A scoop of bleach powder is about 30 gr more or less because a regular scoop that comes with the bleach has 1oz.
You should use a proportion of 1:2, which means less bleach and more developer. This proportion will work every time; you just need to use it according to your hair length.
A common error is that many women think their hair will be lighter if they put more bleach or more developer. That is not the case; the mix will become runny if you put more of the developer.
On the other hand, if you put too much bleach, your mix will be dry, you won’t be able to spread it well, and you won’t get the right color.
Some people use water to dilute this effect, but it can result in a change of color.
If you want lighter hair, you should pick a different vol of the developer.
Keep reading if you want to find out more about bleach and how to pick the right one for you.
Can I use bleach powder without a developer?
You can use bleach without a developer, but you won’t lighten your hair; you will just get some color.
Hydrogen peroxide, which is a developer, lightens your hair, and that is why you need it if you want to get lighter tones.
If you don’t have a developer, you can use 6% hydrogen peroxide instead of a 20vol developer. If you use a developer with more vol, you should use 9% or 12% hydrogen peroxide.
All developers are the same; they have the same ingredients; therefore, you don’t need to worry about that. You don’t need to buy the same brand as for your bleach; you can pick whatever that you like.
However, this is not the same with bleach; you should always choose a high-quality brand for bleach. You can check out our suggestions down below and pick the best one for you and your hair.
Does bleach powder damage hair?
Yes, bleach powder damages your hair to some extent, like all other techniques that include chemicals. Bleach is permanent, and it won’t wash away over time.
If you use bleach often or it stays on your hair for longer than 45 minutes, then you can experience some serious damage. Your hair will become thin, dry, brittle, or frizzy. Some women experience hair loss and tangled hair as well.
Bleach is not something that is friendly towards your hair, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use it. The important thing is to use it when your hair is healthy and in good condition.
We mean that it is not damaged and you haven’t used dye in 6-8 months when we say it is in ” good condition.” If it is not in good condition, you should wait for your natural hair to recover fully.
Not one technique will look good on damaged hair, so that should always be your primary goal before its color. Keep in mind that every color looks better with healthy and shiny hair.
If you take care of your hair before and after bleach, then you don’t have to worry about it. Bleached hair lacks hydration; therefore, that should be your main focus.
You can hydrate your hair by using leave-in conditioners, homemade hair masks, and rich butter. You should check out your hair’s porosity in order to pick the products that will hydrate your hair better.
Is it normal for bleach to foam?
No, your bleach mixture shouldn’t foam, and if you notice foaming, you should not use it.
Also, don’t mix more bleach than you need because it will harden or foam after a couple of hours, and you won’t be able to use it. You should use a fresh mixture of these two and the right proportions.
When you mix bleach and developer, the consistency should be like a smooth paste, not runny. If it is runny or too hard, you won’t be able to use it.
If you are not sure whether you have mixed the bleach and the developer right, you should visit a hair salon and see how they do it. Once you know what the paste should look like, you will have no problems repeating it.
Does it matter what bleach you use?
You should choose high-quality bleach if you want to get minor damage and the right color.
If you choose a low-quality brand, you can end up with
- damaged hair
- uneven lightening
- less effective color
Some bleach brands add extra ingredients that will nourish and protect your hair; you should always look for them.
Our favorite brands are:
- Igora Vario
- L’Oreal Blond Studio Platinum Plus Lightening Paste
- Manic Panic Amplified Flash Lightning
- Schwarzkopf Blonde Me Premium Lift
Some hair salons use high-lift colors instead of bleach. High-lift colors are less aggressive, but they won’t work for every hair color. If you have dark blond or light brown hair, you should look into high-lift colors.
However, if you have a darker hair color, you should opt for bleach instead. However, we advise going to a professional if this is your first time using bleach with dark hair.
Conclusion- How much is a scoop of bleach powder?
Typically, a scoop of bleach powder weighs 30 g more or less because the scoop that comes with bleach weighs 1 oz.
You will need one scoop of bleach and two scoops of developer for thin hair. If you have thicker or longer hair, you will need to increase the quantity of the products but don’t change the 1:2 proportion.
If you are not sure how many scoops you should use, ask your hairstylist, and she will tell you.
Adding more of the developer will make the paste runny, and adding more bleach will make it clumpy and dry. Therefore, you should always check on the texture and apply it fresh. If the mixture sits for an hour or so, your mixture may become dry or foamy.
If the mixture becomes dry or foamy, you shouldn’t use it; you should throw it away or try to add water to make it work.
We hope this article answers all of your questions about bleach and how to use it. If you want to know more about applying it, check out our blog post that covers that topic.
Have you ever tried bleaching your hair on your own? How did it work out for you? Share your experience in the comment section below.