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What Shampoo Should I Use For Bleach Bath?

If you’re getting ready to mix your bleach bath, you’re probably curious about what sort of shampoo you should use. There’s a lot out there on the market, and deciding the right one for you can be challenging.

Since bleach can stress your hair, you must use the right shampoo for your bleach bath.

What Shampoo Should I Use for the Bleach Bath?

You should use a good moisturizing shampoo for the bleach bath.

Moisturizing shampoos that are rich in proteins, vitamins and natural oils will help neutralize the chemical reaction of bleach bath. So, the bleach bath won’t end up damaging your hair too much.

Two of our recommended moisturizing shampoos for bleach bath are Dove Nutritive Solutions Deep Moisturizing Shampoo or Pantene Pro-V Moisturizing Shampoo.

Ingredients to Consider

choosing shampoo for bleach bath

What it’s going to boil down to are ingredients. You’ll want to check out the back of the bottle, and hopefully, you’ll see some of the following:

  • oils like coconut, honey, and shea butter
  • fatty alcohols (like cetyl alcohol)
  • moisturizing conditioners (like glycerin)

Heavily perfumed shampoos may smell nice, but it’s possible that fragrance will dry out your hair, which is the opposite of what you want to happen.

 Any alcohol with the letters “pro” in it, such as propanol, is not the kind that will replenish or protect your hair.

Understanding the Bleach Bath

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You might wonder what makes the bleach bath different from other lightening processes. The key difference is that the bleach bath is gentler on your hair, and the moisturizing shampoo you pick out is what protects your hair.

That said, you won’t see dramatic changes from this method. Instead, you’ll find that your hair is lightened by 1 to 2 shades. If that’s not what you’re looking for, it just means you will need to repeat the process more than once.

Thankfully, it’s so gentle that you won’t have to worry as much about damaging your hair.

Why Is Shampoo Added to The Bleach Bath?

The shampoo is added to the bleach bath to prepare the mixture for application to the hair. The shampoo will coat the hair shaft and protect it from some of the bleach’s harshness.

This reduces any damage your hair might experience during the bleaching process.

Does Adding Shampoo to My Bleach Bath Affect the Bleaching Process?

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It definitely does. By adding shampoo to your bleach bath, you’ll be encouraging a gentler process on your hair. Instead of stripping the color away with straight bleach, you’ll lift it to a much lighter degree.

Is It Really As Simple as Choosing a Good Moisturizing Shampoo?

It really is! The shampoo you choose for your bleach bath should be a solid moisturizing product that will protect your hair during the bathing process. And that’s all there is to it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Let’s discuss some frequently asked questions about the shampoo you should use for your bleach bath.

How much change can I expect for my hair after a bleach bath?

You can expect a bleach bath to lift hair color 1 to 2 levels and make it lighter. Sometimes It may remove other dyes too.

For the bleach bath, how much shampoo should I add?

After you’ve mixed the bleach and the developer together, add an equal amount of shampoo until you’ve doubled the liquids.

Can I bleach bath my hair DIY, or do I need to go to a salon?

Yes, you can bleach bath your hair at home. It’s pretty straightforward if you know the procedure.