatment if you want to colour darker hair light blonde. Such intensive colour treatments degrade the natural dark hair pigments to a larger extent than less intensive colorations. They therefore allow you to change your hair colour quite drastically so that you can easily turn your hazel hair to a brilliant light blonde. Don’t forget: Hair needs special care after colour treatments, especially after intensive bleaching.

Bleached Hair Needs TLC

After bleaching you should be particularly nice to your hair. It is the only way to keep it healthy, shiny and bouncy. Give your hair generous helpings of TLC if you bleach your hair regularly. Special hair care series for colour-treated hair are ideal for this purpose because they contain very potent moisturisers, invaluable plant oils and hair remedies such as keratins and vitamins. A conditioning rinse after every shampoo is obligatory. You can prevent your hair from going limb by applying the conditioners only to the hair ends and thoroughly rinsing the conditioners out after a short application. Refresh your hair by applying an intensive conditioning treatment or mask once a week. UV-protection is also very important to prevent your hair from colour loss and dryness.